The iPhone 3G added 3G network support, and was followed by the 3GS with improved hardware, the 4 with a metal chassis, higher display resolution and front-facing camera, and the 4S with improved hardware and the voice assistant Siri. March 9, . On July 3, , Jon Lech Johansen reported on his blog that he had successfully bypassed this requirement and unlocked the iPhone's other features with a combination of custom software and modification of the iTunes binary. The camera on the iPhone 5 reportedly shows purple haze when the light source is just out of frame,  although Consumer Reports said it "is no more prone to purple hazing on photos shot into a bright light source than its predecessor or than several Android phones with fine cameras
The iPhone supports gapless playback. Double-tapping switches between widescreen and fullscreen video playback.
The iPhone allows users to purchase and download songs from the iTunes Store directly to their iPhone. The feature originally required a Wi-Fi network, but since , it can be used on a cellular data network. The iPhone includes software that allows the user to upload, view, and email photos taken with the camera. The user zooms in and out of photos by sliding two fingers further apart or closer together, much like Safari.
The camera application also lets users view the camera roll, the pictures that have been taken with the iPhone's camera. Those pictures are also available in the Photos application, along with any transferred from iPhoto or Aperture on a Mac, or Photoshop on a Windows PC.
By default, the iPhone will ask to join newly discovered Wi-Fi networks and prompt for the password when required. Alternatively, it can join closed Wi-Fi networks manually. Airplane mode disables all wireless connections at once, overriding other preferences. Safari is the iPhone's native web browser , and it displays pages similar to its Mac and Windows counterparts. Web pages may be viewed in portrait or landscape mode and the device supports automatic zooming by pinching together or spreading apart fingertips on the screen, or by double-tapping text or images.
The iPhone does not support Flash , which was still popular when the iPhone was introduced. The Maps application can access Google Maps in map, satellite , or hybrid form.
It can also generate directions between two locations, while providing optional real-time traffic information. During the iPhone's announcement, Jobs demonstrated this feature by searching for nearby Starbucks locations and then placing a prank call to one with a single tap. The iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 can orient the map with its digital compass.
Simple weather and stock quotes applications also tap into the Internet. IPhone users can and do access the Internet frequently, and in a variety of places. According to Google , in , the iPhone generated 50 times more search requests than any other mobile handset. This is 30 times the use for our average contract-based consumer customers. With the introduction of the Verizon iPhone in January , the issue of using internet while on the phone was brought to the public's attention.
For text input, the iPhone implements a virtual keyboard on the touchscreen. It has automatic spell checking and correction, predictive word capabilities, and a dynamic dictionary that learns new words.
The keyboard can predict what word the user is typing and complete it, and correct for the accidental pressing of keys near the presumed desired key. The keys are somewhat larger and spaced farther apart when in landscape mode , which is supported by only a limited number of applications. Touching a section of text for a brief time brings up a magnifying glass , allowing users to place the cursor in the middle of existing text.
The virtual keyboard can accommodate 21 languages, including character recognition for Chinese. Alternative characters with accents for example, letters from the alphabets of other languages and emoji can be typed from the keyboard by pressing the letter for two seconds and selecting the alternative character from the popup. Since iOS 8, third party keyboards, distributed through the App Store, are allowed. Previously, they were only available on jailbroken iPhones. The iPhone also features an email program that supports HTML email , which enables the user to embed photos in an email message.
Apple has also licensed Microsoft ActiveSync and supports the platform including push email with the release of iPhone 2. Text messages are presented chronologically in a mailbox format similar to Mail, which places all text from recipients together with replies.
Text messages are displayed in speech bubbles similar to iChat under each recipient's name. The iPhone has built-in support for email message forwarding, drafts, and direct internal camera-to-email picture sending. Support for multi-recipient SMS was added in the 1. At WWDC on June 11, , Apple announced that the iPhone would support third-party web applications using Ajax that share the look and feel of the iPhone interface.
It is a free download, with an Apple registration, that allows developers to develop native applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch, then test them in an "iPhone simulator". However, loading an application onto a real device is only possible after paying an Apple Developer Connection membership fee. Developers can also opt to release the application for free and will not pay any costs to release or distribute the application beyond the membership fee.
The App Store was launched with the release of iOS 2. Once a developer has submitted an application to the App Store, Apple holds firm control over its distribution. In , Apple rejected Podcaster , which allowed iPhone users to download podcasts directly to the iPhone claiming it duplicated the functionality of iTunes. NetShare, another rejected app, would have enabled users to tether their iPhone to a laptop or desktop, using its cellular network to load data for the computer.
The original iPhone has been described as "revolutionary",  a "game-changer" for the mobile phone industry,     and has been credited with helping to make Apple one of the world's most valuable publicly traded companies by The iPhone attracts users of all ages,  and besides consumer use, the iPhone has also been adopted for business purposes.
Starting with the iPhone 4S, Apple added an accessibility feature to optimize the function of the iPhone with hearing aids. Made for iPhone hearing aids also feature Live Listen. With Live Listen the iPhone acts as a remote microphone that sends sound to a Made for iPhone hearing aid.
Live Listen can help the user hear a conversation in a noisy room or hear someone speaking across the room. This program added support for more than 50 Bluetooth wireless braille displays that work with iOS out of the box. The user only needs to pair the keyboard to the device to start using it to navigate the iOS device with VoiceOver without any additional software. IPhone lets the user know when an alert is sent to the it, in a variety of notice methods.
It delivers both visual and vibrating alerts for incoming phone and FaceTime calls, new text messages, new and sent mail, and calendar events. You can set an LED light flash for incoming calls and alerts.
Or have incoming calls display a photo of the caller. Users can choose from different vibration patterns or even create their own. The iPhone can enlarge text to make it more accessible for vision-impaired users,  and can accommodate hearing-impaired users with closed captioning and external TTY devices. With the release of iOS 9 for all iPhones, users have the ability to choose between two different screen view options.
The user can choose to have a standard view or zoomed view. When the iPhone is placed in a standard view setting, the icons are normal size and the text remains the same. With a zoomed view option, the icons on the screen and the text become slightly larger.
This enables the user to have a more customized appearance and it can potentially help some users read the screen easier. AssistiveTouch helps to adapt the Multi-Touch screen of an iOS device to a user's unique physical needs. This can be of great assistance to those who have difficulty with some gestures, like pinch, one can make them accessible with just a tap of a finger.
The user can create their own gestures and customize the layout of the AssistiveTouch menu. If the user has trouble pressing the Home button, it can be set so that it can be activated with an onscreen tap. Gestures like rotate and shake are available even when if the iOS device is mounted on a wheelchair.
Guided Access helps people with autism or other attention and sensory challenges stay focused on the task or app at hand. With Guided Access, a parent, teacher, or therapist can limit an iOS device to stay on one app by disabling the Home button, and limit the amount of time spent in an app. The user can restrict access to the keyboard or touch input on certain areas of the screen.
The models in bold are current flagship devices:. Apple has filed more than patent applications related to the technology behind the iPhone. In , Infogear filed an infringement claim against the owners of the iPhones.
The intellectual property rights were granted to the owners of the iPhones. As of October , only the Singapore and Australian applications had been granted.
Comwave has been selling VoIP devices called iPhone since Shortly after Steve Jobs' January 9, announcement that Apple would be selling a product called iPhone in June , Cisco issued a statement that it had been negotiating trademark licensing with Apple and expected Apple to agree to the final documents that had been submitted the night before. On February 2, , Apple and Cisco announced that they had agreed to temporarily suspend litigation while they held settlement talks,  and subsequently announced on February 20, , that they had reached an agreement.
Both companies will be allowed to use the "iPhone" name  in exchange for "exploring interoperability" between their security, consumer, and business communications products. Nokia alleges that Apple has been violating ten Nokia patents since the iPhone initial release. In August , Apple won a smartphone patent lawsuit in the U. In March , an Apple patent for a wraparound display was revealed.
Around April 20, , a hidden unencrypted file on the iPhone and other iOS devices was widely discussed in the media. Previous versions of iOS stored similar information in a file called "h-cells. F-Secure discovered that the data is transmitted to Apple twice a day and postulate that Apple is using the information to construct their global location database similar to the ones constructed by Google and Skyhook through wardriving. The file is also automatically copied onto the user's computer once synchronized with the iPhone.
An open-source application named "iPhoneTracker", which turns the data stored in the file into a visual map, was made available to the public in April Apple gave an official response on their web site on April 27, ,  after questions were submitted by users, the Associated Press and others.
Apple clarified that the data is a small portion of their crowd-sourced location database cache of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers which is downloaded from Apple into the iPhone for making location services faster than with only GPS, therefore the data does not represent the locations of the iPhone. The volume of data retained was an error. Apple issued an update for iOS version 4. The "Frequent Locations" feature found in "Settings" under "Location Services" stores commonly visited locations locally on the device.
However, this feature also keeps track of the number of times that the user has been to that location, the dates, and the exact times. Media outlets have publicized instructions on how this can be disabled for concerned users. They can read almost all smartphone information, including SMS, location, emails, and notes.
Throughout , prosecutors in the United States argued for the U. The shooters had destroyed their personal phones. The GrayKey, manufactured by Grayshift , can unlock iPhones, even if they are disabled. We have also never allowed any government access to our servers. And we never will. Apple iOS in combination with their specific hardware uses crypto-shredding when activating the "Erase all content and settings" by obliterating all the keys in ' effaceable storage'.
This renderes all user data on the device cryptographically inaccessible. Apple tightly controls certain aspects of the iPhone. According to Jonathan Zittrain , the emergence of closed devices like the iPhone have made computing more proprietary than early versions of Microsoft Windows. The hacker community has found many workarounds, most of which are disallowed by Apple and make it difficult or impossible to obtain warranty service.
SIM unlocking allows the iPhone to be used on a different carrier's network. Users can set restrictions or parental controls  on apps that can be downloaded or used within the iPhone. The restrictions area requires a password. The iPhone normally prevents access to its media player and web features unless it has also been activated as a phone with an authorized carrier.
On July 3, , Jon Lech Johansen reported on his blog that he had successfully bypassed this requirement and unlocked the iPhone's other features with a combination of custom software and modification of the iTunes binary. He published the software and offsets for others to use.
Unlike the first generation iPhone, the iPhone 3G must be activated in the store in most countries. The need for in-store activation, as well as the huge number of first-generation iPhone and iPod Touch users upgrading to iPhone OS 2. After the update, devices were required to connect to Apple's servers to authenticate it, causing many devices to be temporarily unusable. Users on the O2 network in the United Kingdom, however, can buy the phone online and activate it via iTunes as with the previous model.
In the US, Apple has begun to offer free shipping on both the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS when available , reversing the in-store activation requirement. Best Buy and Walmart will also sell the iPhone. The iPhone's operating system is designed to only run software that has an Apple-approved cryptographic signature. This restriction can be overcome by "jailbreaking" the phone,  which involves replacing the iPhone's firmware with a slightly modified version that does not enforce the signature check.
Doing so may be a circumvention of Apple's technical protection measures. In , , and , developers released a series of tools called JailbreakMe that used security vulnerabilities in Mobile Safari rendering to jailbreak the device which allows users to install any compatible software on the device instead of only App Store apps.
Theoretically these flaws could have also been used for malicious purposes. In July , Apple released iOS 4. Following the release of the iPhone 5S model, a group of German hackers called the Chaos Computer Club announced on September 21, , that they had bypassed Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor by using "easy everyday means. The spokesman for the group stated: It is plain stupid to use something that you can't change and that you leave everywhere every day as a security token.
Most iPhones were and are still [ citation needed ] sold with a SIM lock , which restricts the use of the phone to one particular carrier, a common practice with subsidized GSM phones. Unlike most GSM phones, however, the phone cannot be officially unlocked by entering a code. Apple speculates that they were likely shipped overseas and unlocked, a lucrative market before the iPhone 3G's worldwide release.
They are locked to the network initially, though they can usually be unlocked either after a certain period of contract length has passed, or for a small fee with the exception of the 3 network, which will unlock the device at any time for no charge. All iPhones purchased for full retail price at an Apple Store or online at apple. Third party methods to unlock iPhones existed but were highly unreliable and sometimes rendered phones unusable.
Three major carriers in Australia Optus , Telstra and Vodafone  offer legitimate unlocking, now at no cost for all iPhone devices, both current and prior models. Internationally, policies vary, but many carriers sell the iPhone unlocked for full retail price.
In , four years before the iPhone was officially introduced, the trademark iFone was registered in Mexico by a communications systems and services company, iFone. The case began in , when the Mexican firm sued Apple. The Supreme Court of Mexico upheld that iFone is the rightful owner and held that Apple iPhone is a trademark violation.
According to the filing, Gradiente foresaw the revolution in the convergence of voice and data over the Internet at the time. In Brazil, the final battle over the brandname concluded in On December 18, , IGB launched its own line of Android smartphones under the tradename to which it has exclusive rights in the local market. The "iPhone" term was registered by Gradiente in , 7 years before Apple's release of its first iPhone.
In June , Apple won, for the second time, the right to use the brandname in Brazil. The court ruling determined that the Gradiente's registration does not own exclusive rights on the brand. Although Gradiente intended to appeal, with the decision Apple can use freely the brand without paying royalties to the Brazilian company. Stylized as "my phone", Solid Broadband filed a trademark application of that brand. Apple lost the trademark battle to Solid Group in a decision made by IPO director Nathaniel Arevalo, who also reportedly said that it was unlikely that consumers would be confused between the "iPhone" and the "MyPhone".
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