iPhones are also known as status symbols, not just smartphones. Whether celebrities or ordinary people, iPhones have craze all over them. Apple launched its first iPhone 12 years ago in 2007. Since then, iPhones have become popular not only in the US but worldwide. What changes have been seen in the technology of iPhones in the last 12 years, we are going to talk about all these today
First Generation – iPhone (2007)
The first iPhone was launched on 29th June 2007. It supported the iPhone EDGE (2G) network. In this, EDGE was used in advance technology of GPRS for 2G voice calling as well as data accessor. The first variant of the iPhone was launched with a touch screen. At that time, this multimedia device has been liked a lot. This was the era when smartphone companies like BlackBerry, Nokia, HTC dominated.
iPhone 3G (2008)
For the first time in 2008, 3G networks were commercially rolled out in many countries. In such a situation, Apple launched the iPhone 3G with fast internet connectivity on 11th July 2008. This time Apple sold its iPhone in 42 countries of the world. This iPhone 3G was well-liked for fast internet as well as video calling. The first iPhone was discontinued on 15th July 2008 only after the launch of this smartphone.
iPhone 3GS (2009)
This time Apple launched the iPhone 3GS, an upgrade version of its iPhone 3G. It was sold in 36 new countries of the world. With this iPhone 3GS, the market of Apple iPhone has left the US and now reached 76 countries. Its previous model iPhone 3G was discontinued on 7th June 2010 as soon as it was launched.
iPhone 4 (2010)
The iPhone 4 was launched on 24th June 2010. With this new iPhone 4, Apple introduced the FaceTime feature for the first time. On February 10th, 2011, the company partnered with American telecom service providers Verizon for iPhone and broke the long-standing agreement with AT&T.
iPhone 4S (2011)
On October 14, 2011, the iPhone 4S was launched. Voice Assistance Siri (Siri) with Artificial Intelligence was introduced for the first time on the iPhone 4S. With this new model, the company expanded its market in China for the first time.
iPhone 5 (2012)
On September 21, 2012, the iPhone 5 was launched. After the launch of this model, the company discontinued its iPhone 3GS on 12 September 2012. This model was first launched with 4G LTE network connectivity.
iPhone 5C, 5S (2013)
On 20 September 2013, the next two models of the iPhone 5 were launched. The company discontinued the iPhone 4 from September 10, 2013, after the launch of both these models. The iPhone 5C, 5S were launched for the first time with five new color options. These models were launched with a slow-mo camera and Touch ID (fingerprint sensor).
iPhone 6, 6 Plus (2014)
Both these devices were launched on 19 September 2014. This time the company launched its device with even more upgraded features. Both these devices were launched with NFC and Apple Play support. The company discontinued the iPhone 4S on September 9, 2014, before both these models came on the market.
iPhone 6S, 6S Plus (2015)
These two devices were launched on 25 September 2015. It has been launched as an upgraded model of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, launched in 2014. On September 9, 2015, the iPhone 5 was discontinued.
iPhone SE (2016)
This device was launched on 31 March 2016. Prior to the launch of this device, the iPhone 5S and 5C were discontinued on 21 March 2016.
iPhone 7, 7 Plus (2016)
Both of these devices were launched for the first time without a headphone jack. Both these devices were launched on 16 September 2016.
iPhone 8, 8 Plus (2017)
Both these devices were first launched with the wireless charging feature. Both these devices were launched with more upgraded features and stylish design than all the devices launched so far. Both these devices were launched on 22 March 2017.
iPhone X (2017)
Apple launched its device with the Nokia feature for the first time. This time the home button in the device was removed. After this, features such as OLED display panel and Face ID were introduced. This device was launched on 3 November 2017.
iPhone XS, XS Max, XR (2018)
This time the company launched three new devices. All three of these devices were launched on 12 September 2018. Discontinued iPhone 6, 6S, 6S +, SE and X as soon as these three devices were launched.