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iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc.

iPhone ( EYE-fone) is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. All generations of the iPhone use Apple's iOS mobile operating system software.



The first-generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases have been released since. The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. It was one of the first mobile phones to eliminate hardware keypads or keyboards. 



The iPhone has Wi-Fi and can connect to cellular networks. The iPhone can shoot video, take photos, play music, send and receive email, browse the web, send and receive text messages, follow GPS navigation, record notes, perform mathematical calculations, and receive visual voicemail. Other functionality, such as video games, reference works, and social networking, can be enabled by downloading mobile apps. 



As of January 2017, Apple's App Store contained more than 2.2 million applications available for the iPhone. Apple has released twelve generations of iPhone models, each accompanied by one of the twelve major releases of the iOS operating system.



The original first-generation iPhone was a GSM phone and established design precedents, such as a button placement that has persisted throughout all releases and a screen size maintained for the next four iterations. The iPhone 3G added 3G network support, and was followed by the 3GS with improved hardware, the 4 with a metal chassis, higher display resolution and front-facing camera, and the 4S with improved hardware and the voice assistant Siri. The iPhone 5 featured a taller, 4-inch display and Apple's newly introduced Lightning connector. In 2013, Apple released the 5S with improved hardware and a fingerprint reader, and the lower-cost 5C, a version of the 5 with colored plastic casings instead of metal. They were followed by the larger iPhone 6, with models featuring 4.7-and-5.5-inch (120 and 140 mm) displays. The iPhone 6S was introduced the following year, which featured hardware upgrades and support for pressure-sensitive touch inputs, as well as the SE--which featured hardware from the 6S but the smaller form factor of the 5S. In 2016, Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which add water resistance, improved system and graphics performance, a new rear dual-camera setup on the Plus model, and new color options, while removing the 3.5 mm headphone jack found on previous models. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were released in 2017, adding a glass back and an improved screen and camera. The iPhone X was released alongside the 8 and 8 Plus, with its highlights being a near bezel-less design, an improved camera and a new facial recognition system, named Face ID, but having no home button, and therefore, no Touch ID. In September 2018, Apple again released 3 new iPhones, which are the iPhone XS, an upgraded version of the since discontinued iPhone X, iPhone XS Max, a larger variant with the series' biggest display as of 2018 and iPhone XR, a lower end version of the iPhone X. 



The original iPhone was described as "revolutionary" and a "game-changer" for the mobile phone industry. Subsequent iterations of the iPhone have also garnered praise. The iPhone is one of the most widely used smartphones in the world, and its success has been credited with helping Apple become one of the world's most valuable publicly traded companies.

Timeline

September 2018

In September 2018, Apple again released 3 new iPhones, which are the iPhone XS, an upgraded version of the since discontinued iPhone X, iPhone XS Max, a larger variant with the series' biggest display as of 2018 and iPhone XR, a lower end version of the iPhone X.

2017

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were released in 2017, adding a glass back and an improved screen and camera.

2013

In 2013, Apple released the 5S with improved hardware and a fingerprint reader, and the lower-cost 5C, a version of the 5 with colored plastic casings instead of metal.

June 29, 2007

The first-generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases have been released since.

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Reuters Editorial
February 18, 2020
U.S.
Shares of Apple Inc fell 2 % on Tuesday and dragged the stocks of its suppliers across the globe lower, after the iPhone maker warned of lower sales in the current quarter acknowledging that the coronavirus outbreak was pressuring its supply chain.
Tim Hardwick
February 18, 2020
news.google.com
Bloomberg this morning reports that Apple's new low-cost iPhone is still on course for launch next month, despite the impact of the coronavirus...
Chris Burns
February 17, 2020
SlashGear
Apple's next event was tipped today by an anonymous source, suggesting that March 31st is the day to watch. This event will quite likely have the device
Eric Slivka
February 17, 2020
news.google.com
March is the most common month for Apple's spring media events, and the relatively long list of products with rumored imminent updates has...
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
February 13, 2020
Mail Online
The introduction of xCloud to iOS is the first time a cloud gaming service has appeared on the operating system since OnLive, an app-base cloud gaming service, nearly 10 years ago.
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
February 12, 2020
Mail Online
A new study of popular men's rights forums and subreddits has found that men on the internet have become 'more toxic and espouse nihilistic and extreme anti-women ideologies.'
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
February 12, 2020
Mail Online
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN estimated that, in 2005, a third of all food available for human consumption was wasted - but Dutch experts think the real figures are twice that.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
February 12, 2020
Mail Online
The mobile wallet currently accounts for about 5 per cent of all global card transactions, according to research by market analysts Bernstein.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
February 12, 2020
Mail Online
RF Exposure Lab, an independent laboratory dedicated to this form of testing in California, decided to scrutinise an off-the-shelf iPhone 11 Pro.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
February 11, 2020
Mail Online
Microsoft's unreleased Surface Duo phone-tablet has been filmed in the hands of an unknown user on public transport. The user is seen playing games and reading emails on the device.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
February 11, 2020
Mail Online
It has been described as a 'playground of sound for young listeners' and Spotify says it has been developed with safety and privacy as the main priority.
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
February 10, 2020
Mail Online
Ars Technica's Eric Berger, reports Crew Dragon may now take astronauts to space on May 7 if everything goes according to plan. Variables could push the launch into Mary or April, added Berger.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
February 10, 2020
Mail Online
Thirty lead tablets that call upon 'the gods of the underworld' to curse the dead have been found at the bottom of a well. The curses only worked for 'unquiet' souls that died in an untimely manner.
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
February 10, 2020
Mail Online
Apple's loathed Butterfly keyboards took the spotlight during a post-Oscars interview with filmmaker, Taika Waititi, the writer and director of 'JoJo Rabbit' which won an Oscar on Sunday.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
February 10, 2020
Mail Online
Researchers from Ohio State University examined ice cores taken from the mountain tops that show the state of the glacier between about 1499 to 1992.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
February 10, 2020
Mail Online
An international team of archaeologists excavated a cave in the modern day Spanish Pyrenees and found the mutilated remains of five adults and four children.
Yimou Lee
February 10, 2020
U.S.
Apple&#039;s main iPhone maker Foxconn <2317.TW> got the green light on Monday to reopen two major plants in China closed because of the coronavirus and aims to resume production even though only 10% of the workforce has returned so far, a source told Reuters.
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
February 10, 2020
Mail Online
A tweet sent out just three days before Samsung's major product event shows off real glimpses and capabilities of the company's new smart speaker, the Galaxy Home Mini.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
February 10, 2020
Mail Online
Matthew Tomlinson - of Dog House farm, Yorkshire - argued in a diary entry dated January 14, 1810 that homosexuality was innate and should not be punishable by death.
Jon Porter
February 7, 2020
The Verge
iPhone manufacturer Foxconn has warned employees at its Shenzhen HQ not to return to work on February 10th. The company has also set up new production lines to make medical face masks.
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