iPhone History – Complete History of iPhone

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    iPhones have dominated the smartphone industry for years now. The Apple brand value associated with the iPhone makes it the dream smartphone for anyone. However, before diving into the world of these exotic smartphones, it is imperative to look into their history.

    So, when did the first iPhone come out? Do you know that? The first-ever iPhone was launched in 2007 by Apple. Since then, about 15 more iPhone generations have released, and over time, a few of them have been discontinued while some are not supported anymore.

    Another interesting fact about iPhones is that they are numbered in sequence, as you may already know. But, do you know why two particular numbers were skipped in the series? Well, Apple decided not to develop or label any of their iPhones as 2 or 9. There is no such thing as iPhone 2 or iPhone 9. Number 2 was skipped because the second iPhone was all about that 3G connectivity so obviously, calling it iPhone 2 would not have been sensible. On the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple unveiled iPhone X or presumably 10, to mark the event and pave the path ahead for a new beginning for iPhones. Thus, iPhone 9 did not stand a chance.

    Here is the complete timeline of iPhones and all you need to know about them, starting with the first-ever iPhone.

    iPhone (2007)

    iPhone (2007)
    The first iPhone that released in 2007

    The slogan for the first iPhone read, “This is only the beginning,” and sure it was. In 2005, Steve Jobs had the idea of developing a touchscreen that could understand the sense of touch and work accordingly. It took another two years for that idea to incubate itself in the fully functional Apple labs, run by highly talented engineers. The device was the result of a secret venture of Apple and AT&T Mobility, called “Project Purple 2.”

    On June 29, 2007, retail stores in the US ran out of stock within an hour of availability of the iPhone. Apple was all set to revolutionize the smartphone world by selling over 300,000 units in the first weekend. Foxconn was the manufacturing contractor for iPhone, a bid which the company won by opening a new factory complex just for this project.

    It is safe to say that Apple had managed to create a decent hype about the iPhone. The plastic body feature of the iPhone prototype was changed to glass, just six weeks before its release.

    The iPhone had a display feature of the 3.5-inch display screen with a resolution of 320 X 480 pixels of a 2:3 aspect ratio. The Cornilla Gorilla glass with an oleophobic coating provides full protection to the screen and rear of the iPhone.

    It ran on iPhone OS 1 and had a variety of sensors, namely, a three-axis accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, microphone and headset controls. And now for the trump, a 2.0 MP rear camera seems like nothing. But in 2007, a phone with a camera took the world by storm.

    This iPhone delivered good sound quality with a decent loudspeaker of 3.5mm jack with the sound alert of vibrations. It had USB connectivity. It also had proximity and accelerator sensors with various browsers. The iPhone had a non-removable Li-ion battery, which supported stand by up to 250 hours with 24 hours of music play and 8 hours of Talktime.

    Even though it was the first iPhone, it supported quad-band GSM cellular network with GPRS and EDGE being the data transfer mechanisms, which impressed technology experts. The dimensions of this iPhone are 115 X 61 X 11.6 with 135 grams of weight and a single slot.

    It had 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB storage variants with a 128 MB memory. There was no AppStore at that time, so 128 MB seemed sufficient. With Bluetooth 2.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity features, the iPhone had arrived.

    With the launch of the first iPhone in June 2007, came the beginning of an entire brand of exclusive phones with top-class features and unbeatable performance. “Apple reinvents the phone with iPhone,” and each word of this statement stands true.

    Full Key Specifications

    • The rear camera of 2-megapixel
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
    • Alert sound of vibration tones
    • USB connectivity 2.0
    • Accelerator and proximity sensors
    • 2MP single camera
    • Nano-sim with a single slot
    • GSM network technology
    • Magnetometer sensors
    • Barometer and light sensors

    iPhone 3G (2008)

    IPhone and iPhone 3G
    Rear View of IPhone and iPhone 3G

    iPhone 3G was the second generation iPhone. “Twice as fast, for half the price,” said the iPhone 3G tagline. iPhone 3G succeeded in the iPhone. It was released on July 11, 2008. Apple sold 1 million units in the first week. The iPhone 3G was similar to the original one, but with a few more upgraded features. The added features included the GPS for navigation and 3G data for internet surfing. However, the highlight was the introduction of the AppStore. The store was described as the distribution platform by Apple for third-party applications.

    Foxconn was the manufacturer of this phone as well. A polycarbonate plastic sheath replaced the former aluminum. Buttons were now made of metal instead of plastic, and the ends of the phone were tapered. Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM-powered the iPhone 3G as well. The first iPhone also had the same CPU. The frequency of the same had been underclocked from 620MHz to 412Mhz. White and black were the official colors at the time of the first release of the iPhone 3G.

    The variants were of 8 GB and 16 GB storage with the same 128 MB memory. The device ran on iPhone OS 2.0 which was upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0 in a 2009 software update with 412 MHz ARM 11and Power VR MBX GPU. Also, the online iTunes store and iBook store were introduced.

    iPhone 3G had a touchscreen and was protected by Cornilla Gorilla glass with oleophobic coating. It had the headphones connectivity of 3.5 mm jack. Apart from, accelerator sensors it also had Magnetometer (compass) and Gyroscope (detect the dimensional information).

    It had a non-removable Li-Ion battery of 300 hours standby with playback of 24 hours and 10 hours of Talktime. It has a tested sound quality of loudspeaker with 66dB voice, noise 62 dB and ring 71dB. The alert type in this phone was vibration with system ringtones.

    Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support, Apple’s MobileMe service, and push email support were introduced in an iPhone. This device was better than the previous one as it came along with other new features, and bugs were removed. A capacitive touchscreen with a 480×320 (HVGA) resolution at 163 pixels per inch was implemented. The aspect ratio was 3:2 for the resolution display.

    iPhone 3G supported Assisted GPS, 3G data, and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA along with the previously supported EDGE data connectivity. The new compatibilities allowed faster downloads via data than its precursor. Also, turn-by-turn navigation with maps was featured, contrary to previous devices.

    Full Key Specifications

    • Single 2 MP Camera
    • Accelerator and proximity sensors
    • Supports HTML browser
    • TFT Touchscreen with 16 M colors
    • Internal memory in four variants
    • GSM technology
    • Supports 3G connection
    • A-GPS support
    • Single-core processor with 412 MHz
    • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity

    iPhone 3GS (2009)

    IPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S
    IPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS Rear View

    The iPhone 3GS slogan says, “The fastest, smartest phone yet.” The iPhone 3GS was released on June 19. 2009, which was the third generation iPhone. Apple sold 1 million units in the first weekend. This model had two times the speed of its predecessor. Although the screen size remained 3.5 inches in the 3:2 aspect ratio. The battery capacity was increased to 1220 mAh. It is a non-removable battery with standby up to 300 hours, playback 30 hours and Talktime up to 12 hours in 2G and 5 hours in 3G. An indicator for maintaining the durability of the battery life was also incorporated in this model. In addition to it, the Bluetooth 2.0 was upgraded to Bluetooth 2.1.

    The camera quality now offered was 3MP, enabling the 2009 users to experiment more with their new camera phone. Also, the camera had higher resolution, the ability to record videos and even voice control. OmniVision manufactured the 3.0 MP camera on the phone with a video resolution of 480 pixels at 30 FPS.

    LG made the LCD design on iPhone 3GS. It had a capacitive touchscreen with 163 PPI which was followed by a 480 X 320 display scheme. It sensed the touch of a bare finger and also responded to multiple touches on the device. This device measures its dimensions in 4.55 X 2.44 X 0.48 with a weight of 135g with mini-sim for a single slot.

    There are three variants of the internal memory of 8GB for 256MB RAM, 16GB for 256MB RAM and 32GB with 256MB RAM. A 32GB storage variant was introduced alongside the previous 8GB and 16GB models. The memory was amped up to 256MB. These changes were, of course, required after the introduction of the AppStore. Apps, music and photos took up more space. Also, these features made multitasking much more accessible.

    The iPhone 3GS model had better features. The compass app was introduced on an iPhone. The UI worked on a direct manipulation concept and responded to multi-touch gestures. Sliders, switches and buttons helped control the interface.

    A Samsung APL0298C05 chip powered the device of the iPhone 3GS. The concept of a system-on-a-chip featured for the first time in an iPhone. It ran on iPhone OS 3.0 operating system. This particular chip comprised of an ARM Cortex-A8 CPU core underclocked from 833 MHz to 600 MHz. The setup was integrated with a PowerVR SGX 535 GPU. It is quite evident that Apple collaborated with the best in industrial companies in their respective domains to assemble the iPhone 3GS.

    This was the first iPhone model with a system on a chip. It had the upgraded technology of GSM and the introduction of video in the device that made it so popular.

    Full Key Specifications

    • Nano-sim
    • iOS 3 platform
    • Three variants of internal memories
    • A-GPS support
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
    • Single-camera with video feature
    • Accelerator and proximity sensors
    • Affordable price
    • Autofocus technology

    iPhone 4 (2010)

    iPhone 4
    Front and Rear View of iPhone 4 phone

    The slogan of the iPhone says, “This changes everything. Again.”A solid punch line to introduce the iPhone 4 in the market. On June 24, 2010, Apple released its fourth generation iPhone and sold 1.7 million units in its first week. It was marketed as the thinnest smartphone in the world at that time. It had a stainless steel frame that doubled up like an antenna. The antenna was specifically pentaband 3G UMTS, not quad-band. The processor of the iPhone 4 supported the chipset of Apple A4 with 1.0 GHz of CPU, graphics of PowerVR SGX535 and single-core processor.

    LG exclusively designed the screen of the iPhone 4 for Apple. It was more specifically, an LED-backlit TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen. The high resolution “Retina display” with 326 pixels per inch was the highlight of the iPhone 4 device. Apple claimed that the iPhone 4 could show as much detail as the human retina can perceive that. However, market competitors, like DisplayMate technologies, argued that it was more of a hoax.

    This iPhone model was compatible with CDMA networks as well, thus marking the end of AT&T’s period as the sole bearer of iPhone devices. This model ran on iOS 4.0. Looking into the sensors incorporated in this phone, all the previous sensors like proximity, accelerator, and Gyroscope sensors were retained. The Gyroscope was a new addition to the bunch of other sensors.

    The rear camera of this device had a 5x digital zoom. It could record 720p HD videos at a speed of 30 frames per second. The FaceTime video chat facility became available for the first time with this phone. The camera supported rear flash in it. The feature of the selfie was introduced with this device of 0.3 megapixels.

    The non-removable Li-Po battery of this device supported the standby for 300 hours with the capacity of 1420MaH with the talk time duration for 7 hours. The general dimensions of this device are 4.5X
    2.3 X 0.3 with a weight of 137 grams.

    Along with the new hardware design and sleek look of the iPhone 4, there was yet another major revolutionary feature included in this device. For the first time, a front-facing camera was introduced on an iPhone. The front camera was made of VGA type while the rear camera featured a 3.85 mm f/2.8 lens along with a 5 MP specification. The backside of the camera was illuminated, giving it a polished look. Both the cameras had to be tapped on to focus on a particular object.

    It had an Apple A4 system on a chip, unlike the precursor models. The second microphone made its first appearance on an iPhone. This second microphone, located near the headphone jack, was used for noise cancellation. A micro-SIM card slot with an ejectable tray was the distinguishing feature of the iPhone 4 device.

    Full Key Specifications

    • Build of aluminum frame
    • Three variants of internal memory
    • Upgraded video quality
    • Earphone jack with mic
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
    • Supports A-GPS
    • USB connectivity
    • Compass sensors
    • LED-backlit IPS LCD
    • Primary camera including a selfie camera

    iPhone 4S (2011)

    IPhone 4S
    Overview of IPhone 4S phone

    This iPhone slogan reads, “The most amazing iPhone yet.” The slogans also keep getting better, don’t they? The 5th generation iPhone called the 4S model was released on October 14, 2011; right after the iPhone 4 was launched. Sadly, Steve Jobs was not there to commemorate the success of the iPhone 4S. The “S” in the model name marked the initials of Siri, the intelligent personal assistant for the iPhone. This was the first iPhone model to feature Siri, and it would not be wrong to say that the market had eyes for her. Apple sold 4 million units in its opening weekend.

    The chipset was upgraded to dual-core Apple A5 and the device ran on iOS 5. The chip consisted of Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 graphics processing unit. This GPU contained a geometry shader hardware that supports the OpenGL ES 2.0. iPhone exclusive features like iCloud, iMessage, Notification Center, Reminders, and Twitter integration were introduced in 2011. It was compatible with GSM, CDMA, 3G, 3G+ and HSUPA networks. Language support was also enabled.

    The body dimensions of this device are 4.45 X 2.31 X 9.3mm with a weight of 190 grams. The supported resolution was 640 x 960 pixels of a 3:2 aspect ratio. The device was protected with the Cornilla gorilla glass with an oleophobic coating having a scratch-resistant panel of the back body. It is a perfect fit for the micro sim slot.

    The 30 pin connector remained the same in this model as well. The camera was scaled up to 8 MP with the help of Sony. Also, 1080p video recording and still face detection were featured for the first time. Now we’re getting somewhere. The front camera was made of 0.3 MP. The 3.5mm audio jack with a single loudspeaker accounted for the sound category specifications.

    The internal memory of 512 MB DDR2 RAM was introduced in iPhone 4S. Variants supported 8GB, 16 GB, 32GB and 64 GB storage. Multi-touch gestures were enabled in the user interface. Sliders, switches and buttons made up the interface control. The phone used a large font for hassle-free text selection. It ordered all apps and functions alphabetically, except the playlists which were governed by iTunes.

    iPhone has a non-removable Li-Po battery with the standby up to 200 hours in both 2G and 3G. It has a capacity of 1432 mAh with the talk time of 14 hours in 2G and 8 hours on 3G and playback duration of 40 hours.

    Texting became more comfortable with the introduction of the voice assistant, which converts the speech into the text. iMessage feature allowed the user to have unlimited texting in any Apple iOS 5 device. It also supported the inclusion of media in text messages and displayed read receipts for sending texts. Its display supported various scripts at the same time in the on-screen keyboard.

    Siri supported English, French, and German at this time. She could be accessed by holding the home button for a prolonged time. She could understand natural language; the commands did not need to be specific. Siri could perform any operations on any application present on the phone.

    Full Key Specifications

    • Value for money
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
    • Talktime duration might differ
    • Four variants of internal memory
    • Scratch-resistant
    • Dual-core CPU
    • Lithium polymer battery
    • Available in black and white colors
    • Good quality of the video
    • Metallic body

    iPhone 5 (2012)

    iPhone 5
    Rear View of iPhone 5 phone

    The iPhone 5 slogan read, “The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.” Sounds a bit intimidating, right? Well, yes, it did intimidate other smartphone manufacturers. No, not the tagline alone, but the new iPhone 5. This 6th generation iPhone model was released on September 21, 2012, with an iOS 6 operating system. Nearly 2 million units were ordered within the first 24 hours of the pre-order session, and 5 million units were sold in the early three days of the release.

    The iPhone 5 was the first iPhone to be developed under the supervision of Tim Cook. The initial demand for the iPhone surpassed the supply available for launch. Apple Maps and Passbook were an addition to the existing AppStore. A lot of facilities, including online payment, were made available through the Passbook app. The concept of the Genius playlist was introduced to iTunes.

    The feature of LTE compatibility was first introduced in an iPhone. All the previous compatible networks were also retained within it. For the first time since the release of the first iPhone, the display screen size was increased to 4 inches with an aspect ratio of 16:9. An Apple A6 system-on-chip powered it. A new and compact Lightning dock connector with eight pins was implemented in place of the earlier 30 pin connector.

    Enhanced privacy features and a limit ad tracking user control allowed the iPhone 5 users to block targeted promotions. Apple ear pods were given along with the purchase of this phone. The device could be rotated from Portrait Mode to Cover Flow Mode. Text prediction and suggestions were added to the list of new features.

    iPhone dimensions were 4.87 X 2.31 X 0.30 with the weight of 112grams. It had a non-removable Li-Po battery of 225 hours standby, including music playback for 40 hours with Talktime up to 8 hours. It had three variants for the internal memory – 16GB for 1GB RAM, 64GB for 1GB RAM and 32GB for 1GB RAM. An Apple A6 system-on-chip powered the iPhone 5. The SoC featured a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM. The memory was doubled from 512 MB to 1GB. The iOS 6 ran only in some areas at the time of release. Apple said that it would take time to expand the network.

    The camera provided a better low-light image captures and faster photos. External memory cards were not supported by this phone. There was a single primary camera of 8-Megapixel with LED flash, high definition resolution, and panorama. It delivered 1080-megapixels of video quality which is more from selfie camera. The camera for selfie had 720-megapixels of video quality with 1.2-megapixels camera. It consisted of features like face detectors and face timer that could be used under the Wi-Fi or data connection.

    After the release of the iPhone 5, Samsung filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of using 8 of their patents. This rivalry is still ongoing, and the legal proceedings continue to happen all around the world.

    Full Key Specifications

    • All sensors retained
    • Face detection for lock
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
    • Supports A-GPS and GLONASS
    • Build of aluminum quality
    • Dual-core of 1.3 GHz CPU
    • Upgraded size in inches
    • Headphones connectivity with mic
    • Light sensor
    • Multi and capacitive touch

    iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (2013)

    iPhone 5S
    Bottom View of iPhone 5S phone

    The slogan of the iPhone 5S read “Forward-thinking.” It was the 7th generation iPhone and ran on the iOS 7 operating system at the same time as its global release. Both the iPhone 5C and 5S were launched on September 20, 2013. The 5C model was released on September 20, 2013, with colored variants, the first time for an iPhone. Apple sold 9 million units in the first week.

    iPhone 5C had the slogan that reads, “For the colorful.” The different colors were blue, green, yellow, pink and white. They had a different coating and finished as compared to the previous models. iPhone 5C ran on iOS 7, and it was the 6th generation device in the iPhone family. It had a hard-coated polycarbonate case and a slate form factor.

    A 4 inch LCD that responds to multiple touches. The camera remained the same, but the aperture size increased and the pixel resolution was enhanced. The “best shot mode” and slow-motion video recording were introduced. It used a system on a chip of the Apple A6 version and a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor. Powered by a 1510 mAh Lithium-ion battery, iPhone 5C offered 1 GB RAM. The model was available in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB storage variants.

    The body structure of both devices was only a little different. The dimensions of 5S iPhone were 4.81 X 2.31 X 0.30 inches whereas 5C had dimensions of 4.90 X 2.33 X 0.35 inches. The iPhone 5S was protected with Cornilla Gorilla glass along with oleophobic coating because as it was made of the aluminum body whereas iPhone was made of the plastic body, so it had no coating on it.

    Both the devices had 8-Megapixels of the primary camera with 1.2-Megapixels of selfie camera. Talking about the camera, Sony designed an exclusive Exmor R IMX 145 8 MP camera for the device of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The rear of the iPhone 5C had the illuminated camera sensor and was capable of recording the HD videos of 108 pixels at 30 frames/s. An IR filter is also featured in the 5C version of the iPhone. Its camera had a spectacular aperture of f/2.4 accompanied by a five-element lens. Privileges like Facial recognition and image stabilization also created hype.

    An Apple M7 motion coprocessor accompanied the 64 bit Apple A7 system on the chip. Now, the CPU was also created by the Apple Company. The iPhone 5S also featured the dual-core Apple Cyclone processor, which ensured smooth and faster performances, provided that third-party application providers upgraded their software to make the most out of iPhone devices.

    The exterior design was similar to the iPhone 5. The home button featured a fingerprint sensor known as the Touch ID that worked on AuthenTec technology. The capacitive CMOS sensor used was able to achieve 360-degree fingerprint recognition. The sensor was activated by another touch-sensitive metallic ring around the home button. The fingerprint could be used as a password for unlocking the phone as well as an access pass to various apps. Fingerprint data was stored on a secure enclave in the A7 chip, and there was no room for mishandling of information.

    Full Key Specifications

    • Four variants may vary in both
    • High-quality megapixels up to 1080
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
    • 5S has high battery capacity than 5C
    • 5S has a fingerprint sensor
    • 5S has high battery durability
    • Available in five variant colors
    • 5S has dual-LED flash
    • 5S protected with Gorilla glass
    • 5S aluminum body whereas 5C plastic body

    iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (2014)

    iPhone 6
    iPhone 6 Front View

    The iPhone 6 slogan said, “Bigger than bigger.” It was released on September 19, 2014. The apple sold its 10 million units in the first week. The manufacturer contractors for this model were Foxconn and Pegatron. The CEO of Apple Tim Cook had heart-warmingly welcomed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus at the location of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on the day of its launch. The devices of Apple iPad and Apple TV were successful, grabbing the attention of the users, but with the emergence of the iPhone 6S, the upgraded power and specifications came within it.

    The iPhone 6 featured the 4.7-inch Retina HD display. The size of the iPhone was increased significantly from the previous 4-inch models, which was small but for the handgrip. The screen resolution was 326 PPI. The device came upgraded with the iOS 8 operating system in the market. It was the 8th generation iPhone that had compatible networks which are now included as in GSM, CDMA, 3G, EVDO, HSPA+, 4G, LTE. The GPU was a PowerVR series quad-core processor this time around while the CPU was called Typhoon. Up to 128 GB of memory was supported. A TLC NAND technology was used to design the storage space.

    “Reachability” gesture was introduced ever. This is useful when you have only one spare hand to use the phone. Double-tapping the home button would only restrict the touchscreen display to the half portion of the bottom. In the sound section, mono speakers with a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack were also fixed.

    The front camera was 1.2 MP and allowed 720 p video recording whereas; the rear camera was 8 MP. The rear camera featured autofocus, True Tone flash, Panorama and slow-motion video among the other specifications. The exposure control and auto HDR were also incorporated within both the devices.

    iPhone 6 (2.4%) worked more rapidly than iPhone 6S Plus (0.3%). The iOS 9 upgrade had a more excessive effect on the sales of both devices. Both the devices had the support of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. There is also GPS controller navigation within both devices. The loudspeaker tested with a 3.5mm jack including mic consisted of both devices.

    Talking about the sensors, both the devices had Proximity, accelerator, compass, Barometer, Gyroscope and light sensors that help in improving the working quality and smooth functioning of the devices with the addition of these sensors.

    iPhone 6 Plus was more of a corollary to its adjacent release model. It had an even bigger touchscreen, 5.5 inches to be exact. It was available in three color variants- gold, silver and space grey. The Retina HD display remained a part of the phone. It had a 1080 pixel video capture quality. Touch ID was introduced, and the flash was of the True Tone kind. iPhone 6 Plus was also supplied with iOS 8. It was more of a Plus size version of the iPhone 6, as suggested by its name.

    Both the iPhone models received positive reviews from the tech geeks, and the users also gave it a heads up.

    Full Key Specifications

    • Much heavier
    • Designed crafted with high durability
    • 3D touch displays
    • Terrific camera quality
    • Live photos feature
    • Excellent battery life
    • Sharper displays
    • Faster charging
    • Thin and light body

    iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus (2015)

    IPhone 6S
    Rear View of IPhone 6S phone

    “The only thing that is changed is everything.” Such a high punch line, isn’t it? The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus was the 9th generation iPhone. It was released on September 19, 2015, and had pre-installed iOS 9. Apple sold 13 million units in the first week. It had an Apple A9 system-on-chip. The storage capacity of the iPhone 6S up to 128 GB was allowed with TLC NAND technology connected via NVMe. It was as if Apple blended all the latest specifications to create the iPhone 6S. This helped the phone set new speed standards. The compatible networks were GSM, CDMA, 3G, EVDO, HSPA+, LTE/4G, LTE Advanced/4G+.

    iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, both had 3D touch display which is protected from the Ion-strengthened glass with oleophobic coating. Both devices had the same type of IPS LCD capacitive touchscreens with 16m colors. But the size and resolution of both these devices vary minutely. The iPhone 6S was 4.7 inches with dimensions of 750 X 1335 pixels. On the contrary, the iPhone 6S Plus came with 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1080 X 1920 pixels of 16.9 aspect ratio.

    It was powered by a 1715 mAh battery and 2GB RAM. The camera specification was Sony Exmor RS IMX 315 12 MP. All the previous camera features were retained. 4K video recording at 1080 p was added. The front camera of 5 MP allowed face recognition. The Retina Flash feature available in the device used its brightness as a temporary flash. The Live Video feature captures a short video along with the picture being taken.

    The all-new 3D touch feature shook the market. It permitted recognition of new gestures and commands. This was successfully achieved by using the Taptic Engine Vibrator that could capture the haptic signals.

    6S Plus model was released with the same set of specifications. Only the screen size was increased from 4.7 inches to 5.5 inches of the 6S Plus device.

    Full Key Specifications

    • 6S Plus has more talk time than 6S iPhone
    • 6S has more audio play duration than 6S Plus
    • 6S Plus has long life durability
    • 6S Plus is much more substantial than 6S iPhone
    • 6S Plus is 1.73 ounces taller than 6S iPhone
    • iPhone 6S Plus delivers an optical image stabilization
    • Available in four color variants
    • Supports 2G,3G and 4G networks
    • VISA and Mastercard certified
    • Four options of internal memory

    iPhone SE (2016)

    iPhone SE
    iPhone SE White Color

    “A big step for small,” said the 9th generation iPhone. It was released on March 31, 2016, but, slowly and gradually the prices were reduced by September 2017. It was banished from the market with the launch of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS MAX. Its starting price was $349 in between it was banned, but again it continued and in 2019 its price range from $249 for 32GB and $299 for 256GB.

    The iPhone SE is a 4-inch device of small, which is easy to grip and compatible to use. It has an A9 processor. The features of the iPhone SE internal space consist of 2GB RAM and storage variants capacity up to 128 GB. It has a multi-touch touchscreen display and an Apple M9 motion coprocessor. It has a metallic and robust body. Other primary sensors include the proximity sensor, accelerator sensor, compass, light sensor and Touch ID fingerprint reader. The display screen featured the Retina display with the technology of 3D touchscreen.

    This device has a non-replaceable Li-Polymer battery of 240 hours standby with Talktime of 14hours. It has a battery of 1642 mAh capacity. It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS for better performance. The iPhone SE has introduced the NFC feature to provide the facility with the feature of transferring the info, images and videos by keeping the devices near to each other.

    The rear camera is a Sony Exmor RS 12 MP while the front camera was of 1.2 MP resolution. All the other features from previous iPhone models were retained in this phone too. FaceTime audio and video calls are allowed. It is one of the best looking iPhone yet with matte edges and an Apple logo on the back made of stainless steel. It is available in four beautiful color variants; namely, space grey, silver, rose gold and gold.

    The device supported near field communication for Apple Pay. Many tech reviewers called it a stock clearance iPhone model.

    Full Key Specifications

    • Architectural design
    • Attractive display
    • Good rear camera
    • High-quality performance
    • Upgraded software
    • Fitted size
    • Dual-core processor
    • Nano-sim
    • Available in four color variants
    • Moderate price up to 16K

    iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (2016)

    iPhone 7 Plus
    iPhone 7 Plus with Headphone Jack Adapter

    “This is 7.” Isn’t it a crisp introduction? The iPhone 7 was launched on September 16, 2016. Again, Foxconn and Pegatron took up the manufacturing job as per contract. The compatible networks were GSM, CDMA2000, EV-DO, HSPA+, LTE, LTE Advanced. It used the Apple A10 Fusion system on a chip. The two 2.34 GHz 64-bit quad-core processors were used in this model device.

    Memory variants were 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. 2 GB RAM was added in the seven models while the 7 Plus model had 3 GB RAM.

    The seven versions had a 4.7 inch with 1330 X 750 pixels resolution display screen, and the 7 Plus model had a 5.5 inch with a full high definition resolution display screen. Both devices differ in Retina display and 3D touch technology.

    The rear camera was a 12 MP Sony production while the front camera was of 7 MP. Yes, the selfie era had arrived. All the previous camera features still existed. The rear camera had a telephoto lens, allowing 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. Aperture was increased to f/1.8. The front camera now had automatic image stabilization.

    There was no headphone jack in this model. Airpods were soon launched and were compatible with iPhone models, starting from 7.

    Full Key Specifications

    • iPhone 7 Plus has tall size
    • IPS LCD touchscreen
    • Protected with Ion glass
    • Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth connectivity
    • Three variants of internal memory
    • All the sensors are retained in both devices
    • iPhone 7 Plus has a high battery capacity
    • iPhone 7 Plus has more hours standby
    • Available in five color variants
    • Contrast ratios might differ capacity

    iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (2017)

    IPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
    IPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Rear View

    The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is known as, “A new generation of iPhone.” It was launched on September 12, 2017. On September 15, 2017, nearly 25 countries had gone for pre-order of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus while the shipment began from September 22, 2017.

    Indeed iPhone 8 is the 11th gen iPhone which was compatible with networks GSM, CDMA2000, EV-DO, HSPA+, LTE, LTE Advanced. The iPhone 8 version had a 4.7-inch touchscreen and 2 GB specification of RAM whereas the iPhone 8 Plus model had a 5.5-inch touchscreen and 3 GB RAM. The internal memory variants of both the devices ranged in 64GB and 256GB.

    The body of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus was made from stainless steel and glassy design. iPhone 8 had a 12MP single camera whereas the iPhone 8 Plus had a dual-camera. They both had synced-in flash. The front and the rear camera features and configuration are retained similarly like before. Both the devices supported the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi systems with the retained sensors. They were water and scratch-resistant with high battery durability and rapid speed charging.

    The Apple A11 chipset Intact in the iPhone was used for constructing the device of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It was powered by a 2.39 GHz Hexa core 64-bit processor. That in itself speaks volumes about the performance.

    The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has introduced the specification of newly editing and filtering features, which were welcomed by users. The reduction of exposure to blue light by using the true tone retina display was an eye-catcher. The iPhone 8 and iPhone Plus had marked the beginning era of wireless charging.

    Full Key Specifications

    • Delivers Hexa core performance
    • Internal storage 64GB
    • Fingerprint sensor
    • Quick charging
    • Nano SIM
    • Water-resistant
    • Dustproof
    • Available in four colors
    • IPS LCD display
    • Autofocus face detection

    iPhone X (2017)

    iPhone X
    iPhone X Screen

    The iPhone X, the slogan says, “Say hello to the future.” It was launched on November 3, 2017, at the location of Steve Jobs Theatre. iPhone X was marketed as the future of the iPhone family, and it was entrusted to take the iPhone heritage forward. It was released on the tenth anniversary of the iPhone.

    Apple A11 Bionic chip was integrated into the design. It is an 11th gen iPhone that runs on iOS 11.0. Snapdragon and Intel processors made the iPhone X device to function even faster. It comes with a 5.8-inch touchscreen, Super Retina HD, AMOLED display and thus starting another line of iPhones with similar specifications. It also features the first Apple-made GPU, a neural engine and an artificial intelligence accelerator.

    The front camera has of 7 MP True Depth whereas, the rear camera of 12 MP with a six-element, wide-angle lens, this phone is meant for your inner photographer. All the previous camera features were retained as well as enhanced. High Dynamic range and image stabilization was added.

    The emoji symbols were introduced in the text messages so that the user could express their feelings without words. The Face ID sensor had replaced the Touch ID system in the iPhone X. This system was based on the Romeo and Juliet module to recognize faces by the autofocus feature and auto-lock by face recognition. Romeo projects infrared dots on the user’s face, and Juliet reads the pattern. All the data is stored in a secret enclave.

    Full Key Specifications

    • Terrific design
    • Stunning display
    • Wireless charging
    • Software update alert
    • HD quality camera
    • Durable battery
    • 7-megapixel of the front camera
    • iOS operating system
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
    • GPS support

    iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max (2018)

    iPhone XS
    iPhone XS Phone

    “Welcome to the big screens.” And truly, how! The iPhone XS is the 12th generation iPhone officially released on September 21, 2018, at Steve Jobs Theatre. The Pre-orders for this device were already made since September 14, 2018, from Apple. The iPhone XS model has a 5.8-inch touchscreen while the XS Max model has a 6.5-inch touchscreen. The capacitive displays are OLED in nature. The iPhone is available in three variants of internal memory, which are 512GB, 256GB, and 64GB. The features of this device have an addition of dual SIM in-built as a secondary SIM slot.

    Equipped with the same as the previous 12 MP rear camera and 7MP front camera features. All the previous camera specifications are maintained. It is appropriate to say these two phones added to the iPhone X series. Same Bionic chipset and a Hexa core processor. 4GB RAM is available and storage variants of 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB are there. It is resistant to splash, water and dust. It was launched with an iOS 12.

    Keeping up with the exclusive camera features, XS and XS Max is an excellent addition to the X series of iPhones.

    Full Key Specifications

    • Build with stainless steel
    • Scratch-resistant
    • Three variants of internal memory
    • Loudspeaker with stereo
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
    • Fast battery charging
    • Autofocus detector
    • Available in three colors
    • Hexa core
    • Capacitive touchscreen

    iPhone XR (2018)

    iPhone XR
    iPhone XR Phone

    The iPhone XR was announced on September 12, 2018, by Phil Schiller. It was released officially on October 26, 2018, with pre-orders opening on October 19, 2018.

    The iPhone XR features the Hexa core processor, Apple A12 Bionic chip being the smartest one ever intact in the iPhone with a 6.1 LCD Display. It was available in six variant colors with three internal memory capacity of 256GB, 125GB, and 64GB. It was the cheapest model because of which many users decided to keep patience for iPhone XR to get released. Changes have been made in the device for reducing some of the costs.

    The size and dimensions of this model were smaller than iPhone XS and iPhone XS MAX, but it is relatively much more significant than the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus. The LCD is not much distinct from iPhone XS and iPhone XS MAX. The Dual SIM feature is also introduced with the relief of using the devices for iPhone users.

    However, it is the 12th gen iPhone having an original iOS 12 operating system. A 2412 mAh Lithium-ion battery powers it. It offers 3 GB RAM and up to 256 GB of memory storage. Instead of 3D Touch, there is Haptic Touch that senses your touch. The Face lock sensor is newly introduced with proximity, accelerator, face recognition, Ambient light sensor and compass. The OLED display was replaced by a Liquid Retina Display that was using a single lens camera without optical zoom. The Portrait Mode is modified in XR. The front camera uses TrueDepth technology. Bokeh effect and new image sensor AI interface are enhancements.

    XR is a relatively affordable phone from the X series iPhones and we can say that iPhone XR was, “Brilliant, in every way.”

    Full Key Specifications

    • High standard performance
    • High definition camera
    • Dual SIM introduced
    • Battery durability
    • Timely updates
    • Hexa core processor
    • iOS 12 operating system
    • Support 4G network
    • Face unlock sensor
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support

    iPhones have a fascinating history. Apple started from the phone brand from scratch, and now it has become the most sought after phone. Steve Jobs laid the foundation for the success of the iPhone. Apple kept on updating the OS each year, thereby delivering better products and earning customers throughout the globe.