It is another year, another big release, and another birthday for the Apple iPhone. The cell phone to end all cells phone, the big daddy of the telecommunications world, turns nine years old in 2016. This means that fans have spent close to ten years on tenterhooks waiting for news of the latest OS updates and handset launches. With the iPhone 6S just round the corner and yet another Steve Jobs biopic in the works, it is clear to see that our fascination with iPhones is not going anywhere yet.
It is interesting to look back at how much the iPhone has changed over the years and how exciting a lot of its now very basic features were in the early days. For example, there was a time when just the sheer amount of phone numbers which the iPhone could remember seemed like an impressive feat. Or, when the first cell phone cameras felt having the future in the palm of our hands. Still remember that day when i broke the screen of my first iphone and the repair was so expensive that i literally changed my mind to get it fixed. But nowadays it is so common and cheap, got my wife’s iphone repaired from johns creek cell phone repair in less than $100.
To celebrate the imminent release of the iPhone 6S, we are going to take a look at some of the features which you might take for granted these days, but which you could not live without.
It is easy to forget how difficult finding your way around a brand new city used to be without the help of GPS mapping tools. There were tools like MapQuest around, of course, but this meant taking the time to locate and then print out a ream of instructions. In 2009, we saw the arrival of Google Maps and everything changed – by 2012, Apple had its own version and iPhone users were delighted.
SMS Text Messaging
You could argue that SMS messaging has had more influence over the development of the iPhone and cell phones like it than any other feature. It continues to be the most popular method of communication, after direct calls, and this is despite the fact that it has changed very little over the years. We started out with basic messaging functions which were restricted to 160 characters and the iPhone is still bound by this rule – nevertheless, SMS messaging is what we turn to when we want instant interaction.