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From pay phones, flip phones to the Blackberry, nothing compared to that very first iPhone

  • Catherine Maddux
America's evolution of the telephone in pictures
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As coins slide down before her eyes, a German woman uses a new long distance dial telephone for public booths, July 17,1957.(AP Photo)
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As coins slide down before her eyes, a German woman uses a new long distance dial telephone for public booths, July 17,1957.(AP Photo)

FILE - This Wednesday, April 14, 2016, file photo, shows a push-button landline telephone, in Whitefield, Maine. According to a U.S. government survey released Thursday, May 4, 2017, homes and apartments with only cellphone service exceeded 50 percent for
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FILE - This Wednesday, April 14, 2016, file photo, shows a push-button landline telephone, in Whitefield, Maine. According to a U.S. government survey released Thursday, May 4, 2017, homes and apartments with only cellphone service exceeded 50 percent for

A pay phone requests U.S. coins in the border town of San Ysidro, California September 2, 2015. Picture taken September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTX1R4MF
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A pay phone requests U.S. coins in the border town of San Ysidro, California September 2, 2015. Picture taken September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTX1R4MF

The Peek is displayed Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, in New York. A New York-based startup is trying to fill the niche the BlackBerry abandoned with a sleek, cheap e-mail pager that hits Target stores next Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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The Peek is displayed Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, in New York. A New York-based startup is trying to fill the niche the BlackBerry abandoned with a sleek, cheap e-mail pager that hits Target stores next Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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