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Apple flagship product, the iPhone, was first introduced in 2007 by Steve Jobs who pitched it as an amalgamation of a fully-functional web browser, music player and a phone. The smartphone has been released annually and is considered one of the largest smartphone platforms in the world, second only to Google's Android. While the design of the phone has changed from one iteration to the next, the basic functionality of the device has remained the same. It utilizes an user interface built around multi-touch, which has evolved along with the hardware. The iPhone ecosystem has revolutionised the app industry since launch, with roughly 2.2 million apps (Q1 2021) currently available for Apple's smartphone. Apple's App store outlined the blueprint for app delivery and hosting that has been followed by much of the competition. The App Store is widely recognised for creating a large app market economy for users and developers. The iPhone has generated massive profits for Apple since launch and contributes heavily to its bottom line. It has also been credited with popularising the slate form factor, which most touch screen phones use today. The software that powers the iPhone - iOS - is also an industry leader for usability and features. Apple also puts a major focus on privacy and security. More

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  • Apple targets September 7 for iPhone 14 launch in flurry of devices Aug 17, 2022 10:44 PM IST

    Apple targets September 7 for iPhone 14 launch in flurry of devices

    The new iPhones will kick off a busy fall product season, which will also include multiple new Macs, low-end and high-end iPads, and three Apple Watch models.

  • Apple could launch new low-cost iPad, M2 iPad Pro in October after iPhone 14 event Aug 16, 2022 08:00 PM IST

    Apple could launch new low-cost iPad, M2 iPad Pro in October after iPhone 14 event

    The new low-cost iPad is expected to use the A14 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 12 line-up.

  • Apple sets return-to-office deadline of September 5 after Covid delays Aug 16, 2022 06:20 AM IST

    Apple sets return-to-office deadline of September 5 after Covid delays

    The company will require employees to work from the office on Tuesdays, Thursdays and a regular third day that will be determined by individual teams.

  • Apple expects to sustain iPhone sales in 2022 as market slows Aug 12, 2022 07:15 AM IST

    Apple expects to sustain iPhone sales in 2022 as market slows

    The tech giant is telling its assemblers to make 90 million of its newest devices, on par with last year, despite deteriorating projections for the smartphone market, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Apple forecasts faster sales growth, strong iPhone demand despite glum economy Jul 29, 2022 06:39 AM IST

    Apple forecasts faster sales growth, strong iPhone demand despite glum economy

    Though macroeconomic indicators around the world are turning negative, Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told Reuters there had been no slowdown in demand for iPhones.

  • iPhone maker Foxconn builds EV partnership with NXP Semiconductors Jul 20, 2022 02:08 PM IST

    iPhone maker Foxconn builds EV partnership with NXP Semiconductors

    Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple's iPhone, has expanded into areas including electric vehicles (EVs) and semiconductors in recent years, announcing deals with U.S. startup Fisker Inc and Indian conglomerate Vedanta Ltd.

  • iPhone allegedly stops bullet, saves Ukrainian soldier’s life Jul 19, 2022 11:22 AM IST

    iPhone allegedly stops bullet, saves Ukrainian soldier’s life

    An Apple iPhone is being credited for saving a soldier’s life in war-torn Ukraine.

  • Apple joins fellow tech giants in putting a lid on hiring Jul 19, 2022 07:25 AM IST

    Apple joins fellow tech giants in putting a lid on hiring

    The iPhone maker is looking to limit expenditures and job growth at some of its divisions, Bloomberg reported Monday, though Apple hasn’t adopted a companywide policy.

  • Leaked iPhone 14 Pro Max dummy shows new notch design Jul 15, 2022 02:23 PM IST

    Leaked iPhone 14 Pro Max dummy shows new notch design

    There are reports that the vanilla editions of the iPhone 14 will retain the familiar notch on the front, while the Pro editions will get a new design.

  • Apple's iOS 16 out in beta, here's how you can test it Jul 12, 2022 11:26 AM IST

    Apple's iOS 16 out in beta, here's how you can test it

    The latest iOS operating system update has tons of new features to play with

  • Apple announces 'Lockdown mode' to protect devices from hackers Jul 07, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    Apple announces 'Lockdown mode' to protect devices from hackers

    The mode is designed to fight hacking campaigns like that of NSO Group's Pegasus spyware

  • Apple to add 'lockdown' safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs Jul 06, 2022 10:47 PM IST

    Apple to add 'lockdown' safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

    In order to defend against spyware released by state-sponsored hackers, Apple claimed it would introduce a lockdown" option for iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers. However, turning on this security will also reduce the usefulness of these gadgets.

  • The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week Jul 02, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week

    This week we take a look at Sony's Bravia X80, where India's turn to for factual information, give you a breakdown of iPhone sales, a lowdown on Nothing Phone (1), share the latest deets on Samsung's 3nm chips and give you a OnePlus Nord 2T review

  • The iPhone turns 15: a look at the past (and future) of one of the 21st century’s most influential devices Jul 02, 2022 09:07 AM IST

    The iPhone turns 15: a look at the past (and future) of one of the 21st century’s most influential devices

    iPhone 14 is expected to launch in September 2022. A look back at all the previous iterations of the Apple phone.

  • Apple hikes Japan price of iPhone by nearly a fifth Jul 01, 2022 10:10 AM IST

    Apple hikes Japan price of iPhone by nearly a fifth

    The Cupertino, California-based manufacturer's entry level iPhone 13 now costs 117,800 yen ($870), Apple's website showed, compared to 99,800 yen previously.

  • 15 years after iPhone launch, a statistical look at the world’s best-selling smartphone through charts Jun 29, 2022 02:10 PM IST

    15 years after iPhone launch, a statistical look at the world’s best-selling smartphone through charts

    Fifteen years after the first iPhone launched on 29 June 2007, the device remains Apple’s crown jewel. Here be some interesting numbers on the iPhone

  • Phone lost in river for 10 months still worked. How it was returned to owner Jun 26, 2022 09:03 AM IST

    Phone lost in river for 10 months still worked. How it was returned to owner

    Earlier this month, a Facebook user from Gloucestershire in the UK had made a post in a local group about finding an iPhone while canoening in the Wye river. Others users helped amplify it and the owner of the device was located eventually.

  • From China to Chennai? Taiwanese tech manufacturer Foxconn looks to cranking out electric cars in India  Jun 22, 2022 09:28 AM IST

    From China to Chennai? Taiwanese tech manufacturer Foxconn looks to cranking out electric cars in India 

    The Tamil Nadu government is looking to woo the conglomerate to further invest in the state

  • Apple iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro models will get major front camera upgrades: Report Jun 14, 2022 01:04 PM IST

    Apple iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro models will get major front camera upgrades: Report

    The front camera on the iPhone 14 series will move away from the Fixed Focus solution and support Auto-Focus.

  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max could be the first to feature 'Always-on Display' May 30, 2022 06:09 PM IST

    Apple iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max could be the first to feature 'Always-on Display'

    Additionally, new Apple Pay ad reveals possible iPhone 14 Pro design.

  • Man shocked after Apple sends him a 36-kg kit to repair iPhone mini May 27, 2022 06:41 PM IST

    Man shocked after Apple sends him a 36-kg kit to repair iPhone mini

    Tech journalist Sean Hollister tried Apple's Self Service Repair program, and criticised the company for making it unnecessarily complicated.

  • Apple is testing folding display panels for iPhone and iPad May 11, 2022 01:17 PM IST

    Apple is testing folding display panels for iPhone and iPad

    The company is apparently developing folding OLED screens for iPhones and iPads

  • Android users safer drivers than iPhone owners, finds a US study May 10, 2022 11:08 AM IST

    Android users safer drivers than iPhone owners, finds a US study

    Android phone owners were found to be safer drivers. They outperformed iPhone users by a mile in terms of not using their phones while driving

  • A look at Apple iPhones’ revenue since its launch May 09, 2022 07:05 PM IST

    A look at Apple iPhones’ revenue since its launch

    The iPhone has now passed $1.5 trillion in lifetime earnings.

  • Apple contractors will boost production by five times to Rs 47,000 crore worth of iPhones in India this fiscal Apr 28, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    Apple contractors will boost production by five times to Rs 47,000 crore worth of iPhones in India this fiscal

    The expected production for FY23 is more than twice the requirement needed to qualify for the production linked incentive scheme (PLI) which requires both Foxconn and Wistron to make iPhones worth Rs 8,000 crore each.

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