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Behind the iPhone: Factories in China

Behind the iPhone: Factories in China

Now, the iPhone, its stream of competitors and the resulting flood of smartphone apps have changed society in ways large and small - how we communicate, travel, work and play. However, Apple is not an overnight success story. That didn't actually arrive until July 2008 with the iPhone 3G, and third party apps weren't the only thing missing from the first iPhone.

And with over one billion iPhones now sold globally it seems he was correct in his prediction.

Over the past decade, Apple's stock has been an investor's dream come true.

Some would call this the father of the modern smartphone. It featured a multi-touch display instead of a physical keyboard. It is rumored to launch alongside the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus in September. Despite its drawbacks, the device was still revolutionary at the time, and it undoubtedly shaped Apple, the entire smartphone industry, and perhaps even the entire world, forever. It had its own variety of limitations. The phone, as the name says, had 3G capability which further increased its popularity.

Apple finally changed the initial design with the iPhone 4. This suggests Apple's organic software and services efforts are underperforming the overall platform and are unlikely to accelerate as iPhone user growth slows. It was touted as the thinnest smartphone of the time, and was the first device to feature the famous "Retina Display". Counting the vertically-arranged camera bump, thickness measurements top out at 9.1mm. At its launch, Jobs explained it as: "An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator".

Stopping there already shows the historic bump the iPhone brought to Apple. The phone was durable, light and elegant.

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Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 2014. This 4-inch device was introduced for the hit 5S design, which people considered to be the flawless iPhone design. Launches a new rose metallic colour too. New designs alternating with new hardware and extra features. Some have looked surprisingly legitimate while others have been blatant fakes, but something interesting has happened over the past several weeks - a unified vision of the iPhone 8 has begun to take shape. The iPhone 1 also boasted eight hours of talk time and six hours of internet use, numbers that have been at least doubled on the latest versions.

Innovation is what fuels the intense rivalry between Apple and Google beyond numbers on quarterly reports into the realm of technological advancements.

It couldn't send photos, had no flash and couldn't record videos.

Even Apple's employees didn't know what it would look like.

The phone did not undergo a major redesign with respect to its shape, but it was quite popular as it still had some significant changes. Both phones ditched the headphone jack and were introduced in new jet black, matte black and, more recently, red colors. Hence, the design of the iPhone 8 revealed through its dummy unit certainly can not be dismissed as fake. With water resistance, improved camera and specs, they dropped the mechanical home button with a fully digital lookalike, and also they removed the headphone jack.


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