This Day in History: Apple iPhone in Review Part 2
January 9, 2007 would forever change the evolution of cellular devices. Steve Jobs announced a new mobile phone that would combine an iPod and phone with Internet communication—otherwise known as the iPhone. As we take a look at this day in history for Apple, it’s interesting to look at how far the iPhone has progressed over the years. Let’s travel back in time to celebrate this transformation.
Happy birthday, iPhone—here’s to all the new tech to come!
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To continue and update the Apple iPhone in Review story, let’s take a look at the most recent additions to the iPhone family along with their predecessors. From “internet communicator” to smartphone to whatever comes next.
- 3.5 inch screen complete with touchscreen display
- Phone, music, and internet capabilities, but expensive for the average consumer
- Twice as fast and half the price compared to its predecessor
- Boasts redesigned casing, metal buttons, and tapered edges
- Faster and more powerful with new upgrades
- Better quality and higher resolution camera and video capabilities
- 100 new features, all new design, and all new screen resolution
- Uninsulated stainless steel frame that conveniently acts as the device’s antennae
- The antenna is solid, the camera high quality, and Siri a successful big leap
- Voice recognition system complete with cloud storage service
- Thinner, lighter, and amazingly fast LTE
- Boasts a 4 inch screen and iOS 6 software
- Cheaper, but still high quality as it boasts more LTE bands and a better FaceTime camera
- On the outside it has new candy colored shells that match the new iOS 7 palette
- Apple A7 64 bit performance and battery life, and iOS 7 software
- Its 120 frames per second and fingerprint ID sensor mark the iPhone 5S as the new flagship phone from Apple
Something that doesn’t change year after year is the fact that we continue to look to Apple for the innovative breakthroughs and cool new tech products. After all we’ve seen so far, who knows what will be the next big thing or the coolest upgrade. Bigger screens, new technologies, endless possibilities. But one thing is clear—the best is yet to come.
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