important iPhone innovations of all time

Apple doesn’t always come up with new smartphone innovations first — in fact, it’s often followed behind flagship Android phones in several different areas, most notably in the realm of bigger screen sizes. That doesn’t mean Apple hasn’t produced anything innovative since releasing the first iPhone, however. Below we’ll go through the five key innovations that Apple got to first and discuss their impact on the smartphone industry as a whole.cheaper iphone6 case on sale

All told, the most significant iPhone innovation might have been one of its earliest. The iOS App Store, first unveiled in 2008, integrated with the iTunes Store to give users a simple way to buy and download applications onto their devices. This is what transformed the iPhone from a completely walled-off device into a major new platform for software developers. In its wake, Google followed suit with its own Android app store (now called Google Play) and BlackBerry came out with its BlackBerry World store.beautiful leather ihone case brand

Looking at the even bigger picture, the App Store was also what started drawing software developers away from creating programs for Windows desktop and laptop computers and toward creating software for mobile devices. The mobile revolution didn’t really start with the first iPhone — it started with the App Store.

How often do you use Siri? Or any other voice-enabled assistant for that matter? Even though many iPhone users almost never use it, Siri was still a major first for the iPhone and was followed quickly by Android’s own Google Now software and then years later by Microsoft’s Cortana for Windows. Regardless of how you feel about Siri, it really did open the door for mainstream voice-centered computing that will prove to be especially useful for Apple as it sets out on its ambitious project to build its own car.