Tim Cook has said that the “best” of the iPhone is still yet to come, as Apple celebrates its 10th birthday. The first phone was introduced on 9 January 2007 at a Macworld event in San Francisco, by Steve Jobs. “iPhone is an essential part of our customers’ lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work, and live. iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come.” Apple’s iPhone 8, which is expected to be unveiled this September, has been rumoured to bring bigger changes than perhaps any other iPhone.
Apple may be releasing three new iPads this year
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Quo , Apple will be launching three new iPads this year, with all of them being different sizes. The three sizes will be 12.9-inch, 10-10.5 inch and a 9.7 inch. The largest version will be a new version of the iPad Pro while the 9.7 inch will be a “low-priced option.” While everything Quo mentioned is strictly rumor-based as Apple has yet to make any official announcements, there was nothing about the iPad mini, possibly suggesting an end to the product.
10 ways the iPhone has changed our lives in the last 10 years
Selfies: The iPhone 4 brought the front-facing camera to smartphones in 2010. Touchscreens: Until the iPhone, physical keyboards had been present on all of the biggest sellers in the mobile phone market. Unified music and phones: After the iPhone, music on phones became standard for most people. 24/7 Internet: The iPhone ushered in an age of all Internet, all the time. We don’t have to carry calculators/flashlights/alarm clocks anymore. App Store: The humble app is behind the success of the iPhone and has spawned hundreds of major companies from Instagram to Uber. Threaded text messages: This may be impossible to remember, but before the iPhone’s threaded message interface, texts were stored as individual files within a menu. Apple Pay: It’s not been around for long, but the Apple Pay system is already looking like it could be a catalyst to the world becoming cash-free. GPS: The arrival of GPS technology crossed with the arrival of apps meant never getting lost again. Siri: Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, first launched with the iPhone 4s in 2011, giving users a new way to interact with their devices.