The Apple iPhone is celebrating her birthday today, because the iPhone is 5! Exactly five years ago was the first Apple iPhone in U.S. sales. A revolutionary product whose descendants now have an incredible impact on the mobile scene. Thank you Steve, thank you Apple, thank you iPhone!
For its fifth birthday, the iPhone looks back on a proud career. More than 250 million times the phone has been sold since its market launch.
Here, the iPhone as an absolute outsider in a traditional industry had gone to the starting line. Meanwhile, the industry is completely reorganized. Few manufacturers have not at least one phone in our portfolio that resembles the iPhone. Nokia, once the proud leader, had to descend from the throne. Only Google – also newcomer – with its Android phones keeps Apple’s iOS still at a distance.
A touch-screen and a single button – this was the recipe for the “reinvention of the phone.” By 2007, mobile phones were bulky and heavy formerly “bony” to ever smaller and more portable devices changed. All had in common, however, a relatively small screen and the phone’s keyboard, which could be written by a second assignment with letters and text messages. The slowly emerging use of mobile Internet was through the small space on the displays so clearly defined boundaries.
Unlike previously, often labyrinthine menus structured mobile phones of the great leader, the iPhone can not take advantage in manual mode. And on the App Store, it is equipped with applications without detour. – millions of small add-on programs have been formed within the past five years its own ecosystem. It seems hardly something to give, what in doubt, do not be accomplished with an app. With its various Apple iPhone models usually do not even played at the forefront of modern mobile technologies – but that does not have the user interested.Technological weaknesses ironed out Apple’s play with the design and the popularity of its brand.
Mobile operators opened up new revenue streams via the iPhone’s mobile data usage. So it could afford Apple the first mobile phone manufacturer to enter into exclusive partnership with a provider.
After the absolutely remarkable iPhone Keynote and the first Apple iPhone TV commercial (Video below) is 5 years ago today the first Apple iPhone in the stores. Incredible how this piece of technology that has made the task (without stylus ) either phone, MP3 player and Internet device to put it in A, has started to conquer the whole world … and was successful …
The 5th Anniversary of the Apple iPhone … we look forward to the 6th Generation or the new iPhone 5 this year!