Five years of iOS: How Apple's iPhone changed mobile networks

Five years after its introduction, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iconic iPhone continues to shake the mobile industry to its very core. The phenomenal amounts of wireless data traffic generated by this device and all of the smartphones that came after it have threatened to bring mobile networks to their knees. Mobile broadband service is now a must-have service for many smartphone-toting consumers rather than an afterthought, and because of that, operators around the world have been forced to rapidly adopt new approaches for their networks. The iPhone has helped drive LTE rollouts and increased adoption of Wi-Fi offloading, distributed antenna systems and small cells, among other things. For complete coverage of the five-year anniversary of the iPhone, click here.

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  • How Apple changed the way carriers do business
  • What's next for the iPhone?
  • The biggest iPhone controversies
  • The evolution of Apple's iOS software
  • The iPhone and its inroads in the healthcare market
  • How the iPhone affected the enterprise mobility market