iPhone 10th Birthday: Apple Inc’s iPhone just celebrated its 10th birthday, cherishing the memories of its bumpy start and how it strives to be the best phone. iPhone ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution. According to reports, Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones since June 2007.
On this exact day, Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone without App Store and was limited to AT&T network. Now it has crossed all the borders to mark the 10th anniversary. iPhone has reached new heights and releasing a new mobile this year in September which is number 8th in the iPhone Series.
The Apple company is planning something new to its customers to bring something which is spectacular for the 10th year. It kicked off the smartphone boom by putting the first accessible and easy-to-use computer in our pockets. It all started with the 3.5-inch display iPhone First Gen smartphone which is compared to the 5.8-inch display expected on this year’s flagship model.
HOW THE APPLE IPHONE HAS CHANGED IN 10 YEARS
As the world eagerly awaits for the forthcoming release of the iPhone 8, due out later this year, here’s how the popular device has evolved over the past decade.
NO APP STORE: The App Store, home to every addictive game and service a user could need did not appear until 2008, so adding and customizing features to the phone was not an option. In fact, the original iPhone offered just 15 pre-installed apps, including the calculator, stocks, maps and weather apps.
TOUCHSCREEN: Until the iPhone, physical keyboards had been present on all of the biggest sellers in the mobile phone market. The iPhone was the first to successfully make the switch to multi-touch screens and virtual keyboards, eliminating the stylus at the same time, which had been popular on other touchscreen and PDA devices up to this point.
AN SINGLE-CAMERA: Selfies were yet to take off, but even if they had, taking one on an original iPhone would have proved difficult as it didn’t have a front-facing camera. Even the rear camera was only two megapixels, in comparison, the iPhone 7 houses a seven-megapixel front-facing camera.
SOCIAL MEDIA: With no social media apps available, updating your Facebook or Twitter would involve using the web browser — which at this stage was still known only as The Web and not Safari.
iPod: In a nod to its previous great product success, the app we now know as Music was called iPod on the first iPhone. Indeed, Jobs even referred to the original iPhone as a phone combined with an iPod when announcing the device, rather than a smartphone.
Everything that Apple introduced was taken by other mobiles and made them good for use. We wish iPhone a very happy birthday and we want more from Apple.