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He iPhone is a mobile phone with multimedia tools, developed by the American company Apple Inc . This type of device is known as smarthphone or smartphone , since it has connection to Internet , touch screen, photo camera, the ability to play music and movies, among other features.

The iPhone, which has wireless connectivity, went on sale on June 29, 2007 in the U.S and, soon, the magazine Time he chose it as “Invent of the Year”. He July 11, 2008 an updated version of the phone, known as iPhone 3G , which uses third generation (3G) networks for data transmission.

There are different models of iPhones that vary their memory capacity. In this way, there are models with the capacity to 4GB (which are no longer manufactured), 8 GB and 16 GB . Since the iPhone does not have expansion slots, it cannot be extended memory It brings from the factory.

It should be noted that the iPhone uses a system called operative iPhone OS , which is a variant of Mach kernel used in Mac OS X .

Finally, it is important to keep in mind that the iPhone uses a rechargeable battery That cannot be replaced. In case the battery stops working prematurely, Apple changes it free of charge during the warranty period.

The social phenomenon

The birth of the iPhone marked one before and one after in the lives of many people; however, despite being a very advanced technological piece (with increasingly clear screens that have pixel densities that break all records, with cameras capable of recording high-definition video sequences and with a design irresistible to the eyes) this smartphone impacted society at a much deeper level.

For years, Hollywood took pains to represent the future of the human race through post-apocalyptic paintings in which we are dominated by machines, making use of impressive special effects; today, just go outside to understand that that time has come, except for the colossus of metal crushing our houses and firing laser beams from their artificial eyes. That in a group of people chosen at random there is not at least 50% with a phone in hand checking their social networks is simply an impossible situation to believe; when traveling by train, in a waiting room of a medical office, and even in the cinema, using the smartphone has become a first order need.

The technology It should be at the service of man, and it is true that leisure is as necessary for well-being as a balanced diet. Saving to buy a TV that allows you to enjoy movies like in the cinema, or a computer capable of running the most recent games, is absolutely understandable, and is perhaps the extension of what a few decades ago would have been the desire to acquire a more spacious car. However, when thanks to technology, human beings become inert beings that revolve around a couple of square centimeters of plastic and liquid crystal as if they were portable divine altars, the term that first comes to mind is "manipulation."

If it were simply an innovative product, a source of entertainment and a better channel of communication Among people, the iPhone would not arouse any negative feelings. But the reality is that it has little to do with bringing people together, and much with promoting ostentation and excessive leisure; Year after year, Apple launches a new model, always at a very high price, and millions of consumers do not hesitate to update their phones, even if it is simply to be fashionable.

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