Apple’s iPhone is one of the most popular and iconic devices in the world. Since its release in 2007, the iPhone has been through many iterations and become one of the most powerful and widely used smartphones.
Despite being such a commonplace device, there are still many things that most people don’t know about the iPhone. Here are 15 of the most interesting facts about Apple’s groundbreaking device.
1. The iPhone was almost named the ‘Mactel’
When Steve Jobs was first working on the iPhone, he wanted to name the device after his company’s successful line of computers, the Macintosh. However, that name was already trademarked by another company. Instead, Jobs settled on the name ‘iPhone’, which was originally just a code-name for the device.
2. The first iPhone didn’t have an App Store
When the first iPhone was released in 2007, it didn’t include an App Store. This feature wasn’t added until the iPhone 3G was released in 2008.
3. The first iPhone didn’t have 3G or GPS either
Speaking of the first iPhone, it also didn’t include 3G or GPS capabilities. These features were added in later models.
4. The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007
The very first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and it was available only in the United States.
5. You can’t use an iPhone in North Korea
Due to the country’s strict internet restrictions, you cannot use an iPhone (or any other smartphone) in North Korea.
6. The iPhone 5 is the lightest phone ever made by Apple
The iPhone 5 is the lightest phone that Apple has ever made, weighing in at just 112 grams.
7. The iPhone 5s is the first 64-bit smartphone
When the iPhone 5s was released in 2013, it became the first 64-bit smartphone on the market.
8. The iPhone 6 Plus is the biggest iPhone ever made
The iPhone 6 Plus, released in 2014, is the biggest iPhone that Apple has ever made. It has a 5.5-inch display.
9. More people use the iPhone’s Safari browser than any other mobile browser
According to StatCounter, as of May 2016, more people use the Safari browser on their iPhones than any other mobile browser.
10. You can use the iPhone’s camera to measure things
Using the Measure app, which was introduced in iOS 12, you can use your iPhone’s camera to measure things like furniture and walls.
11. The iPhone has a secret panic button
If you press and hold the power button and the volume down button at the same time, it will trigger a panic alert that will notify your emergency contacts.
12. The iPhone can be used as a magnifying glass
If you go to Settings > Accessibility > Magnifier, you can turn on the Magnifier feature, which allows you to use your iPhone’s camera as a magnifying glass.
13. You can use the iPhone to find your lost AirPods
If you’ve ever lost one of your AirPods, you know how frustrating it can be. But if you have an iPhone, you can use the Find My iPhone app to help you locate your lost earbud.
How to backup locked iphone
To backup a locked iPhone to iCloud, you will need to first unlock the device. Once the device is unlocked, you can then access the settings and enable the iCloud backup feature.