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The iPhone...10 Years of Revolutionary Change

June 2007 seems like ions ago, however, a decade of Apple's extraordinary success has flashed before our eyes. Since then, the world has witnessed numerous advancements in the technology sector. One thing has stayed the same; the Apple iPhone continues to exceed the "seemingly-limitless" imaginations of today's tech tycoons by incorporating unimaginable technologies. In this post, we will describe the advancements the iPhone has incorporated into its handsets that have completely revolutionized how we view and use our consumer electronics devices.

Steve Jobs revealing the iPhone on January 2007.

Steve Jobs presenting the iPhone - January 2007

June 2007: The iPhone (1st generation) was released. This release changed cell phone design forever by emphasizing a body-sized touchscreen. Soon after, the handheld computer became the norm.

July 2008: Shortly before celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the "first" iPhone, the iPhone 1G was discontinued. Next we were granted the iPhone 3G featuring faster internet capabilities, 3rd-party application access and the ever important GPS functionality. It's important to mention that the "App Store" was launched during the same time period ( July 10 2008).

June 2010/ 2011: Years later, Apple continued exceeding design limits never set before with the release of the iPhone 4G and iPhone 4S. The many features debuted include; FaceTime and Siri.

iPhone 4S

The iPhone 4 and 4S featured a new design including the glass back cover

Sept 2013: Apple's next impressive series of cellphones (The 5 Series) advanced hardware design and software functionality forever with the introduction of the Aluminum back cover (a technique still used in 2017) and Touch ID. The iPhone 5 introduced the world to the "Lightening Port"; a super-fast charging technology, the 5c; cost friendly and creative colors, and the 5s; Touch ID and increased security functions.

Thanks to the iPhone 5, the glass back cover is discontinued and replaced with the brushed aluminum finish we are accustomed to today.

iPhone 5s - October 2013

Above: The Apple iPhone 5s on display

Sept 2014: The release of the iPhone 6 marked the dawn of Apple's era of flagship iPhone. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus featured a 4.7" and 5.5" screen joining the fray of "phablet" (similar to the Notes used on Android's platform). The "6" featured faster processors, upgraded cameras, and Wi-fi and LTE connectivity. Arguably Apple's most important iPhone, the 6 Plus was designed to compete against the existing "Phablets" of the international market. If you are looking to have your Apple iPhone 6 or 6 Plus serviced, click here.

The iPhone 6 (4.7") & iPhone 6 Plus (5.5") Screen

Above: The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus featured improved screen functionality and embedded features quickly making it Apple's flagship phone.

August 2017: Currently the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are carrying the long line of successful predecessors into the future. The "7" series features new color options (Red, Rose Gold, Matte Black), a static home button, water and dust resistance and the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

iPhone 7 Series

Above: The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus show off there matte black color scheme atop a 17" Macbook Pro.

Our love affair with the iPhone began in 2010 and we've been steadfast in our reliance on Apple products including; the Apple iPhone, Apple Watch, AppleTV, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air and multiple iPads and our favorite iPad Mini. We can't tell you what the future looks like, but with Apple leading the charge, our future looks bright. At Robust Repairs, we take pride in offering our expertise to keep you informed with everything Apple. As the future becomes more tangible, we will continue to provide you with the information and tools needed to maximize your Apple product.


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