When I got into work this morning, there was a surprise sitting on my desk: The iPhone 3G, Apple’s second-ever iPhone, and the first to support both 3G and GPS.
Holding it in my hand, and comparing it to my current iPhone 7, really illustrates how much the iPhone has changed over the years — even though there’s a great deal of consistency, too.
Just look at this thing. It is tiny! The original iPhone’s display measured just three inches.
I forgot how much I liked the glossy black back on the iPhone 3G. The very first iPhone had a mostly aluminum back, with black on the bottom third of the phone.
Here’s the iPhone 3G compared to an iPhone 6s owned by my coworker Tony Villas-Boas.