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The 17 products that Apple's iPhone laid to rest

As Apple's revolutionary phone turns 15, we look back at everything it vaporized.

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Goodbye, old friends

Thanks to Apple's iPhone, many of your favorite devices have died and gone to gadget heaven. Consider this gallery a memorial service.

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Stopwatches

Need a stopwatch or a timer? iPhone does that.

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Point-and-shoot cameras

Point-and-shoots enabled everyone to carry a camera. But Apple has steadily improved the iPhone's camera, and there's no longer a need for these pocket devices.

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Video cameras

iPhone does photos -- and video too. Adios, camcorder.

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Personal digital assistants

Personal digital assistants, or PDAs, were once the must-have pocket organizer, with notes, contacts and calendars. All that's now in your phone.

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Calculators

Who needs a separate calculator when you've got a virtual one on your phone? Still, those clunky old Texas Instruments math gadgets did have a certain retro charm.

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GPS devices

In-car GPS units finally let us get where we were going without paper maps. Now phones let us get where we're going without in-car GPSes.

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Watches

Apple may have contributed to the decline in traditional wristwatches, but more recently, with its iPhone-derived smartwatch, the company has also helped redefine what a watch can be.

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iPods and music players

In the '80s, a Walkman could play an entire album. Then iPods held hundreds of songs. Now thousands of songs can be had right on your phone.

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Calendars

It may not be as glamorous as a Muppet wall calendar, but your phone's scheduling setup makes things easy, and portable.

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Books

Always kept a paperback book handy, to read during your commute? With the iPhone, you can carry hundreds, or even thousands, of books.

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Landlines

Even as long ago as 2008, nearly three in 10 US households didn't have a landline. By 2014, 48 percent of people had a landline and a cell phone and 41 percent had just a cell phone. Roll over, Alexander Graham Bell.

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Magazines

You don't need any bound, printed matter when you've got an iPhone. Unless, of course, you're looking to swat a mosquito.

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Paper maps

Need to know where you are and where you're going? The iPhone put a map of the world right in your pocket.

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Alarm clocks

The iPhone can wake you up just as well as an alarm clock can. You should probably think twice about hurling it across the room though.

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Portable gaming

Dedicated portable gaming systems like the Nintendo Switch are still around, but for many people, the iPhone is the fastest and cheapest way to play a fun game on the go.

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Audio recorders

Audio recorders that were once the size of iPhones are now integrated into your handset.

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Newspapers

The iPhone isn't as unwieldy as a newspaper. It's also far more up to date and won't leave ink on your fingers. It's not so great at lining a birdcage, however.

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