The achievement of iPhone in the business sector today is remarkable. Apple's iPhone is not just a straight-forward cellular telephone that fills the need of telecom. The iPhone is one of the most advanced mobile phone brands in the business sector today. The mobile app development technology
is growing day by day and it is primarily because of Apple’s iPhone. The iPhone has maintained its position on the top for quite a long period and has said to come up with more interesting apps and designs leading to the ultimate success of the mobile app development.
1. The Staring of New Era - 2G iPhone
On June 29, 2007, Steve Jobs presented the first iPhone - the revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet device. The phone knocked down the physical keyboard features that dominated the BlackBerry, Motorola, and Palm smartphones. Mobile apps were inconsistent at that time as developing for iPhone were in its initial stages and the mobile web was pretty much limited to WAP browsers. Developing for iPhone - was slowly picking up speed, as the mobile app development industry saw great potential for growth.
2. iPhone history – Continuing with the faster, less expensive iPhone 3G
At WWDC 2008 on June 9, after finalizing the details of the upcoming App Store, Steve Jobs launched the new iPhone 3G that was twice as much fast and was at half the price. The iPhone 3G ran the incredible third party apps developed for iPhone 3G. Steve Jobs claimed that iPhone 3G was 36% faster than the other leading 3G phones of the time, including Nokia N96 and Palm Treo 750. The OS 2.0 for iPhone 3G was a full-on platform. Developing for iPhone had become so popular by then, that more than 3000 apps were available in the App Store.
3. With a Zeal to be the Best – a more powerful iPhone 3GS
At WWDC on June 8, 2009, iPhone 3GS was launched - which boasted of twice the iPhone speed, both for the processor and data networking. Developing for iPhone had resulted in the growth of the App Store to feature 50,000 apps.
4. The Game Changer – iPhone 4
At WWDC on June 7, 2010 - for the first time Apple added a front camera – it was a boon for profile pictures and “selfies” that were growing in popularity. The combination of the amazing display, upgraded cameras, and major improvements to the OS made developing for iPhone more fun and exciting.
"Phone 4 is the biggest leap since the original iPhone. FaceTime video calling sets
a new standard for mobile communication and the new Retina display is the highest
resolution display ever in a phone."
5. Amazing Technology Continued – iPhone 4S
On 4 October 2011, Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, introduced the most amazing iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S plus iOS 5 plus iCloud was a breakthrough combination that made iPhone 4S the best iPhone ever. While developing of iPhone, Siri was placed as an app in the App Store.
John Gruber: The iPhone 4S is exactly what Apple says it is: just like the iPhone 4,
but noticeably faster, with a significantly improved camera, and an
impressive new voice-driven feature called Siri.
6. Hits a Century – the iPhone 5
On September 12, 2012, Apple announced the iPhone 5, but by the end of the year, it was available in 100 countries. Apple also launched iOS 6 with it. The demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible. The iPhone 5 had a completely new mobile web app design
, with the iconic Home button. Many iPhone app developers were patiently waiting for the release of the iPhone 5, as they were expecting the demand and need for mobile application will skyrocket to another level once Apple launches the new iPhone.
Apple's Senior Vice President said - iPhone 5 is packed an amazing amount of advanced technology into a
thin and light, jewel-like device with a stunning 4-inch Retina display, blazing, fast A6 chip,
ultrafast wireless, even longer battery life; and we think customers are going to love it.
7. Thinking Colourful – iPhone 5c
On September 10, 2013, Tim Cook
took to the stage and announced the launch of iPhone 5c, which was something more colorful. Phone 5c is designed with a beautiful polycarbonate enclosure and was available in five colors. Apple claimed that iOS 7 was designed with the iPhone 5c in mind. Developing for iPhone 5c was in no way different with this new iPhone.
8. High Security with Touch ID – iPhone 5s
Apple’s event on September 10 2013, also launched the iPhone 5s. The Home button replaced with a figure print scanner. Apple freshened up all of its core apps with a new coat of paint; hence developing for iPhone took new turns.
"iPhone 5s is the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, delivering
desktop class architecture in the palm of your hand. iPhone 5s sets a new
standard for smartphones, like Touch ID, a simple and secure way
to unlock your phone with just a touch of your finger.”
9. Understanding the Market Demand for a Large Screen – iPhone 6 Variant
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was launched on 9 September 2014. Both devices had a large screen than its predecessor with a 4.7 and 5.5-inch display. Next year on 25 September 2015 iPhone 6S/6S Plus was launched. With this new feature, iPhone 6 enabled enterprises to reach a wider audience – which was possible as developing for iPhone, helped to address their business requirements.
10. Water Resistant & Best till this Very Minute – iPhone 7/ 7 Plus
The iPhone 7 was launched on 16 September 2016. Some of the major features which iPhone app developers
can take advantage of with iOS 10 are the power of Siri, Apple AI based assistant, and it’s Map. Developing for iPhone 7 had to change the mobile app development landscape and its usage, as it allowed iPhone app developers to build high-quality apps for the App Store. Apple also revamped its messenger app with full-screen effects and bubble effects. Hence, developing for iPhone 7 has a different experience as it brings in these awesome new features to the messenger.
Currently mobile app development is the key element ruling the mobile market. There will always be something new to discover and new in developing for iPhone. No matter how convenient today’s iPhone designs are, they will fall short in time. That keeps the hope alive for the next release. The mobile app development has been growing tremendously over the past few years. In such a market condition, many mobile app development companies believe that it is only the beginning, and there is much more room for growth within the mobile application industry.