By selling 8.8 million handsets in the first quarter of 2010, the Apple iPhone has become the most widely sold mobile phone in the US. Read on to peep into the history of this fast selling device. History and Development
iPhone’s history began when Steve Jobs instructed Apple Inc’s top engineers to investigate touch screens and create the iPhone. The development of this device started nearly a decade before it came to the markets in 2007. In 1999, Apple acquired the rights to the domain name iphone.org. Several years later the Apple chief announced that they were opting to invest in advanced mobile handsets. Again in an interview in 2002, Steve Jobs mentioned that Apple was working on a smartphone that would kick start the next generation mobile phone market. After several years of keeping the details of the phone under wraps, Apple announced the launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007. This new innovation had two hundred patents attached to it. During the press conference, Steve Jobs described the iPhone as ‘revolutionary’ and an ‘innovative design’ .The iPhone stood out from its competitors because of its touch screen, advanced features, and minimal hardware. Consumer Response
By the end of 2007, nearly six months after the iPhone went on sale, Apple had sold up to 3 million handsets. At the end of 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone to European countries and to the rest of the world by mid 2008. Due to its worldwide launch, Apple iPhone sales went up to 6 million handsets by mid 2008.These figures made iPhone the fastest selling device of all time. iPhone completely changed Apple’s fortunes and became the company’s most profitable device. iPhone dimensions and features may have changed over the last few years but it remains as popular as ever. iPhone
The iPhone was initially released with two models: an 8 GB model and a 4 GB model. The most distinctive feature of this device was its multi touch screen. Notable features of this...