A history of the iPhone

Six years and six generations later, Apple's smartphone has transformed the way the world interacts with mobile devices. Here's a look at several of its key moments.

The first-generation iPhone

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  • Year: 2007

The first-generation iPhone, which initially sold for as much as $599, weighed 4.8 oz. with features considered cutting-edge for the time: a 400-MHz processor, 128 MB of memory, 2-megapixel camera, 3.5-inch display with 320 by 480 resolution, and up to 16 gigabytes of built-in storage. It also ran on AT&T's EDGE networks instead of the faster 3G standard. "Despite some flaws and feature omissions, the iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer," Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg wrote then.

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