Five years ago today, Apple introduced the iPhone and completely changed the smartphone landscape forever. The iPhone’s place as a revolutionary product is secure and undisputed, but looking back, not everyone thought it had much of a chance. To wit, this now famous video of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer quickly dismissing the iPhone’s chances for success. Well to be honest, he mostly rags on the iPhone for its price and lack of a tactile keyboard.
“Right now we’re selling millions and millions of phones a year, Apple is selling zero phones a year.”