The iPhone is a series of multimedia and internet featured smartphones marketed and designed by Apple Inc. Apple CEO, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone in front of the public on the 9th of January, 2007. This was followed by the release of the iPhone 3G on the 8th of July, 2008. This model was released in 22 countries at the same time. The most commonly noticed complaint of customers was about the cost of the iPhone. Hence, the iPhone now gets sold at one sixth the initial amount. It is sold for $99, but it needs a 2 year contract and a SIM Lock.
The iPhone works as a camera phone, a sort of video iPod and a useful internet appliance. It is a touchscreen device which comprises of a virtual keyboard. Other applications can be used on the iPhone. One can buy these apps from the App Store, which has over 100,000 apps. These apps have diverse natures. Some are games while some are social networking sites. Making calls is very easy on an iPhone as it can be performed by simply tapping a name or number on one’s contacts list. Another useful feature of the iPhone is its 3.5 inch long screen. It shows off all of one’s content prominently. Viewing movies becomes an enjoyable experience on the iPhone because of its long screen. The iPhone is also a useful internet device. Yahoo! and Google searches are inbuilt in the iPhone. And the iPhone is also very useful for multitasking. One can make a call while surfing the internet without having to disconnect it. The iPhone is also a very useful traveling device. It acts as a portable audio player.
The iPhone comes with 2 loudspeakers. One of them is situated over the screen and is used as an earpiece. The other speaker is located at the bottom left corner. The inbuilt Bluetooth 2.x + EDR supports wireless headphones and earpieces. Stereo audio was an addition that was made later. The absence of certain profiles blocks the iPhone users from exchanging music and videos with other mobile phones having Bluetooth. The iPhone, unlike many other phones in its category, didn’t have a voice recording feature until the recently launched 3.0 software update.