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iPhone
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the line of smartphones designed by Apple. For other uses, seeiPhone(disambiguation).
TheiPhone 4,the fourth generation of iPhone.
The
iPhone
(pronounced 
 
) is a line of Internet andmultimedia-enabled smartphones marketed byApple.The first iPhonewas unveiled by Apple's former CEO Steve Jobson January 9, 2007,
and released on June 29, 2007. The 5th generation iPhone, theiPhone 4S,was announced on October 4, 2011, to be released on October 14, 2011, two days after the releaseof  iOS 5.0, the Apple operating system for handheld devices. An iPhone can function as avideo camera(video recording was not a standard feature untiltheiPhone 3GSwas released), acamera phone, aportable media player 
 
, and an Internet client withemail andweb browsingcapabilities, can sendtextsand receive visual voicemail, and has bothWi- Fiand3Gconnectivity. The user interfaceis built around the device'smulti-touch screen, including avirtual keyboardrather than a physical one. Third-party as well as Appleapplication softwareis available from theApp Store, which launched in mid-2008 and now has over 500,000
"apps"approved by Apple. These apps have diverse functions, includinggames, reference,GPS navigation, social networking,security and advertising for television shows, films, andcelebrities.
 
There are five generationsof iPhone models, each accompanied by one of the five major releases of  iOS (formerly iPhone OS). Theoriginal iPhone was a GSM phone that established design precedents like screen size and button placement that have persisted through all models. TheiPhone3Gadded 3Gcellular network capabilities and A-GPS location.TheiPhone 3GSadded a compass, faster  
 
processor , and higher resolution camera, including video recording at480p.The iPhone 4has a rear facing camera (720p video) and a front facing camera (at a lower resolution) for  
 
FaceTimevideocalling and for use in other apps like Skype. In 2011 the iPhone 4 was voted the Best Mobile Phone On Earth. The iPhone 4 featured a higher-resolution 960x640 display; it was released on June 24,2010. In the U.S., AT&Twas the only authorized carrier until February 10, 2011, when aCDMAversion of the iPhone 4 launched for  
 
Verizon.On October 4, 2011, Apple announcedtheiPhone 4S.
 TheiPhone 4Sadded a higher resolution camera (8megapixel)with 1080pvideo recording,face detection, andvideo stabilization, a faster, dual core processor ,world phonecapability (allowing a single handset to operate on networks based on both GSM/UMTS and CDMAtechnologies), and a natural language voice controlsystem calledSiri.
 It will be available in 16 GBand 32 GB as well as a new 64 GB capacity. It was also announced that in the U.S.Sprintwould begincarrying the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
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History and availability
Worldwide iPhone sales by quarter. Sales volume is in millions. Q1 is the holiday season. Original iPhoneiPhone 3GiPhone 3GSiPhone 4
Development of the iPhone began in 2005 with former Apple CEOSteve Jobs'direction that Apple engineers investigate touchscreens.
He also steered the original focus away from a tablet, like

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