在智能手机的悠久历史中，手机的行为与手掌大小的计算机一样 – 毫无疑问，最具革命性的手机之一就是iPhone，它于2007年6月29日首次亮相。虽然该技术是最先进的技术，我们仍然不能指向一个发明家，因为200多项专利是其制造的一部分。尽管如此，一些名字，如苹果设计师John Casey和Jonathan Ive，在将史蒂夫乔布斯的触摸屏智能手机的愿景变为现实方面脱颖而出。虽然Apple从1993年到1998年生产了牛顿MessagePad，一种个人数字助理（PDA）设备，但真正的iPhone型设备的第一个概念出现在2000年。那时苹果设计师John Casey通过内部发送了一些概念艺术。发送电子邮件，他称之为Telipod-a phone和iPod组合。 Telipod从未投入生产，但苹果联合创始人兼首席执行官史蒂夫乔布斯确实认为具有触摸屏功能和访问互联网的手机将成为未来信息访问的浪潮。乔布斯设立了一个工程师团队来处理该项目。 Apple的第一款智能手机是2005年9月7日发布的ROKR E1。它是第一部使用iTunes的手机，苹果公司于2001年首次推出该软件。然而，ROKR是苹果和摩托罗拉的合作，而Apple则不满意摩托罗拉的贡献。一年之内，Apple停止了对ROKR的支持。 2007年1月9日，史蒂夫乔布斯在Macworld大会上宣布推出新款iPhone。它于2007年6月29日上市销售。苹果首席设计官Jonathan Ive对iPhone的外观非常感兴趣。 Ive于1967年2月出生于英国，也是iMac，钛金属和铝合金PowerBook G4，MacBook，一体式MacBook Pro，iPod，iPhone和iPad的首席设计师。第一款没有硬键盘进行拨号的智能手机，iPhone完全是一款触摸屏设备，通过多点触控控制打破了新技术。除了能够使用屏幕进行选择外，您还可以滚动和缩放。 iPhone还推出了加速计，这是一种运动传感器，可让您侧向转动手机并旋转显示屏。虽然它不是第一台拥有应用程序或软件附件的设备，但它是第一款成功管理应用程序市场的智能手机。 iPhone 4S的发布增加了一个名为Siri的声控个人助理。 Siri是一种人工智能，可以为用户完成许多任务，它可以学习和适应，以便更好地为用户服务。随着Siri的加入，iPhone不再仅仅是一部手机或音乐播放器了 – 它真的让用户触手可及。更新不断发布。例如，2017年11月发布的iPhone 10是第一款使用有机发光二极管（OLED）屏幕技术的iPhone，以及无线充电和面部识别技术来解锁手机。
In the long history of smartphones—cell phones that behave like palm-sized computers—no doubt one of the most revolutionary has been the iPhone, which made its debut on June 29, 2007. While the technology was state-of-the-art, we still can’t point to a single inventor because over 200 patents were part of its manufacture. Still, a few names, like Apple designers John Casey and Jonathan Ive stand out as instrumental in bringing Steve Jobs’ vision for a touchscreen smartphone to life. While Apple had produced the Newton MessagePad, a personal digital assistant (PDA) device, from 1993 to 1998, the first concept for a true iPhone-type device came about in 2000. That’s when Apple designer John Casey sent some concept art around via internal email for something he called the Telipod—a telephone and iPod combination. The Telipod never made it into production, but Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs did believe that cell phones with a touchscreen function and access to the internet would become the wave of the future of information access. Jobs set a team of engineers to tackle the project. Apple’s first smartphone was the ROKR E1, released on September 7, 2005. It was the first mobile phone to use iTunes, software that Apple had debuted in 2001. However, the ROKR was an Apple and Motorola collaboration, and Apple was not happy with Motorola’s contributions. Within a year, Apple discontinued support for the ROKR. On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the new iPhone at the Macworld convention. It went on sale on June 29, 2007. Apple’s chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, is heavily credited with the look of the iPhone. Born in Britain in February 1967, Ive was also the principal designer of the iMac, the titanium and aluminum PowerBook G4, MacBook, unibody MacBook Pro, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The first smartphone that had no hard keypad for dialing, the iPhone was entirely a touchscreen device that broke new technological ground with its multitouch controls. In addition to being able to use the screen to select, you could scroll and zoom as well. The iPhone also introduced the accelerometer, a motion sensor that allowed you to turn the phone sideways and rotate the display. While it was not the first device to have apps, or software add-ons, it was the first smartphone to manage the apps market successfully. The iPhone 4S was released with the addition of a voice-activated personal assistant called Siri. Siri is a piece of artificial intelligence that can do numerous tasks for the user, and it can learn and adapt to better serve that user as well. With the addition of Siri, the iPhone was no longer a mere phone or music player—it literally put an entire world of information at the user’s fingertips. And the updates just keep coming. The iPhone 10, released in November 2017, for instance, is the first iPhone to use organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen technology, as well as wireless charging and facial recognition technology to unlock the phone.