"IPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history." Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke these words in July, 2016, when Apple sold its 1 billionth iPhone, and he wasn't exaggerating.
Along with being Apple's primary revenue stream — in the third fiscal quarter of 2017, the company earned $45.4 billion in revenue and $8.72 billion in profit primarily from 41 million iPhones — the iPhone helped make smartphones the ubiquitous devices they are today. When Apple introduced the iPhone 10 years ago at its 2007 keynote, the product didn't just revolutionize communication; it also changed consumer culture by making formerly dry product announcements into a form of entertainment anticipated by millions.
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As Apple enthusiasts eagerly await the Sept. 12 special event, hosted at the Steve Jobs Theater, let's look back at highlights from the last decade of Apple history — and maybe do a little speculating about the future of this tech company.