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The evolution of the iPhone

  • The original iPhone brought along with it a paradigm shift in how users interacted with technology which over the years has filtered down to all kinds of devices including laptops, wearables and tablets.<br /> <br />
  • The iPhone 3G brought with it 3G support as well as third party applications to the iPhone with the introduction of the App Store.<br /> <br />
  • The iPhone 3Gs was the first iPhone launch not conducted by Steve Jobs and brought with it video recording to the iPhone for the first time, a faster processor than the 3G and a much improved rear camera.<br /> <br />
  • The iPhone\'s 4th generation came with an amazing new industrial design and a stunning retina display which set the standard for smartphone displays for years to come.<br /> <br />
  • With the iPhone 4s, Apple introduced its virtual assistant Siri to the world. It also came with a faster processor as well as a much improved rear and front camera.<br /> <br />
  • The iPhone 5 introduced an all new, radically slimmer design which was hailed by Apple as the thinnest smartphone in the world (at the time).<br /> <br /> The iPhone 5 also saw Apple ditching its age old 30pin socket for the smaller and reversible lightning port.<br /> <br />
  • The iPhone 5S can be seen as the iPhone that pushed the game forward more than any in recent years.<br /> <br /> It was the first handset in the world to come with a 64-bit CPU and also introduced a fast and snappy fingerprint sensor which has gone on to become a mainstay on almost every smartphone.<br /> <br />
  • The iPhone 6 was when Apple started playing catchup up to the competition. It was the first time Apple introduced more than two smartphones at a time - a regular model with a 4.7-inch display and a Plus model with a massive 5.5-inch display.<br /> <br /> The introduction of much bigger displays came after years of Apple insisting the 4-inch size was the perfect size for a smartphone and also as a result of the massive success of Android phablets.<br /> <br />
  • The iPhone 6s/6s Plus brought with them iterative updates to the processor, camera and battery and also introduced a new way of interacting with the smartphone in the form of 3D Touch.
  • With the same three year old iPhone design, no major standout features and the huge bezels, the iPhone 7 came across more as an ’S’ version upgrade.<br /> <br /> The updates to the camera, the dual telephoto lens in the 7 Plus and the waterproofing were welcome, but they were all features that had already been seen before in Android competitors.<br /> <br />

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