The iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world. An iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. They run Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007. The user interface is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons.
Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device (one common result is the undo command) or rotating it in three dimensions (one common result is switching from portrait to landscape mode).
Apple has been significantly praised for incorporating thorough accessibility functions into iOS, enabling users with vision and hearing disabilities to properly use its products.
Here are some interesting facts about the iPhone that you may not know.
The Origin of the iPhone
Steve Jobs, the visionary behind Pixar and Apple leaks said that he wanted his engineers to explore new ideas. One such idea was touchscreen tablets but there weren’t any available so they ended up making a prototype for smartphones instead which eventually became known as iPhones after being introduced in 2007’s iPhone OS3 release alongside multitasking capabilities (something predecessor PalmOne had also offered).
The meaning of “i” in iPhone
When the first iPhone was introduced, many people wondered what the ‘i’ in iPhone meant. Some said that it was short for ‘internet’ while others guessed that it was because Apple is known for its personal computers (the iMac). In fact, all of Apple’s products that have the letter ‘i’ in front of them were meant to connote something about the internet such as the iMac, iPod, and iTunes.
One of the most iconic features of the iPhone is its multi-touch display which allows users to interact with the phone using their fingers.
Although touchscreen phones existed before the iPhone, they were mostly used for PDAs and weren’t very popular. The iPhone was the first mass-marketed touchscreen phone and its success paved the way for other smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy, HTC One, and LG G series.
The technology behind the multi-touch display was actually invented by a Canadian company called Fingerworks. Apple eventually acquired Fingerworks in 2005 and used their technology to create the iPhone’s multi-touch display.
9:41 on iPhone
The first iPhone was unveiled at 9:42 pm local time in San Francisco, California on June 29th, 2007. To celebrate this event and also mark the beginning of a new era for technology with its revolutionary design which included an advanced touch screen interface as well other cool features like cameras etc., they decided to set all their advertisement pictures from then onwards using only images taken between those two times so people will be able to get more familiarized about how it looked before making up their own minds whether or not want one themselves!
So all iOS devices are set at 9:41 pm because that became the time Apple introduces a new device every year.
You aren’t allowed to use an iPhone for dangerous activities
That’s a very interesting fact! I didn’t know you can’t use Apple devices and services to make nuclear bombs, missiles, or chemical/biological weapons.
The End User License Agreement (EULA) for many of our favorite tech products has over 18000 words so we often don’t read them all but this time there was some information that might interest someone like me since it says in their EULA does not allow the usage if your goal is creating any type trump card using Apple products which make sense because then they would be able to do whatever crazy stuff they want and Apple doesn’t want to be held responsible for it.
Even the US government can’t hack into iPhones
This is a pretty impressive fact considering how powerful the US government is. They have been unable to successfully hack into an iPhone which just goes to show how secure these devices really are.
The FBI had asked Apple to provide them with a way to break into the iPhone 5c of one of the San Bernardino attackers but Apple refused, saying that it would set a dangerous precedent.
The US government has also tried to force Apple to provide backdoor access to older iPhones but failed.
So even though some people might think that iPhones are not secure enough, it seems like the opposite is true!
Revenue from iPhone
The iPhone is the most popular device among Apple’s bunch. The company reported that it made about 25 billion dollars from sales of iPhones in Q3 2019 alone!
The iPhone is responsible for generating more than half of Apple’s total revenue which is pretty amazing. Even though Android has a larger market share, it seems like iPhones are still selling better in terms of generating revenue for the company.
This just goes to show that even though there might be more Android users out there, they aren’t spending as much money on apps and other content which is why Apple is still making more money from its iPhone business.
Samsung vs. Apple
Did you know that Samsung is one of the biggest suppliers for Apple?
It’s true! Samsung provides Apple with many of the components that are used in the iPhone. This includes the processor, flash memory, DRAM, and even the OLED display.
So even though Samsung and Apple are competitors in the smartphone market, it seems like they are still working together in some capacity.
The iPhone has over 200 patents!
Some of these patents are for design elements while others are for the software and hardware that is used in the iPhone.
This just goes to show how much work goes into making these devices. It’s not just the design that is important but also the engineering and technology that are used to make it all work.
The iPhone has come a long way since it was first introduced in 2007. It has become one of the most popular devices in the world and has changed the way we use phones.
iPhone users have high loyalty
A study showed that over 90% of iPhone users are satisfied with their devices. This is a pretty high number considering how many different types of smartphones there are on the market.
The study by RBC Capital Markets also found that 83.4% of iPhone users say they are likely to buy another iPhone in the future. This just goes to show how loyal these users are to the Apple brand.