Apple holds employee meeting to celebrate selling one billion iPhone handsets



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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48 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I should keep my comments to myself...

2. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Half are due to isheep replacing their damaged iphones. I sale phones and I know for a fact particularly women and girls break their iPhones 2 to 3 times a year and just keep buying the same phone that keeps breaking, cracked screens, water damage, storage issues, sync issues, messaging issues etc. Only Apple can sale the same phone several times to one person

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Good Lord, we got another retard yelling "isheep" this and "isheep" that while insulting women as if they are the only ones who drop their phones. As if anyone would buy something you sell....gtfoh with that bulls**t.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You owned him lol, "isheep this and isheep that" lmao...classic. +1

15. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

You got caught trolling and being a hypocrite last night on an Apple article. That's worse than what he spoke of truth.

20. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

No he didn't. Just android trolls severely outnumber Apple fans here.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on bucky

34. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

More like a few stupid android trolls with multiple accounts.

39. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

More like Apple fans with multiple acounts.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said. Amroze had had like 35 of em.

41. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

You have some severe mental issue. Like the other day, I told you to seek counselling. You even admitted that you are going through problems and stress. What even makes you think I am who you claim? Get you're self to the doctors my friend. It's for your own good. I even told you what to do to help you regain. Good luck...

42. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Post 36 Dumbjeddi?

43. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

It's meant to be: "well said. Amroze had, had like 35 of em." Dumbass. Lol.

22. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Isn't that the truth!!! A meeting of one billion of a crupt iOS 10 and new iPhone!! Just wait till the crap launches and see all the idiots going back to the Genius Bar and cry..... My iPhone doesn't work properly LMFWAO!!!! Good job Tim crook than all the bragging of record sales of junk sold the 3rd quarter... Samsung note 7 will kill apples sales and stocks

45. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I said iSheep because its true. Let me explain, I sale phones and not a day goes by that I don't see an iPhone with a cracked screen, water damage, messed up home button, storage issues, icloud issues, even user error issues among other phone issues. But yet the customer will be the first to admit they broke multiple iPhones. One girl broke 4 iphone 6's before the 6s came out and stated she broke others iPhones in the pass, then she complained about storage. I offered her a different phone and she stopped me right there and said "i only want iPhone". In her case iPhone was not the best option, but because shes an isheep she keeps buying a product that doesn't suit her needs and don't even want to know about anything else because she likes to follow the flock.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can you prove this story? Remember, this is a tech site, people flock to it daily to lie about what they hate.

48. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Can you prove that you own the Note5?

5. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Absolutely true. What a dumbass and bunch of morons and dimwits. +1

8. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Yeah, I'm sure you know that for a fact.... /s

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The my have the highest failure rates The S6 had a 7% failure rate. But it took them long enough. Let's see how long it manages to survive.

36. Papa_Ji

Posts: 848; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

No Bro. This time TIM COOK will gift a S7 EDGE to all it's engineers and ask them.... “THIS IS HOW A SMARTPHONE IS MADE.... Each year we are making same crap, just with a slightly different...... ..... ........ Frist of all i want to get rid of this pixelated display so I have ordered 2014 AMOLED panels for our next year iPhone.......... ..... ...... I AM HERE TO ANNOUNCE THAT ... SOON WE ARE GOING TO CATCH GALAXY S5 STANDARDS WITH OUR NEXT iPhone. Thank You ”

37. Papa_Ji

Posts: 848; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

....I WAS* here ....

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's a hell of a milestone :D.

6. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I bet Apple offered voucher to lucky owner. $50 to spend on Itunes

7. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Darkkjeddi, Mxzyptlk and Unordinary will be rejoiceing too.....?

23. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Exactly their time in September is getting them all antsy for a failed iOS full of bugs and can't wait to sit and laugh and wait and see all the topics of iOS 10 failures

27. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Longest. Sentence. Ever!!! :).

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haha. That's funny. But I. Etc he talks like that too. He takes a deep breath and rattled it all out.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! I see what you did there.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A kiko! How do you spell (rejoicing)? Post 7.

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