Seven years ago Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone, changing the way we see and use mobile phones. The early iPhone proved to be a sophisticated device, redefining what users could do. It offered capabilities never before seen in a mobile device, like the touchscreen.
Since the first iPhone debuted, other cell phone makers have competed for our attention and money. But other items have simply fallen into the giant shadow of evolving technology.
For instance, who carries a road map in their car anymore? With the iPhone --- and other smart phones -- accessing maps is at the tip of your fingers.
And alarm clocks? Who uses those anymore? With the iPhone you can custom set the sounds you wake up to instead of hearing the harsh, jarring noise of loud beeps.
Another item that has lost its luster is the point-and-shoot camera. With the iPhone's convenience, size, speed and quality of photos, many have ditched their digital cameras for their camera phone.
Others would argue that with the rise of the iPhone came the fall of table manners and attention spans. What do you think? Leave us a comment at the bottom of this story.