A few days ago, Josh Helfferich (@Digeratii) — the aspiring, “impossibly handsome movie director — posted the simple, poignant pic you see featured above.

Now, it’s no secret that Apple drastically altered the mobile landscape upon release of its first iPhone in 2007. Even the most resolute anti-Appleite has to admit as much (although he probably never will). Remember that first “in the wild” shot of Google’s original Android prototype? Still not convinced? Maybe you’d rather read it from John Gruber. He’ll set you straight.

But words are only words, and a good picture says worlds more than words ever could. So here’s another one:

Android before and after.

Why am I still even writing?