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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.

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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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Dave Johnson
May 6, 2021
Business Insider
You can screen record on an iPhone by enabling the recording feature, and then selecting it in the Control Center.
Rob Thubron
May 6, 2021
TechSpot
History is filled with famous rivalries, but few have matched the intensity and the viciousness seen when two tech industry giants clash heads. Here are what we consider the five biggest rivalries in computing history...
Sandy Writtenhouse
May 6, 2021
How-To Geek
Whether you communicate with others a little or a lot in Google Chat, having quick access to your most important conversations is key. For this, you can pin conversations in Google Chat on the web, in Gmail online, and in the mobile app.
Barbara Krasnoff
May 6, 2021
The Verge
The App Library, which came with iOS 14, gathers all of your apps into various categories and displays them on a separate page. This lets you hide and organize the apps on your iPhone's home screen.
Tom Warren
May 6, 2021
The Verge
In the Epic v. Apple court case about the App Store and Fortnite, a big topic of discussion has been web apps. Lawyers and witnesses have explained why they aren't good on the iPhone, but the problem is bigger than that.
Patrick Howell O'Neill
May 6, 2021
MIT Technology Review
An attack that targeted Apple devices was used to spy on China's Muslim minority--and US officials claim it was developed at the country's top hacking competition.
Cameron Faulkner
May 5, 2021
The Verge
Eneba is offering Verge readers a special discount on PlayStation Plus memberships. You can get two years for $54, which is less than the cost that Sony charges for a single year. It's a great deal for PS5 and PS4 owners alike.
Benj Edwards
May 5, 2021
How-To Geek
Normally, Safari on iPhone and iPad keeps track of which sites you visit in a special History list. While it's possible to completely wipe your history in Settings, you can also erase only more recent history if you'd like. Here's how.
WELL Health Technologies Corp.
May 5, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
WELL Health today offers Health Records on iPhone, empowering patients to safely view and store their available medical records in the Health app on their...
May 4, 2021
mint
Trial begins in antitrust case that could reshape the relationship between software developers and app-store operators
Michael Bizzaco
May 4, 2021
Digital Trends
Get the lowdown on the streaming service that features classic and modern Disney titles, as well as Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more!
Smile
May 4, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Smile, der Entwickler von Produktivitätsanwendungen für Mac®, iPhone® und iPad®, bringt PDFpen und PDFpenPro 13 auf den Markt, eine neue...
Ben Gilbert
May 4, 2021
Business Insider
Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games have just begun a massive legal battle over how the iPhone and iPad App Store works.
Gilad Edelman
May 4, 2021
Wired
It's all about how you define the market.
Nilay Patel
May 4, 2021
The Verge
Shopify president Harley Finkelstein on the explosion of online retail during the pandemic, Shopify's place in it, and the influence of tech giants like Apple and Amazon.
May 4, 2021
The Indian Express
With iOS 14.5, users get the option to change Siri's default music service to a different one, like Spotify or YouTube Music.
Meira Gebel and Dave Johnson
May 3, 2021
Business Insider
You can delete your Twitter account by deactivating it on the Twitter website or mobile app.
Shira Ovide
May 3, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Google plans to experiment with new office configurations and more flexibility. Will others follow?
Christian de Looper
May 3, 2021
Digital Trends
According to an investment note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is prepping a foldable iPhone for release in 2023. The phone is still in development.
Andrew Heinzman
May 3, 2021
www.reviewgeek.com
What's Apple's three-year plan? A slew of new rumors suggests that the iPad Mini 6 will launch later this year, that the 2022 Apple Watch could gain blood glucose and alcohol sensors, and that a foldable iPhone may arrive in 2023.
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