Evolution of The Telephone

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Evolution of The Telephone

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On May 10th, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell said the famous words: "Mr. Watson, come here. I want you" after spilling some sulphuric acid on his shirt. These words made history as it was the first articulate sentence spoken over an electric telephone. The transmitter was also an example of "The Great Patent Race" as Graham's model and patent were very similar to another patent filled by Elisha Gray on the same day.The transmitter worked by using a series of cones, needles, wires, and batteries to turn sound waves into an electric signal that was then carried through a wire to the receiver in another room.

Released on September 19, 2014, The iPhone 6 and 6+ are the 8th intallment in a long line of iPhones stretching back to 2007. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7" touchscreen, while the 6+ boasts a monsterous 5.5" touchscreen. With the two new models carrying a 64-bit A8 processor and M8 motion captue chip, the new iPhones are the fastest models yet. With 1080p HD video recording, and an updated iSight camaera, the newest iPhones are much, much more than just a phone. Internet, texting, video, games, camera, social media, email and video chat; you name it, the iPhone can do it.Apple and the iPhone have also been leaders in developing so called "lifestyle apps". These are apps that work with technology around you to make you life easy and manageable, right from your phone. Apps are now avalible that can control your TV, car, security system, toys, and even your BBQ! With and extrme amount of power the iPhone puts at your finger tips, the boundries for "lifestyle technology" are being pushed higher and higher every year.

First Cell Phone

Another important milestone in the evolution of the telephone was the invention of the cellular phone in 1973. On April 3rd, 1973, Martin Cooper and John Mitchell demonstrated their invention by calling a rival company. Unfortunately this phone was never commercially available. The first commercially available phone was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X first sold in 1983 for $4000.


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