Are you a fan of Apple’s iPhone? If so then you might be interested in learning some interesting facts about the signature smartphone of the world’s largest tech company. This year the company will be celebrating its 10th anniversary and is expected to launch its “iPhone 8” in the fall, and probably in September. Here are some interesting iPhone facts:
- It was the first smartphone that introduced overflow scrolling
This was one of the top features that Apple has unveiled for its smartphones. It’s one of many ways the company has launched innovative functions for its smartphones. In fact, that’s resulted in handsets that have been industry leaders due to various upgrades and new features that are launched.
- Surveys show that 90% of teens use iPhones or iPods to listen to music.
The figure is quite high considering the amount of competition and especially from Android. The iPod was a game-changer in music players and was quite innovative in the same way the iPhone was. It’s quite interesting that 9 out of 10 teens are using the two Apple devices to listen to music. Apple also recently launched Apple Music, which is one of the ways the company has been able to maintain its lead over Android.
- It changed the way people text
In fact, 22% of survey participants share that they think it’s easier than calling. Texting has been around for quite a while. However, Apple made the process much more convenient. This is definitely a plus for people who are looking for a fast and convenient way to contact people.
There are some main issues related to calling. The main one is dealing with the case the receiver of the call isn’t using their phone to talk to another party. There’s also the case they might be unable to hear the ring, or might not even have their phone with them. Due to these factors, texting can be much more convenient since the recipient of the text can respond whenever they’re able to do that.
- The display is turned off when the phone is lifted to the ear
This is a feature that many iPhone owners haven’t noticed yet. However, it’s definitely an interesting fact that’s worth noting. There are various other features that you can learn about. Some of the best sources are Apple blogs and other sites that feature news and information about Apple products.
- The App Store was the first place to download apps legally
Apple’s App Store is another innovation from the company that became a game-changer in the smartphone industry. There are actually more apps at the Google Play Store. However, the App Store was an innovator in online app stores and is still one of the top sources of mobile apps.
The App Store was launched in July 2008. It now includes apps for various devices including iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. This provides customers with the ability to not only select tons of apps but also for different devices.