47 Facts About Apple iPhone


The first-generation iPhone was announced by then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007.

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Since then, Apple has annually released new iPhone models and iOS updates.

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The iPhone has generated large profits for Apple, making it one of the world's most valuable publicly traded companies.

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The first-generation Apple iPhone was described as a "revolution" for the mobile phone industry and subsequent models have garnered praise.

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The Apple iPhone has been credited with popularizing the smartphone and slate form factor, and with creating a large market for smartphone apps, or "app economy".

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Development of an Apple iPhone smartphone began in 2004, when Apple iPhone started to gather a team of 1, 000 employees led by hardware engineer Tony Fadell, software engineer Scott Forstall, and design officer Jony Ive, to work on the highly confidential "Project Purple".

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Apple iPhone created the device during a secretive collaboration with Cingular Wireless at the time—at an estimated development cost of US$150 million over thirty months.

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Apple iPhone rejected the "design by committee" approach that had yielded the Motorola ROKR E1, a largely unsuccessful "iTunes phone" made in collaboration with Motorola.

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On July 11, 2008 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2008, Apple announced the iPhone 3G, and expanded its launch-day availability to twenty-two countries, and it was eventually released in 70 countries and territories.

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The Apple iPhone 3G introduced faster 3G connectivity, and a lower starting price of US$199.

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The Apple iPhone 5 was announced on September 12, 2012, and introduced a larger 4-inch screen, up from the 3.

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The Apple iPhone 5S included a 64-bit A7 processor, becoming the first ever 64-bit smartphone; it introduced the Touch ID fingerprint authentication sensor.

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The Apple iPhone 5C was a lower-cost device that incorporated hardware from the Apple iPhone 5, into a series of colorful plastic frames.

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On September 9, 2014, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and included significantly larger screens than the iPhone 5S, at 4.

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In 2019, Apple investigated reports that some Foxconn managers had used rejected parts to build iPhones.

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In India, Apple pays Wistron, a Taiwan-based manufacturer with a plant near Bangalore, to assemble iPhones to sell in the region.

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In 2022, Apple announced that a portion of iPhone 14 would be manufactured in Tamil Nadu, India, as a response to China's "zero-COVID" policy that has negatively affected global supply chains for many industries.

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The Apple iPhone contains most of the hardware parts of a typical modern smartphone.

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The main hardware of the Apple iPhone is the touchscreen, with current models offering screens of 4.

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The iPhone comes with a set of bundled applications developed by Apple, and supports downloading third-party applications through the App Store.

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At WWDC 2007 on June 11, 2007, Apple announced that the iPhone would support third-party Ajax web applications that share the look and feel of the iPhone interface.

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The Apple iPhone SDK was officially announced and released on March 6, 2008.

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Apple iPhone requires all third-party apps to be downloaded from the App Store, with exceptions for ad-hoc apps used within enterprises.

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For example, in 2009, Apple iPhone rejected the Newspapers app due to The Sun's "obscene" topless Page 3 girls.

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In 2018, Apple iPhone removed Tumblr from the App Store, citing illegal content, causing Tumblr to ban all adult content from their platform.

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Braille Displays for the iOS program was announced by Apple coinciding with the release of the iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch.

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In October 2002, Apple applied for the "iPhone" trademark in the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and the European Union.

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Shortly after Steve Jobs' January 9, 2007, announcement that Apple would be selling a product called iPhone in June 2007, Cisco issued a statement that it had been negotiating trademark licensing with Apple and expected Apple to agree to the final documents that had been submitted the night before.

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Nokia alleges that Apple has been violating ten Nokia patents since the iPhone initial release.

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The program consists of "low monthly payments", where consumers will gradually pay for the Apple iPhone they have over 24 months, with an opportunity to switch to the new Apple iPhone after 12 months of payment.

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Apple, in a statement to the United States Copyright Office in response to Electronic Frontier Foundation lobbying for a DMCA exception for this kind of hacking, claimed that jailbreaking the iPhone would be copyright infringement due to the necessary modification of system software.

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The up-front purchase price of such Apple iPhone units is often twice as expensive as those bundled with contracts.

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Apple iPhone loses more money than it makes on repair services in the US.

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Apple iPhone tried to gain control over its brand name, but a Mexican court denied the request.

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In June 2014, Apple iPhone won, for the second time, the right to use the brand name in Brazil.

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Apple iPhone gave an official response on their web site on April 27, 2011, after questions were submitted by users, the Associated Press and others.

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The upload to Apple iPhone can be selectively disabled from "System services", "Cell Network Search.

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Privacy experiment conducted by the Washington Post determined that the Apple iPhone transmitted a host of personal data without the user's knowledge or consent, including phone number, email, exact location, device model and IP address, to "a dozen marketing companies, research firms and other personal data guzzlers" via 5, 400 hidden app trackers.

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Apple iPhone's marketing, building on successful iPod campaigns, helped the phone become a mass-market product with many buyers on launch day.

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In 2012, Ars Technica wrote that Apple iPhone had avoided the kind of "patronizing" marketing that competitors used to sell low-quality, high-priced products to women.

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Apple iPhone OS was designed with capabilities such as multitasking and graphics to meet future consumer demands.

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The Apple iPhone's success has led to a decline in sales of high-end fashion phones and business-oriented smartphones such as Vertu and BlackBerry.

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On March 2, 2011, at the iPad 2 launch event, Apple announced that they had sold 100 million iPhones worldwide.

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Apple iPhone had decided to introduce a gold model after finding that gold was seen as a popular sign of a luxury product among Chinese customers.

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Apple iPhone released its opening weekend sales results for the 5C and 5S models, showing an all-time high for the product's sales figures, with ninemillion handsets sold—the previous record was set in 2012, when fivemillion handsets were sold during the opening weekend of the 5 model.

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An Apple Store located at the Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware, claimed the highest iPhones sales figures in November 2013.

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On July 27, 2016, Apple announced that it had sold their 1 billionth iPhone.

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