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CNET News Video: The iPhone turns 5: A retrospective
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CNET News Video: The iPhone turns 5: A retrospective

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Five years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone. And the world hasn't been the same since. CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Josh Lowensohn take a look back at the iPhone's debut.

It's going to reinvent the phone. It's hard to believe that five years ago no one knew what to make of Steve Jobs announcement. IPhone. And Apple put this out. They're being devices comes the iPod and I was viewed as this complete category killer -- the idea that Apple can come and do them alone was pretty much unheard of and expectations -- super high. Software that's at least five years ahead. Of what's on any other phone and even -- iphones were not 200 to 300 dollars more expensive than other Smartphones at the time more than six million units were sold iphone's first birthday the following year Apple released the. Reason. For. This windows -- faster speeds and connection to the App Store causing crowds to line up and wait for its release on long line for the third. Three more versions have since debuted in the last three years the 3-D S in 2009. -- -- 2010 and the four S is 2011. The iPhone has become Apple's identity -- -- -- more than half its profits the recorder now. Today Apple is sold more than 250. Million iphones worldwide. Obviously people love them it's basically -- computer in my pocket I -- like life without English. Analysts say the next generation iPhone expected sometime this fall have to upped the ante to compete with other Smartphones on the market. A bigger screen better camera smaller doc to some of the features that are churning through the iPhone rumor now.

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