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First model of the iPhone smart phone , in 2007

On June 29, 2007, Apple launched its first phone on the American market: the iPhone. The enthusiasm of enthusiasts is palpable for this smart phone covered with a touch screen. In the mobile phone industry, however, we wonder if there is room for another model of cell phone.

Au Téléjournal< /em> on June 28, 2007, news anchor Bernard Derome introduces the new phone on the eve of its US launch.

« A combination of cell phone, walkman, camera and Internet browser, all in a sleek design that made Apple's fortune. »

— Chief Anchor Bernard Derome

In his report, Jean-Hugues Roy describes the usual frenzy around a new gadget. He criticizes the culture of secrecy around the mobile device, which retails for CA$550 to $650. The expert concludes, “You should never buy the first version of anything. »

Canadians will not be entitled to this first version of the iPhone. This is more than a year after the feature phone will be launched in Canada. This time, it is the exclusive distribution rights of the Rogers company that arouses passions.

In the Téléjournal of July 4, 2008, the report by Vincent Maisonneuve reports a wave of discontent and a petition with more than 30,000 signatures . The protesters denounce the salty prices of Rogers and the packages deemed too restrictive.

Rogers company sign in Montreal< /p>

The report airs one week before the release of the iPhone in Canada. To calm things down, Rogers offered an additional plan to its customers.

Fifteen years later, the iPhone is far from being threatened. The device has entered the telephony market well, in addition to revolutionizing our daily lives.

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