2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
13 years ago - on January 9, 2007, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the world to the company's touchscreen smartphone, called the iPhone. Sales started only six months later - on June 29, 2007. For that time, the device of the Cupertino company was very innovative and interesting.
Before the iPhone appeared on the mobile market, smartphones were quite large and consisted of two parts: a screen and a keyboard. Moreover, in most cases, their ratio was 1: 1.
Even though it was possible to browse Internet content, users could not open full versions of websites. In this regard, companies had to develop the simplest mobile versions of their resources.
However, this was all before the advent of the iPhone, which changed the state of affairs in the smartphone market. It should be noted that by modern standards, the first iPhone was a rather primitive gadget with many software and hardware limitations.
As you can see in the picture above, the iPhone looked much prettier than other smartphones existing at that time.
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There was no 3G or LTE
The first Apple smartphone didn't even have 3G support. Cellular data transmission could only be carried out using the EDGE standard, or 2G, which is rather slow.
There was no App Store and popular apps
10 years ago, there was no App Store, that is, iPhone owners could not enjoy Angry Birds, Instagram, Vkontakte client or any other entertainment applications. Agree, today it is the programs that are the advantage of the smartphone from Apple, because they allow you to use all the functionality of the device.
There was no wallpaper support - exclusively black background
If today users can choose any image as their home screen or lock screen wallpaper, then at that time an exclusively black background was available. Wallpaper setting was not available.
Lack of "Copy" and "Paste" functions
Only three years after the first iPhone was released, engineers have implemented Cut, Copy and Paste functions in the smartphone. As for synchronizing a smartphone, for this, for 5 years, it was necessary to connect an iPhone to a computer (now there is the possibility of Wi-Fi synchronization).
Typing only in portrait mode
When typing in SMS and email applications, the keyboard only worked in portrait mode. Sending photos via regular message was not available.
Lack of GPS
While traveling, I still had to use a regular GPS navigator.
4 GB storage
The first iPhone came with just 4GB of built-in storage. With the release of the iPhone XS in 2018, Apple smartphones got a version with an impressive 512GB built-in storage.
2 megapixel camera without video recording
The smartphone was equipped with a 2 megapixel camera, which, among other things, could not shoot video. There was no Action Center, Siri, and Control Center back then.
Summing up, it is worth noting that since the advent of the first touchscreen smartphone Apple devices of this type have become much "smarter", faster and prettier. Be that as it may, do not forget that practically with the iPhone the path of "evolution" of touch devices began.
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