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Today in Apple history: Time crowns iPhone ‘invention of the year’

November 1, 2007: Six months after Steve Jobs showed it off, the original iPhone becomes Time magazine’s “best invention of the year.” The iPhone stands out from the rest of 2007’s gadget pack, which

Today in Apple history: iPhone 4s opens for Siri-ous preorders

October 7, 2011: Two days after the death of Steve Jobs, Apple opens preorders for its next-gen iPhone 4s. The last iPhone that Jobs worked on directly, the 4s boasts a speedier A5 chip, improved

Today in Apple history: Siri debuts on iPhone 4s

October 4, 2011: With the unveiling of the new iPhone 4s, Apple introduces the world to Siri. A groundbreaking example of AI in action, Siri’s debut fulfills a long-term dream at Apple. The company

Today in Apple history: iPhone 6 sells record 10 million units at launch

September 22, 2014: Apple notches a new sales record with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, selling a massive 10 million units in the first weekend the handsets go on sale. The eagerly anticipated phones

Today in Apple history: iPhone 5 brings big changes, new EarPods

September 12, 2012: Apple introduces the iPhone 5, with a super-slim form factor that makes it the thinnest smartphone in the world. The new iPhone also brings impressive upgrades such as a greatly

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs unveils Rokr E1, the first iTunes phone

September 7, 2005: Apple and Motorola launch the Rokr E1, the first Cupertino-sanctioned cellphone to run iTunes. Steve Jobs is very unhappy with the results. The compromised device shows what a error

Today in Apple history: Apple acquires the company behind Touch ID

July 28, 2012: Apple buys biometrics company AuthenTec, acquiring the technology that will power future authentication and secure payments initiatives. With a price tag of $356 million, the deal gives

Today in Apple history: ‘Antennagate’ scandal hits its peak

July 12, 2010: The iPhone 4 suffers a major blow when respected trade publication Consumer Reports says it can’t, in good faith, recommend the new Apple smartphone. The reason the magazine refuses to

Today in Apple history: iPhone 4 owners get Antennagate payout

March 29, 2012: Apple settles its “Antennagate” controversy by giving affected iPhone 4 owners the chance to claim a whopping $15 payout. The settlement covers customers who experienced problems with

Today in Apple history: Apple reconsiders the Newton?

March 10, 2004: Apple sends out a survey to select Apple customers, claiming that it is considering relaunching the Newton MessagePad. In hindsight, it seems pretty clear that this apparent “interest”

Today in Apple history: iPhone comes to Verizon at last

February 3, 2011: The iPhone finally arrives on Verizon Wireless, the United States’ largest carrier, ending nearly four years of exclusivity with AT&T. The move comes as Apple faces pressure to

Today in Apple history: iPhone sales hit first speed bump

January 26, 2016: After nine years of spectacular growth, iPhone sales flatline for the first time. Numbers posted by Apple show that during the final three months of 2015, iPhone sales grew by only

Today in Apple history: iPhone is crowned 2007’s ‘invention of the year’

November 1, 2007: Six months after it was first shown off by Steve Jobs, the iPhone becomes Time magazine’s “best invention of the year.” The iPhone stands out from the rest of 2007’s gadget pack,