Evolution of Touch: How We Control Technology

By Cliff Edwards - 2012-03-06T20:47:35Z

Photograph by James Leynse/Corbis

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Apple iPhone (2007)

Long before the iPhone came along, Samsung, LG and Palm were using touch-screen technology in their devices. Still, it was the iPhone, with its stylish interface, that would up-end the mobile market. In the evolution of touch, the iPhone would popularize gestures such as finger-swiping and pinching used on the touch screen.