September 7, 10:00 a.m., San Francisco. The whole world is waiting. Waiting for something new, perfect and improbable. The long-awaited moment has come: light is turning on the scene and Tim Cook is appearing. iPhone 7 presentation began…
Which was the way Apple to this perfection iPhone 7, you will know now.
The engineers trembled and felt nervous behind the scenes, but Steve Jobs on scene exulted because the audience studied gadget of the new format with an interest in the eyes.
iPhone 1 was named iPhone 2G. It has an aluminum back panel and a small plastic cover on the bottom which hides antenna GSM-receiver and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth. The first generation iPhone has a touch LCD TFT screen with LED-backlit, diagonal – 3.5inches, resolution – 320 × 480, built-in lithium-polymer battery – 3.7V 1400mAh, weight – 135grams, RAM – 128MB, flash memory – 4/8/16GB, camera – 2megapixel, communication standards – 2Gnetworks. Apple has managed to combine all capabilities of the phone, music player and PDA in an own smartphone.
The company sold 700 thousand copies in the first weekend.
The success of the first version iPhone gave rise to confidence in the right vector of development and own abilities. Apple released new iPhone model – iPhone 3G, a year after the massive sales of the first model iPhone in the US. In addition, the company presented new operating system iPhone OS 2.0 and mobile AppStore.
The new model has screen similar to the first model: touch LCD TFT screen with LED-backlit display, diagonal – 3.5inches, resolution – 320×480, built-in lithium-polymer battery – 3.7V, 1150mAh (the first model has 1400mAh), camera – 2megapixel. The new model was released only with 8 and 16GB of flash memory (unlike the iPhone 1 which was released with 4GB). The processor frequency is 600MHz. iPhone 3G has 128MB of RAM. An important innovation of the new model was availability 3G standard, which allowed the use of high speed internet. Also, innovation was compass.
Apple sold a million copies of the new smartphone in the first weekend.
The release was similar to the first two models – at WWDC 2009 at Moscone Center (San Francisco). The new type iPhone was introduced large audience in Canada, the United States, and 7 European countries. It was called iPhone 3GS. It was an improved version of the iPhone 3G.
«S» means «speed» (speed), it is perfectly characterized the new device. Although the new model looks like previous version iPhone (iPhone 3G), Apple company essentially worked on filling of this model. So, 3-megapixel camera built into new smartphone instead of the camera 2megapixel. RAM increased twice to 256MB. The built-in lithium-polymer battery also increased – 3.7V, 1219mAh. For the first time offered a version with 32GB of flash memory. The operating system upgraded. iPhone 3GS has got an accelerometer and can to respond on inclines of the body. Such functions became the starting point for the realization of a new type of game interface. The interface which will be with nice graphics and dynamic gameplay.
The new model iPhone caused high demand in all countries where the release took place. For two years sales the company was able to realize about 30-35 million iPhone 3GS copies.
Traditionally new iPhone 4 was announced in San Francisco at WWDC, June 7, 2010.
The crucial point in all respects – the new model was strikingly different from its predecessors. iPhone 4 has a new design and new functionality. RAM increased from 256 to 512MB. Camera improved from 3 to 5megapixels. Also, camera has HD-format video and Led flash. An innovation was a front camera which had 0.3 megapixels. The device’s screen has: diagonal – 3.5inches and resolution – 640×960, built-in Li-Polymer battery – 3.7V 1420 mAh. The weight of the model is 135 grams. iPhone 4 represented in 8, 16 and 32GB variations of flash memory, as previous models.
Apple sold 1.2 million smartphones in the first weekend.
iPhone 4S was announced in 2011. The new smartphone looks like a previously model. Sales of the company rose sharply in this year. The company was able to sell four million phones at the first weekend due to new operating system, improved front camera, and Siri. Siri is a program developed for the iPhone that works as an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator.
The iPhone 4S has not undergone external changes. But the filling has changed for the better. Processor – Apple A5 (instead of A4), camera upgraded to 8megapixels (instead of 5), weight became a little more from 135 to 140grams, the volume of the built-in lithium-ion battery increased. RAM remains the same (512MB). The iPhone 4S is the first phone by Apple which was released in 16, 32 and 64GB options of flash memory. This device can be updated to the latest iOS version.
The new smartphone was released on September 12, 2012. It was called iPhone 5.
The design of the new model has undergone significant changes. The most important change was decreased weight and increase screen size. The screen is made using the Retina Display technology. The diagonal screen is 4inches. The weight of iPhone 5 decreased on 28 grams, compared with the 4S. It is 112grams. The battery has the same capacity but the total battery endurance time increased. iPhone 5 was introduced in versions 16, 32 and 64GB of flash memory. RAM has been increased to 1GB. It has 8megapixels camera with HD-video and BSI-sensor like the previous model. The front camera is upgraded to 1.2megapixels (0.3 in the previous model). Also, the new phone equipped dual-core Apple A6.
A wave of accessories for iPhone covered the Internet. The world got a new etalon of the smartphone. The model iPhone 5 is considered one of the most sold in the history of Apple, 100 million smartphones was sold in just one year.
The difference is in the body material (plastic housing was used in 5C instead of aluminum), the internal functionality is the same. The difference is also evident in the weight: iPhone 5S weighs 112grams, the budget type 5C – 132grams.
5S: Elegant, beautiful, strong. The design does not differ from its predecessor. The dimensions are the same, but the materials are new. Also, iPhone 5S has new color tones: Space Gray, Silver, Gold. Models available in such options of flash memory : 16, 32, 64GB. An important innovation is the fingerprint scanner, which allows to use the phone without entering the password.
5C: Bright, colorful, stylish. The smartphone is the first iPhone which offered in several colors: white, green, blue, pink and yellow. Models available in such options of flash memory :16, 32GB.
Both phones have such characteristics: Retina screen, diagonal – 4-inch , camera – 8megapixels, front camera – 1.2megapixels, processor- Apple A6, RAM -1GB, battery – 1560mAh. An important element of the new models became the operating system iOS 7.
The appearance of smartphones completely has changed since the days of the “four”. iPhone 6 got display 4,7 “, iPhone 6 Plus – 5,5”. Therefor iPhone 6 Plus become the first phablet by Apple. Both devices work on Apple A8 processor. The internal memory has reached the volume of 128GB. The camera can shoot video slow-motion, and the Plus version has optical image stabilization. Function mobile payments Apple Pay realized in the smartphones. This function operates using NFC-chip. Fingerprint scanner Touch ID presented in the previous version of the smartphone is basis work of the system Apple Pay.
The first three days of sales showed a record mark. It sold around 13 million copies. It is a truly historic event in the world of smartphones. So which do the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have benefits, that the whole world wants theirs?
The new smartphones incorporate the appearance and the best quality of previous models, but they became even better. Phones got reinforced hull made of aluminum 7000 series. The first iPhones which have 2GB RAM. The smartphones work on the processor Apple A9 and have the same 4.7 and 5.5inches of displays. They can recognize pressing force due to 3D Touch technology. The number of megapixels in the main chamber has risen to 12. The video can record in 4K resolution. A new color Rose Gold appeared in new smartphones. It looks quite stylish and expensive. Also, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have new feature “Live Photos”. Live Photo is a technology when standard photo come to life.
The new iPhones have an updated OS, iOS 10. The processor was upgraded. And now we have 64-bit quad-core which name A10 Fusion. The company claims that it is 40% faster than the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and 120 times faster than the first iPhone. They have equipped two cameras. The new front camera has a resolution of 7 megapixels and optical image stabilization. Also, focus and flash are improved. One of the main differences the new gadgets is water resistance. Apple refused to 3.5-millimeter headphone jack in favor of the Lightning.
Pre-order the smartphone will open on September 9 and sale – September 16. The Price starting at $649 (US).