The missing features from the original iPhone. Hand holding phone.

Launch early: A lesson from the original iPhone

The original iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs in January 2007 with a big splash. But the iPhone that started it all wasn’t the feature-packed super gadget we know today.

It did combine a phone, a camera and an internet device. But it lacked a lot of other things we take for granted today.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see what was absent in that groundbreaking device.

Missing features of the original iPhone

  • Copy and paste
  • Front camera
  • Appstore
  • Video recording
  • Flashlight
  • Photo messages
  • GPS
  • Home screen wallpapers
  • Retina display
  • 3G

Despite these missing features, the iPhone was a hit. It taught us an important lesson in tech and in life: you don’t need to be perfect from the start.

Launch early, iterate towards a clear goal, and don’t be afraid to evolve. Just like how the iPhone grew from a simple gadget to the powerhouse it is today, sometimes starting small can lead to big things.

Remember, every giant leap starts with a small step – or in the iPhone’s case, a small feature set. Keep iterating!

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