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CAPE TOWN - Apple will launch the next iPhone and celebrate the iconic device’s 10th anniversary at its upcoming event the September 12. 

Did you know? Steve jobs unveiled the first iPhone on January 9, 2007.  

The tech giant has released a total of ten iPhones over the years.

Here is a timeline of the devices: 

The first iPhone retailed at a price of $499 for a 4G model and $599 for an 8G model. It only had a 2-Megapixel camera.

iPhone skipped the making of an iPhone 2 and the iPhone 3 was released at a retail price of $199 (R 2569) (8G) and $299 (R 3860) (16G). It upgraded with fast download speed of 3G and cited the new GPS (global positioning system) functionality.

Today, we currently have the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Apple starting at 32 GB of storage and going up to 256 GB. Dual camera zoom feature is now possible, and Portrait mode, a software update that lets iPhone 7 Plus users take impressive photos using Depth of Field. 

In these models the headphone jack was removed. The new iPhones shipped with earpods that plugged into the lightning port and an adaptor for traditional headphones. Apple introduced its wireless AirPods at the same event it announced it was eliminating the headphone jack.

IOS which is the operating system used for the iPhone devices has also been changing, allowing Apps to advance to better and better for the consumers.

Here's how: