Published: Fri, June 30, 2017
Research | By Francis Brooks

What Was A Better Buy: Apple Stock or the Original iPhone?

What Was A Better Buy: Apple Stock or the Original iPhone?

Apple, of course, is still redesigning, and hopefully improving upon, that first, innovative cell phone.

I didn't have the funds to buy frivolous things like the latest mobile phone back in 2007, but I remember asking my Dad if he was planning on getting one.

As it happened, I was finally able to walk into Apple's store on Fifth Avenue at around 8 at night and get an iPhone.

While the company has been aggressively making key changes in their new iPhone models to entice users, its second quarter revenues are likely to miss analyst's expectations. From apps to games, it populated their digital shopfront.

Because it was designed for the USA market, where 3G was notable by its absence, the iPhone relied on a so-slow-it-hurts GPRS connection, which somewhat rained on the chips of its otherwise attractive web browsing experience. Apple is said to reveal three new iPhone models this year, which include the iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus alongside the iPhone 8.

But the First iPhone Wasn't ideal.

June 19, 2009: Apple iPhone 3GS goes on sale.

Although it is interesting to see, we will have to wait a few more months until the official announcement to see whether this is the design that will make it to retail. With a stainless steel and glass body, the device got a dapper squarer look with chamfered rounded corners.

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Not to mention Hasbro is still going to earn lots of money with all of the new toys that it has released to go alongside the film. Its total global haul is sitting pretty at $196.2 million, with openings forthcoming in Brazil, France, Mexico, Japan and more.

Even though most of the world's smartphones now run on Android, Apple still garners most of the profit in the industry with its generally higher-priced devices. A new video gives us perhaps one of the best looks yet of the iPhone 8.

The new vertically-oriented dual-lens rear camera is also present and correct.

"We still have the voicemail from Steve Jobs when he called the CEO and founder here", said David Bairstow at Skyhook, the company that supplied location technology to early iPhones.

In 2012, next iPhone received some major changes with the design, which brought in a 4 inch larger display to the iPhone and an all metal body which was made up of aluminium, that made it durable but light. It changed from a 30-pin charging port to the current Lightning port.

A quick search on eBay for "first generation Apple iPhone" might turn up some surprising numbers: you'll probably see a price tag in excess of US$100 - alongside words such as "rare" and "collectible".

The time on iPhone ads is always 9:41. "The iPhone wouldn't be what it is, and the smartphone industry wouldn't be what it is, if you didn't have a combination between two of those", says Gene Munster, managing partner at Loup Ventures who previously spent 21 years covering Apple and the tech industry at Piper Jaffray.

Doubtless there will be a ton of interesting stories out today about the iPhone, but it's interesting to take a look at their performance on eBay for some stats on how much the nation still loves them.

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