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The Evolution Of The Iphone.

iPhones have been there for nearly 10 years now. It all started when Steve Jobs introduced it to us back in 2007.

iPhone (First Generation)

The first Phone was unveiled in 2007 when touch phones weren’t too mainstream and phones such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Motorola were dominating the market. It was a mere 3.5 inch screen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. It had the basics, such as a camera and 8GB storage. This was the phone that revolutionized and laid the groundwork for the phones that we use today. It had mixed reviews as it was quite an unfamiliar device but it was hugely popular.

Model 3G

The 3G phone was released in 2008 bringing with it largely similar specs but with software enhancements, 3G connectivity and GPS. It was a minor update to the first model.

Model 3Gs

The 3Gs was released in 2009. This too was very similar to the model 3G but it was twice as fast.

Model 4

In 2010 Apple unveiled the iPhone 4. It was a redesign, the front and back of the phone was made by glass. It was hard glass but was easily cracked. Repairs were officially done through Apple which cost quite a bit and phone repair Hong Kong that were much cheaper. It was the first phone to have a retina display where the screen was of high resolution and not seen in any other phones.

Model 4s

Similar to the iPhone 4 but with a dual core processor made this phone fastest available. Apple had begun the yearly ‘s’ update at the time. It was not complete redesign but included a speed bump and Siri, Apples virtual assistant.

Model 5

It was a redesign year and the first phone by Apple to arrive with a 4 inch screen. This was much slimmer than any previous models. It featured a faster processor, better camera and other features in a thinner profile.

Model 5s and 5c

In 2013 Apple unveiled 2 phones. The ‘s’ model update and a cheaper iPhone 5C. The 5c was basically similar to the 5 but in a plastic body. The 5s bought new features such as the move to 64bit processors, touch ID and the motion processor.

Model 6 and 6 Plus

This year too Apple released 2 models. The 6 was a redesign with 4.7 inch and the 6 Plus was 5.5 inches with a Full HD display. Both phones were designed the same with new features such as faster processor, NFC and Apple pay.

Model 6s and 6s Plus

The ‘s’ year upgrade brought the force touch or 3D touch, which enabled different levels of touch. Other new features were a faster processor, a higher resolution camera and 4K video support.

Model 7 and 7 Plus

The current and latest releases by Apple brought only a minor redesign. Apple removed the audio jack and introduced wireless earphones. Other features include a touch based home button, quad core processor and dual camera set up for the iPhone 7 Plus.

The phones of Apple have been in the forefront of innovation from day 1. But in recent years there have been criticism as to there being stagnation in innovation. Sales have slightly suffered due to this as the competition is stepping up their game. There are rumors as to what apple will bring to their new devices. We have to wait till the next release by Apple to see what they really bring to the table.