The Evolution of the iPhone and the Modern Smartphone
Whether you’ve had the iPhone since the 3G or jumping on the bandwagon at the iPhone XR, phones are almost mandatory in today society, they sit in our pockets like an extra hand, but as you can imagine it hasn’t always been like this.
The first ever smart phone was built in 1992 by IBM named the SPC. Clocking in at a $1,100 it was a luxury that only few could afford. The SPC came with a touch screen, it could receive emails and faxes (what a 1990s phrase!). Also built in was an address book and a calendar, inclusions so basic to us now, but were revolutionary at the time.
Almost 10 years later came the internet-fuelled 3G phones that could connect to the internet! Wirelessly as well! This was the was the beginning of video calling and larger attachments for texts and emails.
With the decade leap the prices also came down to a $300 minimum with the most expensive at $700, which is much similar to phones today.
Then enters the iPhone, we all love iPhones. You may, like me, want a refurbished iPhone that is networked unlocked for all of its modern features, but back in the early 2000s they were far more basic. There was more focus on the sleekness of the touch screen, something we now would think goes without saying, as well as it’s mega storage at 8GB! When looking at storage now it’s easy to see how far phones have come offering up to 256 GB.
Now in 2020 with many choices for phones, with one to four cameras! internet faster than lightning and so many apps, that go from keeping a diary to playing console games! Who knows where we’ll go next!