10 years on, iPhone still needs to change the world

10 years on, iPhone still needs to change the world


"iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started".

Although it is interesting to see, we will have to wait a few more months until the official announcement to see whether this is the design that will make it to retail.

ABI Research clearly wasn't enamored with Apple's new device, as can be seen in this withering comment from Stuart Carlaw, another analyst in the firm. It had a front camera for video calls and iOS 4 for advanced level multitasking. And so it is with the iPhone: I consider it the single most influential device of my generation, but I do not ascribe 100 percent of the credit for it to Apple. However, the launch of the phone was overshadowed by the death of Steve Jobs the very next day. When the iPhone 4S launched in 2011, the company had hit $392.2 billion. The iPhone 5 also saw the introduction of the reversible Lightning Connector which replaced the old 30 pin port. It's the first time Apple included its sharp "Retina Display" and support for FaceTime. The iPhone played a pivotal role in either giving those apps a start or popularizing them, but all of those are third-party apps.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were introduced in 2015.

The iPhone 8 has been a reason for excitement for some and trepidation for others.

The smartphone in the video doesn't have a physical home button. The 5S featured the latest 64 bit processor for the first time with the A7 processor.

Over the last couple of years, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been turning into a great growth story for long-term investors, amid the company's strategy of returning massive cash to investors. Overall, the device was flat and clean.

At least one eBay buyer purchased a mint condition original iPhone for $5,850 last year-implying a gain of 875% on the iPhone's original retail price. For instance, the camera quality is much better. It offered most flagship features, just with a smaller 4-inch screen.

The iPhone arrived in the United Kingdom and Europe a few months later and received similar attention and sales success. It's a feature Samsung has been trying to deliver, but hasn't been able to get right. With a tougher glass on top and harder aluminium case on the out, 6S Plus was harder to bend this time.

It appears that Apple has successfully managed to embedded Touch ID fingerprint technology into the display although this has been questioned in other rumours.

Apple expects its second quarter revenue to stand in the range of $43 billion, lower than analyst's expectations for revenue of $45.9 billion. Rumors and insider scoop about the next gen, 10th anniversary iPhone have likewise dialed down, allowing OnLeaks to get a CNC-milled mockup made to excite fans and would be buyers.

  • Terrell Bush