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The man behind the iPhone vision: Jobs

9 Jan 2007
The man behind the iPhone vision: Jobs
  • Jobs predicted that mobiles would become the most important devices for portable information access.
  • He wanted to develop 'excellent synchronization' software for that.
  • Steve wanted to explore features of a touchscreen and tablet computers on cellphones and that became iPhone's vision.
  • On 9 January 2007 at Macworld convention, Jobs announced the iPhone was to be released later that year and instantly got media's attention.

Apple changes the game, introduced touch with iPhone

29 Jun 2007
Apple changes the game, introduced touch with iPhone
  • The original iPhone was released in the US on 29 June 2007.
  • The original iPhone was launched on AT&T's network only.
  • It introduced the unprecedented multi-touch interface, access to a variety of built-in iOS applications and robust mobile internet functionality.
  • The first-generation 8GB iPhone was available on a 2-year contract and cost $599 (later lowered down to $399 in September 2007).

iPhone 3G announced; to come with 3G networking

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On 11 July 2008, the iPhone 3G hit the American market "complete with 3G networking, better battery life, a slimmer profile, and global positioning system support." It was also released later in 70 other countries.

The all-new iPhone 4

6 Jun 2010
The all-new iPhone 4
  • Jobs unveiled the new iPhone 4 with a 3.5-inch multitouch screen with 960 × 640 resolution. Apple was calling it 'Retina Display'.
  • The size was smaller than its predecessor, 34% thinner and slightly heavier.
  • Its camera had a bigger sensor, was backlit and with bigger lenses.
  • It had a built-in gyroscope, essentially meaning "that it could track movement with a very high precision".

iPhone 5 delivers punch with added awesomeness

21 Sep 2012
iPhone 5 delivers punch with added awesomeness
  • Apart from the iPhone given, this new model had a 4-inch display. The new screen resolution was 1136 x 640.
  • The most dynamic improvement was the iPhone's "display features in-cell touchscreen technology, integrating the touch sensors right into the display itself."
  • It came with LTE web browsing and 8-hour battery life.
  • Apple also added a new Panorama mode to its camera software.

Thinnest, lightest iPhone so far

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Mapping 7.6mm in width and 112 grams in weight, iPhone 5 was the "thinnest and lightest iPhone that Apple has ever made", and was created "entirely" out of glass and aluminum.

iPhone 5s: Fingerprint scanning becomes a reality

20 Sep 2013
iPhone 5s: Fingerprint scanning becomes a reality
  • The iPhone 5s was released with an upgraded iOS 7 software.
  • It came in 3 colors: silver, gold and a new "space gray."
  • However, its standout feature was the Touch ID, that scanned and read the fingerprint to unlock the phone.
  • iPhone also released iPhone 5c with a polycarbonate body and 5 colours- blue, white, black, pink and yellow on 10 September.

iPhone6: The big boys with large displays

9 Sep 2014
iPhone6: The big boys with large displays
  • Apple unveiled its iPhone6 and 6Plus on 9 September 2014.
  • It set a record with the pre-orders of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeding 4 million within its first 24 hours of availability.
  • These phones were Apple's answer to silence competition with larger displays: 4.7 and 5.5 inches (6 and 6plus respectively).
  • Apple upgraded its "cameras, improved LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity".

Apple launches its power gizmos: iPhone6s & 6s Plus

10 Sep 2015
Apple launches its power gizmos: iPhone6s & 6s Plus
  • Apple launched the next generation models of its iPhones-–the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus.
  • Its most powerful feature is the brand-new 3D Touch display. This enables users to "peek" into the content inside of apps.
  • The current versions boast of 2 cameras: iSight camera a new introduction with front-flash.
  • The 16/64/128 GB iPhone6s and 6sPlus are pegged at $199/299/399 and $299/399/499 respectively.

In a first, Apple sales fall short of expectations

27 Jan 2016
In a first, Apple sales fall short of expectations
  • In spite of recording quarterly revenues of $75.9 billion, Apple suspects that there will be a sharp decline in the coming quarter.
  • The California technology titan said that sales of its best-selling device grew by merely 0.4% over the holidays, in comparison with 46% over same period the previous year.
  • Though sales of Apple watches grew, other gadgets (macs, iPads etc) saw declining sales.

Apple unveils iPhone SE and the new iPad

21 Mar 2016
Apple unveils iPhone SE and the new iPad
  • Apple unveiled the iPhone SE and the new iPad Pro; the 4 inch iPhone SE, features an improved camera and hardware and is priced at $399-$499.
  • The new 9.7 inch iPad Pro will be priced at $599-$899.
  • The Apple watch will be re-priced at $299, down from $349.
  • It also launced the CareKit app aimed to give people control over their health and symptoms.

Apple reports its first decline in 13 years

27 Apr 2016
Apple reports its first decline in 13 years
  • In a first since 2003, Apple announced a decline in its quarterly profits, due to the low sales of its top-selling product- iPhones.
  • The world's 2nd most valued company's income in the 2nd quarter stood at "$10.52 billion, or $1.90/share, compared to $13.57 billion, or $2.33/share" in 2015.
  • Apple's revenue suffered a 13% decline, from $58 billion to $50.55 billion. ​