10 iPhone Facts and Statistics That You Didn"t Know
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10 Amazing Facts about iPhone

1. The first iPhone prototype was invented in 1983

Of course, it looked nothing like the iPhone we’ve come to know and love, but that’s when the idea was first hatched.

2. There are 101 million iPhone users in the US

Since the population of the US is about 318 million, that means that nearly 1/3 of the population owns an iPhone.

3. 94% of the smartphone industry’s profits go to Apple.

This is an impressive statistic on its own, but becomes even more impressive when you learn that Apple was only responsible for 13.5% of smartphones shipped globally in Q3 2015, as Buy Back Boss.

4. Apple Sells Over 200 Million iPhones Each Year

Apple launches a new iPhone model every September and fans are eager to get the latest model. Recently, customers have been able to take advantage of iPhone trade-in programs to upgrade faster!

5. 200 patents, 1 iPhone.

Since the iPhone was released in 2007, Apple has filed more than 200 patents relating to the iPhone’s technology. Many of these patents, like Force Touch and over-the-air updates, lead directly to new and improved ways for publishers and developers to interact with users.

6. The Macworld 2007 demo had to be highly scripted

Anyone in hardware and software knows that the first version has a few bugs. When Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, he had to follow a precise scripted sequence of inputs the team had developed to avoid crashing the phone with unintended bugs.

7. The original iPhone project was top secret

When Steve Jobs told Scott Forstall to build the iPhone, Jobs said the team could be made up of anyone – except outside employees. Only current Apple employees could be on the project, and Forstall couldn’t tell them what they would be working on. The code name for the project was “Purple.”

8. The iPhone made Google do a 180 on its phone plans

Prior to the launch of the iPhone, Google was already developing its own phone operating system. It did not plan on supporting touch screens.

As soon as Google saw Jobs’ unveiling, they went back to the drawing board. Good thing too. Whether you’re an Android fan or not, it’s tough to argue that the competition hasn’t pushed Apple onward, cites Adcolony.

9. It started out as a tablet project

Steve Jobs himself explainted during a 2010 All Things D interview how he wanted Apple engineers to research various tablet designs with a virtual keyboard. When they came back to him with a device featuring multitouch functionality, Jobs thought that Apple could apply that technology to a phone. As Jobs told Walt Mossberg, Apple “put the tablet aside and we went to work on the phone.”

10. iPhone users are more loyal than other smartphone users

Whether is be all the stuff tied to their iTunes and iCloud account, or just the love of a familiar operating system, people stick with iPhone in huge numbers. In a survey by RBC Capital Markets, 83.4% of iPhone users said their next device would be an iPhone, compared to 64.2% of Samsung owners.

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