Computer history - 2007

Updated: 09/03/2019 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 2007

Apple iPhone

Apple announced the iPhone with iOS on January 9, 2007, and it was later shown to the public on January 29, 2007, Macworld Conference & Expo.

Other computer events in 2007

The ISO changed the ISBN to a 13 digits in January 2007.

Apple announced on January 1, 2007, that it would drop computer from its name as it became a company who deals with more than computers.

Apple released the first Apple TV on January 9, 2007.

The Storm Worm botnet was first discovered in January 2007 and is believed to have infected between 1 and 50 million computers. Once infected, a computer can be controlled to distribute more versions of the virus by sending out infected e-mails. They may also be used to gather information about the user or help in attacking other websites and computers.

Estonia became the first country to conduct an election over the Internet on March 4, 2007.

Justin Kan began live streaming his life 24/7 on March 19, 2007, on the website

Apple announced it would sell DRM-Free songs on April 2, 2007.

VIA introduced the Pico-ITX motherboard form factor in April 2007.

Google released Google Trends on May 22, 2007.

Google released Google Street View on May 25, 2007, which allows visitors of Google Maps to view of an area as if they were on the street.

DDR3 SDRAM began being sold in June 2007.

The Apple iPhone jailbreaking method was introduced to the public on July 10, 2007.

Apple acquired the rights to the CUPS code on July 13, 2007.

The Internet domain name was sold on July 26, 2007, to R.H. Donnelley for $345 million.

On August 2, 2007, the US government announced SWORDS (special weapons observation remote reconnaissance direct action system) robots had been deployed in Iraq. These robots become the first armed gun robots to be remotely controlled by humans; each robot was equipped with an M249 machine gun.

On September 12, 2007, QNX Software Systems announced the QNX source code would be released as a new hybrid software licensing that would combine the best of open source and commercial software.

Microsoft renamed their SMS to SCCM in November 2007.

The OLPC (one laptop per child) was introduced to the public on November 16, 2007.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was inducted into the California Hall of Fame on December 5, 2007.

Intel introduced NVMe in 2007.

Albert Gonzalez along with others began to attack the Heartland Payment Systems on December 26, 2007.

The Clojure programming language was created by Rich Hickey.

New computer products and services introduced in 2007

AMD introduced quad-core technology for their Opteron line of processors.

Amazon Music was released.

The Alpine e-mail client was introduced.

Lenovo 110s netbook

The netbook was introduced in 2007.

AMD released the DTX motherboard form factor in January 2007.

Intel released the Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8M cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) in January 2007.

Intel released the Core2 Duo Processor E4300 (2M cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) on January 21, 2007.

VirtualBox was released on January 17, 2007.

Microsoft released Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 to the general public on January 30, 2007.

Trisquel GNU/Linux was released to the public on January 30, 2007.

IBM introduced a version of Lotus Symphony based on 1.0.

Yahoo! released Yahoo! Pipes on February 7, 2007.

Adobe introduced Adobe AIR on March 19, 2007.

Intel released the Core 2 Quad Processor Q6700 (8M cache, 2.67 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) in April 2007.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 (10.0) was released on April 16, 2007.

Intel released the Core 2 Duo Processor E4400 (2M cache, 2.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) on April 22, 2007.

Data Robotics introduced the Drobo in June 2007.

AMD renames the Athlon 64 X2 processor line to Athlon X2 and releases the first in that line, the Brisbane series (1.9 to 2.6 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache) on June 1, 2007.

Apple released the Apple iPhone to the public on June 29, 2007.

Intel released the Core 2 Duo Processor E4500 (2M cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) on July 22, 2007.

SoundCloud was established in Berlin, Germany in August 2007.

Google Android logo

Google released Android on November 5, 2007.

Microsoft released Family Safety to the public on November 6, 2007. released the first Kindle in the United States on November 19, 2007.

AMD released the first Phenom X4 processors (2M cache, 1.8 GHz to 2.6 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) on November 19, 2007.

Intel released the Core 2 Duo Processor E4600 (2M cache, 2.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) on October 21, 2007.

Apple introduced macOS X 10.5 code-named Leopard on October 26, 2007.

The Snapdragon processor was introduced in November 2007.

Computer companies founded in 2007


ACube Systems was founded in January 2007.

Jimdo was started in February 2007.

Tumblr was launched on April 27, 2007.

Zynga was founded in July 2007.

Cristie Software was founded in 2007.

Dropbox was founded in 2007.

Heroku was founded in 2007.

Realm Computers was founded in 2007.

Scribd was founded in 2007

Weebly was founded in 2007.

iTel was founded in 2007.

Computer company events in 2007

Google announced it would be purchasing DoubleClick for $3.1 billion in cash in 2007.

Gaim changes its name to Pidgin.

Acer completed its acquisition of Gateway in 2007.

Computer pioneer deaths in 2007

Douglas Ross

Douglas Ross passed away on January 21, 2007 (Age: 78).

Jean Ichbiah passed away on January 26, 2007 (Age: 67).

James Gray passed away on January 28, 2007 (Age: 63).

Robert Adler passed away on February 15, 2007 (Age: 93).

John Backus passed away on March 17, 2007 (Age: 83).

Karen Jones passed away on April 4, 2007 (Age: 71).

Theodore Maiman passed away on May 5, 2007 (Age: 80).

Donald Michie passed away on July 7, 2007 (Age: 84).

Per Hansen passed away on July 31, 2007 (Age: 68).

Winifred Asprey passed away on October 19, 2007 (Age: 90).

David Morse passed away on November 2, 2007 (Age: 64).

Gene Golub passed away on November 16, 2007 (Age: 75).

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