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New York - Apple was expected to unveil a dramatically redesigned iPhone on Tuesday, and the price tag is rumoured to be $1,000 (R12 900), crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that's become an indispensable part of modern life.

Since it was introduced 10 years ago, the iPhone has been a great disrupter, heralding an end to everything from paper maps to small talk. 

Here’s a (slightly) tongue-in-cheek look at all the things this ubiquitous gadget has laid to waste.

Let's see we may be saying goodbye to soon, thanks to the iPhone.

New York Times and AP