iPhone History Timeline and News
iPhone is one of the best mobile devices in the world. This remarkable mobile device comes with its own hardware and software. It uses iOS operating system. It cannot use other OS. This makes it stand out from other devices. iPhone has excellent features which enabe it to offer superb performance.But do you have an idea about the genesis and history of this exemplary phone?
iPhone was officially introduced into the market by Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple. The phone is manufuctured by Apple Inc. This wonderful device was unveiled at Macworld Conference and Expo which was held at San Francisco in California, USA.The original iPhone had limited functionality when compared to the latest versions of the present day.
This Is The History
After the first iPhone, the second generation was introduced in 2008. It was called iPhone G3. This impressive phone had two storage options; 16GB and 8GB. Unfortunately, it did not last long in the market. Apple discontinued its manufucture. It was replaced by iPhone 3GS.
2007 – iPhone 1
In June 29, 2007 (iPhone 1.0 / Build 1A543a), July 31, 2007 (iPhone 1.0.1 / Build 1C25), August 21, 2007 (iPhone 1.0.2 / Build 1C28).
2008 – Apple iPhone 2 and iPhone 3G
In June 9, 2008, Apple released the new iPhone 3G across 22 countries in two storage options, 8GB and 16GB. The 16GB model was produced in either black or white.
2009 – iPhone 3GS
In June 19, 2009, iPhone 3GS was officially released in June 2009. One device was going at $99. It came with improved features such as high network speed, excellent camera and long battery life. In a period of 7 days after its launch, 1 million devices had been sold.
2010 – iPhone 4 (new design)
June 24, 2010, iPhone 4 was introduced. It featured new hardware and excellent retina display. Unlike the previous versions, it had a front-facing camera. It registered high sales of upto 1.7 million devices in the first 3 days after release.
2011 – iPhone 4s
October 14, 2011, iPhone 4S was launched. It came with new features such as iMessage,Notification centre, Twitter, Reminders and more. Over 4 million devices were sold in the first 7 days after release.
2012 – iPhone 5 (new design)
September 21, 2012, iPhone 5 was introduced.It came with a thin and compact design. It was also lightweight. On top of that, it offered superb performance. It also had unique features such as panarama and low-light mode.
2013 – iPhone 5S and 5C
September 20, 2013, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were released. The former came with Apple 7 chip. It was described as the most forward thinking device in the world which also introduced a revamped visual appearance and other cool new features.
2014 – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (new design)
September 19, 2014, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled. They had a large screen display of 5.5’’. They came with more improved features.
2015 – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
September 25, 2015, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 Plus were launched. They used iOS 9 operating system. They are available in different colors. They feature 3 Touch ID. This allows users to open sub-menus by applying pressure.
2016 – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
September 7, 2016, The latest version is iPhone 7. It comes in different colors such as black, silver and rose gold. It has large storage capacity and comes with top notch features which make it the best iPhone device available in the market.
Please also read the latest news and guide about the iPhone 7 here.
2017 – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
September 2017, (coming soon) read the update of iPhone 8 release date and rumors
In conclusion, the above information is all you need to know about the history of iPhone. Every version has improved features when compared to its predecessor.