Apple ships 100 million iPhones


Apple is staking its claim on the smartphone market with the announcement it has shipped over 100 million of the handsets to date.

The announcement was made by chief executive (CEO) Steve Jobs during an Apple launch event in San Francisco, where he is expected to announce the iPad 2 - check out our live blog here.

A lot of questions have been raised as to whether the iPhone could hold onto its place as the most desirable phone as Google's Android operating system has snuck up on a plethora of devices.

However, the confirmation of 100 million proves Apple still has a major role in the smartphone space.

A recent poll by uSwitch showed the iPhone had slipped out of the top five as the most wanted handset in the UK.

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