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How The iPhone Evolved Through The Years

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Ever since the world has seen the first iPhone last 2007, it has mesmerized the masses.  Apple claims that their goal in producing these breed of smartphones was not to compete in the mobile phone market, but for the business people and ordinary workers to have better gadgets.  Not only were these phones very functional as work phones, the iPhones were also very sturdy.  In fact, many drop tests proved that it can withstand even several falls from a higher vantage point.  The secret was not just on the shatter-proof technology, but on the amazing metal used in manufacturing each iPhone.

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Many of those who are using smartphones for VoIP, like the subscribers of RingCentral business phone, could attest on how advanced the technology is on the iPhones compared to the smartphones of the competing brands.  Let us have a peek at how the iPhone has evolved throughout the years.

June 2007 – the first iPhone

  • The marketing strategy done for the first iPhone model built up a lot of anticipation amongst the Apple enthusiasts.  Actually, when it was first released, Apple had to work double time to cope with the demand of the masses for more iPhones.  The touch screen technology of the first generation of iPhone was definitely more responsive than the other smartphones at that time.  The audio and video experience was also something that wowed the iPhone users.

July 2008 – the iPhone 3G

  • 2008 was when the iPhone 3G was launched.  It was more expensive than the original iPhone and has a completely new OS – the iPhone 2.0 firmware that was better in processing data than the original iPhone.  The memory of the iPhone 3G was either at 8 GB or 16 GB.  What pleased many was that this particular iPhone has an assisted GPS

June 2009 – the iPhone 3GS

  • It was just an upgrade from the features that the iPhone 3G has, obviously why it has been aptly called as the 3GS.  Though many think that the features are just slightly higher and more advanced than that of the iPhone 3G, there are actually notable updates.  It comes with a higher storage capacity at 16 GB and 32 GB.  The battery life was much longer than that of its predecessor and the processor was almost twice faster too.  The camera was at a much better one at 3 – megapixel.

June 2010 – the iPhone 4

  • Steve Jobs himself was adamant in checking out how the design and the features of this iPhone will be.  Aside from the iPad, this is one of his last masterpieces before his death.  He said that this would be the “biggest and brightest among the iPhones”.  He was right.  The iPhone 4 was slimmer, has a better processor as compared to the iPhone 3GS.  The video length has been expanded too and is already at HD quality.  The camera is at 5-megapixel and boasts of a LED flash.  For those who are into video conferencing, the VGA front-facing camera allows you to manipulate your phone better even during a video conference itself.

October 2011 – the iPhone 4S

  • Well, just like the iPhone 3GS, this one is just more on the system upgrades arena.  What this phone boasts of is a so-called “killer-app” by its designers.  Siri, the ultimate phone assistant allows you to just issue voice commands and then your phone will function in accordance to your request.  Because Apple has set another trend – the other smartphone manufacturers made their own version of smartphone assistants.  But until now, not a single smartphone can match Siri’s intelligence.

September 2012 – the iPhone 5

  • This is a complete revamp of the iPhone’s total appearance.  It is 18 percent slimmer and 20 percent lighter too.  The screen size is .4 inches larger compared to that of the previous iPhone model too.  Since the iOS 6 is the very heart of the iPhone 5, processing is at its fastest.  Connecting to WiFi has never been better because the speed can go from 8 Mbps to 20 Mbps.  It would make your residential WiFi look bad.  FaceTime HD camera now has a panorama view, and has significantly improved at 8-megapixel.  The new Passbook app can do more than a typical app can too.  This is a must-have for those who are relying on their smartphones for almost anything.

September 2013 – the iPhone 5S?

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Leiden Johnson is a photographer by trade but loves all those geeky, tech stuff and the outdoors. If she's not working or going out, you can see her in front of her computer either writing about anything or playing MMORPG’s which helps her to be more creative in her photoshoots. Follow her on Twitter.

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  1. santosh Kumar

    June 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Good description of one by one. you describe all features of Iphone. lovely

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