The first iPhone

The iPhone is a smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first generation was simply called iPhone, and following subsequent releases has become known as iPhone 1 or Original iPhone. It was announced on January 9 in the year 2007 and introduced in the US on June 29 of the same year. Quadband GSM cellular connectivity along with GPRS and EDGE support for the transferring of data were among its major features. The brain behind the idea of iPhone was former Apple CEO and company founder Steve Jobs, and the project started in the same year. Jobs conceived the idea of a multi-touch screen related to a computer on which one can type directly on the display without using a keyboard or mouse and later he visualized this feature in a mobile phone. With a selected group of Apple Engineers, the project progressed and they called it Project Purple 2.

After the January 9 announcement, the world waited six more months for the release of the first iPhone. It happened on June 29 and thousands of people waited outside the AT&T retail stores to buy them. Within hours, shops reported stock shortage and it also led to burglary and attacks. One million phones sold within 74 days after the release.


To this day, there are nine generations of iPhone models were released. The original one was a GSM phone and the same screen size maintained by the next four generations. The second version, the 3G, was enabled with 3G cellular network features and GPC location detection facilities. It also has a faster processor for high performance and a high-resolution camera which can capture images and videos at 480P.

4/ 4S

The next version, the iPhone 4, offered a higher resolution retina display and a VGA front-facing the camera to enable video calling and other applications. The rear camera also improved to a capacity of 720P video capture. The 4S was its upgraded model. It offered an 8Mp camera with 1080p video recording efficiency. The processor of this model is a quad-core A5 type and this model introduced a natural language voice control system known as Siri.

5/ 5C/ 5S

The iPhone 5 has a dual core A6 type of processor with an increase retina display of four inches. This model introduced new LTE support and a digital Lightning connector. The subsequent version is the 5C. It uses the same A6 processor. It also offers a new backside ignited FaceTime camera and a brand new casing manufactured using polycarbonate. The 5S is the successor of the 5C. It uses a dual-core 64-bit A7 type processor. It has an updated camera with a wider aperture and dual LED flash features. The additional Touch ID fingerprint scanner linked with the home button of this model has fitness tracking capabilities.

6/ 6 Plus

The most recent models of the iPhone – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (which both have plus models at the time of writing) have more screen size. In the 6 it is 4.7 inches and with the 6Plus the screen size is 5.5 inches. These models feature the newest A8 processor along with an M8 motion coprocessor. It was recorded that in March 2015, the sale record of iPhones reached 700 million. In the last four months of 2014 alone they sold 74.5 million.

Though android phones are prominent in the market than iPhones, Apple’s premium offering still reins king in the mobile world, dominating the higher price range with the ever advanced features of the time. They remain the dream phone of millions as the best confidante in the busy mode of daily life. If this phone even takes care of our safety and fitness, who will ever seek another companion to be with?