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Ten years review: the iPhone 3G released in 2008 has changed Apple's development trajectory profoundly.

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But a year later, on a Saturday (June 8, 2008), Apple launched the iPhone 3G.Although it is quite different from the iPhone models it sees today, it does lead apple to a different road.

IPhone 3G is in the world of the yearDevelopmentNo one knew that Apple had hidden such a "One More Thing" in the first 1 hours and 20 minutes of the keynote speech on WWDC 2008.

After announcing the sale of 6 million first generation iPhone models in one year, Jobs listed the "new challenge" of iPhone.It supports 3G network, enterprise platform, third party application, sales for more countries and regions, and the price is more affordable.

On the first birthday of iPhone, we decided to raise it to a new level. It is the iPhone 3G we are going to introduce today.

We learned a lot in the early generation of iPhone, and then made all the efforts to create iPhone 3G.


The iPhone, equipped with a 3.5-inch display, a plastic metal button on the back and a headphone Jack, clapped the 3G:

Jobs stressed that the 3G network speed that it supports is' comparable to Wi-Fi ', and compares it with already forgotten competitors, such as NOKIA N95 and Palm Treo 750.

Another important event of iPhone 3G is the more affordable price:

Under the contract subsidy, the 8GB iPhone 3G starts at a price of $199. In addition, the machine was first launched in 22 markets and expanded to 50 other countries and regions a year later.

At the end of the hardware, Apple also introduced iPhone OS 2:(renaming iOS is in 2010.)

As the second major version of the iPhone software platform, Apple announced a software development kit (SDK) in October last year, and then allowed developers to create a third party application for iPhone in the same year of the same year.

At the same time, Apple also actively pushed the SDK into the corporate market:

New features include contact search (first generation iPhone temporarily unsupported), complete iWork and MS Office support, preservation of pictures, support for more languages, parental control, and later gloomy applesMobileMeMobile service suite.

But during the iPhone 3G theme speech, you also noticed a thin and haggard Jobs, who was worried about his health.

Jobs is indeed facing a health crisis because he will be operated on in the next month. He left the Apple Corp three years later and died in October 2011.

One month after WWDC 2008 (July 11th), iPhone 3G was officially launched, and its evaluation was very positive.

In the Wall Street journal, Dr. Mo wrote that iPhone 3G is new, fast and affordable, and it also refers to the "hidden costs" related to the package and data package.

The popularity of the aircraft was well reflected in December of the same year.Because it quickly occupied the 30% share of the intelligent machine market in the United States.NOKIA, RIM (blackberry) andMicrosoftThey are all left behind.

In the next year's earnings, apple revealed that the company sold 6 million 900 thousand iPhone 3G in the first quarter, breaking the 6 million 100 thousand sales record set in the first five quarters of the first iPhone.

In 2009, iPhone 3GS held the baton delivered by iPhone 3G.Interestingly, even in early 2017, iPhone 3G remained active in some areas.

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IPhone's support for 3G networks continued until Apple released iPhone 5, which supports LTE in 2012.

A Apple Insider editor pulled out his collection of iPhone 3G old machines and looked like it could work well (two above it was compared to iPhone X).

IPhone 3G left apple with precious wealth, especially for the faster 3G network, the App Store app store, and the (most important) approachable price.

Although in the current eyes, iPhone 3G is old, small, ugly, and almost nothing to use, but it was unquestionable 10 years ago.

[compiled from:Apple Insider]

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