The Order Of Release Of Iphones
Iphones. All models in order from first to last
Apple is a company that produces smartphones, tablets and computers. Popular phones under the iPhone brand run on the iOS operating system, which is a distinctive feature of these products. The lineup is regularly updated with new smartphones. Each time, manufacturers are trying to surprise buyers more and more with possibilities and design.
Release date and appearance of the first iPhone model
The official release of the iPhone 2G took place on January 9, 2007. This is the smallest Apple smartphone weighing 135 g. The body of the device was made of aluminum, and on the bottom there was a plastic insert.
What an iPhone 2 looks like
Iphones all models: release date and description
The classification of iPhone models begins in 2007, when the first smartphone of the company was released with the marking 1G or 2G. In 2008-2009, the 3G and iPhone 3GS appeared. Technically, all the iPhones were identical in order. The difference from the first model was the plastic case.
Release date and appearance of iPhone 7
Iphone 7 release date. September 7, 2016. When the iPhone 7 came out, new smartphones began to be resistant to moisture, more economical to consume battery power. The iPhone 7 lineup includes 5 colors, which has become an undeniable advantage over other models. There were no special changes in the content and software.
Iphone 7 and 7 Plus
The year of release of the iPhone 7 and 7 plus is the same. The differences between the models are visible to the naked eye. The first thing that stand out is the size of the device, the Plus model is much larger. In terms of color, smartphones are completely identical. However, many customers did not like the “matte black”, as the surface quickly gets dirty and scratched. This factor is worth paying attention to when choosing a phone.
Release date and appearance of iPhone 3
The new iPhone 3 was released on June 9, 2008. There were two modifications. The usual iPhone 3G and 3GS. The manufacturers have worked on the bugs and made the smartphone improved. In addition to hardware changes, the OS was updated to version 2.0. It was the first operating system to receive Russian localization. This was the start of sales of iPhones. The 3GS came out in June 2009. The amount of memory has increased here, the work of the smartphone has accelerated, the OS has been updated to 3.0. Starting with 3GS, customers could choose between several models depending on the amount of internal storage.
Note! Disadvantages of iPhone 3: cannot transfer files, non-standard headphone jack, lack of 3G support and multitasking mode.
Iphone. Model history
The generation of iPhones dates back to 2007. For 13 years of its existence, the company has released about 20 models. The first smartphones were similar in appearance, over time, only some of the characteristics and size changed. Starting with the sixth version, iPhones began to change noticeably. For the first time, a phone with a 5-inch screen appeared. A few years later, the world saw smartphones with a dual camera and a glass body.
Iphone 11 and 11 Pro
The first 8 models had a similar interface and were recognizable in the market. With the advent of the iPhone X, the appearance of the equipment has changed significantly. In addition to the inverted camera, the manufacturers have rid the phone of the familiar Home button, which has long been one of the main features.
Iphone 8 and 8 Plus
This was followed by the release of similar models (XR and XS). Outwardly, they practically did not differ, except perhaps in size. In 2019, the brand launches the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro with an updated design and a wide choice of colors. These models have attracted attention and become the subject of much controversy. Apple connoisseurs were divided into two camps, as not everyone liked the new interface with a triple camera.
Note! At the moment, the line of iPhones consists of the following models: 2G, 3GS, 4, 4 S, 5, 5 S, SE, 6, 6 s, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS, 11 and 11 Pro. Iphone Model 12 Scheduled for 2020.
Where the original iPhones are designed?
Iphones and iPads are being developed at Apple’s headquarters, which is located in the US state of California, in the city of Cupertino. This is confirmed by the inscription, which is present on the back faces of all “apple” devices: “Designed by Apple in California”.
The following work is performed at Apple headquarters:
- Creation of software (iCloud, iTunes, iOS). Development of the design of “apple” gadgets. Planning marketing and advertising activities. Logistics planning. Pricing. Quality control of finished products. Apple takes final quality control very seriously, which is why the defect rate among products is minimal.
Experts in the mobile market claim that 99% of the total contribution to the creation of “apple” gadgets is made by the employees of the Cupertin office. Despite the fact that many of these employees have never seen how the devices are assembled.
Where are iPhones assembled?
The factory of the Taiwanese company Foxconn is where iPhones are made for Russia and other countries. Foxconn’s factory is located in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, not far from Hong Kong. He has been cooperating with Apple since 2007. Apple isn’t the only company to partner with Foxconn; a giant Chinese factory produces almost 40% (!) of world electronics.
Foxconn’s factory area is 5.6 million square meters. Km, the number of employees is 1 million 250 thousand people. In a day, 400 thousand brand new iPhones leave the Foxconn assembly line, each of which fully meets the high standards set by Apple.
Buyers often ask themselves: why does the Apple company not produce gadgets in their country? There are many reasons for this:
- Americans are too highly educated. In the United States, there is a shortage of citizens with a secondary technical education who are capable and ready to perform routine monotonous operations every day. Chinese labor is quite cheap. Foxconn employee salary is 300. 400 per month. An American would have to pay four to five times more. The United States has high taxes. If the assembly of iPhones took place in America, then due to additional insurance and taxes, the final cost of the “apple” product would be doubled. China produces the lion’s share of rare earth metals, which are essential for the creation of mobile gadgets. If Apple moved the production of smartphones to another country, it would have to negotiate with China on exports. And this task is not easy.
Foxconn has factories not only in China, but also in other countries. In the Czech Republic, Hungary, India. In 2010, the factory was also opened in the village of Shushary, Leningrad Region. Now there is information that Foxconn is going to build a plant in the United States. Who knows. Perhaps this is the first step towards the beginning of the production of native American iPhones.?
What is the cost of an iPhone?
Experts from IHS Markit immediately after the release of the iPhone 7 in 2016 tried to calculate the cost of the Apple device, adding up the costs of all its components, including:
- A10 Fusion Processor. 26.9 Intel Module. 33.9 Cameras. 19.9 Electromechanical Components. 16.7
According to experts’ calculations, the cost of the iPhone 7 was 220 (about 13 thousand rubles). The market value of the “apple” gadget at the time of the audit was 649. 37 thousand rubles at the current exchange rate. It is worth saying that this price was relevant for the United States. The seventh iPhones even now cost 50 thousand rubles. It is easy to calculate that in our country the cheat on Apple devices is almost fourfold.
Curiously, the difference in cost between iPhones of different generations is very small. Let’s look at the diagram:
The cost of the iPhone 7 is only 8 higher than the iPhone 6S. In fact, 500 rubles. Gadgets of the same generation, but of different modifications (for example, 5 and 5S), as a rule, require equal component costs. But what surprised me most was something else: the iPhone SE turned out to be the most economical smartphone in Apple’s lineup (costing 160). Even iPhone 3GS was more expensive to manufacture.
Where iPhone is made?
Apple products are renowned for their high quality. Users associate this with the “noble origin” of iPhones and iPads. They say, they are made in the civilized country of the United States. Are they right. Find out by reading this article.
Domestic users of Apple devices believe that their mobile phones come from the USA, Japan, Taiwan. From anywhere, but not from China. Russians have long had an extremely negative idea of Chinese production. As if they do everything there “on their knees”, in conditions of terrible unsanitary conditions and prefer quantity to quality.
This is actually a delusion. In China, the situation is the same as in other countries (for example, in the same Russia): there are clandestine factories that assemble penny machines from low-quality components, and there are also official factories that produce first-class products from the conveyors.
Apple produces iPhone and iPad in cooperation with China, but this is by no means a reason to hang offensive labels on “apple” devices.
Who supplies accessories for iPhones?
Foxconn factory workers assemble iPhones from components that come from many countries. There are no Chinese components in Apple devices. But there are American ones. Among them:
- Audio chips. Manufactured in the USA by Cirrus Logic. Radio modules. Manufactured by the well-known company Qualcomm. Controller chips. Created by American organizations PMC Sierra and Broadcom Corp. Touchscreen controllers. Also manufactured by Broadcom Corp.
Other components are supplied by European and Asian manufacturers. For example:
- Induction coils. Japanese firm TDK. Random access memory. Taiwanese organization TSMC. Gyroscopes. By the Italian-French company STMicroelectronics.
The situation with iPhone displays is interesting. Now at once 3 firms produce this component for the “apple” company. Japanese Japan Display and Sharp, as well as Korean LG Display. However, for iPhone 8 and 9, Apple plans to purchase panels only from Samsung. And in huge quantities.
Among the suppliers of components for the iPhone. “full” international. Apple prefers to partner with trusted and reputable component manufacturers. No matter where they are located.
In 2016, Donald Trump, entering the presidential race, announced that he would force Apple to produce iPhones in the United States. If this day comes, then for Russian fans of “apple” products it will definitely become “black”. The final cost of the iPhone, created by American workers on American soil, will be “unaffordable” for Russians.
Now Russian users can afford to buy Apple products only because they are assembled in China. Through cooperation with the Chinese, Apple saves on labor resources. A worker from a developed country in America or Europe would not agree to work for an amount three times as much as a native from the Middle Kingdom receives.
Iphone 3G and the first confident steps
The results turned out to be logical, the iPhone turned into a category of devices that are in great demand in various areas of modern society. Programmers received a new, boundless field for work and development, telecom operators set about revising service delivery schemes, the mobile Internet from an expensive curiosity turned into an everyday thing. Well, Apple has collected the cream by selling 35 million iPhones, including in the domestic market. The global expansion of the model begins.
The real flagship iPhone 5s
Solid, strong, handsome. The design of the case does not differ from its predecessor, the dimensions are the same, but the materials used are new and the device is still “well cut”, plus now it is produced in black-silver-gold colors. The newest, revolutionary, 64-bit A7 processor, which has no equal in the world, in alliance with the M7 motion coprocessor. The true potential of this tandem has been revealed for a long time. Designer Johnny Ive presents a new brainchild to the world. A “flat”, bright, radically redesigned iOS 7 interface.
The seven, by the way, was also pleasantly surprised by the abundance of new and well-adjusted old options. Among them is the groundwork for the future, the data processing module from the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, another important novelty in the iPhone 5S. A lot has been written about such little things as a dual LED flash and an increased battery capacity, and the matured Siri was also very warmly received. In a word, this model is called the flagship on absolutely legal grounds.
According to summarized data, about 60 million devices have been sold to date.
Iphone 4: redesign, antenna gate and Dmitry Medvedev
A turning point, in all respects, the moment. The new model was strikingly different from its predecessors both externally and in functionality, and therefore there were contradictions in assessing the audience’s reaction. Apple changes strategy and launches a provocative PR campaign, with leaks and gifts. The President of Russia, at that time D. Medvedev, receives the coveted iPhone 4 one of the first on the planet. An excellent advertisement, alas, quickly overshadowed by a scandal called “Antennagate”.
Start: iPhone, just iPhone
The engineers behind the scenes were shaking and nervous, and Steve Jobs was jubilant on stage. The audience was studying the new format gadget with interest in their eyes. Far from being the first device to have a wide touchscreen display, the first iPhone charmed with a new approach to interacting with a smartphone. There are no buttons, no stylus, the screen reacts confidently to the touch of a finger, but at the same time it is equipped with protection against accidental swipes. As soon as you bring the device to your ear, the sensor recognizes the “wrong” object and blocks the interface.
By the way, at that time it was an innovative technology and the same will later be called the iOS operating system, almost entirely built on a control system of swipes and taps. Its first versions had a lot of flaws, and the iPhone itself was designed in a hurry, but the first pancake did not come out lumpy, despite the blatant sarcasm from the camp of competitors.
The simplest and most compelling proof of the success of the initial iPhone model. At a very considerable price of 500-600 per copy, Apple managed to sell about 7 million smartphones, solemnly entering the mobile communicator market.
Iphone 4S. Talk to Siri
In fact, an intermediate model, a sensible, but not bright device, which gave the critics a reason to declare “stagnation at Apple”. The accusations were not taken from the ceiling, the guru of the corporation and the father of the iPhone, Steve Jobs, was forced to retire due to illness and died just a day after the presentation of the iPhone 4S. The public was more worried about which path they would now choose at Apple, therefore, not very much talked about the fact that the new smartphone became 50% more productive and better than the previous model in all respects.
Meanwhile, in the iPhone 4S, all key modules have undergone modernization, which have been replaced with devices of a new generation. The smartphone received support for Bluetooth 4.0, learned to work with GLONASS, and acquired a Wi-Fi router function. The most intriguing innovation is the Siri voice assistant, a fundamentally new, cute, although at that time still rather stupid part of the iOS interface. It was also quickly revealed that the iPhone 4S had a number of nasty Wi-Fi and battery issues, but overall it proved to be a successful long-liver.
The history of the iPhone. The evolution of the Apple smartphone lineup
Apple is loved with sophistication, with a taste of criticism on all continents for the lack of innovation in its products, but sales of Apple smartphones are consistently growing from year to year. The paradox, which is not difficult to explain. The company regularly follows the precepts of Jobs, and if, in the framework of the next presentation, not all the innovations were shown in the best light, this is not a reason to be upset. In word and in deed, for 7 years now, Cupertinos have been meticulously improving their main, iconic brainchild for the entire IT industry. The iPhone.
Added on August 1, 2018. The back panel is metal or glass?
According to Nikkei, Apple wants to be on the safe side when it comes to materials. In the fall of 2018, there will be two phones with organic semiconductor (OLED) screens and one with a liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD). It is in the second model that the back panel will most likely be metal. Because of this, it is unlikely to boast a wireless charging function.
Also, in May 2014, Apple received a patent for “Electronic devices with side displays.” This means that in the future, the iPphone screen will be not only on the front, but also on the side. The side display becomes a continuation of the front one, and it is also a touchscreen.
Company representatives say that on the sides it will be possible to arrange application icons, a swipe unlock function, music player buttons, information about messages and about the caller, system buttons and much more.
It seems to us that there will be one problem with such screens: it will be impossible to put a cover on a smartphone without losing functionality, and without a cover it can be accidentally broken.
It became known exactly when and which iPhones will be released in 2018. Apple-iPhone.Ru
Which iPhone to expect in the fall?
The new iPhones of 2018 will be released in the first half of September. This became known from the report of Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities. In the first half of September, Apple will unveil three smartphones: 6.1-inch iPhones with LCD and 5.8- and 6.5-inch iPhones with OLED displays. According to the analyst, the new smartphones will serve as the beginning of a “real super cycle.” A year ago, Min-Chi Kuo similarly indicated the exit
Rear 3D scanner (for augmented reality)
It’s unlikely that “Face ID” or any other TrueDepth feature will migrate to the rear camera. However, this does not mean that the rear camera will not acquire new smart options.
Bloomberg, citing “people in the know,” says the iPhone 11’s rear camera will act as a 3D scanner. This is in addition to the TrueDepth scanner on the front, which is needed for Face ID, Emoji and other similar structured light-based functions. That is, 30,000 laser points are projected onto the user’s face, and the device recognizes its owner.
A new system in the rear camera calculates the time after which the laser bounces off surrounding objects.
This new scanner is believed to be primarily used for augmented reality applications, which the company has spent tremendous development efforts over the past year. He will build a 3D model of the environment, and then add information and functionality to it.
The most important new features of the iPhone 11 (Xl), what’s new?
As stated earlier, in order to stay competitive, you need to bring the latest technology to the market at affordable prices.
The iPhone 11 is not an absolute copy of previous versions with an updated design. It should make a big contribution to the smartphone industry by bringing innovation in its own case.
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What was the last iPhone released in 2019?
I understand that not many users watch absolutely every Apple presentation. That is why, some users find it difficult to understand which iPhone is the most recent at the moment.
Today we will talk about this topic and I will tell you about all the latest iPhones that came out before May 2019.