Less than a year after the tenth anniversary of the first iPhone, the device that revolutionized the world of mobile telephony, we can say with certainty that it has undergone many changes in design refers since its release, this January 9, 2007.
They have not been radical transformations between one generation and another, that's a fact, but since I knew the iPhone until today has evolved a lot . Recently launched its latest models (iPhone 7 - iPhone 7 Plus), we will go back to 2007 to see how it all began.
Deceased co-founder of the company, Steve Jobs, he had plenty of hand to hold this new device in your presentation. Even so, he not only surprised the world with a mobile phone with touch screen, it was size of this which left us all speechless. Compared with mobile phones at the time, was huge. It was a capacitive multi - touch screen TFT 3.5 inches.
And with such a screen on that device, what were their dimensions? Nothing more and nothing less than 115 mm high, 61 mm wide and 11.6 mm thick. That size was very close to what we called then "a brick." As for manufacturing materials for housing they used plastic, which to many was not exactly revolutionary them.
At the front, along with the monstrous screen, part we find the typical speaker for calls and the start button, the same that would become the hallmark of these devices; no front camera. On the back it would be the 2 megapixel camera without flash and the company logo, a chrome gray, with the aim of highlighting.
At the top we toparíamos with space for our SIM, with the power button / lock and input jack for 3.5mm to our EarPods.
At the edges, particularly on the left, since the right was smooth, we had the tab mute and volume buttons. And finally, at the bottom of the device, two speakers separated by an entry for the 40 - pin connector, one that would serve us much to charge our iPhone and connect it to your PC, and microphone.
Put that way, you may find it that there have been major changes in design over the years. But I compare it with the design of the new iPhone 7 Plus.
Display: competition ran over to Apple in this regard years later and the demand for higher - inch grew and grew, so they got down to work now instead of 3.5 "up to 5.5 have them ." . And they are no longer TFT, now it is Retina LCD screens, one of the best on the market.
Size: do you remember we looked huge that first iPhone? Imagine the face that we had stayed all if they had launched an iPhone with dimensions of 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm, which sometimes make it difficult to use with one hand, instead of that toy 115 x 61 x 11.6 mm that Jobs introduced to the world.
Manufacturing materials: plastic thrown away and today we have 7000 aluminum, more resistant material manufacturing have never ridden the iPhone. And do not forget the sapphire crystal protects the rear camera now, according to some sources, is the type of glass used for windows of the space shuttle; what else to say.
Front:. Speaker calls has been improved and works as speakers at the bottom, thus providing a great dive with stereo sound The start button is no longer a button, now merged 3D Touch technology (recognition of different pressure levels) and Touch ID (fingerprint recognition). Now we also have front camera, 7 megapixels and no less.
Back: dual 12 megapixel camera and flash LED Quad, with a secondary microphone between these two, it makes us wonder unstoppable progress of their cameras and mobile devices in general. The logo seems not to want to leave the back, as bright as ever.
Top: empty. As smooth as it was the right edge of the first iPhone.
Bordes: on the left still cling tab mute and volume buttons, although with another aspect Law is no longer an outcast, and now has one of the most important buttons, the on / off lock, and space. for our nanosim.
Bottom: here we ended up naming the two speakers, enhanced, separated by the Lightning connector that replaces prehistoric 40 - pin connector 3.5 mm jack, which has been accompanying us for so many years, but in the latter model It is gone for good.
Now we realize that the landscape has changed considerably. In design, and hardware components and the growth of its iOS operating system . Some may think that for the better and others for the better. Everything is a matter of taste and opinion.
But what is indisputable is the constant evolution of technology, which does not stop or slow down. And the technology evolves normally is positive.