Every time a new iPhone is launched, people queue up in large numbers to be among the first to buy it. What many of us might not know is that one of the biggest market players, Apple iPhone, buys technology from arch rival Samsung. Samsung reportedly supplied 40% of the A8 processors used for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, according to a September 2014 article on AppleInsider. What a nice way to ‘keep your enemies closer’.
There are many similar interesting facts about the iPhone. Let’s take a deeper look at the device and find out what else we didn’t know, especially if you’re wondering whether to sell your iPhone online.
It is difficult to imagine the name iPhone associated with any other brand, but it was not Apple that came up with the name initially. Even though Apple already had the “I” nomenclature going for them with products like iMac and iPod, when it came to phones and the operating system iOS, it was a company called Cisco Systems that had originally patented the name “iPhone”.
The First Conceptualization
We all know that after the release of first iPhone on June 29, 2007, the world of smartphones was never the same. What you may not know is that way back in 1983, a developer at Apple Computer, designed a landline phone that reflected the features of what we know as the iPhone and iPad today. Although the prototype didn’t see the light of the day, it is worth wondering how the landscape of smartphones would have changed if the prototype did come out at that time!
The secret to this mystery time slot is very simple. Steve Jobs was delivering his keynote speech at the Macworld Conference & Expo and around 40 minutes into the speech that began at 9:00 am, he said the now famous line, “Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” As he spoke these words, the picture of the first-generation iPhone appeared on the screen behind him at 9.42 am.
Most of iPhone users know about Cydia. It is an app that allows a user to download software on jailbroken iPhones and iPads. Now coming to the interesting part, the naming of this app is not random at all. Cydia Pomonella is the name of the most common worm found on apples (the fruit, not the company). Cheeky, isn’t it?
There is much more about this device, which has captured the imagination of the masses, that we can’t wait to see the new iPhone 7. Most people strive to have the latest model as soon as it is released. I’ll make sure to sell my iPhone 6 online for a good price before I upgrade to the newer version. I hope you all do the same because let me tell you one more hidden fact, you can get amazing resale value on your old iPhones.
So make sure you enjoy all the benefits of having an iPhone!