The history of the iPhone

Have you ever looked at your iPhone and wondered about how it came to be that sophisticated piece of technology? To answer your question, here is a brief history of the iPhone starting from its very first model:


  • iPhone
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S

The very first iPhone and its subsequent releases were termed as groundbreaking due to the touchscreen that took the place of the regular keypad. The iPhone 3G welcomed the 3G network as well as features like GPS and the App Store. The ‘S’ that was added was to denote speed as well as minor Apple upgradations. The iPhone 4 was the first iPhone to have a front-facing camera and retina display. The iPhone 4S introduced Siri to the world. These new iPhone prices ranged from USD 299 to USD 499.


  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S

2012 saw the introduction of the iPhone 5. This included a bigger screen, the lightning connector, and the introduction of Apple maps. iPhone 5C saw the launch of iOS 7 which enhanced multitasking for apps. Another first was introduced by the iPhone 5S. This includes the 64-bit A7 processor. These new iPhone prices ranged from USD 199 to USD 849.


  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S

The iPhone 6 increased its screen size to 4.7 inches and added more pixels. The NFC for Apple Pay feature was also introduced. The iPhone 6 Plus saw a massive screen of 5.5 inches. These new iPhone prices ranged from USD 549 to USD 649.


  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7S

The iPhone SE was a move away from Apples bigger is better system. While this phone was smaller, it also had the latest technology while resembling the iPhone 5. The iPhone7 launched the first A10 fusion chip. This makes it twice as fast as the iPhone 6. The iPhone 7S is the most recent iPhone to be launched. These new iPhone prices range from USD 399 to USD 769.

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