Apple is one of the top smartphone producers in the world with track record of premium devices, design and features. The latest on their list is the amazing iPhone 11 pro.
But how much do you know iPhone and the company behind it – Apple Inc? This post reveals some of the unknown facts of iPhone devices and how they started. Maybe you are aware of some of these facts but I am sure there are people that this will come as a surprise to.
Even me, the first day I read about some of this facts, I was marveled and since then, I have been combing to get more information about Apple and other smartphone makers. Read below articles for the facts;
1. There Was Another iPhone Before The Apple iPhone
Before Apple launched iPhone, there was another company that had the name ‘iPhone’. The company was actually known as the Cisco Systems.
In fact, they litigated Apple for naming its cell phone, ‘iPhone’. The first iPhone by Cisco was a VoIP phone, which allowed users to make Skype calls without using a computer. Ultimately, both the companies reached an agreement, and have kept their rights to the name.
2. The iPhone Was Conceptualized in the Late 1980s
Back in 1983, the developer of Apple computer, Hartmut Esslinger, idealized a landline phone that had features somewhat similar to today’s iPhone and iPad with a stylus-controlled interface. Though, the design was never developed into a real Phone, it is surprising that Apple had the idea behind the iPhone many years before it was launched. Just imagine how the iPhone landscape and custom iPhone app development would look if that old prototype in 1983 had been released.
3. U2’s Bono Is In Every iPhone
If you look closely to your iPhone, you’ll find that the artist’s icon in your Music app is originally a silhouette of Bono Vertigo – the U2 singer.
4. The App Store Was The First Place To Download An iOS App Legally
One of the most interesting facts about the Apple iPhone is that the App Store is the only place to download free or paid iOS apps legally.
5. Samsung Manufactures iPhone Processors
Now this might surprise you greatly. While it is true that Samsung and Apple are arch rivals in the smartphone field, they both are partnered with each other. Samsung has a contract with Apple to make computer chips for the iPhone.
6. 2.2 Billion iPhones Sold So Far
2.2 Billion iPhones have been sold worldwide
7. iPhone Was the Invention of the Year
Seeing the popularity of Apple iPhone, Time Magazine named it as the “Invention of the Year” in 2007. It was indeed a revolutionary development.
8. The iPhone Was Codenamed Purple
In the early days when the iPhone was being engineered, the nickname for the new cell phone was, “Purple”. Even the iPhone section at the Apple headquarters was called “Purple Dorm” by the developers.
9. 2 Million iPhone Apps
According to the reports, there are over 2 million iOS apps available in the Apple app store (as of June 2016). With this, the Apple app store is the second largest app store after Android, which has over 2.2 million apps.
10. iPhone 4 Names Antenna-gate
The new metal design of iPhone 4 caused extensive problems among the users when it was found that calls were getting disconnected on holding the phone a certain way. Because of its severity, it earned the name, Antenna-gate.
11. Steve Jobs Pranked with Starbucks
It was in 2007 when Apple was introduced for the first time by CEO Steve Jobs. He made a prank call to Starbucks and ordered over 4,000 lattes and cancelled it immediately. This was certainly a good thing for the barista who took that call.
Additionally, an iPhone manager will help you transfer all photos, music, contacts, and videos to PC in one click. These are some of the iPhone facts which I think you should know.