Washington Post

Remembering the first iPhone 10 years later

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The first iPhone went on sale at 6 p.m. on June 29, 2007, kicking off the smartphone era. And 27-year-old Ryan O'Donnell was one of the first to get one - after standing in line for six hours while battling sunburn, exhaustion and a very full bladder.

Ten years later, O'Donnell, now 37 and a San Francisco-based filmmaker, said that the iPhone's debut made him feel like a "piece of alien technology had landed on the planet." He and his friends had been discussing what it would be like if Apple were to create, as rumored, an iPod phone. When it became a reality, he had to have it...

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