Talk about a trip down memory lane! After blogger Mike Grothaus mentioned the low quality of his personal photos of the 2007 launch, I dug around on my iMac and found a video I had created on June 29, 2007 for a new blog I was running at the time.

The video ends rather abruptly — I had to set down the camera to sign for my new iPhone — but you’ll get an idea of what it was like to be in line at the Aspen Grove Apple Store on the day of the iPhone launch. I was quite amazed at how much the Apple Store has changed in five years; no more bookshelves full of boxed software and many more iPhone accessories.

The one thing that hasn’t changed is the rampant enthusiasm of Apple fans and the hard-working employees at the stores. I think a lot of people saw this as the beginning of something huge, and it’s great to see that the iPhone didn’t let us down.

iPhone 5th Anniversary: A video retrospective originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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