By: Chris Williams / Editor, The VergeThe first year of the 2017 Apple iPhone was a great year for Apple.
It sold over 50 million units, making it the most successful smartphone in history, and Apple sold over 2.5 billion iPhones worldwide, which is a record for a single year.
In the second quarter of 2017, however, things got a little out of hand.
Apple saw its sales drop by nearly 50% in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same quarter last year, and the company saw its revenue drop by over $2 billion.
The most likely culprit was a new product line, which Apple dubbed the iPhone X. The iPhone X was a drastic redesign of the iPhone, and it was a hit with consumers, as well as critics, who saw the iPhone as the best phone on the market.
In 2018, Apple announced that the iPhone 9 and 10 would be getting a “premium” version, but Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was careful to say that the premium version was a “limited edition” version that would only be available to customers who preordered the phones.
Apple’s product strategy for 2018 was to keep the price of the phones high, and to increase sales by adding more features.
However, it also made some very controversial moves.
The iPhone X came with an upgraded version of the Apple Watch, and its battery lasted almost two hours longer than the Watch.
But Apple didn’t wait for consumers to notice this and announced the iPhone 8 Plus on August 11, 2019.
Apple also announced its plan to build a new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus.
Both devices were expected to be the most expensive phones in history by 2021, but in 2021, Apple made its first mass-produced iPhone in more than 20 years.
With these two iPhone releases, Apple became the first smartphone manufacturer to introduce a premium smartphone, and by 2019, it had already sold nearly 40 million iPhones worldwide.
Despite this success, there were still plenty of problems to deal with.
The biggest was Apple’s supply chain, which has been plagued by a number of manufacturing defects in the past.
In 2018, a new recall caused more than a million Apple devices to lose their battery, but this wasn’t the first time that a new defect in the supply chain caused Apple’s devices to be recalled.
After the 2017 iPhone X launched, it was revealed that the new device was manufactured in China, a country that has been the source of a number mass-shipping incidents in the US.
The next year, Apple was forced to recall 2.6 million iPhones due to this problem.
The problem wasn’t fixed until 2017, but the company announced that it was making a major improvement to its manufacturing practices and is currently making the affected products in factories in Mexico.
This year, it came to light that Apple was secretly developing a new version of its iPhones called the iPhone 7, which was going to have a bigger screen and a more powerful processor.
In September 2019, the company revealed that it had finally made this new iPhone, which would be the next big iPhone, but it was still months away from going into production.
In 2019, Apple had to face its biggest manufacturing recall ever, as customers lost millions of iPhones.
The company blamed faulty manufacturing processes and the “lack of transparency” of the process, and promised to make things right by 2020.
Unfortunately, this didn’t happen.
In 2019, two major fires occurred at Apple’s facilities in California and Mexico, which destroyed hundreds of thousands of Apple products and resulted in millions of dollars in damages to the companies’ supply chains.
By 2020, Apple’s manufacturing facilities were already under fire again, and on November 30, 2020, the first Apple iPhone exploded in the factory building in Cupertino, California.
This was an unprecedented event for the company, as Apple had been doing the same things for the past few years.
The first major product recall of the 2020s was a major setback for Apple, but 2017 was also the year that the company went all-in on its efforts to improve its supply chain.
Apple announced its first new product design in more then a decade, and in 2018, it began manufacturing the new iPhone in China.
It also started manufacturing a new generation of the 10-inch MacBook Air in China and the iPhone 6 Plus in China in 2018.
The two new products were all announced simultaneously, and while they weren’t announced at the same time, they were seen as part of the same strategy.
Apple even announced the launch of the new iMac, which it was expected to unveil in 2019.
The new iWatch was also a major success for Apple in 2019, as it helped the company regain some of its lost market share, and as a result, the iWatch grew in popularity in 2020.
In 2021, it seemed like the Apple product line was going into full reverse.
Apple started shipping the iPhone SE, the iPhone 10, and even the iPhone Pro.