With a big birthday in a few days, Business Insider has some amazing facts about the iPhone:
The iPhone business is now bigger than Microsoft. Yes, you read that right — “bigger than Microsoft.” A single product that didn’t exist five years ago is now bigger than the 30-year old company that was once considered so all-powerful that the government intervened to try to break it up.
The iPhone’s fifth anniversary is also a great time to remember these famous Steve Ballmer words:
The impact of the iPhone can’t be overstated. If the device never launches, who knows how long we would have waited for a smartphone revolution. As the success of RIM’s BlackBerry at the time indicates, smartphones with small touch-less screens and plastic keyboards would have got the industry only so far.