The History Behind Smart Phones


Summer Alexander

At this age, a lot of us as middle schoolers are entering our teenage years, and there is one thing that teenagers are known well for.. being on their smart phones. With all of the fun things to do on your smart phone, all of the music to listen to and videos to watch, do we ever really pay any attention to the history behind them?

When was the “Smart Phone” first invented?

The first ever device that was referred to as a “Smart Phone” was invented by IBM, the tech giants of the modern era. The device was called IBM Simon when it was introduced in 1992 and released, after two years, to the United States.

What are some of the dangers of owning a Smart Phone?

With quite a few games or social media apps on your smart phone, you may use it a lot. It also may be possible that you use it a little too much to the point where you can get hurt. If using your phone while driving, it is likely you could get into a crash or collision. If you’re just walking somewhere random and are using your smart phone, you could keep your eyes on it so much to the point where you end up falling on something, or somebody, and if you’re paying too much attention to your phone, you could end up losing the attention you have in where you’re going and you may get hurt, injured, or just lost.

When was the first Apple phone ever made?

When this question is asked, my response will refer to the Apple company’s first phone, not its first iPhone. Apple’s first smartphone, the “ROKR E1”, was released on September 7th, 2005. It was the first mobile phone to use iTunes, the music-sharing software Apple had debuted in 2001. As for Apple’s first iPhone, it was released in the year of 2007. The first model introduced was the 1st generation iPhone, which ran Apple’s iOS mobile system.

What was the most recently invented model of the Apple iPhone?

The most recently released model of the Apple iPhone was the iPhone 12 model. According to Wikipedia, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are smartphones designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. They are the fourteenth-generation, lower-priced iPhones, succeeding the iPhone 11. They were unveiled at an Apple Special Event, held virtually, on October 13th, 2020 alongside the higher-end iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max flagships at Apple Park in Cupertino, California. Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 started on October 16th, 2020, and the phone became available in most countries on October 23rd, 2020. Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 Mini began on November 6th, 2020, and the phone became available on Friday, November 13th, 2020.

Now having read this article, did you learn anything new about the history of the smart phone? What questions do you have about it’s history? Comment them below!