The iTunes Phone - The Story of Apple’s Phone Before the iPhone (A Retrospective)

The iTunes Phone - The Story of Apple’s Phone Before the iPhone (A Retrospective)

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In 2007, Apple revolutionized the smartphone industry. Practically everybody today knows about the iPhone. But did you know that 2 years before the launch of the highly anticipated Apple phone, the Cupertino company was working on another phone? One that was manufactured by Motorola? It's known as the iTunes Phone. And if you've never heard of it, there's a good reason for that.

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