Published: Tue, January 10, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jose Becker

Apple celebrates 10 years since launching the first iPhone

Apple celebrates 10 years since launching the first iPhone

While the iPhone stays one of the best smartphones out there, Tim Cook, the Apple CEO says the best is yet to come.

That said, the most recent figures showed iPhone sales rose in the final quarter of the year, with 45.51 million iPhones sold in the three-month period ended September 24th, compared to 40.4 million in the previous quarter.

Apple said in a blog that "it quickly grew into a revolutionary platform for hardware, software and services integration, and inspired new products, including iPad and Apple Watch, along with millions of apps that have become essential to people's daily lives". In 2010, we got the iPhone 4 and its first front-facing camera. "The best is yet to come", said Cook.

Apple's profit took a hit because of it, with year-over-year iPhone sales falling for the first time ever in 2016.

The iPhone is officially old as heck: Steve Jobs introduced the device 10 years ago Monday.

Currently, Apple is selling the seventh edition of the smartphone, iPhone 7, and a larger version, the iPhone 7 Plus.

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At the Macworld conference in San Francisco, Jobs unveiled the product that would drive Apple to become the most valuable company in the world and cement Apple's comeback as the greatest in business history. The iPhone was not the first smartphone on the market, though Jobs used that to his advantage. "We are all born with the ultimate pointing device, our fingers, and iPhone uses them to create the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse". It is expected that the launch will bring new edgy to Apple's growth and popularity.

It has been an impeccable journey for Apple since the inception of the iPhone.

But Apple knew it was onto something special - today also marks the 10 years since it changed its name from Apple Computers Inc to simply Apple Inc, acknowledging that the lines between what a computer could be were about to change dramatically. Reports indicate that Apple is working on a curved OLED edge-to-edge glass display with the Home button embedded right into the screen, plus wireless charging.

A lot has changed since Apple's inaugural iPhone release, however.

Ever since the iPhone 7's release in September previous year, rumors have swirled that the iPhone 8 will be markedly different from its predecessor in size, look and functionality.

Apple then released the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in 2014 before upgrading to the 6S and 6S Plus in 2015.

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