Manufacturer Foxconn

The iPhone was released in the United States on June 29, 2007, at the price of $499 for the 4 GB model and $599 for the 8 GB model, both requiring a 2-year contract.

Technology GSM
OS iOS, upgradable to iOS 3.1.3
CPU 412 MHz ARM 11


In its first week, Apple had sold 270,000 iPhones domestically  Apple sold the one millionth iPhone 74 days after the release.Apple reported in January 2008 that four million were sold

As of October 2007, the iPhone was the fourth best-selling handset in the U.S., trailing the Motorola RAZR V3, the LG

Units sold 6.1 million
Dimensions 115 x 61 x 11.6 mm (4.53 x 2.40 x 0.46 in)
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz)
Type TFT
Size 3.5 inches, 36.5 cm2 (~52.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels, 3:2 ratio (~165 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating


OS iOS, upgradable to iOS 3.1.3
CPU 412 MHz ARM 11
Card slot No
Internal 4/8/16GB
Single 2 MP
Video No
Loudspeaker Yes
Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 (headset support only)
Positioning No
Radio No
USB 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Browser HTML (Safari)
  Google Maps
Audio/video player
Document viewer
Photo viewer
Predictive text input
Type Li-Ion 1400 mAh, non-removable


Models A1203, iPhone1,1
SAR 0.97 W/kg (head)     0.38 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.97 W/kg (head)     0.69 W/kg (body)  

The iPhone featured a Samsung 32-bit ARM microprocessorunderclocked from its stock 620 MHz to a slower 412 MHz to increase battery life. The iPhone also included several sets of sensors, including an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, and an ambient light sensor. Similar to the iPod Touch, the iPhone also feat

  •  Single loudspeaker
  • TRRS headphone jack, 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response (internal, headset)
  • Microphone


In 2000, Apple CEO Steve Jobs envisioned an Apple touchscreen product that the user could interact with directly with their fingers rather than using a stylus. The stylus was a common tool for many existing touchscreen devices at the time including Apple's own Newton, launched in 1993. He decided that the device would require a triple layered capacitive multi-touch touch screen, a very new and advanced technology at the time. This helped with removing the physical keyboard and mouse, the same as was common at the time for tablet computers, human machine interfaces and point of sale systems. Jobs recruited a group of Apple engineers to investigate the idea as a side project. When Jobs reviewed the prototype and its user interface, he saw the potential in developing the concept into a mobile phone to compete with already established brands in the then emerging market for touch screen phones. The whole effort was called Project Purple 2 and began in 2005. Apple purchased the "iphone.org" domain in December 1999.

Apple created the device during a secretive and unprecedented collaboration with Cingular Wireless, now part of AT&T. The development cost of the collaboration was estimated to have been $150 million over a thirty-month period. Apple rejected the "design by committee" approach that had yielded the Motorola ROKR E1, a largely unsuccessful collaboration with Motorola. Instead, Cingular Wireless gave Apple the liberty to develop the iPhone's hardware and software in-house. The original iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007, in a keynote address at the Macworld Conference & Expo held in Moscone West in San Francisco, California. In his address, Jobs said, "This is a day that I have been looking forward to for two and a half years," and that "today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone Jobs introduced the iPhone as a combination of three devices: a "widescreen iPod with touch controls"; a "revolutionary mobile phone"; and a "breakthrough Internet communicator

Six weeks prior to the iPhone's release, the plastic screen was replaced with glass, after Jobs was upset that the screen of the prototype he was carrying in his pocket had been scratched by his keys. The quick switch led to a bidding process for a manufacturing contractor that was won by Foxconn, which had just opened up a new wing of its Shenzhen factory complex specifically for this bid.




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