The Evolution Of The iPhone The Evolution Of The iPhone
June 29 2017 is the 10 year anniversary of the original iPhone having gone on sale. Whether you’re an iPhone fan (user) or not,... The Evolution Of The iPhone

June 29 2017 is the 10 year anniversary of the original iPhone having gone on sale.

Whether you’re an iPhone fan (user) or not, there’s no denying that Apple’s smartphone is one of the most polarising, iconic technological products of our time.

Here’s how the device has evolved over the past decade:

iPhone (2007)

 

  • Height: 115 mm
  • Width: 61 mm
  • Depth: 11.6 mm
  • Weight: 135 grams
  • 8GB or 16GB flash drive
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 480 x 320 pixel resolution (163 ppi)
  • Touchscreen support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • EDGE
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 2.0 megapixel camera (no front-facing camera)

iPhone 3G (2008)                                                  

  • Height: 115.5 mm
  • Width: 62.1 mm
  • Depth: 12.3 mm
  • Weight: 133 grams
  • 8GB or 16GB flash drive
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 480 x 320 pixel resolution (163 ppi)
  • Touchscreen support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • GSM / EDGE
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 2.0 megapixel camera (no front-facing camera) with geo-tagging

 

 

iPhone 3GS (2009)

  •  Height: 115.5 mm
  •  Width: 62.1 mm
  •  Depth: 12.3 mm
  •  Weight: 135 grams
  •  8GB flash drive
  •  3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  •  Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  •  480 x 320 pixel resolution (163 ppi)
  •  Touchscreen support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  •  Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  •  GSM / EDGE
  •  Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  •  3 megapixel camera (no front-facing camera) with geo-tagging and VGA video recording of up to 30 fps

 

iPhone 4 (2010)

  • Height: 115.2 mm
  • Width: 58.6 mm
  • Depth: 9.3 mm
  • Weight: 137 grams
  • 16GB or 32GB flash drive
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina display – 960 x 640 pixel resolution (326 ppi)
  • Touchscreen support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • GSM / EDGE
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • 5 megapixel rear camera. VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second with the front camera.

 

iPhone 4S (2011)

  • Height: 115.2 mm
  • Width: 58.6 mm
  • Depth: 9.3 mm
  • Weight: 140 grams
  • 16GB or 32GB or 64GB internal storage
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina display – 960 x 640 pixel resolution (326 ppi)
  • Touchscreen support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8 megapixel rear camera. VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second with the front camera.

 

 

iPhone 5 (2012)

  • Height: 123.8 mm
  • Width: 58.6 mm
  • Depth: 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 112 grams
  • 16GB or 32GB or 64GB internal storage
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina display – 1136 x 640 pixel resolution (326 ppi)
  • Touchscreen support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8 megapixel iSight camera. FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second
  • Siri

iPhone 5C (2013)

  • Height: 124.4 mm
  • Width: 59.2 mm
  • Depth: 8.97 mm
  • Weight: 132 grams
  • 16GB or 32GB internal storage
  • 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina display – 1136 x 640 pixel resolution (326 ppi)
  • Touchscreen support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8MP iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording at 30fps. FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p).
  • Siri

 

 

iPhone 5S (2013) 

  • Height: 123.8 mm
  • Width: 58.6 mm
  • Depth: 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 112 grams
  • 16GB or 32GB or 64GB internal storage
  • 4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina display – 1136 x 640 pixel resolution (326 ppi)
  • Touch ID
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8MP iSight camera with with 1.5µ pixels and 1080p HD video recording at 30fps. FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p).
  • Siri

 

iPhone 6 (2014)

  • Height: 138.1 mm
  • Width: 67.0 mm
  • Depth: 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 129 grams
  • 16GB or 32GB or 64GB or 128GB internal storage
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina HD display – 1334 x 750 pixel resolution (326 ppi)
  • Touch ID
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 8MP iSight camera with with 1.5µ pixels and 1080p HD video recording (30fps or 60fps). FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p).
  • Siri
  • Apple Pay

 

iPhone 6 Plus (2014)

  • Height: 158.1 mm
  • Width: 77.8 mm
  • Depth: 7.1 mm
  • Weight: 172 grams
  • 16GB or 64GB or 128GB internal storage
  • 5.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina HD display – 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution (401 ppi)
  • Touch ID
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 8MP iSight camera with with 1.5µ pixels and 1080p HD video recording (30fps or 60fps). FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p).
  • Siri
  • Apple Pay

 

iPhone 6S (2015)

  •  Height: 138.3 mm
  •  Width: 67.1 mm
  •  Depth: 7.1 mm
  •  Weight: 143 grams
  •  16GB or 32GB or 64GB or 128GB internal storage
  •  4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  •  Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  •  Retina HD display with 3D Touch – 1334 x 750 pixel resolution (326 ppi)
  •  Touch ID
  •  Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n /ac with MIMO
  •  Bluetooth 4.2
  •  NFC
  •  12MP camera with  1080p HD video recording (30fps or 60fps) and 4K video recording at 30fps.  FaceTime HD camera with 5MP photos and HD video (720p).
  •  Siri
  •  Apple Pay

 

iPhone 6S Plus (2015)

  • Height: 158.2 mm
  • Width: 77.9 mm
  • Depth: 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 192 grams
  • 16GB or 32GB or 64GB or 128GB internal storage
  • 5.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina HD display with 3D Touch – 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution (401 ppi)
  • Touch ID
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n /ac with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC
  • 12MP iSight camera with  1080p HD video recording (30fps or 60fps) and 4K video recording at 30fps. FaceTime HD camera with 5MP photos and HD video (720p).
  • Siri
  • Apple Pay

 

iPhone SE (2016)

  • Height: 123.8 mm
  • Width: 58.6 mm
  • Depth: 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 113 grams
  • 16GB or 32GB or 128GB or 256GB internal storage
  • 4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina display – 1136 x 640 pixel resolution (326 ppi)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n /ac with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC
  • 12MP camera. 1080p HD video recording (30fps or 60fps) and 4K video recording at 30fps. FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p).
  • Siri
  • Apple Pay

 

 

iPhone 7 (2016)

  • Height: 138.3 mm
  • Width: 67.1 mm
  • Depth: 7.1 mm
  • Weight: 138 grams
  • 32GB or 128GB or 256GB internal storage
  • IP67 rating
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina HD display with 3D Touch – 1334 x 750 pixel resolution (326 ppi)
  • Touch ID
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n /ac with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC
  • 12MP camera with  1080p HD video recording (30fps or 60fps) and 4K video recording at 30fps. FaceTime HD camera with 7MP photos and HD video (1080p).
  • Siri
  • Apple Pay

 

iPhone 7 Plus (2016)

  • Height: 158.2 mm
  • Width: 77.9 mm
  • Depth: 7.1 mm
  • Weight: 188 grams
  • 32GB or 128GB or 256GB internal storage
  • IP67 rating
  • 5.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating
  • Retina HD display with 3D Touch – 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution (401 ppi)
  • Touch ID
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n /ac with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC
  • 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras – Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture and telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture. 1080p HD video recording (30fps or 60fps) and 4K video recording at 30fps. FaceTime HD camera with 7MP photos and HD video (1080p).
  • Siri
  • Apple Pay

Brendon Petersen Tech and Content Editor

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