On this very day, exactly ten years ago, the former CEO of Apple Steve Jobs introduced “iPhone” at Macworld in San Francisco. A lot has changed in the last one decade but one thing has remained as popular as ever and that is iPhone.
On this special occasion, you would like to look back as the remarkable history of iPhone. There are several interesting things worth remembering the time and again. Let’s have a glance at these ten interesting facts about the phone that reinvented smartphone!
Ten Most Significant Facts About iPhone
#1. While introducing the iPhone, Jobs put forward three significant aspects of the device-
- A widescreen iPod sporting touch controls
- A revolutionary mobile phone
- A breakthrough internet communications device.
#2. The iPhone went on sale on June 29, 2007.
#3. It was the first smartphone with the 3.5-inch display.
#4. Apple was able to sell just 6.1 million units of iPhone in its first year.
#5. 2008 proved to be an amazing year for Apple as it sold 1 million units of iPhone 3G in the very first week of its launch.
#6. With iPhone 3G, Apple introduced 3G mobile network and GPS capabilities.
#7. Apple introduced “App Store” in 2008 and allowed third-party apps integration.
#8. Apple has now sold over one billion iPhones around the world.
#9. Even though iPhone sales hugely declined recently, they still accounted for 60% of Apple’s overall revenue last quarter.
#10. Apple CEO Tim Cook says, “iPhone is an essential part of our customers’ lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work, and live. iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.”
Some other important facts:
2009: Video recording and Personal Hotspot
2010: Retina display
2011: Siri and iCloud
2012: Taller 4-inch screen, Lightning connector, and LTE
2013: Touch ID
2014: Larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens
2014: In terms of sales, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus broke all the records with around 75 million sales in the very first quarter of their launch.
2015: 3D Touch, Live Photos, and 4K video recording
2016: Pressure-sensitive Home button came with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
2016: Waterproofing came with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
2016: Dual-lens camera has arrived with on iPhone 7 Plus