The iPhone is five years old

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The product that revolutionized the market for mobile communications and accumulated 250 million units sold and has made 120,000 million profit for Apple | There are indications that in the next five years the iPhone will be more difficult to competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy


The iPhone from Apple , the product created by Steve Jobs revolutionized the telephone maracdo the phone, serving five years on the market backed by an overwhelming success. Today, with his “father” disappeared, and have sold 250 million units, with 120,000 million profit for the company.

On January 9, 2007, the late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, introduced the world to a new terminal that promised to revolutionize the field of mobile devices.Responsible for developing it was Apple. However, the history of the iPhone was launched in 2005, when Jobs returned to Apple after he began to investigate these devices with capacitive screen. That year, several engineers began to investigate under the tutelage of Jobs. Apple created the iPhone exclusive collaboration of AT & T Mobility, at an estimated cost of $ 150 million (about 118 million euros) over a period of thirty months.

The iPhone, which was more intuitive than the other phones did not include a physical keyboard. Betting on a screen of 3.5 inches multi capacitive, resistive instead of that looked most devices of this class. Thus, neither needed a keyboard stylus simply fingers. The iPhone 2G was released in U.S. on June 29, 2007, so today marks five years since the first time a consumer placed his fingers on the device.

During that time, there are new upgrades, j and also a good deal of controversy about the new concept mobile phone designed by Apple. The iPhone has five versions, divided into three generations. After the first iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G, Steve Jobs returned in 2009 to introduce a new smartphone improved, the iPhone 3G. This new version of the third generation iPhone had the same design as the 3G, but with improved hardware, up to two times faster than its predecessor when it comes to loading web pages or run applications. Had a new 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and video recording, voice control, compass and integrated support for Nike + iPod, Apple’s multimedia player.

iPhone 4 and 4S

Just two years ago, in June 2010, again Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone 4. The fourth-generation iPhone had a new design, both physically and in terms of hardware. With the Apple A4 chip, incorporating 512 MB of RAM, an IPS LCD panel for high resolution Retina Display and 2 cameras, a 5-megapixel back with an option to record in high definition at 720p and the other VGA in the front to make video calls. Although the next version of iPhone was not so different from its predecessor, it does enough things had changed when he saw the light within the company.

In October 2011 Tim Cook, replacing Steve Jobs pancreatic cancer patient at that time and about to die-introduced the iPhone 4S. The 4S is an improved version of the iPhone 4, Apple A5 processor dual-core, 8 megapixel camera that allows users to make better quality photos and making videos in high definition at 1080p. It also incorporates improvements in battery with an optimization of the duration. Finally, the iPhone 4S with Siri, the voice recognition system 4S exclusive iPhone that allows users to interact with the terminal with voice commands.

There has been a revolution in terms of use, but it has encouraged other companies to investigate and progress in this direction. Highlights the case of Google, which currently offers an experience of more universal voice control and satisfactory in Android. Without going any further, during the Google I / O, which is celebrated these days, revealed that with 4.1 Jelly Bean can be used ‘offline’ .

Figures from the iPhone

Five years later, the promise of Jobs and Apple to revolutionize the world has come true, since all iPhone models launched since that date have been a success. According to a study by Strategy Analytics, the company and collected by the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail– have sold 250 million units of iPhone models, thanks to which Apple has achieved a turnover of 150,000 million (120,000 million) worldwide.

“The iPhone has become a huge generator of cash and profits for Apple,” says the executive director of Strategy Analytics, Neil Mawston. However, for the coming years, Mawston says that this growth will stagnate, especially for the great competition in the market. “There are indications that in the next five years the iPhone will be more difficult. Some mobile operators are concerned about the high cost of iPhone subsidies, while competitors like Samsung is expanding its portfolio of devices with the Galaxy family” 

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