When the iPhone
came around in 2007, there were many sceptics. Would people really spend so much money on a phone? Would the touchscreen interface really work? And would people be willing to adapt to life without physical buttons?
Ten years later, buttons are a thing of the past, smartphones are at the center of many people’s lives and Apple
is the most profitable company in the world.
Our chart illustrates how Apple has changed since the iPhone release in 2007 by comparing key metrics for the company's fiscal years 2006 and 2016.