At first, Apple has created the iPod - a popular player. However, Steve Jobs quickly realized that the future of versatile devices that combine a mobile phone, PDA and player. This niche has already started to take smartphones. Therefore, the time was expensive - and come up with something new it was hardly possible.
The idea to print directly on the display was originally invented not for the phone. Initially, this development was for tablets - from the Apple experts took six months to put it into practice. This was an important step for creating iPhone. Steve Jobs decided to postpone the project on the plate after the inertial scrolling, from this point Apple has thrown forces to create the phone was sold.
iPhone name was coined in 1999 - in the same year, Apple registered the domain iphone.org. The prefix «i» has been added due to the popularity of other products kompanii.V early 2004, Apple claimed that the drafting of the phone they do not have, and on the 1 st place is the tablet computer project. In September 2005, however, it was released phone Motorola ROKR, for which Apple has created an interface for the player, similar to the interface for the iPod. Motorola ROKR phone was combined with iTunes. However, Motorola ROKR because of the unusual design and poor functionality has been called a failure year.
After such a failure, Apple has ceased to cooperate with Motorola, and seriously deal with their own phone developments. On 9 January 2007 MacWorld exhibition, the iPhone was first shown to the world. June 29, 2007 iPhone went on sale. $ 499 cost model is 4 GB of internal memory and 8 GB had to lay out $ 599.
As expected, iPhone, able to combine multimedia capabilities and features of the phone. For iPhone a short time was able to not only find their loyal customers, but also became a cult thing. Steve Jobs has proven that he could not only win the market segment, but also to create the next revolutionary product.