Amazing facts about iphone

Amazing facts about iphone

It’s been about ten years since Steve Jobs launched iPhone. The smartphone not just changed the way we used to look at phones but also made us believe that a tiny device can do a lot more than we ever thought. Steve Jobs revolutionized the world by introducing the iPhone, the first ever smartphone. As soon as iPhone hit the market, it went on to become an instant hit. After so many iterations and introduction of newer handsets every year, Apple’s iPhone is becoming popular year after year. Today we provide Some amazing facts about iPhone.

Amazing facts about iphone

Amazing facts about iphone

1) Apple’s iPhone wasn’t the first iPhone:

Before Apple ever released the iPhone, Cisco Systems had originally patented the name. In fact, they sued Apple for calling its smartphone an iPhone. The Cisco iPhone was a VOIP phone that allowed users to call through Skype without having to use a computer. Both companies reached a settlement, and have now happily kept their rights to the name.

2) iPhone started out as an iPad project:

Even though the iPad came out a few years after the iPhone, Apple was actually exploring a tablet device before the idea for an iPhone even began to take shape. As relayed by Steve Jobs himself during a 2010 All Things D interview, Jobs explained how he wanted Apple engineers to research various tablet designs with a virtual keyboard. When they came back to him with a device featuring multitouch functionality, Jobs thought that Apple could apply that technology to a phone. As Jobs told Walt Mossberg, Apple "put the tablet aside and we went to work on the phone."

3) Exclusive rights for selling the first iPhone were Turned Down by Verizon:

Before the iPhone launch, Apple needed a partner. Naturally, Apple opted to approach Verizon first, it being the largest and arguably most highly regarded carrier in the U.S. Verizon, however, balked at Apple's offer. Specifically, Verizon didn't want to cede any control to Apple. Cingular (now AT&T), meanwhile, needed a big smartphone exclusive to remain competitive, so it was more than willing to agree to Apple's typically stringent demands. As a quick example of Apple's demands, Apple insisted that the iPhone would only house its own logo, not that of a carrier.

4) The default time in iPhone ads is always set to 9:41:

If you pay close attention, you might have noticed that all iPhone advertisements show the device at a time set to 9:41. This is no coincidence. Former Apple executive Scott Forstall once explained, "We design the (product launch) keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation. When the big image of the product appears on screen, we want the time shown to be close to the actual time on the audience's watches. But we know we won't hit 40 minutes exactly." As a point of interest, the default display times on iPhones used to be 9:42.

Amazing facts about iphone

5) The iPhone was named Purple:

Back when the iPhone was being developed, the codename for the as-yet unnamed phone was “Purple“. iPhone developers even called their section in the Apple headquarters the “Purple Dorm”.

6) Cydia is not just a random name:

Jailbreaking software Cydia was named after the worm cydia pomonella, which is thought to be the most common apple worm. Cydia creator Jay Freeman probably thought he was being clever.

7) The iPhone's most expensive component is the Retina Display:

While device teardowns don't provide the true cost involved in putting a device together (they don't factor in R&D, design, assembly costs, etc.), they do help up us get a grasp on how much each individual component costs. To that end, teardowns of various iPhone models over the years have shown that the display is the iPhone's most expensive component. On the iPhone 6, for instance, the display costs $45. On the larger-screened iPhone 6 Plus, the display costs $52. After the display, the most expensive components tend to be the wireless chips from Qualcomm.

8) iPhone users are more loyal than all other smartphone users:

Without fail, studies on smartphone retention demonstrate that iPhone users are more likely to upgrade to another iPhone than Android users are likely to upgrade to another Android device. As a result, market share figures tend not to paint an accurate portrait of smartphone dynamics.

9) Samsung makes the processors that power the iPhone:

Samsung and Apple may be archrivals in the smartphone arena, but that’s not stopping Apple from contracting Samsung to make its computer chips. They still trash each other’s phones, though.

10) 200 Patents on iPhone :

Since the iPhone was released in 2007, Apple has owned more than 200 patents relating to the iPhone’s technology. That’s a lot of patents for one small phone.

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