The iPhone is 10 Years Old
Ten years ago, a man named Steve Jobs revolutionized our digital world through the mobile phone. On June 29, 2007, the first ever iPhone was released following its announcement on January 9, 2007. Since then, it has been growing in significance year after year.
There’s no doubt that the first iPhone was a revolutionary product. A game changer. A trailblazer. It disrupted the mobile phone industry, giving phone brands like Nokia, Blackberry, and the likes, a run for their money. Ten years down the line, we take a look at some interesting facts about the iPhone that we guarantee most ‘loyal’ iPhone users didn’t know, ahead of their anticipated iPhone 8 release on September 12th.
- The first generation of iPhone was called the iPhone 3G (Most people are only familiar with the iPhone 4)
This generation was running on OS X. he original iPhone supported three major versions of the operating system before it was discontinued: iPhone OS 1, 2, and 3. However, the full iPhone OS 3 feature set was not supported, and the last update the original iPhone received was iPhone OS 3.1.3
- Awarded ‘Invention of the Year’
Everybody was blown away by the unprecedented product Apple had manufactured, and as such was adjudged the coveted ‘Invention of the Year, the same year it was released.
- Started off as a tablet project
The design of the iPhone was originally meant for the iPad. But when Steve jobs interacted with the designers of the virtual keyboard for the iPad, he thought it would be a great design for the iPhone since the leading qwerty keyboard phone brand was physical keys; produced by Blackberry. Steve Jobs had intentions of kicking them off the top, and that was how the iPhone was birth.
- The 9:41 time
You probably might have not paid a keen attention to this, or if you have might asked yourself what it means to Apple. Well this time is when Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in 2007.
- Samsung manufactures iPhone’s processors
These two are the biggest rivals in the phone industry and have had some legal actions against each other in the past. But the fact remains that Samsung manufactures Apple’s processors for their smartphone.
- About 49% people sell their old iPhones to get the new one
This is not a common thing people do for other phone brands.
- iPhone by Apple was NOT the first iPhone
Cisco Systems originally patented the name iPhone for its VoIP phone and later on, it sued Apple for calling its smartphone an iPhone.
- TheApp Store by Apple was the first online space that offered downloading an app legally.
- Verizon lost out on a potentially big deal
Exclusive rights for selling the first iPhone were Turned Down by Verizon
- In Ghana, it is the starter pack for Fraud boys and boss chicks. (Yes we had to add this one, for a local flavor, abi you know).
But yeah, it’s a fact too. I don’t think anyone will disagree with this.
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