The iPhone at 10 in Charts

Back in January, around the tenth anniversary of the announcement of the iPhone, I wrote here about the impact that it has had on the world, but talked mostly in qualitative terms. As we now approach the tenth anniversary of the first sales of the iPhone, it’s worth another look, this time from a quantitative perspective, because the iPhone is more or less unique among products launched in the last twenty years in the speed of its growth and its sheer scale.

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Jan Dawson

Jan Dawson is Founder and Chief Analyst at Jackdaw Research, a technology research and consulting firm focused on consumer technology. During his sixteen years as a technology analyst, Jan has covered everything from DSL to LTE, and from policy and regulation to smartphones and tablets. As such, he brings a unique perspective to the consumer technology space, pulling together insights on communications and content services, device hardware and software, and online services to provide big-picture market analysis and strategic advice to his clients. Jan has worked with many of the world’s largest operators, device and infrastructure vendors, online service providers and others to shape their strategies and help them understand the market. Prior to founding Jackdaw, Jan worked at Ovum for a number of years, most recently as Chief Telecoms Analyst, responsible for Ovum’s telecoms research agenda globally.