The Apple iPhone: A Comprehensive Guide

Apple iPhone Guide

They’re iconic, they live in our pockets and most of us have had one, yes, we’re talking about the iPhone. It can be argued that iPhones have changed the way we live forever, and they certainly continue to capture the attention of billions around the world. We take a look at the debate over the best iPhone, discuss the latest model, Apple trade ins, the best iPhone deals out there and so much more.


The iPhone: Origin Story

They’re iconic, they live in our pockets and most of us have had one, yes, we’re talking about the iPhone. It can be argued that iPhones have changed the way we live forever, and they certainly continue to capture the attention of billions around the world. We take a look at the debate over the best iPhone, discuss the latest model, Apple trade ins, the best iPhone deals out there and so much more.

The iPhone was first released in 2007, and was actually based on touch screen technology that was being developed for a tablet. The first iPhone was a hit and since then there have been many over 1 billion Apple phones sold. We’ve seen many different iterations of the famous smartphone, including the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus , iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro , iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Interestingly, the release iPhone made Google rethink what they were up to. Prior to the launch of the Apple iPhone Google was developing its own phone operating system that did not support a touch screen. The unveiling of the Apple iPhone sent the Google team back to the drawing board and the discussion about Android vs iOS has raged on ever since.

Apple iPhone fun factThe Apple iPhone project was originally a top secret one and only internal employees were allowed to work on it. Those working on the project weren’t even told exactly what they would be working on, and the project had the code name “purple”.

The new iPhone

The most recent smartphone releases from Apple have come with a few crucial innovations. The iPhone 11 Pro has three cameras - ultra-wide, wide and telephoto - offering better long distance and close up photography. The iPhone 11 Pro also boasts a 5.8” or 6.5” Super Retina XDR display, water resistance and up to 20 hours of video playback. The iPhone 11 has similar features but with just two cameras instead of three, a 6.1” liquid HD display and 17 hours of videoplayback.

More recent models of the iPhone now come with better battery life than ever before. This innovation addressed the concerns of many iPhone users, with a short battery life being one of the main concerns cited. Anyone who has run out of battery on a day when they really need their phone will certainly appreciate this feature.

The best iPhone: Which model came out on top?

The launch of a new Apple product always draws a big crowd, but which iPhone has achieved the most success on the market? The award for most popular Apple iPhone goes to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+. The iPhone 6 generated 71.5 million unit sales, beating the iPhone 5 by around 30%. The design of the iPhone 6 is visually appealing and there is a range of different colours on offer like gold, rose gold, silver and space gray. Whether or not the iPhone 6 is the right phone for you will really depend on your needs, but the good news is that if you’d like one you can now find them refurbished for a decent price.

The best iPhone deals and where to find them

As with any major purchase, we recommend shopping around for the best deal for you. Head to your mobile phone provider to discover if they can give you a decent iPhone deal. It’s also worth noting that the Apple store offers a 1 year warranty on most products they sell within the UK. Make sure to always investigate your consumer rights and warranties before you buy.

 

XS Stock

The iPhone XS stock is very sought after, and if you weren’t among the hoards of people who flocked to get this model of iPhone you might be after one now. Most of the major mobile carriers have iPhone XS stock as will the Apple store in most locations. If you’re wanting to compare iPhone deals why not check out our article on iPhone x deals for some perspective.

Apple trade in: Make money from your iPhone

It’s no secret that iPhones can be expensive, so a trade in often makes sense when you’re ready for an upgrade. You can trade in to the same store you buy your new iPhone from or you can head to a place where you can sell your device for cash, like Envirofone for example.

If you’re interested in trading in or selling your phone, don’t hesitate to check out out article on recycling phones.

In need of a new UK mobile phone or SIM card?If you’re shopping for a deal on a new SIM or mobile phone make sure you check out our comprehensive guide to getting UK mobile phones and SIM cards.

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