Flashback FridayWith the introduction of the iPhone 5 this week, is there a better time to look back at the original iPhone beng introduced?

Whatever your feelings are when it comes to the war of smartphone operating systems and physical design, you have to admit that the iPhone drastically changed the direction of phones at the time. It is inevitable we would have arrived at the touchscreen devices at some point, but who knows how far down the road it would have been if the iPhone hadn't come along when it did.

This is just a fun look back at a great Steve Jobs presentation – it's difficult to say he wasn't the master of presenting – and a bit of mobile technology history. Should the phone have changed more over the intervening years? Quite possibly, but just sit back and enjoy the world of iPhone as everyone first learned of its existence … officially. (We all knew it was coming at some point.)