From Music to Maps, How Apple’s iPhone Changed Business – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Ten years ago, hailing a cab meant waving one’s arm at passing traffic, consumers routinely purchased cameras, and a phone was something people made calls on.

The iPhone, released a decade ago this month, changed all of that and more, sparking a business transformation as sweeping as the one triggered by the personal computer in the 1980s. Apple Inc.’s gadget, and the smartphone boom that followed, gave rise to whole new industries,…


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