Happy ? Birthday iPhone: 10 Lesser-Known Facts About iPhone You Should Know

Launched on 29th June 2007 amid much fanfare, iPhone has continued to scale new heights of success. On this 11th auspicious anniversary, let's have a glance at some of the most interesting facts about the iPhone!

There are only two types of smartphones—while one is the iPhone, the other is the rest. 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 iPhone was launched on 29thof 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?

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The unparalleled success of iPhone is too big to be shortened in just 10 or 20 facts. However, it’s worth giving a look 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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iPhone’s 11th Anniversary: Most Interesting Facts You Need to Know

Fact #1. The invention of the Year Award!

In 2007, iPhone won the covetous award of “Invention of the Year” by Times Magazine. With superior design, powerful OS and impressive performance had just bowled over fans and experts alike.

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 the ones who couldn’t buy it began to envy it!

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Fact #3. Developers have amassed $100 billion

Cook announced at WWDC 2018 that Apple has 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 for a particular smartphone, the number is huge.

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.

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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 time? It’s because the late Steve Jobs had introduced the first iPhone at exactly 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 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.

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Fact #9. iPhone was initially started off 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 smartphone came into being.

Fact #10: Massive Success of iPhone 4s helped Apple become 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 as well as its high selling price, Apple became the largest smartphone maker in 2011, overtaking Nokia.

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Assuming you have liked taking a peek at some of the interesting facts about Apple’s popular smartphone. Do you know any such truth about the device? Let us know about that.

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