Apple holds employee meeting to celebrate selling one billion iPhone handsets

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For many, the world changed on January 9th, 2007. That was the day when Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPhone at Macworld. It was love at first sight for consumers, despite a rather high price tag, slow EDGE connectivity and some missing features that were added in future models. Once the iPhone was released, the smartphone industry changed. Some companies like BlackBerry were never the same, while others like Samsung were up to the challenge.

What brings all of this up isn't a wave of nostalgia, but the news that this morning Apple employees attended a meeting in Cupertino. The meeting was held to celebrate the news that last week, Apple sold its one billionth iPhone. And this is just the beginning. Starting next January 9th, the iPhone turns 10 and you can imagine the celebrations that will take place all year.

The iPhone has changed quite a bit over the years. From the original 3.5-inch screen with a 320 x 480 resolution and a 2MP rear-facing camera, we now have the 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 6s (with a 750 x 1334 resolution) and the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6s Plus (with a 1080 x 1920 resolution). Both have a 12MP camera on back. Over the years the Apple iPhone has added the App Store, a front-facing camera, Touch ID, 3D Touch and a more.

With all of the changes made from the first iPhone sold to the billionth, we wonder what changes will be made to the phone by the time Apple celebrates the two billionth handset sold.

source: Apple

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