The initial iPhone was released in the United States on June 29, 2007. Mere hours later on, our aged buddy David Chartier uploaded his initial perceptions of the 8 GB wonder. It’s fun to review our glee over the launching of such ground-breaking device. Note the traditional TUAW company logo while you go to it!

Original iPhone

David notes that “Google Maps is incredibly receptive, also over EDGE.” Could you visualize praising SIDE rates today? Exactly how rapidly we come to be jaded. Also: Google Maps set up by default!

Some experiences are the very same. In 2007, we noted: “The SMS app resembles iChat and nearly seems like iChat; it showcases a various noise for incoming Texts, however the default iChat noise for sending SMS messages.” We still have the tinted speech bubbles and old iChat noise. Likewise, “Breaking a picture on the electronic camera showcases a virtual shutter that snaps shut and open up once more when the image is done being snapped and conserved. Kinda silly, yet a lot more entertaining compared to a ‘saving’ or ‘please hang around’ message.”

After that there’s this: “The 160 dpi show ares more lovely than in the video clips and up on phase in a keynote.” Oh, my. Exactly how far we have actually come.

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