A Dark Past
- Lots of Confusing Buttons
- Poor Battery
- Few Applications
A Smartphone Revolution
- Most options on-screen
- Touchscreen Quality
- Touch designed software
- Efficient processors
- Every Application
|iPhone||iPhone 3G||iPhone 3GS||iPad||iPhone 4||iPad 2|
|Speed||.6 Ghz||.6 Ghz||.8 Ghz||1 Ghz||1 Ghz||1 Ghz x 2|
|Max OS Version||iOS 3||iOS 4||Current||Current||Current||Current|
Note: The iPod touch roughly matches the release spec timeline of the iPhone.
What can we learn from their hardware release cycle?
The original iPhone operating system had many of the built-in apps that come with the iPhone today. Highlights included:
Critics slammed it as too expensive and too simple—not even being able to copy and paste, but they didn't quit.
The second iteration touted the addition of the App Store for installing applications.
The third added copy and paste, video recording, and a bunch of minor enhancements.
The fourth iOS added multitasking, folders, printing, find device remotely, and wireless video streaming.
The fifth generation added wireless syncing to iTunes, iCloud, non-invasive notifications, built-in photo editing, and built-in reminders.