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iPhone at ten: Twitter reacts to the mobile's past decade

Apple fans celebrate ten years of iPhone - but rivals seem less cheerful

When the iPhone was launched in 2007, Apple's then chief executive Steve Jobs touted it as "a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device." 

Ten years after its launch, Apple has been celebrating its most successful product, with retrospectives, homages and - later in the year - a tenth anniversary edition of the groundbreaking device.

So did the iPhone live up to its original promise? Here's how Twitter reacted to the smartphone's first decade.

While Apple's smartphone has become more powerful - and more affordable - over the past decade, Twitter users were quick to point out that there are still a host of similarities between the current iPhone 7 and the original.

You don't become the highest-selling smartphone manufacturer in the world without picking up a few followers along the way, many of whom went online express their near-fanatical loyalty to the brand. 

However, it wouldn't be an Apple celebration without a word from fans of the company's rival, Android, many of whom seemed proud to have given the brand a wide berth. 

But one Apple user was quick to repsond.

A few iPhone users found little to celebrate, with some saying that Apple needs to improve its smartphone charger cables before releasing the next phone. 

The iPhone may have come a long way since going on sale ten years ago, but fans want one particular feature - cut from the iPhone 7 - to make a return.

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