In the world of mobile devices and technology, having plenty of businesses and companies worldwide, fighting each other on selling their products, trying to convince more and more people they sell the best devices, with greater quality, design and functionality, however, there is Apple, as one apart from the others for many reasons, waiting to release its next Iphone 6SE, shortly.
But, before start speaking about this new release, and all changes brought with it, when even the name is having controversy, and showing a change of ways from Apple, to explain the historical background of these device would be valid, which changed the way people perceive a mobile phone, influencing every one of them existing later, even until now, setting a design paradigm.
Before the Iphone
In the older days, starting in the 90´s, mobile phone became affordable, because before that time these devices were too expensive, not being for everyone, however, in this decade that changed, giving people the chance to buy one, in order to stay in touch with love ones through distance. At this stage, Nokia and Motorola were the absolute leaders in this sector of technology and phones.
Later on, with Nokia and Motorola always ahead other competitors, new technologies appeared, giving chance manufacturers to add more functions to mobile phones, such as cameras, colored displays, memory expansion, MP3 player, and even internet and email connectivity, transforming these devices into several things at once, giving it versatility and uses never imagined before.
Designs were quite different from one to the other, existing candy bar, clam shell shaped, with slider keyboard, PDA type, and with resistive touch screen (quite bad, by the way), and others, where buyers could pick their favorite design from a great variety, may be a good thing.
Nevertheless, all this change with an unexpected competitor on mobile device´s field and its first released phone, it was Apple, and the Iphone. It is said unexpected, because this company was known by building and selling the Ipod, and MAC computers, but not phones.
Steve Jobs introduced the first Iphone in 2007, showing a whole different perspective and approach on mobile phones, presenting a huge (for that time) multi-touch 3´5 inch display with great response, no physical keyboard, no external antenna, aluminum anodized design, and most importantly, the introduction of apps, changing completely the world of mobile software.
From not selling phones to become first
The impact of this release was massive, showing unseen behavior of costumers around the world, waiting in lines for days to buy the Iphone, so, the expectations on this device were unprecedented, in relation to users, enthusiasts, journalists, magazines, and the whole world of technology worldwide, showing Apple arrived to stay and influence phone business, for good.
In the same way, the influence was so high, other companies started design phones imitating the looks of Apple´s phone, establishing an unprecedented paradigm existing until today, where all phones have a front multi-touch screen, no keyboard, and buttons on the side, only differing on screen size, which the tendency was for making them bigger, reaching the 6´0 inches sometimes.
But the rest of the design was non-negotiable, for companies around the world was the path to follow, even Samsung, the greatest Apple competitor adopted this line of design, resulting sometimes on suits, and other legal problems. On the other hand, Steve also claimed Android was a IOS ripped off, but it was never proved in court, being the direct competitor on software terms.
As it is seen, the influence of the Iphone was so huge that it established a current paradigm, regarding to mobile devices, helping this phone being year after year, as the one generating more expectation with every release, having as result to be the most sold phone, and making Apple the first company in terms of manufacturing, and selling mobile devices, above Samsung and Huawei.
Expectations and rumors on Iphone 7 model
Expectations, filtrations and rumors about Apple´s new models happen every time, when September of every year is coming, related news and images of the new device, specification, price, and even new functionalities are shown, resulting sometimes true, or false, the point is that is just an example on the expectations, and news these devices generate, every year and model.
So, with this latest model it is not going to be different, when plenty of rumors and photos are circulating the web. In first place, there is a certainty the name is no going to be Iphone 7, following the line on naming every device with the next number, and the next one adding an S, so, being called the previous one Iphone 6S, it was believed next one was going to be called Iphone 7.
But, it results the name of the new device is going to be Iphone 6SE, following the line of the Iphone SE, a 4.0 inch phone with powerful hardware. In terms of design, it is going to be similar to the 6S, same screen size, but using AMOLED technology, increasing quality, and color. Also, back lines of antenna will be removed, leaving a clear back, differentiating one model to the other.
Nonetheless, the greatest changes are going to be in the camera, allegedly is going to have a double lens, in order to get more light and clear shots, and the 3.5 headphone jack will be removed, exchange it for the lightening port directly, claiming Apple that sound quality will be increased by far with this change, causing some criticism and hesitation among future users.
The future of Apple
Rumors about the Iphone 6SE, or Iphone 7, it is not certain yet, will affect the future of this company, due to the success is having Samsung with the S7 and S7 Edge, even some say the strange change of naming the next device is related to it, with the intention not repeating the 7 on the nomenclature.
On the other hand, Apple is waiting new features of the so called Iphone 6SE rises up total sales. Nevertheless, users will decide, if such changes justify switch previous devices, with the new one, waiting for the first decade anniversary of first Iphone, the product that changed the whole mobile phone business.