Apple iPhone 10th anniversary: 10 fun facts about the iPhone’s first 10 years (Part 2 of 2)

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The Apple logo is seen on the facade of the new Apple Store in Paris, France, January 5, 2017. Reuters/Charles Platiau

Note: This is the second of a two-part story celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the iPhone. To read the first, go here: 10 fun facts about the iPhone’s first 10 years (Part 1 of 2)

No. 6 - Apple iPhone 10th anniversary fun facts

According to Steve Jobs, the iPhone started out as an iPad venture. The Apple CEO said in a 2010 interview that he initially instructed his engineers to explore several tablet designs with a virtual keyboard. When they presented him with a device that had a multi-touch display, Jobs decided to shelve the tablet project and apply the technology to a phone instead.

No. 7 - 10 fun facts about the Apple iPhone’s first 10 years

The latest iPhone incarnation, the iPhone 7, is more powerful than ever thanks to Apple’s cutting-edge A10 Fusion chipset. The iPhone 7 is 120 times faster when it comes to processing performance and 240 times faster graphics performance-wise compared to the first iPhone.

No. 8 - Apple iPhone 10th anniversary fun facts

iPhones always clock in at 9:41 in its ads, and for good reason. “We design the keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation. When the big image of the product appears on screen, we want the time shown to be close to the actual time on the audience’s watches,” explained former Apple chief Scott Forstall. “But we know we won't hit 40 minutes exactly.”

The first iPhone and the iPhone 7 The first iPhone and the iPhone 7 both clocking in at 9:41.  Apple

No. 9 - 10 fun facts about the Apple iPhone’s first 10 years

iPhones used to feature the silhouette of U2 frontman Bono on the Artists icon of its music app up until mid-2015. Apple’s iOS 8.4 update eventually replaced the singer with a generic microphone.

No. 10 - Apple iPhone 10th anniversary fun facts

Apple owns about 200 iPhone-related patents, which is why the Cupertino-based company is so protective of its smartphone’s technology. Apple has had several legal battles over the years due to patent violations by rivals like Samsung.

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