It’s been about 15 years since former Apple CEO Steve Jobs launched iPhone. The smartphone has not only changed the way we view phones, it has also made us believe that a small device can do so much more than we thought. The legend of the iPhone is as attractive as you can imagine. It has been the leader of its time and has several innovative features. so, we looked at the 15 good facts about iPhone.
Here are the 15 most interesting & good facts about iPhone you would love to learn!
1- 5 good facts about iPhone
- In 1983, the first iPhone was conceived :
With a pen-controlled interface, Apple computer developer Hartmut Esslinger has designed a landline phone in 1983 that mirrored iPhone and iPad features today.
- The Announce of iPhone :
The first iPhone was introduced to the world by the former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. It was January 9, 2007, he announced the release of iPhone in San Francisco, California. He said ‘Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone’ in his address and showed to the world a revolutionary touchscreen phone.
- Release of iPhone :
iPhone was released in the USA(united states) on June 29, 2007. At that time, 2 iPhone models were released. The difference between the 2 models was in the price and the internal memory. The 4GB model was priced at $499 and the 8GB model was priced at $599.
- What is the meaning of “i” in iPhone :
The letter ‘I’ seems in the name of every Apple device. But do you know that what this “i” means? Steve jobs explained that the letter “i” in the iPhone and all its other devices stands for “internet”.
- iPhone was not the first smartphone :
IBM is widely credited for making the world’s first smartphone : Simon-a device which went on sale in 1994 and had a touchscreen, email capability and a handful of in-built apps.
6 – 10 good facts about iPhone
- In iPhone advertisement , it’s always 9:42 a.m. :
The time displayed on all apple devices in ads, commercials and promotional materials in 9:42 am: Steve jobs had announced the very first iPhone at exactly 9:42 am in 2007.
However, the recent ads and promotions of apple have changed the time to 9:41 am.
- The iPhone was named the best invention of the year :
The iPhone was awarded the Prestigious title of “invention of the year” by Times Magazine in 2007.
- More than a fifth of all smartphones sold globally at the end of 2021 were iPhones :
With 22% of all smartphone sales worldwide, Apple is the top player in the smartphone market, followed by Samsung and Xiaomi.
- The concept of “app store” firstly launched by the Apple :
Almost every smartphone these days comes with a pre-installed app store. On the other hand, Apple was the pioneer of this trend. They were the first who allow consumers to legally download and install apps from the ‘App Store’. The Apple’s App Store provide more than 2.2 million iPhone applications in January 2017.
- EULA(End User License Agreement) of iPhone :
Have you ever read the EULA (End User License Agreement) of Apple devices and services? There is also an interesting fact about this. It is a document of approximately 18,000 words. But, most of you may not have read it.
However, in that document, it is stated that you cannot use Apple devices and services to create nuclear bombs, missiles, chemical or biological weapons. Interesting, right?
11 – 15 good facts about iPhone
- iPhone 2012:
2012 was a golden period for Apple. Because there are reports saying that Apple sold around 3,50,000 iPhones per day in 2012.
- Total number of iPhones sold:
Unfortunately, Apple officially announced that it will no longer share iPhone sales figures back on November 1, 2018. So, we don’t know the current iPhone sales figures. But, We can tell you the number from 2007 to 2018, though.
Reports indicate that Apple has sold more than 2.3 billion iPhone units during this period. And in 2018 alone, they sold around 220 million iPhones.
- Samsung made processors for Apple :
Apple has many rivals in the smartphone industry. However, among them, the most important would undoubtedly be Samsung. But, behind all this stuff, there is a good relationship between Apple and Samsung. In fact, Samsung has made processors for Apple iPhones in the past. However, now TSMC(Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has been making the processors for Apple’s iPhones.
- Number of iPhone users :
At present, there are about 900 million iPhone users in the world. Among them, mostly the users are from China. The second country after China is the USA. Currently, there are over 110 million iPhone users in the United States. It is about 45% of all smartphone users in the USA.by
15. All 36 iPhone ever released by Apple :
Over the past 15 years, Apple has manufactured 36 iPhones. However, only 11 of these smartphones are still on the market. Here is the full list of iPhones ever made by Apple and their lifespans.
Apple iPhone – (2007 – 2008)
iPhone 3G – (2008 – 2010)
iPhone 3GS – (2009 – 2012)
Apple iPhone 4 – (2010 – 2013)
iPhone 4S – (2011 – 2014)
iPhone 5 – (2012 – 2013)
Apple iPhone 5C – (2013 – 2015)
iPhone 5S – (2013 – 2016)
iPhone 6 – (2014 – 2016)
Apple iPhone 6 Plus – (2014 – 2016)
iPhone 6S – (2015 – 2018)
iPhone 6S Plus – (2015 – 2018)
Apple iPhone SE (1st) – (2016 – 2018)
iPhone 7 – (2016 – 2019)
iPhone 7 Plus – (2016 – 2019)
Apple iPhone 8 – (2017 – 2020)
iPhone 8 Plus – (2017 – 2020)
iPhone X – (2017 – 2018)
Apple iPhone XR – (2018 – 2021)
iPhone XS – (2018 – 2019)
iPhone XS Max – (2018 – 2019)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro – (2019 – 2020)
iPhone 11 Pro Max – (2019 – 2020)
iPhone 12 Pro – (2020 – 2021)
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max – (2020 – 2021)
iPhone 11 – (2019 – present)
iPhone SE (2nd) – (2020 – present)
Apple iPhone 12 – (2020 – present)
iPhone 12 Mini – (2020 – present)
iPhone 13 – (2021 – present)
Apple iPhone 13 Mini – (2021 – present)