With iOS 7 finally out there in the world for people to see, it felt like a good time to take a look back at when the operating system was in its infancy.
Despite the fact that the reception to iOS 7 has been mixed at best, there is still no question that it has come a long way from its roots. Remember, when it first launched it only came with the Apps Apple gave you, but seeing as there was a tremendous amount of black space on the screen it wasn’t too hard to discern that there was something planned down the line for more software.
Approximately eight months after the launch of the iPhone we learned what that was when Steve Jobs introduced the App Store to developers in a small address on the Cupertino campus. It’s amazing to think that an announcement that would launch an entire industry wasn’t held in a mammoth hall like the Moscone where WWDC 2013 just occurred, instead it was kept small and cozy.
It’s a lengthy video, but well worth the watch.