10 Less Known Facts About iPhone


Every time Apple releases a new iPhone, Apple does not need to promote it. People line up from mid night just to get their new iPhone. It comes with cool look and nice features. Most of the people also see it as a status symbol. Every time Apple launch a new iPhone, it surely adds something new and interesting. Recent iPhone comes with fingerprint scanner. If you own iPhone or want to own, you know about all cool features of iPhone. But there are many things about iPhone which most of the people do not know.

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10 Less Known Facts About iPhone

1. Apple’s iPhone was not the first iPhone

iPhone is the brand of Apple. But very few people know that first iPhone was launched by Cisco. And for iPhone name, Cisco also sued Apple. Cisco’s iPhone was a VOiP device that lets users call via Skye without using computer. Cisco launched its iPhone 22 days before Apple’s iPhone. Later, Apple settled the trademark lawsuit. Now, Apple and Cisco both have rights to use iPhone name.

Cisco iPhone


2. It is always 9:42 AM or 9:41 AM in iPhone and iPad Ads

iPhone ads always used to say 9:42 AM. But recent ads are moved to display 9:41 AM. The reason is that Apple events start at 9 AM. And they give 40 minutes presentation before displaying iPhone or iPad ads. Apple wanted to display the exact time in device. But they were not sure that they will end the presentation in 40 minutes. So they pad time by 2 minute. In recent ads Apple display 9:41 AM because they usually end presentation in 40 minutes.

“We design the keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation,” former Apple executive Scott Forstall once said.

“It turned out we were pretty accurate with that estimate, so for the iPad [released in 2010], we made it 41 minutes,” he said.



3. First iPhone was conceptualized in 1983

Very few people know that iPhone launched in June 2007 was not the first iPhone. Apple has dreamed up first iPhone in 1983. That was a landline phone with a built-in screen controlled with a stylus. It was designed by Apple Developer Hartmut Esslinger.

First iPhone was conceptualized in 1983

4. Samsung makes iPhone’s processor

Although Samsung and Apple fight in smartphone market but it is interesting that Apple has contract with Samsung for making iPhone’s processor. In the courts, they always fight over patents. It never affects the processor contract.

5. First iPhone was Called Invention of the Year

In 2007 when Apple launched its revolutionary iPhone, Time magazine named it as Invention of the year.

iPhone invention of the year


6. 200 Patents for 1st iPhone

When Apple launched first iPhone, it had more than 200 patents relating to the iPhone’s technology. It was too many just for a phone.

7. First Call from iPhone was a Prank Call

When Apple CEO Steve Jobs launched first iPhone, he made a prank call to nearby Starbucks and ordered 4000 latters. He cancelled the order immediately.

8. Apple Invested $150 Million in iPhone Research

To develop a phone like iPhone, Apple has invested around $150 million in the research and development.

9. Retina Screen Costs $28.50

iPhone’s retina screen is the most expensive component. It alone costs $28.50.

10. Every iPhone has Bono

If you look closely you will see that artist icon in the music app is the silhouette of U2 singer Bono. He had good relations with Apple and filmed an iPod commercial.

Every iPhone has Bono