In the world of technology, Apple is perhaps the biggest name of all. Launching the first ever iPhone in 2007, Apple soon sped to the top of the tree, so to speak. Sporting the best technology, design and features that we have come to expect from Apple, the iPhone won the hearts of nations across the globe, with consumers lining the streets on launch day.
Since the success of the initial iPhone, Apple developed its range, releasing the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, before following suit with the now more familiar iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus and the latest iPhone 7 & 7 Plus.
Unlike most other smartphone manufacturers, Apple has stayed loyal to its original fan base, providing high quality, top of the range smartphones which feature Apple’s own iOS operating system. iOS can only be found on Apple devices, whether it’s your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Apple has also launched its own internet browser called Safari, which comes as standard on all Apple handsets.
Following on from the success of the iPhone, Apple has also launched its range of tablet devices, called the iPad. The first iPad hit the shelves back in 2010, followed by an upgraded version of the tablet each year after that. In 2012 Apple went in for the kill with its iPad Mini, a slightly smaller version of the original iPad with a 7.9-inch screen. Since then, Apple has gone one step further, launching the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina Display. Did you know you could pick up an Apple iPad for free with a phone contract? Compare all of the mobile phone deals with free gifts here.
What made Apple famous in the first place was its array of desktop and laptop computers. The first Apple Mac was launched by none other than Steve Jobs in 1984, and was one of the first personal computers for use in the home.
The success of Apple has largely been attributed to Steve Jobs himself, who co-founded the company in 1976. During his time as CEO of the company, Jobs oversaw the introduction of the iMac, iPod, iTunes, the iPhone and the iPad, as well as Apple’s high street retail stores and the App store. Unfortunately, Steve Jobs died in 2011, after which he was heralded the Father of the Digital Revolution. Now the company is headed up by Tim Cook, who aims to replicate Jobs’ success with Apple’s ever growing range of iPhones, iPads, iPods and iMacs.