It seems just like yesterday that we took our little iPhone home from the Apple tech lab in which it was born. We made it through the early rough patches, and now our baby is turning five years old, I need a tissue.
Ahead of this Friday’s official anniversary of the iPhone’s introduction at the hands of Steve Jobs in the the summer of 2007, the folks at VoucherCodes have released an interesting new infographic that explores just how big the iPhone has become in the last half-decade. Check it out below.
Also since it’s a special occasion I’ve found 3 super secret iPhone tricks for iOS users who are interested in making there iOS experience even more simple.
Press Home Once to Go to First Home Screen or Search:
But what happens if you only press Home once? If you’re at your first home screen, you’ll be taken to Search. If you’re in Search or at another home screen, you’ll be taken to your first home screen. No customization here.
Hold Home and Sleep to Reboot:
It doesn’t happen often, but it is possible that your iPhone will freeze up. When that happens, hold the Home and Sleep buttons until the screen goes black, and subsequently shows the Apple logo. This will probably take about eight seconds.
Hold Home for Five Seconds to Quit the Current App:
What happens to an app when you close it? It might look like it’s sucked down a black hole, but that’s certainly not the case. When you close an app, much of it remains in memory, so it can be opened again quickly.
To “force quit” an application in iPhone OS 3.0, press and hold the sleep/wake button until the slide to power off screen appears. Then proceed to press and hold the home button until the application quits (usually takes around six seconds).If you’re on iPhone OS 1 or 2, it’s just a case of holding the home button for about five seconds. Process exterminated!
Happy 5th Birthday, iPhone!
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