Product Timeline

  • iPhone 1

    iPhone 1
    Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone as three devices in one: a touchscreen iPod, a mobile phone, and a mobile web browser. In 2007 the iPhone was unlike anything that had appeared before.
  • iPhone 3G

    iPhone 3G
    High-speed connectivity was big news in 2008. The iPhone 3G also had a thinner shape, a plastic back and support for the newly launched App Store.The app store model worked so well and the change helped Apple's phone really start to gain traction.
  • iPhone 3GS

    iPhone 3GS
    The iPhone 3GS upgrade was viewed as minor at the time, but it had faster performance, a better camera that could now record video as well as take photos, extra storage options and voice control. The display was the same size screen, and the device's appearance remained the same from the 3G model.
  • iPhone 4

    iPhone 4
    The iPhone 4 was a major improvement with a new, flat design with an integrated antenna, a high-resolution Retina display and a camera featuring HD video recording.
  • iPhone 4S

    iPhone 4S
    The design of the iPhone 4S was the same, but inside was a new processor, improved graphics and a better camera with better video recording. iOS was evolving at the same rate as the hardware and Siri began as an iPhone 4S exclusive.
  • iPhone 5

    iPhone 5
    Not much changed with the iPhone 5. It had a 4-inch screen and a stronger antenna. Besides that, the design and capabilities were the same.
  • iPhone 5S/5C

    iPhone 5S/5C
    The big step was the arrival of the iPhone 5C which was a slightly cheaper, plastic-backed model. Besides the plastic shell and larger battery, the iPhone 5C was the same as the iPhone 5.
    As for the iPhone 5S, it had more power, a better camera, and a fingerprint reader hidden under the home button.
  • iPhone 6/6 Plus

    iPhone 6/6 Plus
    The biggest change in the iPhone 6 was the screen size of 4.7 inches. The larger screen still had a high pixel density so image quality was sharp and detailed. The iPhone 6 Plus went even larger, with a 5.5-inch display. The iPhone 6 Plus has the largest and clearest screen of an iPhone. Both phones feature metal backs and the power button is now on the right-hand side of the devices.
  • iPhone 6S/6S Plus

    iPhone 6S/6S Plus
    They keep the same size screens, with the same resolutions, and there's nothing new in the design department. There is however a new color, with rose gold joining silver, gold and space grey. The rear facing camera now has new Live Photo feature which can capture a few seconds of video with each snap.
  • iPhone SE

    iPhone SE
    The latest cheaper release from Apple is the iPhone SE, which takes a lot of features from the iPhone 5S.The iPhone SE comes with a 4-inch screen and a 12MP rear-facing camera, a 64GB storage option and iOS 9 software.The iPhone SE is the cheapest Apple phone you can buy right now and it offers up a better battery life than any other iPhone you can buy today.
  • iPhone 7/7 Plus

    iPhone 7/7 Plus
    This is the time Apple embraced waterproof phone tech. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can be submerged in water for a few minutes or more without worrying about it getting damaged. Another major change change was getting rid of the headphone jack.
  • iPhone 8/8 Plus

    iPhone 8/8 Plus
    With the new iPhone 8 you get an all glass rear, which has brought wireless charging to both phones while the screen has been improved color wise, but still has the same resolution as predecessors. The rear facing camera on the iPhone 8 has also been improved, as well as the dual snapper on the back of the iPhone 8 Plus, giving you brighter, clearer and more colorful snaps.
  • iPhone X

    iPhone X
    It's the first iPhone ever to use an OLED display. The iPhone X does not have a home button. Apple has ditched the physical key in favor of a swipe up gesture from the bottom of the screen, while the fingerprint scanning Touch ID has also been eliminated. In its place is Face ID, a facial scanner technology that accurately maps your face and is more secure than Touch ID. The iPhone X is also the most expensive iPhone ever.