Luke Dormehl, writing for Cult of Mac:
There are no prizes for guessing the significance of today’s “Today in Apple history” installment. On 29 June 2007, the first generation iPhone went on sale — causing massive queues of Apple fans lining up outside Apple Stores around the United States.
I waited in line for seven hours and was the third person at my local AT&T store to walk out with an iPhone. I remember one of the employees telling me as I walked in, “we have demo units if you’d like to try it out before buying.” To which I replied, “that won’t be necessary.”