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30 Surprising iPhone Facts
30 Surprising iPhone Facts

One day, recently, I got really curious about the iPhone. Of course, owning an iPhone for several years, there was a lot I knew about it. But I started wondering how much it costs Apple to make an iPhone and where iPhone components come from and how much have iPhones shrunk since the original came out. I wrote down a list of questions and began finding the answers and I was fascinated.

  1. Have you ever wondered how much it actually costs Apple to make an iPhone? Well I’ve got an answer for you: $219.80. That’s for the iPhone 7 and it doesn’t include R&D expenses.
  2. Obviously the iPhone business is a major cash cow for Apple that’s brought in over $621 billion dollars between the original and the iPhone 7.
  3. How many iPhones do you think Apple sells in just 1 quarter? Answer: 77 million!
  4. So how many iPhones does Apple sell every second? Answer 9. That means they make more than $6,000 from the iPhone every second second.
  5. Apple offers refurbished iPhones for 15% off on it’s website. They’re like new so it’s a really great way to save around $80-110 on a new iPhone. That’s 8,000 to 12,000 pennies off. And makes a lot of sense.
  6. The text within Apple’s book emoji is actually from Apple’s Think Different campaign. You know, here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, blah blah.
  7. It takes a lot of people to bring us the iPhone. The numbers are pretty staggering: in fact there were over 800 people working on just the iPhone’s camera back in 2015.
  8. iPhone components come from all over the world. For instance: the accelerometers come from Germany and the US, the batteries come from South Korea and China and the cameras come from Japan, the US and Taiwan.
  9. Most iPhone factory workers in China can’t afford a new iPhone (they make about $450 for a month of work, including overtime).
  10. When the original iPhone came out Time declared it the best invention of the year.
  11. Since the release of the original, the thickness of iPhones has shrunk by almost half! The original was .46 in thick while the iPhone 7 measures in at .28.
  12. The first official iPhone ad aired during the Oscars and it featured TV and movie characters saying hello.
  13. When the original iPhone launched back in June 2007, there was no App Store. In fact it was over a year before the iPhone got an App Store!
  14. When the App Store did launch there were just 500 apps available!
  15. Now, there are well over 2 million apps in the App Store!
  16. As of 2016 the most downloaded paid app ever was Minecraft Pocket Edition!
  17. The most downloaded free app ever? Pokemon GO.
  18. There have been 15 iPhone models released so far; see if you can name them all with me: iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
  19. There are currently 6 iPhone colors to choose from. Can you name them all? Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Product Red
  20. But actually you can make the iPhone any color you want thanks to a company called ColorWare — they will literally take your device apart and repaint it however you want.
  21. In fine print on the iPhone website Apple claims Jet Black is just as hard : The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products
  22. The iPhone experience isn’t the same in every country around the world. Actually Apple has a list of countries where specific iOS features are available and some features work in a surprisingly few amount of places: like news and Siri restaurant reservations only work in 3 countries each.
  23. You probably know the latest iPhones are splash, water and dust resistant — and no, that’s not the fact — the fact is that being splash, water and dust resistant aren’t permanent conditions. Right on Apple’s website in the easiest possible place to read (in the fine print) it says that the ruggedization will decrease over time.
  24. If you’re ever seen an Apple ad it’s likely you’ve noticed the name John Appleseed on screens; using that name dates back to Apple’s 2nd CEO Mike Markkula who used to use it in association with the Apple II.
  25. President Trump uses an iPhone to Tweet these days even though he once called for a boycott on Apple.
  26. iPhone owners hang on to their phones slightly longer than Android users — possibly because Apple only does a major new iPhone release every other years.
  27. When you go through Apple to recycle your iPhone, between 70-85% of the components (by weight) are collected.
  28. At this year’s Coachella music festival a their who stole more than 100 phones was caught using Apple’s Find My iPhone feature.
  29. Apple site: Battery has limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced by an Apple authorized service provider.
  30. The glasses icon in Safari that lets you add a site to your reading list… those are Steve Job’s glasses.


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