Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone

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On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone—a touchscreen mobile phone with an iPod, camera and Web-browsing capabilities, among other features—at the Macworld convention in San Francisco. Jobs, dressed in his customary jeans and black mock turtleneck, called the iPhone a “revolutionary and magical product that _______________ (1 BE) literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone.” On June 29, when it went on sale in the United States six months later, on thousands of customers _______________ (2 QUEUE) for hours outside the Apple stores across the country in anticipation to be among the first to purchase an iPhone.

In November 2007—by which point more than 1.4 million iPhones _______________ (3 SELL)—Time magazine _______________ (4 NAME) the sleek, 4.8-ounce device, originally available in a 4GB, $499 model and an 8GB, $599 model, its invention of the year. The iPhone went on sale in parts of Europe in late 2007, and in parts of Asia in 2008. In July 2008, Apple launched its online App Store, enabling people _______________ (5 DOWNLOAD) software applications that let them use their iPhones for games, social networking, travel _______________ (6 PLAN) and an every growing laundry list of other activities. Apple _______________ (7 NOT STOP) there – they went on to release updated models of the iPhone, including the 4S, which debuted in October 2011 and featured Siri, a voice-activated digital assistant.

The iPhone helped turned Apple, which Jobs (1955-2011) co-founded with his friend Stephen Wozniak in California in 1976, into one of the planet’s most valuable corporations. Up to this day, more than a billion _______________ (8 SELL). The iPhone joined a list of innovative Apple products, including the Macintosh (launched in 1984, it was one of the first personal computers to feature a graphical user interface, which allowed people to navigate by pointing and clicking a mouse rather than _______________ (9 TYPE) commands and the iPod portable music player (launched in 2001), that became part of everyday modern life.

(Adapted from on 9 January 2017)

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