There are people who love the iPhone and then there are those that hate it. Yes, the iPhone isn't perfect and sure, it isn't as powerful as some of the top-notch Android smartphones these days. Having said that, I guess it would be obvious to accept that the iPhone brought a sort of a revolution in the smartphone market that led to Samsung copying almost everything from the iPhone.
Having said that, I guess it would be obvious to accept that the iPhone brought a sort of a revolution in the smartphone market that led to Samsung copying almost everything from the iPhone.
There are some cool things about the iPhone that people would probably never know but this infographic almost nails it.
We just stumbled on it and it's such an interesting thing that there's a lot of stuff that the iPhone really innovated. At a time when Apple's being tossed around for not producing something really innovative in almost two years, it's a good thing to take a look back at the history.
Here's the infographic. Take a look:
Some of the most interesting iPhone facts from the Infographic
Fact #1. iPhone kind of changed the way we text. Off-topic, without iPhones, you'd never laugh your lungs out the funny autocorrects in the world.
Fact #2. The iPod changed the way people listened and carried their music and the iPhone gave an extension to this. But with not enough memory (in 8 or 16GB models), the iPhone still lacks the kind of storage an iPod provides but if it did, the iPod line would be long dead.
Fact #3. Apps on the iPhone! Oh boy! At last call, several billion dollars have been spent on apps. Apple's market share of app downloads is enormous despite the relative popularity of Android smartphones.
And there's just one thing that I can attach to that: iOS apps are far better than most Android apps. Maybe it's got to do with the kind of strict rules that Apple enforces. Or maybe it's the kind of design aesthetic that app developers have. It's both, I guess.
Fact #4. About 49% of the people sell their old iPhones before purchasing new ones! That's something amazing because you don't see that for any other phone in particular. Sure, people sell their old phones almost always but for a particular smartphone, the number's huge. What it shows is that people are willing to get their hands on used iPhones too just because of the name/brand. Of course, that's because of the quality.
Fact #5. Photos: One of the other things that iPhone revolutionized is photos. With progressively powerful iSight cameras, iPhones simply put strong cameras into people's hands. And apps like Instagram just changed the face of the world of cellphone photography.
The iPhone also changed the way we do video chat. FaceTime has almost become a standard and I guess “Let's Facetime” is one of the most popular phrases right behind “Let's Skype!” Or maybe the latter behind the former!