The iPhone, introduced in 2007, set the stage for mobile computing and an industry revolving around it.
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The smartphone continues to change the world a decade after the debut of the iPhone, even as Apple is under pressure to come up with a new wonder. The iPhone – introduced by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on Jan. 9, 2007 – set the stage for mobile computing and an entire industry revolving around it.Apple does not attend CES. But its trend-setting power is felt here from cars boasting "infotainment" systems that sync with iPhones, to smart-home networks controlled by mobile apps and rival smartphones mirroring iPhone features.The iPhone powered Apple's money-making machine, but sales began to decline last year in the increasingly saturated and competitive smartphone market.Apple's profit in the quarter ending Sept. 24, slumped on a widely expected drop in iPhone sales, but gains in services offered optimism on company efforts to curb dependence on its smartphone.
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