Definitely, Apple's iPhone has been one of the most talked about mobile devices of the century, yet making it a controversial hit among mobile users. Even before its launch, the smart phone had made it in every corner of gossip with its sleek touch feature, stylish looks, and mind blowing applications with visually alluring touch effect graphics. The very first iPhone was introduced on January 9, 2007 and was on sale for the first time in United States on June 29, 2007. The fully multimedia packed devices were an instant hit in the market from the day of its release. Creating waves despite of its highly allotted price which was later revised with the release of newer models. Apple came across as an unbeaten winner by selling over 6 million original iPhone units in five quarters of its launch. Steve Jobs just came up with the right device that caught everyone's fantasy.
Though three years passed, still, the charm of Apple's gadgets is very much fresh and alive. Once again, it came up with another newly designed smart mobile phone, iPhone4. Previously the company saw success in models like iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS. This 3.5 inch touch screen device has appealed to people of all ages. With a gigantic demand of the Apple's mobile phone, it saw the advent of the iPhone Application Development Industry in mid-2008, which too made sensationally lucrative profits by developing humongous amount of third-party applications for the iPhone.
Applications range vividly from gaming, entertainment, music, videos, weather, news, image viewing and editing, to utilities, education, social networking, web and many more. Multiple IT companies entered the prospering market of iPhone Application Development, to try their luck and so did many aspiring developers and programmers. All developers had to be well-versed in using Mac systems and iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK) development platforms for developing iPhone Applications. As competition in this area was nourishing from day one, but only those survived who could handle the cut-throat competition very well and make a mark in the field by answering through their various creations and innovate applications. Highly professionally skilled application developers and programmers were behind the creations of over 200,000 approved applications by Apple and still counting- which resulted into an approximate double the number of downloads.
The rest of the mobile industry was almost taken aback with the immense success of iPhone. They were over shadowed by the popularity of Apple's iconic device. Yet managed to stay in the limelight by introducing similar touch devices of their own.
There almost never seemed nor seems an end to the development in iPhone applications.