Apple 10th Apple iPhone 10th anniversary :Evolution of Iphone 7:Today apple celebrating its 10th anniversary. The iPhone was first introduced in 2007 by Steve Jobs, and it has come a long way since then. It was one of the first devices to completely remove the keyboard, at a time when BlackBerry with its QWERTY keyboard was seen as the ultimate smartphone. BlackBerry was something everyone aspired to in the pre-2007 era, but the iPhone changed all of that. The iPhone didn’t need a stylus, it had a touchscreen keyboard, and was pitching apps, not emails as the highlight.
BlackBerry and Nokia ignored the iPhone at their own peril. From 2007, the smartphone industry changed drastically; cut to 2017 and most of us can’t even live without a touchscreen smartphone and yes, Apple’s iPhone and Steve Jobs are to thank for that. The old-style BlackBerry with it QWERTY keyboard is still trying to make a comeback, but let’s face it, today’s generation is more than comfortable with its iPhone clones.
But 2016 hasn’t been all great for Apple’s iPhone. With smartphone innovation slowing down in general, iPhone sales have dropped and according to latest reports, Cupertino has even slashed Apple CEO Tim Cook’s salary in response to this. For Apple, 2017 is being seen as an important year, and there are several reasons for this.
History of the iPhone: 2007-2017:
It’s difficult to overstate the impact the iPhone has had on the smartphone market: by eschewing the keypad for a touchscreen and adding advanced computer-like capabilities that hadn’t been seen before, it set the standard for this modern device. “Apple is going to reinvent the phone,” said Steve Jobs at the time, and he was right – but the original iPhone had no third-party apps, no GPS and no video recording.
iPhone 3G (2008)
Also missing from the original iPhone was 3G support, the top data speed of the time, though this was added to the second generation the following year (along with GPS). The first iPhone had been warmly received but by the 3G model people were really starting to see its long-term potential – and the concurrent launch of the App Store was a huge part of that, a true watershed moment in smartphone history.
iPhone 3GS (2009)
And so began the Apple tradition of adding an ‘S’ to the end of the name for a minor iPhone upgrade. The 2009 model of the iPhone did bring with it video recording capabilities for the first time, and the camera itself got an upgrade too. The “S” ostensibly stood for speed and reflected the improvements in the internal components, and Voice Control (not yet called Siri) was added to the iPhone too.
iPhone 4 (2010)
If the iPhone 3GS was a smaller step forward, the iPhone 4 was a big one – it had a new, sleeker, more modern look, and massively increased the pixel count while keeping the same 3.5-inch display size (this was the first Retina display). It was the first iPhone with a front-facing camera, the first iPhone with some level of multitasking, and one of the most significant iPhones Apple has ever made.
iPhone 4S (2011)