Apple’s iPhone celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. iPhone was first introduced in 2007 by Steve Jobs, and it has come a long way since then.
When iPhone was launched in 2007, it was called the Jesus phone, the one that everyone wanted, and other manufacturers wanted to mock. The iPhone was launched by Apple CEO and co-founder, the late Steve Jobs at the MacWorld conference in 2007.
1] Original iPhone
Launched in January, 2007 after years of rumours and speculation. The first generation iPhone featured quad-band GSM cellular connectivity with GPRS and EDGE support for data transfer. The model was discontinued on July 15, 2008 after selling around 6.1 million devices worldwide.
2] iPhone 3G
Apple iPhone 3G was launched in 2008 and came with support for 3G, a boost from the 2G internet on the original device. It also came with GPS, ran iPhone OS 2.0, and had 8GB/16GB storage support. It had 128MB RAM at the time. Apple released the iPhone 3G across 22 countries in two storage options, 8GB and 16GB.
3] iPhone 3GS
Apple iPhone 3GS was released in June 2009, under the slogan, “The fastest, smartest phone yet”. It ran the iPhone OS 3.0, came with an improved 3.0 MP rear camera, and in three storage options, which were 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. The iPhone 3GS promised a faster performance than the previous device, and it also came with support for a video camera. The display remained at 3.5-inches with the 3GS. The device was discontinued on September, 2012.
4] iPhone 4
The iPhone 4 was first unveiled on June, 2010, with its introduction at the global platform, with the slogan, ‘This changes everything”. Again, Apple claimed it to be the thinnest smartphone in the world. iPhone 4 had glass on the front and back, stainless steel on the side, and Steve Jobs called it one of the most beautiful products they have ever released.
The iPhone 4 came with 512MB RAM, and for the first time there was a front camera with 0.3 MP resolution, while the rear camera was now 5MP with LED flash. This one ran iOS 4, and also came with support for FaceTime, which would let users do video-calling with their friends on an iPhone.
5] iPhone 4s
The iPhone 4s was launched on October 4, 2011, and on October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs passed away. iPhone 4s was launched by Tim Cook, and it had a similar design to the iPhone 4, but came with an improved 8MP rear camera, that would end up being the standard for smartphone cameras for years to come.The ‘S’ in iPhone 4S stood for Siri- an iPhone 4S-exclusive intelligent personal assistant that was later included in future generations of mobile. It also came with a 64GB storage option. With the iPhone 4s ,we saw the introduction of Siri, Apple’s voice-assistant as well.
6] iPhone 5
The sixth generation of iPhone was first revealed in September in 2012. It was the first iPhone that was completely developed under the guidance of Tim Cook and the last iPhone which was overseen by Steve Jobs. It was thinner and lighter than the older iPhone 4s. The iPhone 5 saw the end of 8GB version of the phone; iPhone 5 came with 16, 32 and 64GB storage and ran iOS 6.0 when it was launched.
7] iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c
Apple iPhone 5s was the first to introduce a 64-bit processor on a mobile phone, when it launched in 2013. If every other smartphone now has a 64-bit processor, don’t forget the first push came from Apple. Apple iPhone 5s also came with Touch ID, the company’s fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home button. It ran iOS 7 when it was launched. This one also introduced the gold colour version.
Apple iPhone 5c was supposed to be the first ‘budget’ phone from the company, and sported similar specifications as the older iPhone 5, but came in a plastic polycarbonate body with more colourful options like Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink, along with Black and white.
It was the first time when a newly launched iPhone had been sold at a discounted price unlike its predecessors. The slogan that the firm gave for a variant of iPhone 5 was ,”For the colorful”
8] iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus were the first devices to ditch the 4-inch screen size in 2014. While the iPhone 6 came with a 4.7-inch Retina HD Display, the iPhone 6 Plus came with an even bigger 5.5-inch one. iPhone 6 series came in an all-aluminum design, with antenna bands running on top and bottom, and sported an 8MP rear camera, and 2 MP front camera.
9] iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus
Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus were only seen as incremental upgrades to the earlier 6 series and the new ‘s’ series launched in September 2015. Apple bumped up the camera to 12 MP on the iPhone 6s series, included a 5MP front camera, introduced a new rose gold colour option.
10] iPhone SE
The iPhone SE was unveiled on March 21, 2016, at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, and was released on March 31, 2016. Apple iPhone SE was the return of the 4-inch iPhone, and came with similar specifications as the iPhone 6, 6s series.
11] iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were announced in September, 2016. The iPhone 7’s overall design was similar to the iPhone 6S, but it was introduced in new color options like Jet Black and Matte Black with water and dust resistance, static home button. It also got rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. This was the first time that Apple introduced a dual-rear camera on the bigger plus version; it also made OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) as standard on both phones.
12] iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X
Apple iPhone 8 series smartphone was launched in September 2017. The iPhone 8 comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels.
The iPhone 8 Plus is powered by hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
iPhone X is the latest iPhone to mark Apple’s 10th anniversary. It is powered by Apple’s latest A11 Bionic chip. It comes with 5.8 inch SuperRetina Display,Dolby vision and HRD10 and Dual 12MP rear cameras one wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture. Dual core Neural engine for face ID.