It's been nearly 10 years since the iPhone debuted - look how terrible the first one was

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The iPhone was unveiled on Jan. 9, 2007.

Nearly 10 years ago, Steve Jobs revealed the first iPhone to the world.

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It was a revelation.

Before the iPhone came out, smartphones were clunky devices, half keyboard and half screen.

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Full websites didn't run on mobile phones, so companies were forced to build weak, mobile versions of their sites.

The iPhone changed all that.

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And yet, the typical smartphone experiences we all enjoy today didn't happen overnight. It took years of Apple adding feature upon feature. By today's standards, the original iPhone was a useless brick.

As a reminder of how far the iPhone has come, we've put together this slideshow.

Jay Yarow contributed to an earlier version of this story.

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