iPhone Birthday Celebrations

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iPhone Birthday Celebrations
A retrospective on Apple’s Game Changer.

June 29th 2007. The day Pixar’s Ratatouille hit cinemas.

This day five years ago Apple launched its prolific Smartphone unto the world. And as trendy as it is to attack Apple for their awkward practices and bald-yourself-pulling-out-hair-in-frustration iTunes updates, it’s worth remembering the iPhone really was the catalyst in this personal, mobile information revolution that still shapes our lives, bank balances and the woven seams of our trouser pockets.

So to celebrate, how about some Truth Bombs!?

• Each iPhone iteration (iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S) has accompanied one of the five major iOS releases.

• In Q3 2007, 0.27 million iPhones were sold worldwide according to Apple’s Fiscal figures

• For Q2 2012, that figure is 35.10 million and counting!

• The estimated development cost of the original iPhone project was $150m over the course of 30 months

Apple’s App Store launched on only July 10th 2008 – That roughly the same time The Dark Knight was released in cinemas!

• It originally launched with 500 apps. Now it boasts more than 1000 times that number.

• Back in 2007, Apple Paid $1m for the iPhone.com domain name. It’s worth clarifying, they’re not usually this expensive...

• Within the first three days of its availability, 1.7 million iPhone 4 units were sold

• June 8th, 2009, within the same 2 month timeframe as J.J. Abrams Star Trek, the App Store passed the 1billion downloads mark.

Apple has filed 200 patent applications in relation to its coveted iPhone technology

• TheiPhone 4’s aluminosilicate glass is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic. Which plastic in particular? Well, I don’t know. But it’s pretty impressive!


Five years is an alarmingly brief time frame for the expression “There’s an App for that!” to become a global idiom. These days the very notion of NOT having a camera, radio, telephone, music player and magical touchscreen internet machine in your pocket borders on the unthinkable.

And you can thank the iPhone and its various iterations for the spreading to particular compulsive need.

Speaking of which, a gold star for whoever’s owned 3 or more of the following...


iPhone

DISPLAY: 89 mm (3.5 in) glass LCD, 3:2 aspect ratio
STORAGE: 4, 8 or 16 GB, 128MB DRAM
CPU: 620 MHz ARM 1176JZ(F)-S
CAMERA: 2.0 Megapixel, f/2.8
DIMENSIONS: 115.0 mm x 61.0 mm x 11.6 mm
FEATURES: USB 2.0

iPhone 3G

DISPLAY: 89 mm (3.5 in) glass LCD, 3:2 aspect ratio
STORAGE: 8/16 GB, 128MB DRAM
CPU: 620 MHz ARM 1176JZ(F)-S
CAMERA: 2.0 Megapixel, f/2.8
DIMENSIONS: 115.5 mm x 62.1 mm x 12.3 mm
FEATURES: USB 2.0, Assisted GPS, mic Earphones
















iPhone 3GS

DISPLAY: 89 mm (3.5 in) glass LCD, 3:2 aspect ratio
STORAGE: 8, 16 or 32 GB, 256 MB DRAM
CPU: 833 MHz ARM Cortex-A8
CAMERA: 3.0 Megapixel, f/2.8, VGA video at 30 frame/s
DIMENSIONS: 115.5 mm x 62.1 mm x 12.3 mm
FEATURES: Voice control, digital compass, Nike+, camera tap to focus (iOS 4.0+) USB 2.0, Assisted GPS, mic and remote Earphones













iPhone 4

DISPLAY: 89 mm (3.5 in) glass LCD, 3:2 aspect ratio
STORAGE: 8, 16 or 32 GB, 512 MB DRAM
CPU: 1 GHz Apple A4
CAMERA: Rear- 5.0 Megapixel, f/2.8, 720p HD video at 30 frame/s, Front- 0.3 Megapixel (VGA) 480p VGA video at 30 frame/s
DIMENSIONS: 115.2 mm x 58.66 mm x 9.3 mm
FEATURES: Voice control, digital compass, Nike+, camera tap to focus (iOS 4.0+) USB 2.0, Assisted GPS, mic and remote Earphones, 3-axis gyroscope, Dual-microphone noise suppression, microSIM, rear camera LED flash











iPhone 4S

DISPLAY: 89 mm (3.5 in) glass LCD, 3:2 aspect ratio
STORAGE: 16, 32 or 64 GB, 512 MB DRAM
CPU: 1 GHz Dual-core Apple A5
CAMERA: Rear- 8.0 Megapixel, f/2.4 1080p Full HD video at 30 frame/s, Front- 0.3 Megapixel (VGA) 480p VGA video at 30 frame/s
DIMENSIONS: 115.2 mm x 58.66 mm x 9.3 mm
FEATURES: Voice control, digital compass, Nike+, camera tap to focus (iOS 4.0+) USB 2.0, Assisted GPS, mic and remote Earphones, 3-axis gyroscope, Dual-microphone noise suppression, microSIM, rear camera LED flash, Siri (beta) voice assistant and GLONASS support


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