Apple iPhone Evolution: An epic 7 year journey to innovation

The iPhone has become Apple’s flagship product since January 9, 2007. The company unveiled the product in the market after three years of research and development. The first iPhone model was introduced as an iPod with wider screen, touch control feature, Internet communicator and having the ability to perform the function of a mobile phone. During its launch, the now-deceased CEO of Apple Company, Steve Jobs told the audiences that the new gadget will “reinvent the phone,” which garnered a thunderous applause.


The new handset was categorized as a smartphone with the ability to make calls, make use of the Internet connection to browse the web, receive emails and utilizing the simple QWERTY keyboards. The new phone features a superb functionality making every user’s day to day activities easier and more fun. After the product launch, the rest is history. The introduction of the all-new concept was considered to have reshaped the production of smartphones in the world available in the market during that time and it helped Apple to position itself in the industry where it specialized in the present.


To have a better picture of the iPhone advancement, let us review the significant events on how the amazing handset evolved since its inception and where it is heading in the future.


The iPhone

Date of Release: June 29, 2007


This is the original iPhone. Some call it the first iPhone. It features a GSM handset that offers simplicity in accessing every feature and applications incorporated in the handset to complement its superb functionality and accessibility. The public was astonished with the new device during its launch. As a matter of fact, they even called it the “Jesus phone” since it has all the attributes of a smartphone that every user would want in a high-end cellular phone. This first generation of iPhone was released in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB models for the users to choose from. It offers functions similar to an iPod plus the mobile features.


The iPhone 3G



Date of Release: July 11, 2008



This is the second generation of iPhone released after its first inception in January 2007. This second generation of iPhone introduced a very useful concept of assisted GPS, a very reliable location feature that states your real time location in the map. It also debuted 3G connection, a faster mobile data connection that allows iPhone users to enjoy web browsing and usage of internet dependent Apple applications. This was considered the biggest enhancement so far with an up to date iOS operating system. iPhone 3Gs also introduced the concept of turn-by-turn navigation and the very useful push email. Most importantly, it launched the App store, which introduced the utilization of third party IOS applications developed by different application developers all over the globe. Different app developers in the globe were encouraged to develop their applications that will maximize the functionality of the iPhone 3G.

 The iPhone 3GS


Date of Release: June 19, 2009


This handset looks like iPhone 3G with a faster processor (a hardware responsible to the speed of the iPhone when used) and a better resolution phone camera that has the ability to record 480p video clips. This upgraded Apple iPhone model also included voice control features. There were no major enhancements made on this model, including the physical characteristics.


The iPhone 4


Date of Release: June 24, 2010

Finally, after three years of innovation, Apple has finally released a new phone with a totally different look from the previous generations upgrading the spherical to flat back portion. This upgrade made the iPhone 4 the slimmest mobile phone on the planet during that time. The all-new iPhone 4 was the first one to offer the high-resolution “Retina display" improving the images, visuals and graphics shown in the iPhone screen.  The company also included a front camera designed for online video phone calls, as well as improved back camera with 5 megapixels and 720p video recording. This generation of iPhone features a stainless-steel body and also the innovative A4 chip processor, (which made mobile browsing even better) together with iOS 4, which made it easier for the iPhone to perform multitasking functions and background applications running without interrupting to the current processed application.

The iPhone 4S



Date of Release:  October 14, 2011


In the fifth development, there are no significant changes noted in the physical attributes of Apple iPhone. The company has improved the phone's camera once more. This time around, the company produced an iPhone with an amazingly 8 megapixels camera (which made taking photographs better) as well as 1080p video capturing feature (a higher video resolution). The company furthermore enhanced the hardware component of the iPhone from a single-core to dual-core utilizing the all-new A5 chip processor. Significant changes were noted also in the operating system just like the introduction of Siri, an intelligent cellular phone voice assistant. The production of iPhone 4S introduced alongside several useful Apple applications for free such as, Reminders, iMessage, iCloud, Notification Center and the natural incorporation of Twitter in the settings. The new iPhone was the very first Apple iPhone that was launched following Steve Jobs’ death in October 5, 2011. Lastly, more useful third party applications were developed during this time such as social media, improved maps, instant messengers and many more.


The iPhone 5



Date Released: September 21, 2012


Surprising and exciting features were noticed after the release of iPhone 5 in the market. The new iPhone featured a brand new dual-core hardware utilizing an A6 chip processor and improved dimensions of the screen approximately four inches tall. The creators of the new iPhone also changed the 30-pin connector with a brand new, “Lightning” connector. The first improvement of the iPhone connector ever made since the first release of the iPhone. The particular model was also furnished with an aluminum frame, producing a lighter and thinner iPhone compared to the old generation of iPhones. It even amazed a significant number of smartphone critics with its performance in the drop test compared with other smart phones. Also, this particular iPhone model now supports an LTE connection for faster browsing speed and mobile data connection. A cellular data connection that is three to five times faster than an ordinary 3G data network.


The iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S


Date of Release: September 20, 2013


The most recent generation of iPhone model were available in two various types. First, the iPhone 5C: It is typically identical to the Apple iPhone 5, however it features a brand new backside-illuminated FaceTime video camera along with the completely new physique crafted from polycarbonate. This model of iPhone was the first of its kind and much cheaper model than its counterpart. Second: the iPhone 5S. This model of iPhone preserved the exact same form-factor seen in the iPhone 5.  However, it was presented with a completely new Touch ID home press button along with fingerprint detection and technological innovation. The Apple Company also modified the handset's camera by having a bigger aperture (a camera component of the handset) essential to get high quality photographs along with dual-LED flash for better sensitivity and photo output especially in taking photos in dark areas. This generation also launched the newest A7 chip dual-core processor, building the all-new image of an iPhone as the first smartphone having an amazing 64-bit mobile processor. In addition, Apple furthermore included the M7 processor to the new iPhone to deal with motion data.

The iPhone 6

Date of Release: September 2014


There are many rumors circulating in different blogs on the exciting new features of the all-new latest generation of iPhone, the iPhone 6. Some say that the all-new iPhone will feature a new design. Many technobloggers are also saying that the new Apple iPhone will be featuring a larger dimension and a higher quality screen. According to the rumors circulating in different review blogs, Apple will be releasing two models: First, a 4.7-inch screen iPhone.  Second, a 5.7-inch screen iPhone. The two designs will probably featuring the fingerprint scanning device which is already featured in the iPhone 5S. Additional exciting new Apple applications are expected to be released during this time as well as third party applications. Additionally, there are speculations that the subsequent Apple iPhones are going to have curved-glass displays offering enhanced features like high quality display, scratchproof screen and better screen sensitivity.


Apple iPhone fans are expecting a lot on features of the all-new iPhone 6 and every Apple users in the globe are already preparing for its launch in September 2014. There might be tons of amazing new features this new generation of iPhone that the Apple Company might highlight, and all of it might improve our day-to-day activities. For how many years, Apple has amazed all of us in their outstanding innovations and new technology features that advances our daily living.

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