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When Was The iPhone Invented

The iPhone is one of the most popular cell phones on the market. Although it is a phone it is capable of many functions including; web browsing, navigation, running applications such as games and much more. For this reason it is known as a smartphone because it has many advanced features than more basic cell phones. It is designed, marketed and sold by Apple Inc., and is manufactured by Foxconn. There have been many new models of the iPhone released to the market with many improvements, but they retain many of the same features as the original iPhone.

When was the iPhone invented?
The idea for the original iPhone came from Steve Jobs, who was the founder and CEO at Apple. He initially had the idea for a touchscreen that could interact with a computer and take the place of a keyboard and mouse. After handling the prototype he decided to attempt to use the technology in a cell phone instead. This project began in 2005 and was known as Project Purple 2. Over the next few years Apple created the iPhone in partnership with AT&T. The project was kept a secret, but rumors began to circulate months before it was released. On January 9, 2007 Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at the Macworld Conference & Expo. The phone was released in the United States on June 29, 2007 and thousands of people lined up to purchase the device.

Did you know?
The first generation iPhone was released in the United States, UK, France, Germany, Ireland and Austria. Later models have been released in many other countries.

The original iPhone was announced as the Time magazine invention of the year for 2007.

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