On 19th August 1839, it was announced by the French government that, Daguerreotype, a photography process developed by Louis Daguerre would be a gift “free to the world”. Daguerre was a French artist regarded as one of the fathers of photography. His collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce, an inventor who had produced the oldest surviving camera photograph, resulted in the Daguerreotype.
The term "iPhone" was trademarked by Infogear in the late 90s. The company was later acquired by Cisco. As per sources, both Apple and Cisco have reached an agreement to use the "iPhone" name. Infogear used the "IPhone" name for their web-enabled telephones. So in a way, Apple wasn't the first company to make the iPhone. [more...]