The iPhone is no doubt one of the greatest inventions of the 21st Century. For the first time, the world was introduced to the realms of smartphone technology. A phone had now transitioned from merely being a device of communication, to be a virtual assistant. Everything from monitoring one’s schedule, health, and even their love life was possible!
Hence, it’s no surprise that Steve Jobs will forever be etched in history as one of the most pragmatic innovators of the 21st Century. Thanks to life-changing gadgets like the iPhone and iPad, he single-handedly ushered in the smart world age.
In fact, for many diehard iPhone enthusiasts, June 29th holds sentimental value. It was the first time that the iPhone was launched to the populous.
Fast forward 11 years later, and the iPhone has become part and parcel of our daily lives. So in recognition of this momentous day, we’ll be breaking down some of the most useful tips for iPhone that we’re pretty sure you had no idea your iPhone could do. We bet you’ll never look at your iPhone the same way again.
1. Is It a Bird, is It a Plane?
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So there’s a plane flying overhead, and just out of curiosity, you’d love to know its altitude; or maybe the commercial airline that owns the said plane. Well, it turns out that it was possible to know such information for the past seven years!
Yep, that was one of the exceptional features that were added to the iPhone 4S when it was launched on October 4, 2011. It seems only yesterday that fans were ogling over the iPhone 4, and now we’re currently on the iPhone X.
So how does the feature work? All you have to do is ask Siri what planes are flying overhead, and she will immediately show you information such as the flight number, the angle of the craft, the aircraft type, the altitude, and even the mileage.
In fact, this feature was introduced with the sole intention of increasing flight efficiency as well as flight safety. The data itself is provided by Siri’s connection with Wolfram Alpha, which then links to an FAA tracking technology. Pretty amazing, right?
Fun fact: Did you know that there are to date eleven iPhone models released since 2007?