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(/ˈaɪfoʊn/ EYE-fohn) is a line of smartphones designed and marketed
by Apple Inc. They run Apple's iOS mobile operating system.
The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; the most
recent iPhone model is the iPhone 7, which was unveiled at a special
event on September 7, 2016.[16][17]

The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen,
including a virtual keyboard. The iPhone has Wi-Fi and can connect to
cellular networks. An iPhone can shoot video (though this was not a
standard feature until the iPhone 3GS), take photos, play music, send
and receive email, browse the web, send and receive text messages,
follow GPS navigation, record notes, perform mathematical calculations,
and receive visual voicemail.[18] Other functionality, such as video
games, reference works, and social networking, can be enabled by
downloading mobile apps. As of January 2017, Apple's App
Store contained more than 2.2 million applications available for the
iPhone and other iOS devices.[19]

Apple has released ten generations of iPhone models, each accompanied
by one of the ten major releases of the iOS operating system. The
original 1st-generation iPhone was a GSM phone and established design

In 2016.7 and 5. improved system and graphics performance. and the lower-cost 5C. the 4 with a metal chassis. and was followed by the 3GS with improved hardware. Apple released the 5S with improved hardware and a fingerprint reader. The iPhone 6S was introduced the following year.5 mm headphone jack found on previous phones. The iPhone 5 featured a taller.[21] The original iPhone was one of the first phones to use a design featuring a slate format with a . higher display resolution and front-facing camera. which featured hardware upgrades and support for pressure-sensitive touch inputs.precedents. a new rear dual- camera setup on the Plus model. Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. 4- inch display and Apple's newly introduced Lightning connector. and the 4S with improved hardware and the voice assistant Siri. and new color options.5-inch displays. The iPhone 3G added 3G network support. as well as the SE—which featured hardware from the 6S but the smaller form factor of the 5S. with models featuring 4. In 2013. such as a button placement that has persisted throughout all releases and a screen size maintained for the next four iterations. They were followed by the larger iPhone 6. which add water resistance.[20] The iPhone's commercial success has been credited with reshaping the smartphone industry and helping to make Apple one of the world's most valuable publicly traded companies by 2011. a version of the 5 with colored plastic casings instead of metal. while removing the 3.

followed by Samsung (27. As of late 2015. LG (9. the iPhone had a 43.[22] Almost all modern smartphones have replicated this style of design.6% market share. the iPhone holds the largest share of the smartphone market.touchscreen interface.8%).[citation needed] In the US.[23] .6%).4%). and Motorola (4.