Apple Inc. created and released the iPhone in USA in January 2007. Hailed by TIME Magazine as the invention of the year in 2007, the iPhone is a method being Internet and multimedia enabled to facilitate as a camera phone including visual voice mail and text messaging; a transportable media player, similar to a video iPod, and an Internet client having email, web browsing and WiFi connectivity. The gadget’s multi touch screen is user friendly with a virtual keyboard rather than a physical one. The other distinctive feature of the iPhone is that third party applications are accessible from the ‘App Store’ for diverse functions. The “apps” or computer programs that help the user with tools to accomplish a task include games, GPS navigation, references, social networking and advertising for films, TV shows and celebrities.
The iPhone released in 2007 featured quad band GSM with EDGE. Subsequently, in July 2008 Apple launched iPhone 3G enabling faster 3G data speeds via UTMS with 3.6 Mbps HSDPA, and assisted GPS. In June 2009 Apple released the superior version 3.0 of the iPhone OS for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Simultaneously released in USA, Canada and six European countries on 19 June, 2009 the iPhone 3GS has add on performance, a camera with high resolution and video compatibility, voice control and support for 7.2 Mbps HSDPA downloading. The only restraint is that it is limited to 384 Kbps uploading, as Apple has not implemented the HSPA practice. With the international launching of the iPhone 3G along with iPhone 3GS in August 2009, the original iPhone was discontinued.
Playing games on the mobile phone is a fantastic pastime for millions around the world. This phone developed he games to a new height. This in turn created a large following among the masses of all age groups for the iPhone, thereby developing its market. Other than 3G/Mac games, the iPhone also provides for the use of additional game applications for customized games. This has resulted in enhancing the mobile gaming industry as well as enhancing the popularity of the games on the mobile and other communicative devices in a span of one year.
The success of iPhone’s multi touch interface has made touch the standard for any new smart phone. This has revolutionized touch screen technology and made it too user friendly. Musc lover prefer this version of iPhone. Playing music and video is an amazing experience and with constant feature updates and multimedia support by Apple, the iPhone is simply unbeatable. The iPhone to integrate with iTunes Store, one can download songs wirelessly or synchronize it between desktops.
The camera in iPhone 3G is not improved from the basic 2-mega pixel camera. Tethering has been restricted. To have tethering in the iPhone, you need to use jailbreak apps like PDANet, iPhone Modem, etc. In contrast, Blackberry Storm has inbuilt tethering support and a 3.2 mega pixel camera, with video recording, flash and auto focus capability.