Narration An iPhone functions as a camera phone including text messaging and visual voicemail, a portable media player, and an Internet client, with e-mail, web browsing, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard rather than a physical one. Third-party applications are available from the App Store, which launched in mid-2008 and now has well over 200,000] &quot;apps&quot; approved by Apple. These apps have diverse functionalities, including games, reference GPS navigation, social networking, and advertising for television shows, films, and celebrities.
Narration – Developers have been creating specific applications for people with disabilities. Some of these apps enable people to; Speak Sign Learn braille Monitor behavior iPhone Watch this video on Voice Over for people with disabilities Narration – Developers have been creating specific applications for people with disabilities. Some of these apps enable people to; Speak Sign Learn braille Monitor behavior
In this section we will learn about the research that went into the development of the iPhone including;
Apple Development of the iPhone began with Apple CEO Steve Jobs' direction that Apple engineers investigate touchscreens. Apple created the device during a secretive and unprecedented collaboration with AT&T Mobility—Cingular Wireless at the time—at an estimated development cost of US $150 million over thirty months. Apple rejected the &quot;design by committee&quot; approach that had yielded the Motorola ROKR E1, a largely unsuccessful collaboration with Motorola. Instead, Cingular gave Apple the liberty to develop the iPhone's hardware and software in-house
US-based Intel , which supplies the NOR flash chips which hold the iPhone's updatable system software Korea's Samsung, makes the video processor IC. Japan's Sharp and Sanyo Epson , are among the suppliers of the phone's bright 3.5-inch display. The Real Manufacturer: The Foxconn Technology Group is a multinational business group anchored by the Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. a Republic of China-registered corporation headquartered in Tucheng, Taiwan. Foxconn is the largest manufacturer of electronics and computer components worldwide, and mainly manufactures on contract to other companies. Among other things, Foxconn produces the Mac mini, the iPod, the iPad, and the iPhone for Apple Inc.; iPhone Primary Contractors - a partial list Software and design Apple USAA Assembly Foxconn Taiwan TFT LCD Screen Sanyo Epson, Sharp, TMD Japan Video processor chip Samsung Korea Touch screen overlay Balda Germany Bluetooth chip Cambridge Silicon Radio UK Chip manufacture TSMC, UMC Taiwan Baseband ICInfineon Technology Germany WIFI Chip Marvell USA Touch screen control chip Broadcom USAC MOS chip Micron USA
The iPhone can enlarge text to make it more accessible for vision-impaired users, and can accommodate hearing-impaired users with closed captioning and external TTY devices. The iPhone 3GS also features white on black mode, Voice Over (a screen reader), and zooming for impaired vision, and mono audio for limited hearing in one ear. Apple regularly publishes Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates which explicitly state compliance with the US regulation &quot;Section 508&quot;.
Narrated Text Jobs unveiled the first iPhone to the public on January 9, 2007 in a keynote address. Apple was required to file for operating permits with the FCC, but since such filings are made available to the public, the announcement came months before the iPhone had received approval. The iPhone went on sale in the United States on June 29, 2007, at 6:00 pm local time, while hundreds of customers lined up outside the stores nationwide. The original iPhone was made available in the UK, France, and Germany in November 2007, and Ireland and Austria in the spring of 2008. On July 11, 2008, Apple released the iPhone 3G in twenty-two countries, including the original six.Apple has since released the iPhone 3G in upwards of eighty countries and territories. Apple announced the iPhone 3GS on June 8, 2009, along with plans to release it later in June, July, and August, starting with the U.S., Canada and major European countries on June 19. Many would-be users have objected to the iPhone's cost,and 40% of users have household incomes over 100,000 US$. In an attempt to gain a wider market, Apple has retained the 8 GB iPhone 3G at a lower price point. This is the latest of several price reductions since the iPhone's release in 2007; it now[ when? ] sells for one-sixth of the price of the original 8 GB iPhone when it first became available. In the U.S., it now[ when? ] costs $99, down from $599, although it requires a two-year contract and a SIM lock. Apple sold 6.1 million original iPhone units over five quarters. The company sold 3.8 million iPhone 3G units in the second quarter of fiscal 2009, ending March 2009, and 12.6 million 3G and 3GS combined, totaling 33.75 million iPhones sold to date (Q4 2009).
Since its release in 2007 the iPhone has shown steady dramatic growth. This is the data from sales per quarter.
Apple's Steve Jobs says iAd combines the emotional impact of TV advertising with the interactivity of the net. Photograph: AP Apple has taken more than $60m in bookings for its new iAd mobile advertising network – weeks before its scheduled launch on 1 July. The service – which will offer advertising inside mobile apps, initially on the iPhone and iPod Touch – promises to combine the emotion of TV advertising with the interactivity of internet advertising. Apple says the deals it has already secured represent almost half of the total forecasted mobile ad spend in the US for the second half of 2010.
The iPhone and its Applications are in the growth stage of the s-Curve as they do not have all of the market share. The Droid and Curve are two other phones with signficant market share. One of the advantages of the iPhone is that it has more applications which have been developed than any other smart phone and has cornered the market on the applications for people with disabilities. The iPhone and its apps have not leveled out or reached their maximum market share so have not completed the s-curve trajectory. The final stages are maturity and the iPhone and its applications are still so new having been first released in 2007 that they have not reached maturity. Unless the iPhone’s competition the Droid and Curve developers manage to develop a product which directly competes with the iPhone multifaceted capabilities and thousands of apps the market share for the iPhone will continue to grow.
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iPhone & Applications for People With Disabilities Carol Scholz M.Ed. Diffusion of Technology Professor: Dr. Alamasude Walden University August 15, 2010
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