iPhone Timeline

iPhone Timeline


iPhone timeline; Every invention given for new digital transformation and more features. As Like that iPhone is providing a lots of great benefits and advanced technological experience. So iPhone timeline has very important role in the smartphone market as well as modern technology.

The first-generation iPhone was announced by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007. Since then Apple has annually released new iPhone models and iOS updates. At the present date, more than 2.2 billion iPhone’s sold out. It is great of its iPhone timeline.

In fact, the first-generation iPhone was described as “Revolutionary” and a “Game-Changer” for the mobile phone industry and subsequent models have also garnered praise. It is creating more a huge market for smartphone apps or called as “App store”.  Apple’s App Store has more than 2.2 million applications for the iPhone.

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1.The First iPhone [ Release Date – June 29, 2007]

After a long day of rumors, the first iPhone introduced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs on June 29th 2007. Yes, people were speaking more related about this phone. It featured quad-band GSM cellular connectivity with GPRS and EDGE support for data transfer.

So first iPhone had been introduced and the sales also going to gradually high and by 2017, they had sold more than 2 million iPhone’s.

Touch screen options is very new and it allowed people to make calls by simply pointing at and touching a name in their contacts list. Another one is, iPhone introduced the visual voicemail- it is helps to user to read their voicemails in texts instead of having to listen to them.

The first iPhone has a full QWERTY keyboard on a soft touchscreen and its invented a touchscreen that was more accurate and more responsive than any other phone in history. Its also described as “Full-screen-iPod”. This is very new for that time period and now all the smartphones are using that pattern.

iPhone Timeline

Key Features

  1. The main key feature of the first iPhone was its size.
  2. Thickness – .046 inches (11.6 mm) and Weight – 4.8 ounces (135 grams)
  3. Screen size – Diagonal screen size of just 3.5 inches (8.89 cm).
  4. Screen Resolution – 320 x 400 pixels at 163 ppi which is the standard measure of pixel density.
  5. 2 Megapixel Camera.
  6. 4GB internal memory ($499) or 8GB ($599)

So these above good feature is helps for iPhone for become a very popularity.

In below some of other specifications of first iPhone.

  1. Bluetooth 2.0 capability
  2. WiFi capability
  3. Photo/video viewer/Photo viewer
  4. Google Maps integration/GPS
  5. 8 hours talk time on 2G/ 6 hours of battery life on WiFi / 7 hours of battery life for videos / 24 hours of battery life for watching videos
  6. The first version of iOS, which was Upgradable to iOS 3.3
  7. HTML support
  8. A Samsung 32-bit, 412 MHz processor with 128 GB RAM

2. iPhone 3G [ Release Date:  July 11, 2008]

So first iPhone got a big success of smartphone market; Apple released of its next model of phone that’s called “iPhone 3G”. The iPhone 3G wasn’t much different than the original iPhone except their internal specifications but it addressed some important issues.

iPhone 3G could connect very fast in 3G-based network carriers, providing more storage and include built-in GPS facility. Another one important point is, iPhone 3G has App store features. So iPhone 3G moved to the next level more than just a mobile.

Steve Jobs had been analyses the sales report and people’s opinions. Then he revealed some key points such as, what was the people needed and where the iPhone needed to go next. He did mention the below important points.

  1. The iPhone needed to be cheaper, faster and suited for business.
  2. It is to be more compatible with third-party apps and it is to be available in more countries

Key Features

  1. 3G Connectivity
  2. Built-in GPS/ GeoTragging
  3. App Store

Specifications of iPhone 3G

  1. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  2. iOS 2.0, but can support up to iOS 4.2
  3. A-GPS, which allowed for more accurate location services
  4. 8 GB ($199) or 16 GB ($299) of storage space (up from 4 or 8)

iPhone 3GS [ Release Date: June 19, 2009]

iPhone Timeline

In the mobile market, the interim update has been introduced in first time by iPhone 3GS only. iPhone 3GS is twice as fast as its previous models.

Because the iPhone did not change the all about the iPhone 3G version but included some fewer features.

It is introduced the 32 GB storage options in iPhone 3GS version. On that days, iPhone has become more popular and many people are focused to buy the new iPhone. In fact, people are expecting new version of iPhone as well as.

Key Features

  1. Video Recording / Video control
  2. Digital compass
  3. Voice Over for Accessibility / Voice control
  4. Nike + iPod for training

Specifications of iPhone 3GS

  1. Display – 3.5”
  2. Storage – 8, 16, 32 GB
  3. A 3.0-Megapixel camera that allowed for video recording
  4. Memory – A 600 MHz processor with 256 MB RAM
  5. 16 GB ($199) 32 GB ($299) of internal memory (up from 8 or 16)

iPhone 4 [ Release Date: June 24, 2010]

This is an important version for iPhone timeline, iPhone is the one of the most famous and people desired that product because in the first 3 years 3 million of iPhone’s sold out. But the Apple company is go forward to optimize their product. The another version of its product is iPhone 4. 

It is a complete redesigned iPhone 4 than of its previous all versions and newly named as iOS 4. The iPhone 4 was the first iPhone to have a front-facing camera and its very effective manner.

iPhone 4 has the FaceTime video chat features and also got a Retina display. Memory capacity also it is increased up to 512 MB. iPhone 4 is having been unique by its great design and upgrade options.

Key Features

  1. Front facing camera
  2. Retina display
  3. 640×960 pixels at 326 ppi
  4. Gyroscope

Specifications of iPhone 4

  1. Display – 3.5”
  2. Camera – A VGA-quality front-facing camera for FaceTime
  3. Memory – 512 MB
  4. Microphones – 2 microphones, one for noise canceling to help make calls clearer
  5. iOS – iOS 4.0, up gradable to iOS 7
  6. Storage – 8, 16 and 32 GB
  7. Processor – A 32-bit, Apple A4 processor, with speeds up to 1GHz and 512MB of RAM (the first time Apple included its own processor in the device)
  8. 16 GB ($199) 32 GB ($299) of internal memory (no change) with a two-year contract with AT&T

iPhone 4S [ Release Date: October 14, 2011]

iPhone Timeline

It is an interim update of iPhone 4 and increased some functionalities also. Apple being introduced some extra feature to iPhone 4S.

The camera capacity was increase 5 Megapixel to 8 Megapixel and also introduced the 64 GB storage option. iPhone 4S introduced the Sri App.

I telling you for one more features of iPhone 4S, that is iCloud – it is allows you to store photos, videos, music, contacts, and much more in the cloud.

iPhone 4S was released on October 14, 2011 and the same time, Steve Jobs passed (one of Apple’s Founders) away just 9 days before the phone launch. He was a one of the world’s most well-known entrepreneurs, American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. It is first iPhone timeline for without Steve Jobs.

Key Features

  1. New dual-core processor
  2. Sri and SIM Card Slot
  3. 1080p recording

Specifications of iPhone 4S

  1. iOS 5 (upgradeable to iOS 9)
  2. An 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting videos in 1080p (up from 5 mp an 720p)
  3. Bluetooth 4.0
  4. Storage – 8, 16, 32 and 64 GB
  5. 16GB ($199) 32GB ($299), or 64GB ($399) of internal memory (64GB model was added with the 4S)

iPhone 5 [ Release Date: September 21, 2012]

“This is the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since the (original) iPhone”

Apple introduced the 4” screen display in first time of its history and also increased the memory up to 1GB. So Apple radically optimized so much of its features in iPhone timeline.

It was the first iPhone to make use of the ultra-fast LTE networks being offered by AT&T and Verizon. Apple introduced the Lightning connector with its iPhone 5.

Key Features

  1. Slimmer and Faster
  2. 4” Diagonal screen
  3. LTE Connectivity
  4. Lightening Connector
  5. FaceTime over cellular networks (previously, it only worked on WiFi) and Integration
  6. Memory – 1 GB

Specifications of iPhone 5

  1. iOS 6
  2. 8-Megapixel camera capable of recording in 1080p (camera stayed the same, but video quality was upgraded from 720p)
  3. LTE capability (first iPhone to have this)

iPhone 5S and 5C [ Release Date: September 20, 2013]

iPhone Timeline

In this time Apple introduced the two iPhone versions, 1-iPhone 5S, 2-iPhone 5C.

In basically iPhone 5C is less expensive and it was a reskinned iPhone 5. iPhone 5S have a Touch ID feature, which is used to lock and unlock password-protected notes on iPhone and iPad

iPhone 5C

Apple being focused to the color of its product in first time because the they were introduced five different colors of iPhone in this version. In fact, you can be clearly have found in that previous version of its mobile only like black and white but this time iPhone 5C had five colors; green, blue, yellow, pink, and white.

It has a slightly difference in camera quality than from iPhone 5 and it is offered a 16GB and 32GB version of the iPhone 5C, choosing not to offer the 64GB version that came with the iPhone 5.

Key Features of iPhone 5S

  1. Biometrics
  2. the ability to record videos in Slo-mo
  3. Storage – 8, 16 and 32 GB
  4. Memory – 1GB
  5. Thickness – 8.97 mm
  6. Camera – 8.0 MP

 Specifications of iPhone 5S

  1. Touch ID / Dual Flash
  2. Motion co-processor
  3. An 8-Megapixel rear camera with an improved aperture and two-tone flash to improve photo quality in low light
  4. An Apple A7 dual-core, 64-bit, 1.4 GHz processor with 1GB RAM
  5. iOS 7
  6. Storage – 8, 16, 32 and 64 GB
  7. 16GB ($199), 32GB ($299), 64 GB ($399)

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus [ Release Date: September 19, 2014]

Apple introduced the two version like iPhone 6 an iPhone 6 Plus but both are having a unique feature that is “Big Screen”. iPhone 6 have 4.7” Screen and iPhone 6 Plus have 5.5” Screen. They were introducing the HD display instead of Retina display.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both versions has used the A8 processor, so it’s the faster and more efficient than the previous models.

There are no changes of its RAM capacity, 1 GB only at present in both versions.

iPhone 6

  1. iOS 8
  2. Retina HD display
  3. NFC Technology through Apple Pay, Turning them into digital wallets for purchases.
  4. Display size – 4.7”, 1334 x 750 pixels
  5. Thickness – 7.7 mm
  6. Storage – 16, 64 and 128 GB

iPhone 6 Plus

  1. iOS 8
  2. Bluetooth 4.2
  3. Display – 5.5”, 1920 x 1080, giving it a pixel density of 401 ppi.
  4. NFC Technology through Apple Pay, Turning them into digital wallets for purchases
  5. Retina HD display
  6. Thickness – 7.3 mm
  7. Storage – 16, 64 and 128 GB
  8. 16GB ($199/$299), 64GB ($299/$399), and 128GB ($399/$499)

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus [ Release Date: September 25, 2015]

iPhone Timeline

I telling for one thing, iPhone 6S and 6S plus generally both are same but apple did upgrade some internal specification more in iPhone 6S.               

It is an another interim updates in iPhone history. Apple introduced new force touch technology named as “3D Touch”. The camera made a huge leap forward going from 8 MP to 12 MP and RAM capacity also increased up to 2GB from 1 GB.

Notable of another one difference is iPhone 6S larger than the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6S

  1. iOS 9
  2. 3D Touch
  3. A9 chip.
  4. 12-Megapixel camera (up from 8) capable of recording videos in 4K
  5. 5-Megapixel front-facing camera
  6. Bluetooth 4.2
  7. 16GB ($199/$299), 64GB ($299/$399), and 128GB ($399/$499)

iPhone 6S Plus

  1. 3D Touch
  2. iOS 9
  3. Thickness – 7.33mm
  4. Display – 5.5”
  5. Camera – 12.0 MP
  6. Storage – 16, 64 and 128 GB
  7. Memory – 2 GB

iPhone SE [ Release Date March 31, 2016]

Apple introduced yet another iPhone the very short period from the previous iPhone launch. It has no big difference compare to the original iPhone 5 and just upgraded some hardware level but not designed much more.

It comes without 3D touch and It had all the awesome internal specifications of the iPhone 6S. Apple introduced the “SE” in it iPhone timeline.

Specifications of iPhone SE

  1. iOS 9.3
  2. NFC
  3. 4-inch screen
  4. A9, dual core, 64-bit, 1.83 GHz processor with 2GB RAM
  5. 12-Megapixel rear camera / Front Camera
  6. Bluetooth 4.2

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus [ Release Date: September 16, 2016]

iPhone Timeline

Apple made some important changes in that audio/sound field because it is removed the audio jack in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and sometime its introduced the their wireless AirPods.

It is also changed their home button into a haptic-based virtual button and added a dual camera setup in both 7 and 7 Plus, which made a significantly improved zoom feature possible, and Portrait mode, a software update that let iPhone 7 Plus users take impressive photos using Depth of Field

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus phones uses a quad-core A10 Fusion chip and Apple introduced the two new colors of this version.

Apple newly started with 32GB of storage and going to 256 GB of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models.

Key Features of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

  • Enhanced its Camera
  • Dual camera options
  • Storage – 32GB, 128 GB and 256 GB
  • Apple A10 quad-core, 64-bit, 2.3 GHz processor with 2GB RAM (3GB for 7 Plus)

Specifications of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

  1. iOS 10
  2. M10 Motion Co processor
  3. 7-Megapixel front-facing camera
  4. Stereo speakers
  5. 32GB, 128GB, 256GB ($449-659)

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus [ Release Date: September 22, 2017]

Apple introduced in first time wireless charging (Inductive charging) in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and they were ignored their favorite “S” Extension also. The camera quality has been increased, with upgraded tools for editing and filtering the images.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have Retina HD display and A11 Bionic Chip. The true-tone display enhanced the viewing experience by automatically reducing blue-light exposure. 

Apple designed their stereo speakers are louder and deliver deep bass in this version.

Specifications of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

  1. Wireless Charging
  2. iOS 12
  3. New Single and dual camera with support for Portrait Lighting.
  4. New Class and Aluminum design. 
  5. A11 quad-core, 64-bit, 2.4 GHz processor with 2GB RAM (3GB for plus.)
  6. 64GB and 256 GB. Prices ranged from $599-849

iPhone X [ Release Date: November 3, 2017]

iPhone Timeline

Yet another iPhone timeline because Apple ignored their tradition of extension like “S, plus”and introduced the “iPhone X”. It is optimized many features of its product in iPhone X. Also it redesigned glass and dual camera, stainless steel enclosure and wireless charging.

It has super Retina Display a 5.8” and OLED display that supports Dolby Vision, HDR 10 and iPhone X included an extra front-facing camera that let us take amazing selfies in Portrait mode.

Another key factor is Face ID, which is uses a TrueDepth Camera system made up of dot projector, infrared camera and flood illumination. Face ID is designed to prevent spoofing by photos and masks.

Apple introduced the Aniemojis, which are emojis that move on the screen and that can be created using an avatar based on your own face.

 Key Features of iPhone X

  1. True Depth Camera System
  2. Face ID
  3. Display – 5.8”, Super Retina Display
  4. OLED Panel – 2436 x 1125 pixels, which provides 458 ppi
  5. A11 Bionic Chip with neural Engine

Specifications of iPhone X

  1. iOS 11
  2. A 7-Megapixel TrueDepth front-facing camera which can recognize facial expressions and which powers Face ID
  3. Two 12-megapixel rear cameras
  4. Bluetooth 5.0
  5. 64 GB ($999) or 256 GB ($1149)

iPhone XS and XS Max [ Release Date: September 21, 2018]

The XS and XS max both are same identical in the size of mobile but XS Max design is larger than XS, it has 6.5” and both version mobile has upgrade the camera and improved the HDR, image stabilization technology.

Apple improved the processor in this both version also like A11 processor and put an A12 processor with six cores in the iPhone XS and XS Max.

iPhone XS and XS Max models had the front-facing camera for Portrait-mode selfies. The displays were edge to edge, and it all looked great with the Super Retina HD display. In this iPhone launch, iPhone timeline have limited changes only done.

Both the XS and XS Max are available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB models, and prices range from $999-$1349

iPhone XR [ Release Date: October 26, 2018]

iPhone Timeline

Apple launched the new iPhone XR within the same year in first time of its iPhone timeline. It has “Liquid-Retina display”, aluminum-and-glass design with optimize the water resistance.

It uses a A12 Bionic processor and same time it does not provide the more features, like not available of OLED and super Retina Display.

iPhone XR was the cheaper to compare with other iPhone models and it was smaller than the XS and XS Max and bigger for the 7 and 8 Plus.

Key Features of iPhone XR

  1. 13MP Camera
  2. iOS 12
  3. Display – 6.1” Liquid Retina Display
  4. TrueDepth Camera
  5. Front facing Camera
  6. More Colors than the XS or XS Max. 
  7. FaceID
  8. A12 Bionic Chip (2nd Generation Neural Engine)
  9. (64GB, 128GB, and 256 GB), and the lowest option costs $749 whereas the highest prices at $899.

iPhone 11 [ Release Date: September 10, 2019]

It is the more budget-friendly option of the iPhone X, and XS. iPhone 11 contained upgraded to a A13 Bionic and two rear cameras, but the newer version is equipped with a 12-megapixel lens.

Apple has also improved its front-facing camera to allow for Slo-mo videos.

iPhone 11 has 64GB of internal memory, but it is also available in 128GB and 256GB models and 64GB phone ($699) whereas the 128GB and 256GB phones started at $749 respectively.

Key Features of iPhone 11

  1. 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display
  2. Dual 12 MP Ultra Wide and Wide Cameras
  3. 12 MP Front Facing Camera / 4K Video at up to 60 fps
  4. A13 Bionic processor

iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max [ Release Date: September 20, 2019]

iPhone Timeline

Apple introduced the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro max on September 20, 2019; both have a have an OLED Super Retina display.

The Camera is the big difference between the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max because apple introduced the three cameras on the back of it, one of which is a telephoto lens and one of which is an ultra-wide-angle.

Another important difference is the size. The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch screen and the Pro Max has a 6.5-inch screen. 

The Pro models come in just four colors: Spacy Gray, Midnight Green, Silver, and Gold. 

iPhone 11 Pro

  1. iOS 13
  2. Display – 5.8” Super Retina XDR display
  3. 12 MP HDR camera lenses
  4. It is offering wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto lenses
  5. 64GB, 256GB, 512GB ($999, $1149, $1349)

iPhone 11 Pro Max

  1. iOS 13
  2. Display – 6.5” Super Retina XDR display
  3. 12 MP HDR Camera lenses
  4. 64GB, 256GB, 512GB ($1099, $1249, $1449)

Final Words

Here mentioned the lots of details about iPhone timeline. iPhone is a great mobile product in the smartphone world and it got a the more for it technology, new inventions and lot more. Still iPhone have a lots of customer for its product. If you have any queries about this article please let us know the comment.

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