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Apple's iPhone Turns 10: How It's Changed Technology And Us


Thursday, June 29, 2017

On the tenth anniversary of the launch of Apple's iPhone, we look at how it's changed the world, technology, and us.

Thursday marks ten years since the Apple iPhone arrived on store shelves and in users’ hands.

A decade ago we couldn't have imagined how it would change the world and us. When Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone in 2007, smart phones weren't yet ubiquitous - only 10 percent of the US population owned one - now 80 percent do.

Today our lives are now compressed into our phones. Guest host Tom Bullock and guests discuss how this 'one device' has changed the world, our relationship with technology and with each other.


Brian Merchant - Senior Editor, Motherboard, a tech and science news website from VICE. He's the author of "The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone" @bcmerchant

Steven Levy - Editor in chief of Backchannel, a digital tech news publication from Wired. He is the former senior staff writer for Wired and former chief technology correspondent for Newsweek. He was one of four reviewers to first receive an iPhone. @StevenLevy

Dr. John A. McArthur - Associate Professor, James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte. He studies the role of space, technology, and user-experience in human communication. He is also the author of "Digital Proxemics: How Technology Shapes the Ways We Move" @JAMcArthur

Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She has been with the show since joining the station in 2006. She's a native Charlottean.