The iPhone has come a long way since it debuted in 2007 as a no-keyboard, AT&T only and (for the time) expensive phone option.

According to company data from 2016:

  • The billionth iPhone was sold last July.
  • Apple has more than 2 million apps available, and they have been downloaded more than 140 billion times.
  • The apps have paid out around $50 billion in revenue to developers.
  • Apple music has over 17 million subscribers and has posted more than 30 million songs.

That era is in danger: In December, the Nikkei Asian Review reported that Apple slashed iPhone 6 production due to accumulated inventory, and lowered production of the new iPhone 7 by 20%. Apple will trim iPhone sales by 10% in the first quarter of 2017, according to Nikkei.

What's next: As iPhone growth slows, Apple knows it needs to keep innovating to stay relevant — such as with artificial intelligence — where rivals Amazon and Google are making big strides.

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Zeta strengthened into a hurricane again early Wednesday and was on track to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana by the afternoon, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Trump on Tuesday.

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Demonstrators rally on Tuesday near the location where Walter Wallace was killed by two police officers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Pennsylvania National Guard was mobilized Tuesday during a tense second night of protests in Philadelphia over the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man.

Driving the news: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a joint statement a "full investigation" would be launched to answer questions that arose from video that captured part of Monday's incident.

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