Everything You Need to Know About History of iPhone

With the launch of iPhone 7 on this week, everyone is talking about iPhone. Every year Apple launches iPhone and then all you see is news of queues outside of Apple stores. Everyone talks about its specifications. But, do we know everything about all the iPhones Apple has produced till date? Here, we are listing everything about all the iPhones Apple has launched till date.

1. iPhone (1st gen.)

This was the first smartphone designed by Apple Inc. They announced it on January 9, 2007, after years of rumors and speculation in a keynote address at the Macworld Conference & Expo. Apple Inc. changed the mobile market forever after launching the smartphone by saying, “Apple reinvents the phone.” And they did it.

iPhone 1st gen

Specifications –

Dimensions:

115 mm (4.5 in) H
61 mm (2.4 in) W
11.6 mm (0.46 in) D

Weight: 135 g

Display: 3.5 inches (diagonally) and 320 x 480 px resolution

OS: iOS 1.0 but now iOS 3.1.3

Camera: 2.0 MP

2.iPhone 3G

Apple launched ‘The first phone to beat the iPhone’ on June 9, 2008, at the WWDC 2008. The iPhone 3G is internally similar to its predecessor but includes several new hardware features, such as GPS, 3G data. The device was originally loaded with the concurrently launched iPhone OS 2.0. Apple launched the App Store with this device. It came with the features such as push email and turn-by-turn navigation.

iphone-3g

Specifications –

Dimensions:

115.5 mm (4.55 in) H
62.1 mm (2.44 in) W
12.3 mm (0.48 in) D

Weight: 133 g

Display: 3.5 inches (diagonally)

OS: iOS 2.0 but now iOS 4.2.1

Camera: 2.0 MP with geotagging.

3. iPhone 3GS

Apple Inc. launched the 3rd generation iPhone on June 8, 2009, at the WWDC 2009. The ‘S’ stood for Speed. The camera was improved to 3.O MP with a better resolution from its predecessor.  Over 1 million 3GS were sold within the first weekend of release only.

iphone-3gs

Specifications –

Dimensions:

115.5 mm (4.55 in) H
62.1 mm (2.44 in) W
12.3 mm (0.48 in) D

Weight: 135 g

Display: 3.5 inches (diagonally)

OS: iOS 3.0 but now iOS 6.1.6

Camera: 3.0 MP with video.

4. iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 was first unveiled on June 7, 2010, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. It consisted of an uninsulated stainless steel frame which doubles as an antenna. The all new ‘Retina Display‘ was introduced with this model. It was the first iPhone to come up with the front facing camera. It was in the news even before it’s launch due to the number of leaks about its specs.

4

Specifications –

 

Dimensions:

115.2 mm (4.54 in) H
58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
9.3 mm (0.37 in) D

Weight: 137 g

Display: 3.5 inches (diagonally)

OS: iOS 4.0 but now iOS 7.1.2

Camera: Rear- 5 MP with LED flash And Front- 0.3 MP.

5. iPhone 4S

The fifth generation iPhone was announced on October 4, 2011. The ‘S’ stood for Siri.  During the course of its lifetime, the iPhone 4S is the best-selling iPhone ever produced. The rear camera was upgraded to 8MP this time. We lost Steve Jobs on the very next day of launch.

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Specifications –

Dimensions:

115.2 mm (4.54 in) H
58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
9.3 mm (0.37 in) D

Weight: 140 g

Display: 3.5 inches (diagonally)

OS: iOS 4.0 but now iOS 7.1.2

Camera: Rear- 8 MP with LED flash & face detection And Front- 0.3 MP VGA.

6. iPhone 5

The launch of iPhone 5 on September 21, 2012, was ‘The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone’.It was the first iPhone to be developed completely under the guidance of Tim Cook. It included an aluminum-based body which was thinner and lighter than previous models.The iPhone 5 had the shortest lifespan of any iPhone ever produced with only twelve months in production. It sold five million units in the first three days of release.

topic_iphone_5

 

Specifications –

Dimensions:

115.2 mm (4.54 in) H
58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
9.3 mm (0.37 in) D

Weight: 112 g

Display: 4 inches (diagonally)

OS: iOS 6.0 but now iOS 9.3.5

Camera: Rear- 8 MP with LED flash & face detection And Front-1.2 MP, HD video.

7. iPhone 5S

On September 10, 2013,5S and its mid-range counterpart 5C were launched. Apple redesigned the home button in iPhone 5S and introduced a fingerprint recognition system which could be used to unlock the phone. The button could also be used to authenticate App Store and iTunes Store purchases. The dual LED flash in the camera was one of the major upgrades. This model also came with the more colour options to buy from to the user.

iphone-5s

Specifications –

Dimensions:

123.8 mm (4.87 in) H
58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
7.6 mm (0.30 in) D

Weight: 112 g

Display: 4 inches (diagonally)

OS: iOS 7.0 but now iOS 9.3.5

Camera: Rear- 8 MP with dual LED flash, burst mode,HD video (1080p) & face detection And Front-1.2 MP, HD video(720p).

8.iPhone 5C

This model had the similar hardware specifications as of iPhone 5. A hard-coated polycarbonate shell was the only difference. The discounted price in comparison to 5S was the most noteworthy thing. It had much more colour options than the other models.

iphone5c

Specifications –

Dimensions:

124.4 mm (4.90 in) H
59.2 mm (2.33 in) W
9 mm (0.35 in) D

Weight: 132 g

Display: 4 inches (diagonally)

OS: iOS 7.0 but now iOS 9.3.5

Camera: Rear- 8 MP with dual LED flash, burst mode,HD video (1080p) & face detection And Front-1.2 MP, HD video(720p).

9. iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 was launched on September 9, 2014, alongside iPhone 6S Plus. These devices had much more changes in them over their predecessor. They had a much more screen size finally. Also, the camera was upgraded. The Apple Watch was also launched with these phones.

iphone-6

Specifications –

Dimensions:

138.1 mm (5.44 in) H
67.0 mm (2.64 in) W
6.9 mm (0.27 in) D

Weight: 129 g

Display: 4.7 inches

OS: iOS 8.0 but now iOS 9.3.5

Camera: Rear- 8 MP with dual LED flash, burst mode,HD video (1080p) & face detection And Front-1.2 MP, HD video(720p).

10. iPhone 6 Plus

iphone-6-plus

Specifications –

Dimensions:

158.1 mm (6.22in) H
77.8 mm (3.06 in) W
7.1 mm (0.28 in) D

Weight: 172 g

Display: 5.5 inches

OS: iOS 8.0 but now iOS 9.3.5

Camera: Rear- 8 MP with dual LED flash, burst mode,HD video (1080p) & face detection And Front-1.2 MP, HD video(720p).

11. iPhone 6s

Tim Cook announced iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S  Plus on September 9, 2015. They carried the similar design and updated hardware from their previous version similar to previous iPhone models carrying S designations.The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus set a new first-weekend sales record, selling 13 million models.

iphone-6s

Specifications –

Dimensions:

138.3 mm (5.44 in) H
67.1 mm (2.64 in) W
7.1 mm (0.28 in) D

Weight: 143 g

Display: 4.7 inches

OS: iOS 9.0 but now iOS 9.3.5 Ready for iOS 10.0

Camera: Rear- 12 MP with dual LED flash, burst mode,HD video (1080p) & face detection And Front-5 MP, HD video(720p).

12.IPhone 6S Plus

iphone-6s-plus

Specifications –

Dimensions:

158.2 mm (6.23 in) H
77.9 mm (3.07 in) W
7.3 mm (0.29 in) D

Weight: 192 g

Display: 5.5 inches

OS: iOS 9.0 but now iOS 9.3.5 Ready for iOS 10.0

Camera: Rear- 12 MP with dual LED flash, burst mode,HD video (1080p), face detection and Optical image stabilization And Front-5 MP, HD video(720p).

12.iPhone SE

The iPhone SE (Special Edition) was unveiled on March 21, 2016. It is designed for users who prefer smartphones with smaller screens and is a cheaper alternative to the iPhone 6S. The technology specifications of the iPhone SE are similar to the 6S. The exterior design of the iPhone SE is nearly identical to that of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5.

iphone-se

Specifications –

Dimensions:

 

123.8 mm (4.83 in) H
58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
7.6 mm (0.30 in) D

Weight: 113 g

Display: 4.0 inches

OS: iOS 9.3 but now iOS 9.3.5

Camera: Rear- 12 MP with dual LED flash, burst mode,HD video (1080p), face detection and Optical image stabilization And Front-1.2 MP, HD video(720p).

13. iPhone 7

The latest flagship in the series, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was announced on last week. They are scheduled to be released on September 16, 2016. The preorders have already begun from September 9, 2016.  They have an updated display screen; water resistance; stereo speakers; upgraded cameras, and a new dual-camera system on the 7 Plus model.

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Specifications –

Dimensions:

138.3 mm (5.44 in) H
67.1 mm (2.64 in) W
7.1 mm (0.28 in) D

Weight: 138 g

Display: 4.7 inches

OS: iOS 10

Camera: Rear- 12 MP with dual LED flash, burst mode,HD video (1080p), face detection and Optical image stabilization And Front- 7 MP, HD video(720p) and retina flash.

14. iPhone 7 Plus

Specifications –

Dimensions:

158.2 mm (6.23 in) H
77.9 mm (3.07 in) W
7.3 mm (0.29 in) D

Weight: 188 g

Display: 5.5 inches

OS: iOS 10

Camera: Rear- 12 MP with dual LED flash, burst mode,HD video (1080p), face detection and Optical image stabilization And Front- 7 MP, HD video(720p) and retina flash.

With the launch of the two new beasts in the market, are you planning to buy any of these? Tell us your views in comments.

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