Tag Archives: iPhone 2G

Apple awarded 26 new patents, including multitouch sensor design

Patently Apple has produced a report based on 26 new patents awarded to Apple recently by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Perhaps the most important of the 26 is the design of the sensor used to detect multitouch in the screen of the first generation iPhone. First developed and released in 2007, it’s taken Cupertino 6 years to get the patent…

The original iPhone, boy is it patented… Five years later

Apple’s original iPhone was groundbreaking in many ways. Its multitouch display, thumb-able user interface and ease of use were unlike anything on the market at the time. During its launch, you may remember a pretty infamous phrase uttered by the late, great Steve Jobs. “And boy, have we patented it!” Five and a half years after its release, the design…

iPhone 5 benchmarks published: fastest phone on the planet

Over at PCMag.com earlier today, a list of numbers and figures were published showing just how well the iPhone 5 performs against its competition and against older iPhones. In almost every category and test, the iPhone smokes its competition. Just goes to show, you don’t need to boast about specs to have a great device. The most recent benchmark to make the…

iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 2G design comparison: Apple paying homage? [Gallery]

This year is the iPhone’s 5th anniversary. Since its launch in 2007, the iPhone has taken on a few different forms but all with the same simplistic face. The rectangle with rounded corners and a single home button make it the most recognizable phone on the market. To see just how far we’ve come in terms of design, I’ve put the iPhone 5 side-by-side with the…

Factory-sealed first generation iPhone selling on Ebay for $10,000

The original iPhone’s unsubsidized price tag of $600 on contract was the subject of major irritation for many early adopters. If you thought that was bad, you should see what one Ebay seller thinks it’s worth only 5 years later. Samsonbible, a top rated seller, is selling what he calls a “rare collector’s choice” for $10,000. One thing I’m definitely…

Has iOS become too “busy”?

  Recently I wrote a long-ish rant about how I hate iOS’ notifications. Despite having improved since the old days, it’s still not right. I won’t get in to that again here, but, the thought does carry over to this article. In short, I think one of the big problems with Notification Center’s drop down drawer is its tendency to become overcrowded thanks to…

The iPhone, 5 years on – iPhone 2G and 4S compared

Recently I went searching on Ebay for an original, first generation iPhone. It only dawned on me a short while after receiving it that it’s coming up to the iPhone’s fifth birthday. In fact, in 28 days time it will be exactly five years since the iconic and game-changing smartphone was unleashed. I have to be honest, when I ordered the phone, I’d not…

Is the original iPhone the best designed?

Jony Ive has become an incredible icon since joining Apple. His work is recognized as being some of the most important and recognizable products of the last ten years. iPod, iPhone and MacBooks have all started life on Sir Jonathan’s desk. So important are his designs that it’s lead to him being the recipient of countless awards, and being knighted by…