3 innovations that started out as inclusive design solutions

You can thank inclusive design for typewriters, flexible straws and the technology behind iPhone screens.
A typewriter is displayed at Massilia Vintage international fashion and design fair in southeastern France, no September 26, 2015.
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Apple gear is getting more expensive. Here's why.

Nov 1, 2018
The company has managed to make its products seem indispensable to its loyal customers, who appear willing to pay more.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, unveils new products during an Apple launch event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York on Oct. 30. The new products cost about 20 percent more than the previous generation.
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Apple's secret weapon? The semiconductor

Sep 12, 2018
Apple unveils a new iPhone. What really makes it special? The computer chips inside.
An attendee looks at a new iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California.
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Turkey’s president wants to boycott American electronics. Good luck with that.

Aug 14, 2018
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to pull his people away from American-made smartphones and push them toward products from homegrown company Vestel. That could prove difficult, once you take a closer look at what comprises Vestel's phones.
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The new Tesla will be the largest connected device you own

Aug 7, 2018
What does that mean? Data collection, privacy settings and software updates ... for a car.
The day Tesla announced it was rolling out its new Model 3, Tesla stock had its best day since November 2015.
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New iPhone X sits on a dock at an Apple showroom in Sydney on November 3, 2017
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The iPhone's influence goes way beyond the smartphone market

Sep 13, 2017
It's forced companies to adapt to the idea of handheld computers and given others a reason to exist.
IPhones make up most of Apple's business. Above, the new iPhone X was unveiled today at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.
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Apple offers first iPhone near the $1,000 mark

Sep 12, 2017
Apple unveils three phones, pitching the priciest, at about $1,000, to the faithful. The price might be high, but according to analysts, the Apple faithful will buy.    Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

As Apple gets ready to announce earnings, analysts look at how the next iPhone might be priced

Jul 31, 2017
Apple’s earnings are out Tuesday amid speculation about its next iPhone offerings. One possibility: that the next iteration will include a souped-up, expensive model that could even break the $1,000 price tag. What features could lure customers to pay that kind of money? And how would phone companies adjust their payment schedules to help customers with […]

Looking back at the birth of the iPhone, 10 years later

Jun 15, 2017
Brian Merchant has the backstory on the iPhone's creation in his new book, "The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone"
Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone at the Macworld Conference in January 2007 in San Francisco.
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