The Evolution Of The Smartphone In 7 Releases

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Apple iPhone (2007)

It seems like just yesterday that Steve Jobs unveiled this little gem. The first-generation iPhone didn't break many technical barriers, but it did popularize the touchscreen and kick of a trend that would require faster processors, more memory and higher storage capacity (the first-generation iPhone is reportedly the first smartphone to offer 16 GB of internal storage). By today's standards, the specs for the iPhone seem downright anemic -- the ARM-based Samsung processor was actually under-clocked from a stock speed of 600MHz to around 400MHz. Meanwhile, the touchscreen display resolution was a mere 320 x 480. But, the concept of a thick, light and sleek smartphone took off, and the rest is history.

Dimensions: 4.5 inches by 2.4 inches by 0.46 inch

Weight: 4.75 ounces
Processor: 412 MHz Samsung RISC ARM processor
Memory: 128 MB
Storage: 4, 8, or 16 GB models
Battery Life: 8 hours of talk time

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