The History of the Iphone

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The History of the iPhone By selling 8.8 million handsets in the first quarter of 2010, the Apple iPhone has become the most widely sold mobile phone in the US. Read on to peep into the history of this fast selling device. History and Development iPhone’s history began when Steve Jobs instructed Apple Inc’s top engineers to investigate touch screens and create the iPhone. The development of this device started nearly a decade before it came to the markets in 2007. In 1999, Apple acquired the rights to the domain name iphone.org. Several years later the Apple chief announced that they were opting to invest in advanced mobile handsets. Again in an interview in 2002, Steve Jobs mentioned that Apple was working on a smartphone that would…show more content…
Criticism The iPhone has been so well received device by the public because it provides innovative and revolutionary technology. But this doesn’t imply that it’s immune to criticism. It has been openly criticized by consumers and industry professionals for its poor battery life. The JD Power and Associate consumer satisfaction survey gave Apple a low grade on battery life. In response, Apple started replacing the malfunctioning batteries for free. Most recently, consumers have been complaining about the iPhone’s antenna problem. The metal bands surrounding the iPhone 4 also act as antennas for reception. When the user grips the phone towards the bottom, it drops the signal. Steve Jobs has responded to this problem by offering free bumper cases to iPhone 4 users. Impact of the iPhone The iPhone is the most innovative phone of all time. It’s a trendsetter. Whenever a new iPhone model hits the market, hundreds of buyers stand outside cellular stores waiting for hours to get their hands on the device. It is a remarkable, all in one technological device geared towards the general public and it is still hugely popular. Glossary * IPhone – a combination camera phone, PDA, multimedia player, and wireless communication device made by Apple Inc.. * Handset – the part of a telephone that is held up to speak into and listen to. * US – United States. * Mobile phone – a telephone which is connected to the telephone system by radio instead of by a
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