The rise and rise of Apple

As Apple unveils its next-generation smartphones -- the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 plus -- we look back at the company's phenomenal growth since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007. (Research: Saurabh Goenka)

The iPhone was first launched in 2007. Since then, sales of the touch phone have risen dramatically.

The iPhone was first launched in 2007. Since then, sales of the touch phone have risen dramatically. (WION)

The iPhone is the highest-selling Apple product, accounting for 73% of sales.

The iPhone is the highest-selling Apple product, accounting for 73% of sales. (WION)

Apple's share price has skyrocketed since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007.

Apple's share price has skyrocketed since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007. (WION)

Apple's Steve Jobs revolutionised the mobile phone-making industry by introducing a phone that operated with just one button.

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India comes fourth in terms of the costliest iPhones in the world, but that doesn't stop people from buying them.

India comes fourth in terms of the costliest iPhones in the world, but that doesn't stop people from buying them. (WION)

Nintendo released its Super Mario video game on iOS when the iPhone 7 launched and saw a huge jump in share price.

Nintendo released its Super Mario video game on iOS when the iPhone 7 launched and saw a huge jump in share price. (WION)

Companies that have associated themselves with Apple have benefitted tremendously.

Companies that have associated themselves with Apple -- either manufacturing parts for the company or launching their apps on iOS -- have benefitted tremendously. (WION)