11 Years Ago, The First Apple iPhone Was Unveiled Today! 

The Cupertino-based giant showcased its first iPhone to the world on 9 January 2007. 

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Eleven years back, on 9 January Apple unveiled its first-ever smartphone called the iPhone, which as highlighted by Steve Jobs, was going to revolutionise the smartphone industry for years to come.

Since then, we’ve had 10 generations of iPhone, the latest being the iPhone X which was released last year at Theatre, which has been named after the iconic Apple CEO.

Here’s a look at some of the innovations that the iPhone has gone through over the past decade.

Apple has been at the forefront of technological innovation over the years and has managed to position its products – especially the iphone – as user-friendly devices. The company’s flagship phone has garnered massive popularity among the masses and continues to sell in millions, helping Apple value itself as a near trillion-dollar company.

But with Tim Cook at the helm, iPhone has come a long way from being just a small communication device, to becoming a more prominent one that accommodates features like wireless charging and facial recognition.

Apple became one of the first big brands to ditch the traditional 3.5-mm audio jack in favour of wireless Bluetooth audio technology, which was seen with the AirPods. Apple decided that after the monotony of single devices every year till the iPhone 5s, it was time for them to bring out a bigger-sized iPhone, keeping up with the trends in the market (set up by Samsung), while also expanding their portfolio of products in the market.

While Apple claims to have improved on every iPhone it has launched till date, the 10th generation iPhone marked a generational shift in the technology it employed (Face ID comes to mind) when the first iPhone was globally unveiled on this day, in 2007.

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