Did the iPhone really revolutionize the phone?

Posted: March 14, 2012 in iPhone
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The iPhone was introduced on  January 9, 2007 by Steve Jobs at the Macworld Convention. Jobs really believed that small tablet PC’s and PDA’s wasn’t an industry for Apple to get into. Apple wanted to get into the cell-phone industry. They started with the iPhone. When it was first introduced, Steve Jobs said, that the iPhone will revolutionize the phone. Was Steve Jobs quote right?

Mobile-phone came out in the early 1990’s. They completely changed how people communicated with each other. Think about the first mobile phone that was made. It was almost as big as a brick. It had a long antenna and the call quality was completely terrible compared to today. Those phones couldn’t get onto the internet nor have any entertainment options. Some probably didn’t even have screens. The first popular smart-phone came out in 1993. It was an IBM phone with a touchscreen and email. Then there was the Palm Pilot, then Windows CE, then Symbian, then Blackberry, and in 2007, the Apple iPhone. Android was developed around a year later and later came Windows Phone 7 and so on.

The iPhone at launch, for some, was really stupid and the OS was really “un-advanced”. After iPhone OS 2.0 came out, the iPhone got applications and a more variety of features. That’s when the iPhone was gaining some attention. Overall, the iPhone had a really slow and gradual popularity rate. People just didn’t like the iPhone and didn’t want it. When the iPhone 2G was introduced, this all somewhat changed. The iPhone was starting to get really big with many entertainment options and more features. It was a really unique phone at the time. The unique design is what made it so popular. Not many phones, back then during the iPhone 2G time, didn’t have touch-screens. Now if you take a look at the majority of smart-phones in the market, they all have touch-screens. Of course that there were touch-screen phones before the iPhone but the iPhone pushed that technology further. The iPhone set standards for the smart phone market.

So did the iPhone really revolutionize the phone? I would have to say yes. Think about what smart phones would be like today without Apple nor the iPhone. I would have to say, really different.

  1. a vitamin says:

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