Like it or hate it, the original iPhone was a genuine game changer responsible for the ubiquity of smartphones and apps: it put the internet into everyone’s pocket, changed the way software was created and distributed, transformed photography from a hobby to a habit, and much more. Perhaps Google and Android would have come along to drive all of this anyway, but Apple nevertheless gets top credit. It’s amazing how quickly a decade can go by… No product in recent history has changed people’s lives more. Without the iPhone, ride-hailing, photo-sharing, instant messaging and other essentials of modern life would be less widespread. Shorn of cumulative sales of 1.2bn devices and revenues of $1trn, Apple would not hold the crown of the world’s largest listed company. Thousands of software developers would be poorer, too: the apps they have written for the smartphone make them more than $20bn annually.