History of Apple iPhone from First Generation to Latest

I don't feel like we've arrived in August. At least in the next month or two, Apple can be sure to release the latest generation of its flagship smartphone.

In this article, I'll discuss a little about the history of the iPhone from generation to generation, starting from the original version first introduced by the late Steve Jobs himself on the stage of the Macworld Conference & Expo in 2007.

After being rumored for several years, the first generation iPhone finally appeared on January 9, 2007. The label "2G" was anchored behind it by people because at that time its mobile network was limited to EDGE technology only.

What are the advantages of iPhone 2G? First, the largest (at the time) successful multitouch touchscreen gave birth to a completely new way of operating. Steve Jobs also showed off the ability of the iPhone 2G to access Google Maps through his prank ordering 4,000 cups of coffee at Starbucks via phone. Watch his ignorance below.

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The second generation iPhone was introduced at WWDC 2008. As the name implies, it finally brings 3G network support. But the most appropriate update highlighted from the iPhone 3G is in terms of software, where the iPhone OS 2.0 that runs finally presents the App Store. This is where millions of applications and the rise of the mobile gaming industry were born. iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS started a launch pattern that until now Apple still maintains, namely the addition of the "S" which means internal improvements in the same design as its predecessor. At its launch event in 2009, it was said that the "S" on the iPhone 3GS means "Speed", indicating that this smartphone has a much faster performance (2x) than its predecessor. The iPhone 3GS was also the first iPhone to bring video recording features.

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Arguably, this is the first iPhone that managed to make the public widely fascinated, including in Indonesia. Introduced five years ago, the iPhone 4's flagship feature is the Retina Display, where its 3.5-inch display has packed a very sharp 960 x 640 pixel resolution, as well as a new design style that is very elegant. In terms of software, iOS 4 that runs finally introduced multitasking features, as well as a video chat service that we know as FaceTime. iPhone 4S

The iPhone 4S is one of the most historic of Apple's entire career, as just a day after it was announced on October 4, 2011, Steve Jobs breathed his last. The fifth-generation iPhone still retains the design of its predecessor, but is also the first iPhone to be offered in white.

The letter "S" in its name symbolizes "Siri", and it also became the first iPhone to carry a dual-screen processor. As for the software, it runs iOS 5 which introduces iCloud and iMessage services.

Announced in 2012, the iPhone 5 comes with a pretty drastic design change than its predecessor. The shape is thinner and lighter, while the screen extends to 4 inches and the aspect ratio changes from 3:2 to 16:9, but with the same pixel density of 326 ppi. This sixth generation iPhone (not to be confused with the name) had generated controversy because it packed a new port called Lightning, replacing the 30-pin port that has been used since the era of the third generation iPod.

The iPhone 5 is also one of the rarest iPhones. Because, he only had time to be peddled for a year before finally replaced by the iPhone 5C, which is basically the exact same but wrapped in colorful plastic packaging. iPhone 5S

Just two years ago it appeared, the iPhone 5S was the first to be offered in a gold color variant. Although there is no confirmation from Apple, many suspect the letter "S" in its name symbolizes "Security", where the iPhone 5S introduces a fingerprint sensor called Touch ID.

Apple is also proud to introduce its first 64-bit processor through the iPhone 5S. Its fast performance allowed it to record slow-motion video for the first time in the history of the iPhone. In terms of software, it comes with iOS 7 which has a completely different look than since the first generation iPhone was launched.

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Completely different from before, in 2014 Apple introduced two iPhones at once. The size of both is equally swollen, with a screen of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, respectively, and the body continues to thin until the camera lens must stand out alone. In addition to the radical design changes, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are also the first to pack NFC chips so users can enjoy apple pay electronic payment services.

Picture: Apple. Header image: iPhone 6 via Shutterstock.

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