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by Kevin Coupe

Five years ago today, Apple CEO Steve Jobs stood on the stage at Macworld Expo at and said:

Today, we're introducing three revolutionary new products. The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls. The second is a revolutionary new mobile phone. And the third is a breakthrough internet communications device.

And then, he did the big reveal:

These are not three separate devices. This is one device. And we are calling it iPhone. Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. Here it is...

Five years ago. And I think it is fair to say that with that revelation, and the various iterations of the iPhone and the other smartphones that followed, the communications landscape changed.

Five years. Just 1826 days.

And here’s the thing that we all need to think about.

How will the landscape be different five years from now?

Worth thinking about.
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