The revolutionary product, iPhone entered in our life exactly 10 years ago on June 29, 2017. This was actually how Steve Jobs introduced iPhone to the world: “a revolutionary product that changes everything”. It was a combination of iPod with a wide screen with touch controls, a mobile phone and an Internet communications device. Steve told the audience that iPhone is not only smarter but also easier to use than its alternatives.
Here is the first ad of iPhone titled ‘Hello’, which tells nothing about the product, however pretty crowd-pulling and intriguing:
iPhone’s History for A Decade
On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced iPhone at the Macworld convention, receiving substantial media attention. Jobs announced that the first iPhone would be released later that year. On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone was released with a touchscreen and advanced computer-like capabilities that hadn’t been seen before.
Along with GPS in 3G model, people were really starting to see its long-term potential. Another addition was the concurrent launch of the App Store.
Then the Apple tradition of adding an ‘S’ to the end of the name for a minor iPhone upgrade started. The 2009 model of the iPhone had video recording capabilities for the first time, and the camera itself got an upgrade. Lastly, Voice Control was added to the iPhone, too.
The iPhone 4 was a big step as it was a new, sleeker, more modern look, and massively increased the pixel count while keeping the same 3.5-inch display size, as the first Retina display. It also had the first front-facing camera.
With an upgrade to iPhone 4S, the camera reached up to 8 megapixels and perhaps the biggest improvement on the software side (arrival of iOS 5.0) was the introduction of Siri.
The iPhone 5 added an extra row of icons with an extra-tall screen, the Lightning connector and a lighter, aluminum casing. On the iOS side, we met Apple Maps.
Apple started another tradition that is to release two iPhones every September. The iPhone 5C was an option that was cheaper but still brand new for the first time. iOS 7 was launched at the same time, bringing true multitasking for apps and introducing the Control Centre for more convenient access to the iPhone’s settings.
The iPhone 5S came with a revamped design and Touch ID introduced to the iPhone line-up for the first time. Another first was the 64-bit A7 processor inside the phone, an architecture change that other manufacturers have since followed. iOS 7 had a visual overhaul as well, introducing the bright icons and translucent menus.
The iPhone 6 extended the display size to 4.7 inches and added in more pixels to boot. Also, we met NFC for Apple Pay and other services, and a significant upgrade for the camera, giving better photo and video results than ever before.
The iPhone 6 Plus came with a display of 5.5 inches from corner to corner.
Apple’s iPhone 6S didn’t offer surprising features and updates. Everything changed was inside the device, hence Apple’s decision to give this phone the tagline: ‘The Only Thing That’s Changed Is Everything’.
The iPhone SE was the surprising release of the year. Also, noe we met the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.