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The grand success of the iPhone was soon followed

How the iPhone has evolved over the years

The production of the iPhone can attributed to Steve Job’s diktat to the Apple engineers to research more in the touch screen and tablet technology. The development of the Newton Message Pad played a very important role in creating the iPhone. Like the Newton Pad, the iPad is sleek and has very few buttons. The sleek looks and design of the iPad can be attributed to Jonathan Ive who is the head of design at Apple.

In 2003, Jobs realized the huge potential market for a PDA and that traditional hand held devices were not a good market for Apple to enter. He directed the Apple engineers to focus their energies on iTunes for the development of potent synchronization software. The iTunes was first launched in collaboration with Motorola in it Moto ROKR device. The poor performance of the ROKR forced Jobs to discontinue its contract with Motorola. The ROKR had certain hardware limitations which propelled Jobs to create an independent product – the iPhone. The Macworld convention in 2007 saw Apple unveil the iPhone, and since then there was no looking back for Apple.

The iPhone was described by Jobs as a wide screen iPod with hand controls and a breakthrough internet communications device. Apple iPhone uses the Safari browser which is much faster and even allows you to download 3rd party vendor apps and software. The predecessors of the iPhone 2 could run only on an AT&T telecom connection. Apple users started jail breaking the iPhone software to discontinue AT&T services. This was done away by Apple by providing an option to discontinue AT&T services by paying $178 on purchase.

The grand success of the iPhone was soon followed by the introduction of the iPhone 3G in the markets. Again, Apple enthusiasts lined up outside the stores to buy the iPhone 3G. The complaints of the customers about its steep price, coupled with the introduction of the iPhone 4 in the market prompted for a decrease in the prices of iPhone 3G. Such is the success of the iPhone that over 78 million phones were sold off by 2010 itself, surpassing the sales of the Mac combined over the years. The success of the iPhone can be measured from the fact that within one year of the declaration of iPhone and 6 months of its launch, Apple stock prices shot up to $180. Released in 2009, iPhone 3GS was able to sell off a million phones and appreciate the stock value to $200 in merely 2 days. However, all records came down tumbling with the launch of the iPhone 4 which saw a million pieces being sold on the day of launch and the stock appreciating to as high as %270 in a day.

The history of the iPhone suggests that it has grown incrementally in its features and appearance. It has grown from its pre ROKR days to over 7.7 lakh apps in the iTunes app library. Over the years, Apple has not only improved the iPhone’s looks and software, it has made it much more sleek and light weight. {From a phone with no camera, to a phone with voice recognition and action software like the Siri, the iPhone has come a long way to reach the kind of success that it enjoys today|The success of the iPhone can be attributed to Apple’s perseverance as it has come a long way from its first phone which lacked even a camera, to the current iPhones which have voice recognition and command software such as the Siri|Voice and action software such as the SIri, are a major improvement from its initial days in the market with not even a camera in the phone) and the company is now reaping benefits of its hard-work and perseverance of the R&D department.

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