Today’s history: Apple had launched the first iPhone today, the world had seen so much craze for a phone for the first time, there were long lines at Apple stores
year 2003. Tech company Apple was at this time working on making such a technology that could give a new way to input instead of mouse and keyboard in Mac. The company was working on multitouch technology for this, in which you could operate the Mac by touching the screen with the help of a finger. The company built the first prototype of this technology, the Model-035.
But at the same time the mobile market had started growing all over the world. In view of this, the company changed its strategy and it was decided that multitouch technology would be launched for mobile instead of Mac.
There was another reason behind doing this. Actually Apple’s iPod was making a splash at that time. In 2005, 40 million iPods were sold. The company noticed at that time that many people had a mobile in their pocket for making calls and iPod for listening to songs.
At that time there was no facility to store songs in mobile. Apple knew that soon customers would demand such a mobile, in which they could also listen to songs so that they did not have to carry two gadgets in their pocket. Apple had now decided to enter the mobile phone market.
But this work was very complicated. Apple had not done any work in this market before. The team of Apple’s top engineers engaged in this work. For this phone, Apple made all the major changes like new hardware, software, interface and touchscreen. The entire project was named ‘Project Purple’.
This decision was very risky for Apple. Had this project failed, the company would have been completely ruined. So it was decided that Project Purple will also have two parts. One P1 the other P21 The P1 team was given the responsibility of working on the iPad Nano and the P2 team on the 035 model. The company kept this entire project very confidential.
After months of hard work, Team P1 made some changes to the iPod but Steve Jobs rejected it. In fact, the P1 model was not a touchscreen, and Steve Jobs had decided that Apple’s first phone would be a touchscreen. Now the whole team started focusing on Project P2.
Months of hard work was slowly paying off. The iPhone was ready in the early months of 2007. On January 9, Apple announced that the company would launch the iPhone in June. On this day in 2007, the iPhone first appeared in front of the public. There were long lines at Apple stores in America. For the first time the world had seen so much madness in people for a phone.
In this iPhone, the company had given a 3.5-inch touchscreen display and a 2-megapixel rear camera. The phone was launched in two variants of 4GB and 8GB storage. In this, the home button was given for back and exit, which later also became the icon of the iPhone.
This phone changed the whole way of using mobile phones. Button phones were replaced by touchscreen phones that danced with finger gestures. This phone of Apple was a huge hit. According to statistics, in the first 15 months alone, Apple sold about 6 million iPhones.
2008: The world’s first pregnant man gave birth to a daughter, Thomas Beatty was born in 1974 in Hawaii, USA. He graduated in Health Science from the University of Hawaii. Betty was a girl at the time of birth, but in reality she was a transgender and she disclosed this in the year 1997.
In 2002, he got his gender changed through surgery and now he became a man, but he did not get any changes done in his female reproductive organ. That is, he had become a man, but like a woman, he also had the ability to have children.
The very next year, Betty married Nancy. After marriage, the daughter decided that she would become the mother of the child herself. She conceived through artificial insemination. When Betty publicly revealed that she was pregnant, she stunned the entire media world. This was the first case of its kind so Bitti became a celebrity.
On this day in the year 2008, the daughter gave birth to a girl. This was the first time in history that a man had given birth to his own child. After this, in 2009 and 2010, the daughter gave birth to two boys.
The day of June 29 is remembered in history because of what other major events …
2011: US removes India from human trafficking watch list.
2010: 26 soldiers martyred in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh.
2002: In the Atal government, Home Minister LK Advani was made Deputy Prime Minister. Advani was the seventh Deputy Prime Minister of the country.
1997: Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand won the Frankfurt Chess Classic title. Anand has been the winner of the World Chess Championship 5 times.
1893: P.C. Mahalanobis, the eminent statistician of India, known as the ‘magician of statistics’, was born.
1613: Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London is destroyed by fire.