There are only two types of smartphones—while one is the iPhone. The former has been ruling the roost for a decade and looks poised to carry the legacy for long. Indeed, 11 years of iPhone have been a remarkable journey!
Introduced by iconic Steve Jobs, it’s exactly 11 years since the iPhone was launched on the 29th of June 2007. iPhone has played a major in the way we use a smartphone today. Whether it’s unmatched speed or excellent performance, Apple’s phone is in its own league. What was termed as exceptional by critics 11 years ago has turned out to be indispensable for millions of people around the world?
The unparalleled success of the iPhone is too big to be shortened in just 10 or 20 facts. However, it’s worth looking at some of those stunners that have transformed the mobile device experience. Let’s jump over to know some of the lesser-known facts on iPhone’s 11th anniversary!
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Most Interesting Facts You Need to Know
Fact #1. The invention of the Year Award!
In 2007, the iPhone won the covetous award of “Invention of the Year” by Times Magazine. With superior design, powerful OS, and impressive performance, fans and experts alike had just bowled.
Fact #2. The Jesus Phone
Following a hugely successful release, a large section of media in the US had begun to call “iPhone”—The Jesus Phone. Hundreds of customers had rushed to Apple Store across the country to buy the iPhone. The ones who bought the couldn’t help talking about it, and those who couldn’t buy it began to envy it!
Fact #3. Developers have amassed $100 billion
Cook announced at WWDC 2018 that Apple had paid $100 billion to developers. What makes the figure so striking is that Apple had paid $50 billion by June of 2016, and the number got doubled in just two years!
“We’re also happy to announce that this week, we’re going to achieve another huge milestone. The money that developers have earned through the App Store will top $100 billion.” Apple CEO Tim Cook
Fact #4. About 49% of the people sell their old iPhones before purchasing new ones!
That’s really great because you don’t see that for any other phone in particular. Sure, people sell their old phones almost always, but the number is huge for a particular smartphone.
Fact #5. Apple’s Major Competitor Samsung Manufactures Processor for iPhone
Apple and Samsung are the two largest smartphone vendors in the world. The South Korean tech giant never misses any chance to copy or take a swipe at the former. However, despite being arch-rival, the latter produces the processor for Apple’s smartphone.
Fact #6. iPhone Endured the Falls of over 13,000 Feet
A Skydiver named Jarrod McKinney had lost his iPhone while jumping from 13 000 feet. Fortunately, when he found his smartphone, it was still alive and kicking—only the screen was cracked.
Fact #7. Over 90% Profit
Even with less than 20% market share, Apple reaps more than 90% profit in the smartphone industry.
Fact #8: The Secret Behind 9.41
Do you wonder why iPhone ads always show 9.41 times? It’s because the late Steve Jobs had introduced the first iPhone at the same time in 2007.
“We design the keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation,” “When the big image of the product appears on the screen, we want the time shown to be close to the actual time on the audience’s watches. But we know we won’t hit 40 minutes exactly.” Former Apple executive Scott Forstall once said.
Fact #9. iPhone was initially started as a tablet project!
Apple had been putting their best efforts to prepare a breakthrough tablet. But when Steve Jobs had an interaction with iPad design with a virtual keyboard, he twisted the entire concept and switched it for iPhone. That’s how the phone that reinvented smartphones came into being.
Fact #10: Massive Success of iPhone 4s helped Apple become the Largest Smartphone Vendor
Apple sold more than 1 million iPhone 4s models within 24 hours of its release in October 2011.
Courtesy of huge volumes of the iPhone being manufactured and its high selling price, Apple became the largest smartphone maker in 2011, overtaking Nokia.
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