Sep 09, 2016 4:18 PM GMT
NYT: Earlier today, Apple announced its latest mobile phone: the iPhone 7. It weighs 4.87 ounces — less than a third of a pound.
Twenty-five short years ago, though, during our coverage of the Persian Gulf War, The Times’s “mobile” phone weighed 130 pounds.
It’s fair to say we’ve come a long way.
In the photo shown above, the satellite telephone in a hotel in northeast Saudi Arabia, in 1991. It was housed in two 65-pound suitcases.