The first-ever iPhone was unveiled in 2007 by the then CEO and founder of Apple, Steve Jobs. Apple came through with a phone that didn’t have a hardware keypad, and at the time, that was laughable. But fast forward to the release of the iPhone 6 and 6+ – the best-selling iPhone models of all time – Apple has become the leader in smartphone technology. Following the success of the iPod, the iPhone merged engineering and design and created a product that revolutionized smartphones.
Apple has come a long way from its first smartphone that didn’t have 3G, had poor camera quality and was very costly. Here are the major improvements that iPhone has had over the years according to macrumors.com:
- 2008: App Store and 3G network support
- 2009: Personal Hotspot and video recording capabilities
- 2010: New form factor and Retina display
- 2011: Siri and iCloud
- 2012: 4-inch display, Lightning connector, and LTE
- 2013: Touch ID fingerprint sensor
- 2014: 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays
- 2015: 3D Touch, Live Photos, and 4K video recording
- 2016: Waterproofing, dual-lens camera for iPhone 7 Plus, no headphone jack
- 2017: No Home button, 5.8-inch OLED full-screen display, wireless charging, fast charging, Face ID
- 2018: 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED screen sizes, three iPhone lineup
- 2019: Night mode, triple-lens cameras
Watch Steve Job introducing the iPhone to the public for the first time at the Macworld conference decked up in his iconic black turtleneck and blue denim combo.