I was at MacWorld 2007 to see Steve Jobs launch the first iPhone—probably his best keynote ever. I was in the room and it was amazing. Uncharacteristically for Apple, the phone wasn’t ready to ship. It wasn’t even ready to be handled by non-employees. That was another six months out. Apple was still hard at work on both the hardware and software. The closest look that the general public could get was on the MacWorld show floor where the phone was on display under plexiglass. 

An iPhone prototype on display at MacWorld 2007. ©James Duncan Davidson

In 2011 for the fifth anniversary of the release of the iPhone, I sold a limited edition black and white print of this image. That print will never be available again and is now a collectors item. Any future prints of this photograph will only be made be in color.

The special edition black and white print of my Macworld iPhone image I sold in 2011 for the fifth anniversary of the release of the iPhone.

The special edition black and white print of my Macworld iPhone image I sold in 2011 for the fifth anniversary of the release of the iPhone.