An iPhone may refer to any of the following:
1. The iPhone is a smartphone created by Apple that was announced on January 9, 2007. The first demonstration of the iPhone was on January 29, 2007 at the Macworld Conference & Expo. The iPhone utilizes a touch screen, giving it features in addition to that of a regular cell phone such as an on-screen keyboard and the ability to search the Internet. Additionally, since the iPhone has an operating system (known as iOS) it can run millions of different software applications that are available through the Apple App store.
With significantly more storage space, the iPhone can hold a large number of photos, videos, and songs. Internet connectivity is provided through cellular service (4G LTE) and Wi-Fi.
The official Apple iPhone page can be found at: https://www.apple.com/iphone/
Versions of the iPhone
Below is a list of the versions of the iPhone since its inception with a brief summary of the new features and their respective release dates.
- iPhone 3G - The iPhone 3G was the first iPhone with 3G support; it was released June 19, 2009.
- iPhone 4 and 4S - These two iPhones were Released on June 21, 2010 and October 14, 2011. The iPhone 4S introduced the Siri voice assistant.
- iPhone 5 and 5S - Both phones included an increase in screen size to 4 inches; the 5S also included a fingerprint reader. These two versions were released on September 21, 2012 and September 20, 2013 respectively.
- iPhone 6 and 6S - The iPhone 6 saw a screen size increase to 4.7 and 5.5 inches on the "Plus" model These two phones were released on September 19, 2014 and September 25, 2015 respectively.
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus - The iPhone 7 saw the removal of the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack. It also included water resistance technology and improved performance with rear dual-camera included on 7 Plus. These two phones were released on September 16, 2016.
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus - The iPhone 8 included a glass back and the ability to charge wirelessly. These versions were released on September 22, 2017.
- iPhone X (iPhone 10) - The iPhone X brought a full OLED screen, top face sensors for Face ID, and the removal of the traditional home button.
2. A mobile handset from Linksys (a subsidiary of Cisco), the iPhone is a handset that 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.