A report on IPhone

The front face of an iPhone 13 Pro in Sierra Blue
The front face of an iPhone 13 Pro in Sierra Blue
Worldwide iPhone availability:
First iPhone on display under glass at the January 2007 Macworld show
A comparison of iPhone sizes from the iPhone 5S to the iPhone 12
When making a call, the iPhone presents a number of options, including FaceTime on supported models. The screen is automatically disabled when held close to the face.
Wikipedia on the iPhone Safari web browser in landscape mode
The virtual keyboard on the first generation iPhone touchscreen
iPhone 5S shown with the SIM tray partially ejected and SIM ejector tool in the eject hole.

Line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. These devices use Apple's iOS mobile operating system.

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The front face of an iPhone 13 Pro in Sierra Blue

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Apple Inc.

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American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, software and online services headquartered in Cupertino, California, United States.

American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, software and online services headquartered in Cupertino, California, United States.

In 1976, Steve Jobs co-founded Apple in his parents' home on Crist Drive in Los Altos, California. Although it is widely believed that the company was founded in the house's garage, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak called it "a bit of a myth". Jobs and Wozniak did, however, move some operations to the garage when the bedroom became too crowded.
Apple's first product, the Apple I, designed by Steve Wozniak, was sold as an assembled circuit board and lacked basic features such as a keyboard, monitor, and case. The owner of this unit added a keyboard and wooden case.
The Apple II Plus, introduced in 1979, designed primarily by Wozniak
The Macintosh, released in 1984, is the first mass-market personal computer to feature an integral graphical user interface and mouse.
The PenLite is Apple's first prototype of a tablet computer. Created in 1992, the project was designed to bring the Mac OS to a tablet – but was canceled in favor of the Newton.
The MacBook Pro, Apple's first laptop with an Intel microprocessor, introduced in 2006
Newly announced iPhone on display at the 2007 MacWorld Expo
Apple customers wait in line around an Apple Store in Shanghai in anticipation of a new product.
Apple Campus (1 Infinite Loop)
Apple Fifth Avenue, the flagship store in New York City
The Genius Bar at Apple's Regent Street store in London
The Apple store in the Carnegie Library of Washington D.C. maintains the building's historic exterior design.
Steve Wozniak and Andy Hertzfeld at the Apple User Group Connection club in 1985
Universities with the most alumni at Apple
PRISM: a clandestine surveillance program under which the NSA collects user data from companies like Facebook and Apple.

Over the next decade, Jobs guided Apple back to profitability through a number of tactics including introducing the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad to critical acclaim, launching "Think different" and other memorable advertising campaigns, opening the Apple Store retail chain, and acquiring numerous companies to broaden the company's product portfolio.

IBM Simon and charging base (1994)

Smartphone

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Portable computer device that combines mobile telephone and computing functions into one unit.

Portable computer device that combines mobile telephone and computing functions into one unit.

IBM Simon and charging base (1994)
The Nokia 9110 Communicator, opened for access to keyboard
Several BlackBerry smartphones, which were highly popular in the mid-late 2000s
The LG Prada with a large capacitive touchscreen introduced in 2006
The original Apple iPhone; following its introduction the common smartphone form factor shifted to large touchscreen software interfaces without physical keypads
A Meizu MX4 with Flyme OS
The Nokia 9 PureView features a five-lens camera array with Zeiss optics, using a mixture of color and monochrome sensors.
The Huawei P30 features three rear-facing camera lenses with Leica optics.
A Moto G7 Power; its display uses a tall aspect ratio and includes a "notch".
A Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, featuring a "hole-punch" camera
Mobile/desktop convergence: the Librem 5 smartphone can be used as a basic desktop computer
Smartphone with infrared transmitter on top for use as remote control
"Device options" menu of Samsung Mobile's TouchWiz user interface as of 2013, accessed by holding the power button for a second
The HTC Desire, a 2010 smartphone with optical trackpad and search button.
A smartphone touchscreen
Tooltip in Kiwi Browser, a Google Chromium derirative, reveals the full URL by hovering over the tab list using the stylus on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Optical track pad sensor of an HTC Legend, 2010.
Inserted memory and SIM cards
A high-capacity portable battery charger (power bank).
Several smartphones running Google's Android OS
A Palm Treo 300 smartphone (2002)
A Nokia N70 smartphone (2005) running Symbian OS, which was highly popular in Europe and Asia in the 2000s
Mobile payment system.
A New York City driver holding two phones
A user consulting a mapping app on a phone
A sign along Bellaire Boulevard in Southside Place, Texas (Greater Houston) states that using mobile phones while driving is prohibited from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and from 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm
E-waste in Agbogbloshie

Following the rising popularity of the iPhone in the late 2000s, the majority of smartphones have featured thin, slate-like form factors, with large, capacitive screens with support for multi-touch gestures rather than physical keyboards, and offer the ability for users to download or purchase additional applications from a centralized store, and use cloud storage and synchronization, virtual assistants, as well as mobile payment services.

iOS 15 running on an iPhone 12 Pro

IOS

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Mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.

Mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.

iOS 15 running on an iPhone 12 Pro
iOS 15 running on an iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone (first generation), the first commercially released device running iOS (2007)
Steve Jobs, Apple's then CEO, introducing the iPad.

It is the operating system that powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone; the term also included the versions running on iPads until iPadOS was introduced in 2019, as well as on the iPod Touch devices, which were discontinued in mid-2022.

Steve Jobs

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American entrepreneur, industrial designer, business magnate, media proprietor, and investor.

American entrepreneur, industrial designer, business magnate, media proprietor, and investor.

Childhood family home of Steve Jobs on Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, that served as the original site of Apple Computer. The home was added to a list of historic Los Altos sites in 2013.
Jobs's 1972 Homestead High School yearbook photo
Jobs (left) with software developer Wendell Brown in 1984
Jobs onstage at Macworld Conference & Expo, San Francisco, January 11, 2005
Jobs and Bill Gates at the fifth D: All Things Digital conference (D5) in May 2007
Jobs demonstrating the iPhone 4 to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on June 23, 2010
Flags flying at half-staff outside Apple HQ in Cupertino, on the evening of Jobs's death
An Apple II with an external modem, designed primarily by Wozniak
Jobs holding up a MacBook Air at the MacWorld Conference & Expo in 2008
The original iMac, introduced in 1998, was the first consumer-facing Apple product to debut under Jobs's return.
Jobs unveiling the iPhone at MacWorld Conference & Expo on January 9, 2007
Jobs introducing the iPad in San Francisco on January 27, 2010
Jobs's house in Palo Alto
Jobs's house, as viewed from an adjacent sidewalk. Abundant fruit trees are visible next to the house.
Statue of Jobs at Graphisoft Park, Budapest

He worked closely with English designer Jony Ive to develop a line of products that had larger cultural ramifications, beginning with the "Think different" advertising campaign and leading to the Apple Store, App Store, iMac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, iTunes, and iTunes Store.

Android 12 home screen with Pixel Launcher

Android (operating system)

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Mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Android 12 home screen with Pixel Launcher
Android 12 home screen with Pixel Launcher
HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1, the first commercially released device running Android (2008)
Eric Schmidt, Andy Rubin and Hugo Barra at a 2012 press conference announcing Google's Nexus 7 tablet
Frontal buttons (home, menu/options, go back, search) and optical track pad of an HTC Desire, a 2010 smartphone with Android OS.
The stack of Android Open Source Project
Android's architecture diagram
The first-generation Nexus 7 tablet, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Barnes & Noble Nook running Android
Ouya, a video game console which runs Android
Android-x86 running on an ASUS Eee PC netbook

An early prototype had a close resemblance to a BlackBerry phone, with no touchscreen and a physical QWERTY keyboard, but the arrival of 2007's Apple iPhone meant that Android "had to go back to the drawing board".

iPhone 5 in Slate

IPhone 5

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iPhone 5 in Slate
iPhone 5 in Slate
Apple Lightning connector
Comparison between the 30-pin port of the iPhone 4s (top) and Lightning port of the iPhone 5 (bottom)
Example of an iPhone 5 with chipped coating.
Apple's A6 chip is 22% smaller than the Apple A5 and consumes less power.

The iPhone 5 is a smartphone that was designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the 6th generation iPhone, succeeding both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, and preceding both the iPhone 5S and 5C.

iPad Pro (5th generation)

IPad

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Brand of iOS and iPadOS-based tablet computers that are developed by Apple Inc.

Brand of iOS and iPadOS-based tablet computers that are developed by Apple Inc.

iPad Pro (5th generation)
iPad Pro (5th generation)
iPad (9th generation)
The Newton MessagePad, 1993
Steve Jobs announcing the first generation of iPad, 2010
Logo of iPad Mini, 2021
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The Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil, 2021
Market share of the iPad, 2012―2021

The iPad was conceived before the related iPhone but the iPhone was developed and released first.

Google Android 12

Mobile operating system

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Operating system for mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches, 2-in-1 PCs, smart speakers, or other mobile devices.

Operating system for mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches, 2-in-1 PCs, smart speakers, or other mobile devices.

Google Android 12
Ubuntu Touch
Apple iOS 15
Apple iPadOS 15
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Huawei HarmonyOS 2

January – Apple's iPhone with iOS (named "iPhone OS" for its first three releases) is introduced as a "widescreen iPod", "mobile phone", and "Internet communicator".

iPhone 4 (GSM model) in black

IPhone 4

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iPhone 4 (GSM model) in black
iPhone 4 (GSM model) in black
Steve Jobs presenting the iPhone 4 in 2010
The iPhone 4 is the first iPhone model to have two cameras. The LED flash for the rear-facing camera (top) and the forward-facing camera (bottom, left of the speaker) are not present in older models.
Apple A4 chip used in the iPhone 4
An iPhone 4 A1332 with a micro-SIM card removed with a paper clip, showing its SIM card compartment.
The iPhone 4 is constructed of glass faces and a metal rim.
An iPhone 4 next to its Bumper Case.
Steve Jobs demonstrating the iPhone 4 to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on June 23, 2010
A girl takes pictures with an iPhone 4. Havana, Cuba, 2015

The iPhone 4 is a smartphone that was designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the fourth generation of the iPhone lineup, succeeding the iPhone 3GS and preceding the 4S.

Black iPhone 4S

IPhone 4S

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Black iPhone 4S
Black iPhone 4S
The "Let's Talk iPhone" event was held at the Apple Campus, instead of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where most non-WWDC events are held.
The iPhone 4S setup screen - it is the first iPhone that does not need to connect to iTunes in order to be activated because iOS 5 introduces features such as iCloud.
The iPhone 4S features a Sony 8-megapixel camera and 1080p video recording.
Apple A5 chip used in the iPhone 4S
The iPhone 4S uses the same proprietary 30-pin dock connector that is used on the iPhone 4.
There is a line on top of the earpiece of a white iPhone 4S that is the proximity sensor. This is included on the black model as well, but is less visible.
Comparison of the iPhone 4 (GSM) antenna placement (top) with that of the iPhone 4S (bottom). Notice the repositioning of the antennas that forms the perimeter around the smartphone; the iPhone 4 antenna is on the top of it while on the iPhone 4S, the antennas are on the sides. This side antenna placement meant a benefit of cellular signal attenuation and was used in later models such as the iPhone 5.
An iPhone 4S with a cracked rear cover. The glass rear covers on the iPhone 4S (along with the iPhone 4) were notorious for cracking easily after an accidental fall. A similar design (glass body with stainless-steel frame) was later reused with the introduction of the iPhone X and iPhone 8, although this second iteration of the glass-back design was for wireless charging.

The iPhone 4S (originally styled as iPhone 4 S, retroactively stylized with a lowercase 's' as iPhone 4s as of September 2013) is a smartphone that was designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the fifth generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 4 and preceding the iPhone 5.