The History of Apple iPhone

Jun 29, 2023

The first iPhone was officially announced on January 9, 2007 and was released in the United States on June 29, 2007.

It was the first smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc, and was referred to as the iPhone 2G, iPhone 1, or original iPhone

The model number of the first iPhone is A12031.

It had a 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 320×480 pixels, a 2-megapixel camera, and ran on the iPhone OS 1.0 operating system.

It was discontinued on July 15, 2008.

The cost of the first iPhone

The price of the first iPhone depended on the storage capacity and the contract with AT&T.

the original iPhone was priced at $499 for the 4GB model and $599 for the 8GB model, along with a two-year contract with AT&T.

However, these prices were later reduced to $399 and $499, respectively, in September 2007.

If we adjust these prices for inflation, they would be equivalent to $720, $864, $576, and $720 in 2023, respectively.

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How many iPhones have been sold so far?

According to various sources, the total number of iPhones sold worldwide since 2007 is over 2.2 billion.

Apple shipped 206.1 million iPhones in 2020 and 55.2 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2021.

iPhones have a 27.71% market share of the global smartphone market as of the first quarter of 2021.

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