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6 Interesting Facts About iPhones You Need to Know

Whether you’re an iOS or Android fan, there’s no denying how much smartphones have changed the world.

Owning an iPhone has become a bit of a status symbol. The fanbase is loyal and widespread throughout the globe. If you’ve been a fan since day one, you might be surprised at how little you know about iPhones.

Keep reading to find six interesting facts about iPhones. Number four is going to shock you!

  1. Japan Has the Most iPhone Users

Japan is the country with the most iPhone users worldwide. It owns 53.3% of the market share.

iPhones hit the market in Japan in 2008 with the iPhone 3G. Though it wasn’t a hit initially, Apple began taking over the sales in the Japanese smartphone markets.

  1. The iPhone Was Originally Going to Be a Tablet

The initial iPhone design wasn’t going to be a smartphone. Steve Jobs wanted his engineers to explore the idea of creating a tablet. At the time, this was an untapped market as tablets weren’t on the radar yet.

Jobs liked the tablet design his engineers created but asked it to be in smartphone form instead. He didn’t believe there was a market for tablets yet and wasn’t sure it would be successful.

  1. Every Second Smartphone Sold in the US is an iPhone

Apple sold over 15 million iPhones to American consumers during the second quarter of 2020. This is a huge feat, especially considering the country was in the midst of a global pandemic.

This means that every second smartphone that’s sold in the United States is an iPhone. It’s not a surprise to hear that the iPhone is selling so well. You barely have to walk a block to find local options and vendors looking to sell you a smartphone.

  1. You Can’t Use the iPhone to Produce Nuclear Weapons

This is one of our favorite fun facts about iPhones.

Did you read the entire End User License Agreement you agreed to when buying an iPhone? If not, you’re missing a pretty unique statement near the end of the agreement.

By accepting the terms, you agree you won’t use your phone for any purposes prohibited by American law. The agreement specifically states you can’t use your iPhone to develop, design, or manufacture nuclear weapons or missiles. Darn.

  1. The ‘I’ in iPhone stands for Internet

If you’re familiar with Apple products, you know that many of their devices begin with a lowercase ‘i’. Back when Steve Jobs announced Apple’s first i-product — the iMac — he said the ‘i’ stands for Internet.

He’s also said the prefix can also mean instruct, individual, inform, and inspire.

  1. There’s An App For That

We all remember the “there’s an app for that” commercials from 2009. We didn’t know back then just how true that statement would become over the next decade.

At the time of writing, there are over 1.75 million apps to satisfy any need.

Live and Breathe Facts About iPhones

Apple and iOS aficionados may think they know everything there is to know about their i-products. We hope you’ve learned something new today while reading our blog about facts about iPhones (even if you’re a diehard fan).

Keep reading our blogs for more tech news.

Shehbaz Malik
Shehbaz Malik
A computer science graduate. Interested in emerging technological wonders that are making mankind more approachable to explore the universe. I truly believe that blockchain advancements will bring long-lasting revolutions in people’s lives. Being a blogger, I occasionally share my point of views regarding the user experience of digital products.


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