This list shows every Apple iPhone release in chronological order, beginning in 2007, more than a decade ago, to the latest iPhone SE (2022) smartphone. Apple's iPhone lineup has changed quite a bit over the years. In fact, each year, the company releases a new version of its flagship smartphone. These phones come with various improvements and features, such as better cameras, faster processors, longer battery life, and even larger screens
The Original iPhone
This is the very first iPhone and it was launched on June 29, 2007, and sold over 10 million units in just three months. The device has been credited with sparking a mobile phone revolution that changed the way people communicate. In 2008, Apple announced it had sold more than 100 million iPhones worldwide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronics products ever created.
It is sometimes referred to as the “iPhone 2G” due to its lack of 3G network support. It had a 3.5-inch display screen, was 11 mm thick, and had 4/8/16 GB of storage space. Compared to today's smartphones, which don't seem like much, it was huge back then. It had a 128 MB memory, which was quite impressive, and weighed just 135 g.
On July 11, 2008, Apple released the iPhone 3G, which featured a 3.5-inch display screen, 8/16 GB of internal storage, and a 412 MHz processor. It also introduced GPS technology for the first time. The 3G model was available in two colors: black or white.
iPhone 3G was among the first smartphones to include built-in GPS technology, which made apps like Google Maps even more useful. The phone also featured a faster processor and an improved camera. It also included a new feature called "FaceTime," which allowed users to make video calls over Wi-Fi or cellular networks.
The Apple iPhone 3G S gave users a newly upgraded 32 GB storage system. It was amazing how quickly the App store changed the game, from just taking pictures and listening to music to playing games, smaller storage systems were not going to be enough to deal with the volume. Strikingly, it was upgraded to a 3-megapixel system, which allowed revolutionary recording.
The new features of the iPhone 3GS are mainly improvements regarding speed. The iPhone 3GS was reportedly twice as fast as the previous generation of iPhones. In addition to the improvements in performance, various software features exclusive to the iPhone 3GS were introduced including video recording, voice control, and a digital compass.
The iPhone 4 was announced on June 21, 2010, and it was Apple’s fourth-generation smartphone. This device had a lot of improvements over previous models, including a faster processor, better battery life, and a larger screen. Critics praised the iPhone 4 for its improved design and more powerful hardware compared to previous models.
The iPhone 4 is equipped with an Apple A4 chip. It has 512 MB of RAM and 8/16/32 GB of built-in storage. The iPhone 4 is thinner than its predecessors, but it’s still big enough to fit in your pocket. It’s also lighter than previous models thanks to a new unibody design that uses aluminum for the back cover and plastic for the front face.
Apple released the iPhone 4S on October 14, 2011. It has a dual-core A5 chip, which makes it twice as fast as the iPhone 4. It also includes an 8-megapixel camera, 1080p HD video recording, and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
It was a huge step forward. The iPhone 4S camera jumped from a respectable five megapixels on the iPhone 4 to an astounding eight megapixels. It was the introduction of a 64GB storage option, another major contributor, but it only held 512 MB Of Memory. It is also where we got our friend Siri. Within the first week, Apple had already sold four million units of its new iPhone 4S.
Apple introduced the iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012. Memory was increased to 1GB, but the camera remained the same. LTE connectivity is standard for the iPhone 5, so 3G looks like child’s play. With the internet now just a click away, no one has to be stuck anywhere. The Lightning connector was created by Apple. With a larger 4" screen, the revolution was underway.
The iPhone 5 featured significant design changes compared to its predecessor. It features an aluminum-based body that’s thinner and lighter than previous iPhones, a taller screen with an almost 16:9 aspect ratio, the Apple A6 system-on-chip, LTE support, and Lightning, a new compact dock connector that replaces the 30-pin design. This was the second Apple smartphone to include its new Sony-made 8MP camera. It was first introduced on the Apple iPhone 4S.
iPhone 5C & 5S
The iPhone 5C & 5S were released on September 20, 2013. The iPhone 5C was released at a lower price point than the new flagship iPhone 5S. On the weekend of their release (iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c), Apple sold 9 million units of the iPhone, breaking its previous record.
The iPhone 5S has maintained almost the same external design as its predecessor. It had a faster processor, an additional motion-tracking processor, a better camera with some new features, and a fingerprint sensor Meanwhile, the iPhone 5C is basically an iPhone 5 in a colorful plastic case. In fact, the iPhone 5C replaced the iPhone 5 in the lineup.The iPhone 5s, on the other hand, introduced Touch ID, dual flash, and slow-motion video.
iPhone 6 & 6 Plus
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced on Sept. 9, 2014, and they were released on Sept. 19, 2014. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus include larger 4.7 and 5.5 inches (120 and 140 mm ) displays, both branded as super Retina HD Display, a faster processor, upgraded cameras, improved LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, and offer support for Near Field Communications -based mobile payments.
The iPhone 6 & 6 Plus was the eighth generation of iPhones and they brought along some big changes to how the phone worked.iPhone 6 Plus included the same general design as iPhone 6 with only a slight difference in size. The iPhone 6 Plus introduced a full-functioning touch screen, and no keyboard, and ran a brand new operating system, iOS, which would later become Apple’s mobile operating system.
The battery in the new iPhone 6 Plus got much better. However, beyond these surface differences, the iPhone 6 Plus was identical to the iPhone 6. As of today, Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus remains one of the company's best-selling models of all time.
iPhone 6S & 6S Plus
The iPhone 6s was announced on September 9, 2015. iPhone 6s comes with several improvements over previous models. It has a faster processor, better camera, longer battery life, improved fingerprint scanner, and wireless charging capabilities.
The iPhone 6s Plus was released on September 25, 2015. Like the first version of the Apple iPhone 6, the iPhone 6S Plus is bigger than the original iPhone 6 Plus, but they're both the same size. iPhone 6s Plus comes with more advanced features such as optical image stabilization, which was previously not seen on any iPhones. iPhone 6S & 6S Plus were designed with slight improvements over the previous version.
iPhone SE (1st Generation)
Just six months after the release of the iPhone 6S, Apple decided to release iPhone SE on March 31, 2016. iPhone SE, a 4-inch screen smartphone offered a rather cheaper option than Apple's flagship iPhone 6S & 6S Plus.
The iPhone SE took many of the hardware upgrades that came from the iPhone 6 and 6S and put them into a phone that looked more like the iPhone 5, giving those who prefer smaller phones the best of both worlds. But overall, the iPhone SE was introduced as a more affordable option that people really loved.
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
On September 16, 2016, Apple finally dropped the 16 GB base model option, with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus base models now starting at 32 GB of storage, and going up to 256 GB.
The iPhone 7 Plus proved to be more popular than previous Plus models due to its new dual camera, 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.
The most controversial feature of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus was the one Apple removed: the headphone jack. The removal of this port, which has been a staple on every phone since 2007's iPhone 4S, is seen as an effort to make room for the new A10 Fusion chip that powers both devices.
iPhone 8 & 8 Plus
On September 22, 2017, Apple released its new iPhones, the iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus. Additionally, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus came with the latest version of Apple's operating systems, iOS 12, and they had two choices for internal memory: 64GB or 256GB.
iPhone 8 & 8 Plus models showed the world the magic of wireless charging with the glass cover on the back of the iPhone and its camera features improved editing capabilities and filters for pictures. Display features were revolutionized with the introduction of automatic blue-light exposure and sharper image quality. The wireless lifestyle was gaining popularity as users adapted.
The iPhone X was launched on November 3, 2017. iPhone X comes with several improvements over the iPhone 8 series. It has a larger display, Face ID, and Animoji. iPhone X was the first Apple device to include 3D Touch technology, allowing it to detect different levels of pressure when pressing on the screen. This allows for quick access to apps and other functions
The iPhone XR was released on October 26, 2018. It is a lower-cost variant of the iPhone X. Its design is similar to the iPhone 8 but includes a glass back instead of aluminum. It also lacks a 3D touch and does not have a notch. iPhone XR features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display, which comes in six color options: Black, white, blue, yellow, coral, and Red.
iPhone XS & XS Max
The iPhone XS and XS Max were released on September 21, 2018. They are the successors of the iPhone X. They include a number of significant changes including a redesigned body, a faster processor, better cameras, and a new OLED display.
These had a Super retina HD display, great looks, and an awesome camera. However, Apple did not take the 7 ate 9 joke literally, as there was never an iPhone 9. Regardless, the A12 Bionic chip improved these phones' efficiency and battery performance. The iPhone XS and Xs Max are the largest iPhones yet, measuring in at 6.5 inches and 6.7 inches respectively.
The iPhone 11 was launched on September 20, 2019 It is the successor to the iPhone XS and XR. iPhone 11 has improved cameras, a newer chip, and flat, not curved edges - and they're 5G compatible, making it the first phone ever to support a 5G network.
The most eye-popping feature of the iPhone 11 is its camera, which brings brightness and clarity to impractically dark scenes, and the Night Mode is the most impressive part of the phone’s photography. The phone has lost some of the spotlights now that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lines are available. Apple claims that the iPhone 11 battery lasts an hour longer than that of the iPhone XR.
iPhone 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 Pro, is a slightly bigger iPhone with a prominent triple-camera back. The new model features an upgraded camera setup that includes three 12MP sensors and two telephoto lenses — one wide-angle lens and one ultra-wide-angle lens.
Apple’s latest iPhones are the first to feature Face ID, which replaces Touch ID in all models except for the cheapest iPhone XS Max. The company says this makes unlocking your phone easier and more secure. The iPhone 11 Pro will be able to capture video up to 60 frames per second (fps) at 4K resolution. It can record slow-motion videos at 240 fps.
The iPhone 11 Pro's dual SIM card tray supports both GSM and CDMA networks. It also has a USB Type C port, which means you won't need to use a dongle or adapter anymore. There is no headphone jack on the iPhone 11 Pro, so if you want to listen to music while using the phone, you'll need wireless headphones.
iPhone 11 Pro features a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display is a revolutionary, crystal clear offering to handle all your photography needs.
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iPhone 11 Pro Max
On September 20, 2019, Apple released the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the same day as the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. With three cameras on iPhone 11 Pro MAX, it has the best camera phone, thanks to its Night Mode and improved Smart HDR. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has three 12-MP rear cameras. A wide-angle camera, a 2x telephoto camera with a wider aperture that lets in even more light than before, and an ultra-wide angle camera with a 120-degrees field of view
With the iPhone 11 Pro Max's new camera, Apple has focused on improving the video recording capabilities of the device. Apple has improved the front-facing camera on the iPhone 11 Pro Max with an upgraded 12MP sensor, which is sharper than the 7MP sensor found on the iPhone XS Max.
Apple has regained the title of having the world's fastest phone, thanks to its powerful new A13 Bionic chip. This chip packs a dual-core CPU and GPU that is 20% faster than last year's A12, along with an AI accelerator for machine learning that’s also 20% faster. The iPhone 11 Pro max comes with 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options.
iPhone SE 2020 (2nd Generation)
The iPhone SE (second generation), was announced on April 24, 2020. It is a budget version of the iPhone 8 series, featuring a 4" display, A9 processor, iOS 10, and 32 GB of internal memory. It is available in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Space Grey, Jet Black, and Burgundy.
The iPhone SE (2020) offered a compact design, a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, front home button paired with Touch ID. It also features NFC with reader mode and support for Express Cards (transit card) with a power reserve feature that allows cards to be accessible even when the battery is dead.
iPhone 12 Mini
The iPhone 12 mini, was announced on October 13, 2020, and it is one of the most affordable and smallest iPhones. The iPhone 12 mini packs premium power and the latest feature set, including 5G and a powerful Night photo mode.
iPhone 12 Mini is one of the most affordable and smallest iPhones since the iPhone 5S. Even comparing this phone to the iPhone SE 2020 makes it feel small, but it doesn’t lose any of that premium edge we found with the iPhone 12. The iPhone 12 mini features a 5.4-inch super retina XDR OLED display.
iPhone 12 & 12 Pro
The iPhone 12 & 12 Pro was unveiled by Apple on November 13, 2020. The iPhone 12 and the 12 mini looks to be very similar, It features a 6.1-inch OLED screen, the largest ever used in an iPhone; a redesigned notch-less design; a glass back; and a triple-lens camera system. The iPhone 12 is powered by Apple's A13 Bionic chipset, which includes two custom ARM cores and four high-performance "neural engine" co-processors.
The iPhone 12 Pro is the same size as the iPhone 12 (0.29 by 5.78 by 2.82 inches, 6.66 ounces), with a very similar 6.1-inch OLED screen. The only difference is that it has an all-glass back and stainless steel frame instead of aluminum. It also has two cameras on its rear: one wide-angle camera for capturing group selfies and another telephoto lens for taking close-up photos.
The iPhone 12 Pro's camera also incorporates 4K HDR Dolby Vision offering a cinematic look in video scenes with stronger contrasts for up to 60 fps.
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iPhone 12 Pro Max
The iPhone 12 Pro Max was announced alongside the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 12 Pro on October 13, 2020. It has a larger battery than the iPhone 12 Pro (3,687mAh vs. 2,815mAh). It also has a bigger display at 6.7 inches compared to the 6.5 inches of the iPhone 12 Pro.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max has the same Apple A14 Bionic processor, running at 3GHz, as the other iPhone 12 models. The iPhone 12 Pro Max has 6GB of RAM and offers 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities. The lower-priced models offer 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options.
iPhone 13 Mini
The iPhone 13 mini, was launched on September 24, 2021. The iPhone 13 mini has been designed to be the best phone for those who want a small device on Apple’s iOS platform. It's arguably the best smartphone on the market right now, even if it isn't the most powerful one. The camera is top-tier, and the battery life is better than that of the iPhone 12 mini.
The iPhone 13 mini remains the smallest and lightest smartphone available on the market. It's significantly smaller and lighter compared to the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 mini's battery life is significantly better than the iPhone 12 mini's battery life.
iPhone 13 & 13 Pro
The iPhone 13 & 13 Pro was released on September 24, 2021. The iPhone 13 is a classic Apple handset, it takes everything good about the previous generation and tweaks it just enough to keep things interesting. The iPhone 13 has a brighter screen, longer battery life, and better cameras than its predecessor, so it's the best iPhone for the price.
The iPhone 13 comes with what is known as “Cinematic mode.” This incorporates technologies, such as automatic focus changes, to allow users to shoot cinema-quality videos even if they aren't a professional.
iPhone 13 Pro Max
The iPhone 13 Pro has been designed for professionals who want to create high-quality content. It combines Apple's excellent camera algorithms and software support with true two-day battery life for a massive phone that's always ready to realize your dreams. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display with 120Hz ProMotion.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max has pretty much everything you could want from an iPhone. The iPhone 13 Pro Max uses Apple's A15 processor with 6GB of RAM and it comes with three storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The phone also offers a massive 1TB option.
Be sure to also checkout our iPhone 13 Pro Max cases.
iPhone SE 2022 (3rd Generation)
The Apple iPhone SE (2022) is released on March 18 and it is the fastest phone you can get for less than $500. The new iPhone SE (2022) comes with a 5G connection and the same A15 chip used in the iPhone 13 but has a Touch ID button instead of a Face ID sensor. It also has support for WiFi 6 along with Bluetooth 5 and Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO.
iPhone SE (2022) is exactly the same size as the 2020 model and It weighs slightly more. iPhone SE (2022) is for people who prefer smaller phones and are likely upgrading from an iPhone 8 with the same screen size and similar design. The Apple iPhone SE (2022) comes with 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB storage options.
iPhone Release Dates: iPhone Timeline
iPhone SE 2022: March 18, 2022
iPhone 13 Pro Max: September 24, 2021
iPhone 13 & 13 Pro: September 24, 2021
iPhone 13 Mini: September 24, 2021
iPhone 12 Pro Max: November 13, 2020
iPhone 12 & 12 Pro: November 13, 2020
iPhone 12 Mini: November 13, 2020
iPhone SE 2020: April 24, 2020
iPhone 11 Pro Max: September 20,2019
iPhone 11 & 11 Pro: September 20,2019
iPhone XS & XS Max: September 21, 2018
iPhone XR: October 26, 2018
iPhone X: November 3, 2017
iPhone 8 & 8 Plus: September 22, 2017
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus: September 16, 2016
iPhone SE (1st Generation): March 31, 2016
iPhone 6S & 6S Plus: September 25, 2015
iPhone 6 & 6 Plus: September 19, 2014
iPhone 5S & 5C: September 20, 2013
iPhone 5: September 21, 2012
iPhone 4S: October 14, 2011
iPhone 4: June 24, 2010
iPhone 3GS: June 19, 2009
iPhone 3G: July 11, 2008
iPhone 1: June 29, 2007
When did the First iPhone come out?
The first iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs at Macworld Expo 2007. The original iPhone cost US$599 when it launched in June 29, 2007 .
When did the iPhone X come out?
The iPhone X was launched on November 3, 2017. It was available for preorder on October 27, 2017.
When did the iPhone 6 come out?
The Apple iPhone 6 & 6 Plus was launched on September 19, 2014
When did the iPhone 5 come out?
The iPhone 5 was launched on September 21, 2012, and iPhone 5S & 5C on September 20, 2013.
What iPhone came out in 2015?
The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were released on September 25, 2015.
What iPhone came out in 2016?
The iPhone SE (1st Generation) was released on March 31, 2016, and iPhone 7 & 7 Plus were released on September 16, 2016.
What iPhone came out in 2017?
The iPhone 8 & 8 Plus was released on September 22, 2017, and iPhone X was launched on November 3, 2017.
What iPhone came out in 2018?
The iPhone XS & XS Max were released on September 21, 2018.
What iPhone came out in 2019?
The iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max were released on September 20, 2019.
What iPhone came out in 2020?
The iPhone 12 Mini, 12, 12 Pro & 12 Pro Max came out on November 13, 2020.
What iPhone came out in 2021?
The iPhone 13 Mini, 13, 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max came out on September 24, 2021.
What iPhone came out in 2011?
The iPhone 4S came out on October 14, 2011.
What iPhone came out in 2012?
The iPhone 5 came out on September 21, 2012.
What iPhone came out in 2013?
The iPhone 5S & 5C came out on September 20, 2013.
What iPhone came out in 2014?
The iPhone 6 & 6 Plus came out on September 19, 2014.