August 15, 2022
On iPhone 15: Here’s How Apple’s First Phone Evolved Into A Beast


Those who have are always on the lookout for upgrades. Those who do not have it secretly desire one. For the Apple geek, owning an iPhone is everything. In short, the saying is ‘the apple of their eye’. Fifteen years ago, Steve Jobs launched one of the most iconic and revolutionary pieces of consumer technology. Standing on stage at the Macworld conference in Moscone West, San Francisco on January 9, 2007, Jobs introduced the world to the original iPhone, which he described as the “widescreen iPod with touch control”, a “revolutionary mobile phone”. , and a “breakthrough Internet communicator”.

The phone he put out in front of everyone had a 3.5-inch LCD display with 480×320 pixels resolution, a thick frame, a physical home button, a Samsung processor and a 2-megapixel camera. Sounds basic, but at the time, it was unlike anything available in the market.

which is said to be his most memorable apple keynote speechJobs had said, “An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone, what have you got? The iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that’s literally five years ahead of any mobile phone. And boy, Was he right!

there were jobs Told“We are all born with the ultimate pointing device – our fingers – and the iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse.”

As the iPhone ages, we see how the now-iconic device has matured since its arrival.

iPhone: The phone was released on June 29, 2007. Initially, it was priced at $499 (approximately Rs 37,000) for the 4GB model, while the 8GB variant was priced at $599 (approximately Rs 44,000 today).

iPhone 3G: A year later, on July 11, 2008, the iPhone 3G was launched. Its price in the US is $ 599, approximately Rs. 44,000 today). Its key features were fast internet access, GPS navigation facility, among others.

iPhone 3GS: Released on June 19, 2009, this phone gave users 32GB of storage system. The camera was upgraded to 3-megapixel, allowing for video recording at 30fps. Users could also send photos and voice recordings through messages. It was available in 3 models – 8GB, 16GB, 32GB.

Iphone 4: The phone was launched on June 24, 2010, and was the first to feature a front-facing camera. This marked the advent of FaceTime video chat. The phone also had a high-resolution Retina display and 512MB of memory.

iPhone 4s: This phone was a big leap from the old version. Launched on October 14, 2011, the camera was upgraded to a staggering 8-megapixels and the storage space was expanded to 64GB. The phone was launched in the US with a retail price of $649.

Iphone 5: On September 21, 2012, about 11 months after the launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple launched the iPhone 5. This was the first version with a 4-inch screen, and the memory was expanded to 1GB.

iPhone 5s and 5c: Both the phones were launched on September 20, 2013. The iPhone 5C came in 4 different colors, making this one of its USPs. For the iPhone 5s, it had features like dual flash, slow-motion video, etc.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: These phones were released on 19 September 2014. The main change here from the previous version was the introduction of a larger screen. While the iPhone 6 had a 4.7-inch screen, the iPhone 6 Plus had a 5.5-inch screen.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus: These 2 models were launched on September 19, 2015, and were more advanced than the previous versions. In the iPhone 6s, the camera was upgraded from the earlier 8M-megapixel to 12-megapixel and the memory was increased from 1GB to 2GB. These phones also had 3D Touch feature.

iPhone SE: This model was introduced on March 31, 2016 as an affordable alternative to the older version. It was small and didn’t have a 3D Touch option.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Launched on 16 September 2016, both these models had better cameras with impressive zoom. The release of these phones also heralded the end of the 16GB model. These phones started with 32GB of storage and went up to 256GB.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: These phones were released on September 22, 2017 and introduced the users to wireless charging. The phone also had glass and aluminum enclosures. The camera had new editing features.

iPhone X: The 13th generation iPhone X was released on November 3, 2017. There was another front-facing camera in it. Portrait mode was also enhanced, which changed the way photos were taken.

iPhone XS, XS Max: The iPhone XS and XS Max were released on September 21, 2018. These phones had a front-facing camera similar to the iPhone X, allowing for better selfies. The A12 Bionic chip, which increased the processing power while maintaining the phone’s battery life, was a major development.

iPhone XR: Compared to the XS and XS Max, it was the more affordable option. Released on October 26, 2018, the phone featured a Liquid Retina HD display, front-facing camera, and more color options than the iPhone XS and XS Max.

iPhone 11, Pro, Pro Max: All 3 models were launched on September 20, 2019. The iPhone 11 had a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and a 12MP second camera on the back of the model. This camera also had several wide and ultra-wide lenses. The iPhone 11 Pro had three 12MP HDR camera lenses. In the end, the iPhone 11 Pro Max was the biggest and most expensive model of that year. It had a Super Retina XDR display and three lenses.

iPhone 12, Mini, Pro, Pro Max: Launched on November 13, 2020, the home screen of these phones had more customization options with widgets. Users can also watch videos or use FaceTime while doing something else.

iPhone 13, Mini, Pro, Pro Max: These models were launched on September 24, 2021. These included major camera improvements, higher storage capacity, battery support hours of non-stop video playback, among others.

Here are some of Twitter’s reactions to the iPhone completing 15 years:

Greg Joswiak, senior vice president of marketing at Apple, shared a clip from Jobs’ 2007 iPhone announcement.

Tony Fadell, who worked directly on the iPhone, asked an interesting question.

Ken Kocienda, who designed the keyboard for the iPhone 2G, tweeted about the “big secret” he kept.

Now, 15 years later, Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 14.


This week on the Orbital, Gadgets 360 podcast, we discuss the iPhone 13, the new iPad and iPad mini, and the Apple Watch Series 7 — and what they mean for the Indian market. orbital is available Apple Podcasts, google podcasts, Spotify, amazon music And wherever you get your podcasts.



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