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Photos: Tech's 10 most-hyped product launches

Before the iPhone, there was the Razr, the Segway and the original Mac. You win some, you lose some.

With the release of the iPhone, Apple completed what some are calling the most hyped product launch in technology history. Whether or not that's true, there's no doubt that the frenzy has reached epic proportions, with constant articles, photo galleries and commentary in this and countless other publications. But the iPhone is hardly the only tech product to launch with a high hype factor and heavy expectations. Here's a look back at some of the other high-profile launches that got the tech industry talking.

Steve Wozniak on a Segway
Click on the Segway for more on the most-hyped tech products ever Daniel Terdiman/CNET

Here, Steve Wozniak, a man who knows something about changing the world, rides the Segway, the product that was supposed to change the world but didn't.