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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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USA TODAY
September 24, 2021
USA TODAY
As the new iPhones arrive, instead of a trade-in to upgrade what is the real value of your old iPhones? Sell online or upgrade through a carrier?
USA TODAY
September 24, 2021
USA TODAY
On Friday, Apple released the iPhone 13, the latest model of its popular smartphone and people waited in line to get one.
Samuel Axon
September 24, 2021
Ars Technica
The new iPhone offers better battery life, superior cameras, and great screens.
Brian X Chen | NYT
September 22, 2021
@bsindia
The new iPhone is 10 per cent faster than the last one, and the photos are slightly better. So then whats special about it?
Brian X. Chen
September 21, 2021
www.nytimes.com
The new iPhone is 10 percent faster than the last one, and the photos are slightly better. In a word: Huh.
Matthew Panzarino
September 21, 2021
TechCrunch
This year's iPhone review goes back to Disneyland for the first time in a couple of years for, uh, obvious reasons. I'm happy to report that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 performed extremely well and the limited testing I was able to do on the iPhone mini and iPhone 13 Pro Max showed [...]
USA TODAY
September 20, 2021
USA TODAY
Apple's iOS 15 arrives Monday, the annual fall tradition that brings new features to Apple's iPhone ahead of the launch of its latest smartphone.
USA TODAY
September 20, 2021
USA TODAY
iOS 15 is available. Here are six features that have flown under the radar of Apple's update but should make owning an iPhone a lot easier.
Sarah Perez
September 18, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices [...]
Lucas Matney
September 18, 2021
TechCrunch
Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, we talked about some sunglasses from a company that many people do not like very much. This week, we're talking about Apple and the company 1,600 times smaller than it that's facing similar product problems. If you're reading this on the TechCrunch site, you [...]
Brian X. Chen | NYT
September 17, 2021
@bsindia
As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul
Brian X. Chen
September 16, 2021
www.nytimes.com
As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.
USA TODAY
September 16, 2021
USA TODAY
If you own an older iPhone, you might be thinking now is a great time to upgrade. But there are plenty of reasons to keep that device running.
USA TODAY
September 16, 2021
USA TODAY
Starting Friday, consumers can preorder the iPhone 13, the latest version of Apple's popular smartphone.
Brian X. Chen
September 16, 2021
www.nytimes.com
As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.
USA TODAY
September 15, 2021
USA TODAY
With the launch of iPhone 13, consumers have several options if they want to upgrade to a new Apple smartphone. Here's how to choose the right one.
Samuel Axon
September 15, 2021
Ars Technica
Plus, more new details revealed by Apple's website.
September 15, 2021
https://www.outlookindia.com/
The newly-unveiled iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro boasts of massive upgrades in camera and storage, the base model iPhone 13 is priced at Rs 69,900
Press Trust of India
September 15, 2021
@bsindia
Apple fans will be able to get their hands on the new line-up of iPhones -- iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max -- with prices starting at Rs 69,900 onwards later this month
September 14, 2021
https://www.outlookindia.com/
The world is eyeing what Apple has for its users this time, with the new iPhone 13. Let's look at how the iPhones have evolved over this time.
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