Let's take a trip down memory lane: think back to when the first Apple iPhone was released back in 2007. Fast forward a year, and the first Android smartphone, the HTC Dream, hit the market. Each of them completely changed the game for mobile phones for years to come. Just how did these ancestor phones stack up against each other? Let's find out.
YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has done a comparison of the iPhone running iOS 1.0 and the HTC Dream, also known as G1, with Android 1.0 to figure out which of those devices were really trailblazers back in the day. Whether you agree or disagree with the channel's opinions about each of the devices, it's an interesting throwback that will make you realise just how much the smartphone market has changed.
Interesting facts from the video:
- iPhone had the first on-screen keyboard.
- iPhone shipped with a lockscreen bypass.
- Android had the Notifications drawer at launch, something that wasn't introduced on iOS until much later.
EverythingApplePro compares hardware and software differences in the video above.
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