Today was the day When iPhone was Launched 14 years back.

Apple Inc. on January 9, 2007. At the Macworld conference in San Francisco, CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a touchscreen cell phone with an iPod, webcam and web surfing capability, among other features. Workers, clad in his regular jeans and black mock turtleneck, called the iPhone a "revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone." When it went on sale six months later in the United States, on June 29, in the middle of tremendous excitement, thousands of buyers lined up to be among the first to buy an iPhone at Apple stores around the country.



Time magazine called the elegant, 136 grams smartphone, initially available in a 4GB, $499 model and an 8GB, $599 model, the innovation of the year, in November 2007, at which point more than 1.4 million iPhones had been shipped. The iPhone went on sale in late 2007 in parts of Europe and in 2008 in parts of Asia. Apple launched its online App Store in July 2008, encouraging individuals to download software apps that allow them to use their iPhones for games, social networking, travel planning, and an ever-increasing list of other things. Apple has moved on to over 12 revised iPhone versions.



The iPhone helped turn Apple, co-founded in 1976 by Jobs (1955-2011) with his friend Stephen Wozniak in California, into one of the most valuable companies on the planet. More than 200 million units were sold in 2012, five years since the iPhone's launch. The iPhone followed a list of groundbreaking Apple devices, including the Macintosh (launched in 1984, one of the first personal computers to have a graphical user interface that allowed users to navigate instead of typing commands by pointing and pressing a mouse) and the compact iPod music player (launched in 2001), which became part of everyday day life.



The multitouch interface and revolutionary apps that allowed users to manipulate the smartphone with their fingertips, by pressing, swiping, or pinching, were some of the key selling points of the iPhone. At the time, these finger control movements were innovative, though by today's standards they are commonplace.


There were also several concerns about its architecture and about Apple's approach, considering the widespread comment and excitement that the phone generated.


Any observers and market managers noticed that the makers of Apple shunned the higher-speed wireless cellular network of Cingular. Mr. Jobs said later versions would provide additional requirements for networking.

Others wondered whether if the system was not completely open, that is, able to accept multiple applications from third parties, as personal computers are, the device would be as flexible as other smartphones.


It's important to note that the best-selling smartphones had actual keyboards that made up about half the real estate on the front of the handset when the iPhone was launched, with a screen on top and buttons on the bottom. The need for the keyboard was replaced by the iPhone touchscreen, reclaiming the space.


Conclusion - It doesn't matter what kind of iPhone Apple launches because Apple and Iphone fans are going to buy it .

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