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Apple iPhone Release In Chronological Order

iPhone is a trademark of Apple Corporation for a series of smartphones that run on the iOS operating system.

It is worth distinguishing between the iOS operating system, which is designed for devices such as smartphones and tablets, and the macOS operating system, which is designed for the company’s laptops and desktops.

Despite the fact that iOS is, in a sense, a simpler version of macOS, in fact they are different systems, each with its own characteristics.

The name of the phone brand comes from two words “phone” – telephone and “internet” – Internet. There are also other interpretations of the “i” prefix.

iPhone 2G

iPhone 2G image

The first iPhone was unveiled by Steve Jobs at the Macworld Expo in January 2007, which made a splash among the public.

In fact, it was not just an innovative gadget that saw the light, a technological revolution took place that opened a whole milestone in the wearable electronics segment.

pros

  • revolutionary gadget
  • new user experience
  • innovative technologies

cons

  • expensive gadget

iPhone 2 technical specifications

Display 3.5"

Display 3.5"

320x480 px

CPU

CPU

Samsung 412 Mhz 1 core

RAM

RAM

128 Mb

Storage

Storage

4, 8, 16 Gb

Battery

Battery

1400 mAh

iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G image

The iPhone 3G was released on July 11, 2008. Sales started in 22 countries. Compared to the previous iPhone 2G, there are 8GB and 16GB versions available. In the iPhone 3G model, multiple flaws and shortcomings of the first version of the phone have been eliminated.

In addition to the hardware changes introduced, the novelty received an updated version of the iPhone OS 2.0 operating system – the first version of the system to receive Russian localization.

pros

  • eliminated shortcomings
  • improved body elements

cons

  • less capacious battery
  • no 4 GB version

iPhone 3 technical specifications

Display 3.5"

Display 3.5"

320x480 px

CPU

CPU

Samsung 412 Mhz 1 core

RAM

RAM

128 Mb

Storage

Storage

8, 16 Gb

Battery

Battery

1150 mAh

iPhone 3GS

iPhone 3GS image

iPhone 3GS was introduced on June 19, 2009. The prefix “S” appeared in the name of the model, formed from the word “speed” (speed). According to the developers, the iPhone 3GS has received a two-fold increase in performance compared to its predecessor.

In addition to improved speed performance, the iPhone 3GS includes new features such as video recording, voice control, and a digital compass. The hardware improvements are equally impressive: a display with 24-bit color emulation; multitouch support; improved camera module 3 megapixel with autofocus; more productive professor 600 MHz; increased battery life and others.

pros

  • doubled internal memory
  • best performance
  • improved photo / video capabilities
  • pioneered SoC technology

cons

  • overheating of the device during operation

iPhone 3 GS technical specifications

Display 3.5"

Display 3.5"

320x480 px

CPU

CPU

Samsung 600 Mhz 1 core

RAM

RAM

256 Mb

Storage

Storage

8, 16, 32 Gb

Battery

Battery

1220 mAh

iPhone 4

iPhone 4 image

The iPhone 4, presented on June 7, 2010 at the Worldwide Developers Conference, has received a significantly redesigned, updated design. According to Steve Jobs, the iPhone 4 was the thinnest smartphone in the world at the time of release.

The body of the phone was based on a stainless steel frame, which also served as an antenna. Front and back panels are made of aluminosilicate glass. The main highlight was the new Retina display with a significantly increased resolution – 326 PPI. The front-facing camera, the first in the Apple smartphone lineup, brings FaceTime to the iPhone 4.

pros

  • new design
  • Retina display
  • front-camera
  • FaceTime calls

cons

  • antenna problems

 iPhone 4 technical specifications

Display 3.5"

Display 3.5"

640 × 960 px

CPU

CPU

Hummingbird 1 core

RAM

RAM

512 Mb

Storage

Storage

8, 16, 32 Gb

Battery

Battery

1420 mAh

iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S image

Autumn 2011 will be remembered for fans of the “Apple” company with the release of a new smartphone model iPhone 4S, which served as the development of the 4th line of Apple phones.

This copy received not only the new Apple A5 processor, but also a new version of the iOS 5 operating system, which was supplemented by the first introduced Siri voice assistant.

The photographic capabilities of the gadget have been expanded with a new eight megapixel main camera.

pros

  • dual core processor
  • improved 8 megapixel camera
  • best-seller
  • Siri assistant

cons

  • fragile glass panels
  • screen with a yellow tint
  • battery problems
  • weak bluetooth signal

iPhone 4S technical specifications

Display 3.5"

Display 3.5"

640 × 960 px

CPU

CPU

Apple A5 2 core

RAM

RAM

512 Mb

Storage

Storage

8, 16, 32, 64 Gb

Battery

Battery

1432 mAh

iPhone 5

iPhone 5 image

iPhone 5S is the seventh generation smartphone. It was introduced in September 2013. Features the design of the previous iPhone 5. Received a new color option – white / gold. More significant improvements lie in the hardware.

The SoC Apple A7 is responsible for the device’s performance. Now it is a 64-bit architecture augmented by an Apple M7 coprocessor. The home button has received an update in the form of a Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Photographic capabilities are enhanced by a module with a larger aperture and dual LED flash. For the first time, EarPods are included. It comes out of the box with the new iOS 7 operating system, a significant addition to which is AirDrop technology.

pros

new design
larger display 4 inches
improved 8 megapixel camera
increased amount of RAM
Lightning connector

cons

magenta in photographs
the appearance of chips on the body

iPhone 5 technical specifications

Display 4"

Display 4"

640 x 1136 px

CPU

CPU

Apple A6 1.3 GHz 2 core

RAM

RAM

1 Gb

Storage

Storage

16, 32, 64 Gb

Battery

Battery

1440 mAh

iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S image

 

iPhone 5S is the seventh generation smartphone. It was introduced in September 2013. Features the design of the previous iPhone 5. Received a new color option – white / gold. More significant improvements lie in the hardware.

The SoC Apple A7 is responsible for the device’s performance. Now it is a 64-bit architecture augmented by an Apple M7 coprocessor. The home button has received an update in the form of a Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Photographic capabilities are enhanced by a module with a larger aperture and dual LED flash. For the first time, EarPods are included. It comes out of the box with the new iOS 7 operating system, a significant addition to which is AirDrop technology.

pros

64-bit architecture Apple A7 + M7
Touch ID scanner
improved camera
dual LED flash
EarPods included

cons

gyroscope, compass and accelerometer inaccuracies
overheat

iPhone 5S technical specifications

Display 4"

Display 4"

640 x 1136 px

CPU

CPU

Apple A7+M7 2 core 1.3 Ghz

RAM

RAM

1 Gb

Storage

Storage

16, 32, 64 Gb

Battery

Battery

1560 mAh

iPhone 5C

iPhone 5C image

The iPhone 5C is a 7th generation smartphone that was introduced alongside the more expensive iPhone 5S on September 10, 2013. Positioned as a budget device. Has the hardware inside the iPhone 5.

The body is made of budget materials. Polycarbonate is used instead of an aluminum frame. Customers can choose from 5 color options: white, blue, green, yellow, pink.

pros

budget solution

cons

no premium look
worst performance (compared to iPhone 5S)

iPhone 5C technical specifications

Display 4"

Display 4"

640 x 1136 px

CPU

CPU

Apple A6 1.3 GHz 2 core

RAM

RAM

1 Gb

Storage

Storage

8, 16, 32 Gb

Battery

Battery

1510 mAh

iPhone 6, 6 Plus

iPhone 6 Plus image

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with a screen size increased to 4.7 inches were officially presented in September 2014.

Smartphones are based on the Apple A8 processor and more advanced sensor modules of the main camera with improved focusing speed.

iPhone 6 model technical specifications

Display 4.7"

Display 4.7"

1334 x 750 px

CPU

CPU

A8 2 core 1.4 Ghz

RAM

RAM

1 Gb

Storage

Storage

16, 32, 64, 128 Gb

Battery

Battery

1810 mAh

iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

iPhone 6S image

Autumn 2015 marked the release of the older brothers of the sixth iPhone iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which got not only new functions: 3D Touch and Live Photo, but also the new Apple A9 processor.

iPhone 6S model technical specifications

Display 4.7"

Display 4.7"

1334 x 750 px

CPU

CPU

A9 2 core 1.84 Ghz

RAM

RAM

2 Gb

Storage

Storage

16, 32, 64, 128 Gb

Battery

Battery

1715 mAh

iPhone SE

iPhone SE original image

The characteristic features of the gadget are: a compact body and excellent technical characteristics, which the phone inherited from the iPhone 6s.

At the same time, the diagonal of the screen was 4 inches, the design of the case practically repeated the best features of the beloved compact model iPhone 5S.

iPhone SE technical specifications

Display 4"

Display 4"

1136 x 640 px

CPU

CPU

A9 2 core 1.84 Ghz

RAM

RAM

2 Gb

Storage

Storage

16, 32, 64, 128 Gb

Battery

Battery

1624 mAh

iPhone 7, 7 Plus

iPhone 7 Plus image

 

In the fall of 2016, the seventh Apple iPhone 7 and its premium version represented by the iPhone 7 Plus are released.
Both smartphones are equipped with the new Apple A10 processor and a new dual main camera.

To get acquainted with this line of smartphones in more detail on the relevant pages: review, characteristics of the iPhone iPhone 7 and review, characteristics of the iPhone Plus iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 7 technical specifications

Display 4"

Display 4"

1136 x 640 px

CPU

CPU

A10 Fusion 4 core 1.84 Ghz

RAM

RAM

2 Gb

Storage

Storage

32, 64, 128 Gb

Battery

Battery

1960 mAh

iPhone 8, 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus image

In the fall of 2017, the eighth iPhone is released – Apple iPhone 8 and its extended version – iPhone 8 Plus equipped with a modern Apple A11 Bionic processor, which is also called a “smart” processor.

The body of the device is protected from moisture and dust. The front and back panels are made of high quality glass, which the manufacturer claims is the toughest ever for an iPhone.

The body frame itself is made of high quality aluminum, which is used in the aerospace industry.

A big bonus was the presence of wireless charging of the smartphone, now there are fewer wires. Declared support for Qi chargers.

The smartphone model is equipped with a Retina HD display with a diagonal of 4.7 inches and True Tone technology, which adapts the glow of the phone screen depending on the ambient light.

Among the innovations is also a 12-pixel main camera, with an improved new matrix and optical stabilization.

iPhone 8 technical specifications

Display 4"

Display 4"

1136 x 640 px

CPU

CPU

A11 Bionic 6 core 2.39 Ghz

RAM

RAM

2 Gb

Storage

Storage

64, 256 Gb

Battery

Battery

1821 mAh

iPhone X

iPhone 10 image

The iPhone X was unveiled to the public alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 on September 12, 2017. The main purpose of the tenth iPhone was to demonstrate new technologies and vectors for the development of future Apple smartphones.

The frameless design was taken as a basis. As a result, there is no “Home” button. The unlocking function is performed by the new FaceID technology. It was the presence of additional sensors for scanning the face that caused the appearance of the so-called “bangs”.

The principles of control (gestures) of the interface of the iOS operating system have been significantly revised. The iPhone X was remembered for setting a kind of anti-record: it was in retail for less than a year (lowest value). By the way, its production resumed on November 22, 2018 due to low sales of receiver models.

pros

revolutionary design
high quality display
advanced camera
FaceID technology
animoji
good autonomy

cons

build quality of the first series
cold weather problems
display defects (first batches)

iPhone X technical specifications

Display 5.8"

Display 5.8"

1125 x 2436 px

CPU

CPU

A11 Bionic 6 core 2.39 Ghz

RAM

RAM

3 Gb

Storage

Storage

64, 256 Gb

Battery

Battery

2716 mAh

iPhone XS, XS Max

iPhone XS image

 

Visually, the iPhone XS is not much different from its predecessor iPhone X. The fundamental differences lie inside.

The novelty is built on the basis of the advanced, high-performance 6-core Apple A12 Bionic processor, which uses machine learning technologies and is manufactured using a 7-nanometer manufacturing process.

The predecessor iPhone X is based on the previous generation A11 Bionic processor.

In fact, the next generation iPhone opens up new possibilities for creativity. The latest technologies will allow many ideas in the field of games, photography and augmented reality to be realized.

IPhone XS (and iPhone XS Max) are built with high-strength, reinforced glass, with a frame made from premium surgical steel. Supports protection against dust and moisture ingress according to IEC 60529 standard.

iPhone XS technical specifications

Display 5.8"

Display 5.8"

1125 x 2436 px

CPU

CPU

A12 Bionic 6 core 2.5 Ghz

RAM

RAM

4 Gb

Storage

Storage

64, 256, 512 Gb

Battery

Battery

2658 mAh

iPhone XS Max

iPhone XS Max image

This phone model has almost identical characteristics and functionality as compared to its smaller brother.

The difference from the iPhone XS model lies in the larger size of the phone body, which is due to the presence of a screen with a larger display diagonal of 6.5 inches and a resolution of 2688 × 1242 pixels.

Thus, both iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have screens with the same pixel density per inch, which is 458 PPI.

Of course, the larger the physical dimensions of the smartphone, the more possibilities for accommodating a more capacious battery.

It is quite obvious that the iPhone XS Max has a larger battery with a capacity of 3179 mAh.

iPhone XS technical specifications

Display 6.5"

Display 6.5"

1242 x 2688 px

CPU

CPU

A12 Bionic 6 core 2.5 Ghz

RAM

RAM

4 Gb

Storage

Storage

64, 256, 512 Gb

Battery

Battery

3174 mAh

iPhone XR

iPhone XR image

 

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max are premium flagship devices. The most interesting is the budget version of the iPhone XR, which will be available to a much wider audience of potential buyers.

The device got the same Apple A12 Bionic processor as in more expensive smartphone models.

iPhone XR technical specifications

Display 6.1"

Display 6.1"

828 x 1792 px

CPU

CPU

A12 Bionic 6 core 2.5 Ghz

RAM

RAM

3 Gb

Storage

Storage

64, 256, 512 Gb

Battery

Battery

2942 mAh

iPhone 11

iPhone 11 image

 iPhone 11 is the most current version of Apple’s “budget” line of smartphones as of early 2020. Replaced the previous generation, the iPhone XR.

The iPhone 11 unveiled at Apple Park in the fall of 2019, alongside the flagship iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Key features of the model are the new Apple A13 Bionic processor and a dual camera with a wide-angle module. The photographic capabilities have also been enhanced by the night mode.

IPhone 11 features a new U1 chip that uses Ultra Wideband technology, which has been used to improve the process of sharing files between devices using AirDrop technology.

The eleventh iPhone will also be remembered for the new palette of body colors with more muted, softer tones (versus the bright, acidic ones in the iPhone XR). Buyers can choose from: Black, White, Red, Green, Purple, Yellow.

As an iPhone XR owner, in most cases, it makes no sense to upgrade to Phone 11.

iPhone 11 technical specifications

Display 6.1"

Display 6.1"

828 x 1792 px

CPU

CPU

A13 Bionic 6 core 2.5 Ghz

RAM

RAM

4 Gb

Storage

Storage

64, 256, 512 Gb

Battery

Battery

3110 mAh

iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 11 Pro и iPhone 11 Pro Max image

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are flagship models as of early 2020. They replaced the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. They were presented to the public at the next Apple event in September 2019. The event took place at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple Park.

The most significant updates to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are the new, more powerful and energy efficient Apple A13 Bionic processor. The main camera has three lenses. Unlike the “budget” iPhone 11, the professional line uses AMOLED displays.

iPhone 11 Pro is available in four colors: Gold, Silver, Space Gray, Midnight Green. For fans of OLED screens and mobile photography, when it is necessary to squeeze the maximum out of the gadget, Apple’s flagship smartphones will be the only right choice.

iPhone 11 Pro technical specifications

Display 5.8"

Display 5.8"

1125 x 2436 px

CPU

CPU

A13 Bionic 6 core 2.65 Ghz

RAM

RAM

4 Gb

Storage

Storage

64, 256, 512 Gb

Battery

Battery

3046 mAh

iPhone SE 2

iPhone SE 2 image

The second generation iPhone SE was unveiled on April 15, 2020. Due to the imposed quarantine, the presentation was quiet, without unnecessary noise. Many have been waiting for the new iPhone SE 2. Most of all are the owners of the first version of the device.

The second version of the iPhone SE was too late to enter the market. In 2020, the requirements for smartphones have increased significantly. The screen diagonal of 4.7 inches can hardly provide the proper level of comfort when consuming content.

The times when the phone was used mainly for making calls and a little less often for “taking a picture” are over. The time has come for content consumption: surfing the Internet, social networks, instant messengers, applications, games and more.

Returning to the technical characteristics of the iPhone SE 2, we can note the following: in fact, we have an outdated iPhone 8 in a new package, “flavored” with a modern Apple A13 Bionic processor. Autonomy – to put it mildly, “does not shine”, the charge is not enough for a full working day.

The slightly more expensive iPhone XR, with much more interesting features, has a lot more to offer. Will the refreshed iPhone SE 2 be a bestseller? It is not known yet, but time will tell.

pros

low price
high performance
compact size

cons

low autonomy
small display for 2020
stuffing outdated iPhone 8 (except for the processor)

iPhone SE 2 technical specifications

Display 4.7"

Display 4.7"

750 x 1334 px

CPU

CPU

A13 Bionic 6 core 2.65 Ghz

RAM

RAM

3 Gb

Storage

Storage

64, 128, 256 Gb

Battery

Battery

1821 mAh