iPhone 2G to iPhone SE: Interesting facts about the devices
It has been almost a decade since technology leaders Apple introduced the first ever iPhone in the market in 2007. The company’s first smartphone was the iPhone 2G (originally iPhone 1), which was announced on January 9, 2007. With the launch of this device, sales went over the rooftops and the company subsequently announced the iPhone 3G in 2008. Under the leadership of Steve jobs, the company released 4 massively successful devices, and Tim Cook carried forward the legacy after Jobs passed away in 2011. Today, we will take a stroll down the memory lane and state some interesting facts about each iPhone.
iPhone 2G (Orginal iPhone): Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, at the time, said that the 2G won’t appeal to customers as it did not have a keyboard. Contrary to what he said, the iPhone 2G became one of the most desired smartphone in 2007.
iPhone 3G: A year after Apple released the iPhone 3G in June 9, 2008. Do you know why it was called the iPhone 3G? This was the first smartphone to offer browsing speeds that exceeded EDGE—with download speeds up to 1.4Mbps as compared to a max 135Kbps on an EDGE network.
iPhone 3GS: While the 3 and 3GS looked alike, the later was much more advanced when it came to performance. Did you ever wonder what the ‘S’ stood for in the iPhone 3GS? The 3GS introduced users to faster operating speeds and snappier performance with the introduction of a faster processor.
iPhone 4: The iPhone 4 brought massive changes in comparison to the 3GS. The new handset brought close to 100 new features including a front-facing camera, sleep/wake button, and headset input. This was also the last smartphone unveiled by Steve Jobs.
iPhone 4S: Now this is the phone which really broke all barriers for the company and introduced a slew of new features including SIRI, and a new 8MP iSight camera.
iPhone 5: This was the first 4-inch iPhone and was released in the year 2012. The 4-inch display still remains one of the most preferred among users.
iPhone 5C: Well, this is perhaps the least desirable iPhone ever made. Based on the 2012 iPhone 5, this device looks funky but couldn’t match up to the expectations people had from it.
iPhone 5S: This iPhone will always be evolutionary as this was one of the first devices to offer a fingerprint scanner or TouchID. This device was released in 2013 and still remains one of the best Apple devices.
iPhone 6: The iPhone 6 was Apple’s attempt to offer a large-screen 4.7-inch device along with M8 motion compressor better camera stabilization features, and an upgraded A8 SoC. FHD recording was also included with the device. Also, this was the first iPhone to include Apple Pay via NFC.
iPhone 6 Plus: Apart from the larger 5.5-inch display, the 6 Plus has only one major difference from the iPhone 6—Optical image stabilisation.
iPhone 6S: Now this is truly the best iPhone till date which comes with numerous new features such as a upgraded camera, Live Photos, 4K recording, and 3D Touch. Not to forget the updated A9 SoC and M9 motion compressors.
iPhone 6S Plus: Just like the iPhone 6 Plus, this is just a bigger iteration of the iPhone 6S.
iPhone SE: Well, the latest addition to Apple’s list of amazing devices. The smaller 4-inch iPhone Se incorporates the 2013-iPhone 5S’ design along with 6S’s configuration. However, the 3D touch feature was not included in this handset.