Every mobile operating system aims to target the sector people whose age is around 16 to 50 years.People in this category are the one that use cellular phones the most. The entrepreneurs and businessmen usually prefer Smartphones i.e. phones with extraordinary features as compared to normal ones. Thus when you decode the term smartphone, it refers to a device that can perform many tasks besides calling and texting. Other features may include multimedia, fast web browsing, office applications, high-end gaming etc. When you integrate all these points you get a smartphone. But it is not necessary that if it’s a smartphone then it has to be complicated because you don’t want to have the same fate as that of early stage windows phones. Thus smartphones using the simplest user Interface and yet are able to perform heavy operations are bound to be successful.
This is what Steve jobs and his company realized at a very early stage that inspired him to create an operating system that was not only simple to use but also very efficient in every task it was assigned. Thus Apple came out with iOS (previously known as iPhone OS) in the form of First iPhone in 2007.
It was a hit. 2007 and 2008 were the years when android wasn’t that popular. Thus people who couldn’t afford iPhones looked forward to Symbian phones as the form of cheap smartphones. Symbian was majorly used by Nokia and it was thus dominant in the Indian market. As the popularity of Android smartphones increased, it was expected to majorly affect iPhones sales. Though it didn’t turn out to be, instead it resulted in Nokia loosing almost 30% of its brand value. Apple wasn’t much affected and it’s growth continued.
The first iPhone was very successful but it did have many flaws. Its camera could not record videos, it could not forward text messages etc. In 2008 Apple came out with iPhone 3G. It had corrected many errors of the previous gen Device. The most important part was when Apple launched the App Store. The App Store went on to become the largest application stores for iPhones and iPod touch. In 2009 3Gs was one of the smartest and the fastest phone of it’s time. It also had iOS 3 which was a major improvement over the last one.
The main feature of the 3Gs was improvements in it’s hard ware. It was much appreciated for it’s quality performance. 2010 was the biggest leap forward in the iPhone market was when Apple launched iPhone 4, which I’m using currently. It featured 1 GHz A4 processor , 960x 640 high resolution display also known as the ‘Retina’ Display which looks beautiful. No other Manufacturer was able to produce such display. iOS 4 was launched along with iPhone 4 which featured multi-tasking for the first time on an iPhone Since it’s launch iOS has only got better in the form of iPod, iPhones and iPads. Till now the iPhone remains the world’s best selling smartphone dude to its consistency in performance and the swiftness of it’s interface.
We can thus expect Apple to lead this segment for quite a long time until some other company comes out with a revolutionary performer.
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