iPhone

Updated: 09/22/2017 by Computer Hope

An iPhone may refer to any of the following:

Apple iPhone1. The iPhone is an Apple phone that was announced on January 9, 2007 and demonstrated later on January 29, 2007 at the Macworld Conference & Expo. The iPhone is smartphone that works like as an iPod, camera phone, PDA, and has Wi-Fi access that can be used to access and browse the Internet using its widescreen display.

The iPhone can also access the Apple App store, which has millions of other applications and games that can be loaded onto the phone.

There have been multiple models of the iPhone released since 2007, including the popular ones listed below.

Versions of the iPhone

Below is a listing of each of the versions of iPhones releases since its introduction with a brief summary of the new features or changes from the previous version.

  • iPhone 3G - First iPhone with 3G support
  • iPhone 4S - Introduced the Siri voice assistant
  • iPhone 5 and 5S - Both provided a 4 inch display screen with fingerprint reader featured on the 5S.
  • iPhone 6 - Larger screens of 4.7 and 5.5 inches
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus - Removed headphone jack. Featured water resistance technology and improved performance with rear dual-camera included on 7 Plus.
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus - Glass back and the ability to wirelessly charge.
  • iPhone X (iPhone 10) - Full OLED screen with removal of home button and the addition of new top face sensors for Face ID.

2. A mobile handset from Linksys (a subsidiary of Cisco). The iPhone handset connects to a Wi-Fi network and enables users to make wireless phone calls through their home computers using Skype. This phone enables users to use Skype anywhere in their home or office (within Wi-Fi range), similar to the traditional cordless home phone.

Because of the obvious trademark conflict with Apple, Cisco filed a trademark infringement against Apple shortly after its release. However, shortly after filing the trademark infringement, the companies came to terms and agreed to share the name between the two different products.