The iPhone Legacy

On January 9th, 2007 CEO Steve Jobs of Apple, Inc. unveiled the first, or more commonly known as the “original” iPhone. From that point on, the flip phones with tiny keyboards, inadequate storage space, and disappointing pixel resolutions were inundated by the ‘ooos’ and ‘ahhs’ of the revolutionary touch screen Apple products. Throughout the past seven years, iPhones have drastically paved a way into becoming the top selling phones of all times.

1) iPhone { January 9th, 2007 }

The first iPhone set a new expectation for many generations of Apple products as well as its competitors such as Samsung and Google phones. Introducing a three in one starter, the original iPhone included a touchscreen iPod; a mobile phone; and an extraordinary web browser.

The first iPhone actually wasn’t as advanced as it seems. Apple Inc had produced a phone with only 4GB storage, no GPS, direct WiFi, or the most important feature of iPhones today… front facing cameras for… SELFIES!

2) iPhone 3G { July 11th, 2008 }

Working to improve was what the producers did, to keep selling their product. The first thing they changed from the iPhone to the iPhone 3G was the old 8GB into a 16GB, eventually giving more storage space. Another change that they attempted was making the screen width thinner, but still keeping the 3.5 inches (diagonal) screen size. Throughout the days of the first two iPhones many elements were still missing. Even though the third generation started to rise one year later, the iPhone 3GS didn’t bring any major change into the physical aspects of the phone, but it did add many upgrades to the actual phone itself.

Our desperate needs today include a great deal of videography, messaging, and email which was first introduced in the iPhone 3GS in 2009. Symbolizing a genie who grants new features and advances in every upcoming generation the Apple company was causing a rumble of excitement. Working faster and harder when only at the third generation just showed the world that it was an iPhone era arising.

3) iPhone 4  {June 24, 2010}

If we conclude that the iPhone 3GS didn’t make any physical changes, the iPhone 4 definitely helped flaunt Apple’s creative talent. With the new flat, rectangular screen ,the phenomenal camera, and the HD video recording, the definition of perfection was being sketched. Almost one year later, Apple pulled out the ‘S’ trademark again and came up with the iPhone 4S. This time, it improved on what amused the users the most… apps. The iPhone 4S improved graphic abilities as well as opened up to new apps for its fans. Slowly, learning from its mistakes, picking up fallen puzzle pieces, and tying together broken bonds came the next iPhone… a sixth generation phenomena.

4) iPhone 5/5S/5C { September 12, 2012}

Breaking all boundaries, the iPhone 5 was released in the month of September in 2011. The new four inch screen definitely made it classier, but however, the main transformation occurred with the iOS 7 which completely made the predecessors look outdated. Building on the iPhone 5 model two years later, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were launched. The only change in the iPhone 5C was its plastic cover which made the phone cheaper while still including the key specs. The iPhone 5S however did help a bit in the safety aspect by having a fingerprint feature on the home button.


Today the legacy continues… with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus in ten different countries including U.S, UK, Australia, and Singapore. The new apple products are rumored to have faster processors, sharper cameras, and slick screens than ever before. Deriving from the competing phone dealers the new phone is much bigger in size. The iPhone 6 screen is 4.7 inches while the iPhone 6 plus also known as the “phablet” is 5.5 inches. In the process of making it sleeker and thinner, the producers have also thought about the high probability of broken phones from slippery hands. The solution for this problem is a new technology known as “Reachability.” This lets you ‘touch’ the home button instead of a forceful press. All the outside specifications count, however the Apple’s known high definition camera and apps have become more powerful than ever before. This is the iPhone saga through the years… lets see what comes next…



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