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IPhone Obsession Brings No Relief for Imagined Vibrations: Tech

On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone went on sale. The Apple Inc. device benefited from breathless advance buzz and also had its skeptics: It cost $600 and had no physical keyboard, limited e-mail options and no copy-and-paste.

In hindsight, it was dumb to bet against Steve Jobs & Co. Apple has since sold more than 217 million iPhones worldwide and sparked a commercial, cultural and -- most surprising -- behavioral revolution, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its June 25 issue.