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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 9: Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPhone that was introduced at Macworld on January 9, 2007 in San Francisco, California. During the keynote Jobs introduced the new iPhone which will combine a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls and a internet communications device with the ability to use email, web browsing, maps and searching. The iPhone will start shipping in the US in June 2007. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Today marks the 15 year anniversary of the iPhone. It was January 29th, 2007 that Steve Jobs released its first generation smart phone that will change the way we communicate forever. The phone was built around a touch screen and allows us to connect to Wi-Fi to send emails, get text messages, make phone calls, play music, take pictures and so much more. Apple has annually released new iPhone models and iOS updates. As of November 1, 2018, more than 2.2 billion iPhones had been sold. There have been ongoing debates over the years too if you own an iPhone or an Android phone. As far as everyone on The Getup Crew, we all have iPhones. Which is a great thing so no one screws up the group chats. Are you team iPhone or team Android? Either way, we thought it’d be fun to revisit every single iPhone model from the phone’s inception. How many of these phones have you personally owned? We will be listing the MAIN model phone (not the alternate versions like the C, the S or the E).

Steve Jobs Unveils Apple iPhone At MacWorld Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 9: Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPhone that was introduced at Macworld on January 9, 2007 in San Francisco, California. During the keynote Jobs introduced the new iPhone which will combine a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls and a internet communications device with the ability to use email, web browsing, maps and searching. The iPhone will start shipping in the US in June 2007. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

  • iPhone 2007-2008

    The first generation iPhone which was released in 2007. It featured only a few physical buttons and a touch screen. The price: $499 for the 4 GB model and $599 for the 8 GB model.

    iPhone (1st generation) - Wikipedia

    Developer Apple Inc. Manufacturer Foxconn ( contract manufacturer)[1] [verification needed ] Slogan "Apple reinvents the phone."

  • iPhone 3G (2008-2010) iPhone 3GS (2009-2012)

    The second and third generation iPhones included several new hardware features, such as GPS and 3G data.  The 8GB model sold for$199 and $299 (US) for the 16GB model.  The “3GS” where “S” stood for Speed, had a 3-megapixel camera with higher resolution and video ability and voice control.

     

    iPhone 3G - Wikipedia

    Developer Apple Inc. Manufacturer Foxconn [1] Slogan "The iPhone you have been waiting for.""The first phone to beat the iPhone.""Twice as fast, for half the price.""The most advanced mobile OS. Now even more advanced.""New features, new price."

    iPhone 3GS - Wikipedia

    Developer Apple Inc. Manufacturer Foxconn ( contract manufacturer)[1] Slogan "The fastest, smartest phone yet." (2009-2010) "More to love. Less to pay."

  • iPhone 4 (2010-2013) and 4S (2011-2014)

    At the time, iPhone 4 was the thinnest phone ever with stainless steel frame which doubled as an antenna, with internal components situated between two panels of aluminosilicate glass.  We were also introduced to Face Time technology and the first iPhone with a front facing camera.  

    The 4S introduced Siri, the personal assistant, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording. It debuted with iOS 5, the fifth major version of iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system.

    iPhone 4 - Wikipedia

    Developer Apple Inc. Manufacturer Foxconn (UMTS/GSM model) Pegatron (CDMA model)[1] Slogan "This changes everything. Again."

    iPhone 4S - Wikipedia

    Brand Apple Inc.

     

  • iPhone 5 (2012–2013) 5C (2013–2015) 5S (2013–2016)

    The 5 was the last phone to be overseen by Steve Jobs.  It featured an aluminum-based body which was thinner and lighter than previous models, a taller screen and a new compact dock connector.  It was launched September 21, 2012. The 5C was released at a lower price point than the new flagship 5S and came in different colors (the C stood for color). The 5S  featured a redesigned home button with Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition system which can be used to unlock the phone and authenticate App Store and iTunes Store purchases, was also introduced.  

    iPhone 5 - Wikipedia

    Brand Apple Inc. Manufacturer Foxconn ( on contract) Slogan "The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone." (before March 2013) "Loving it is easy. That's why so many people do."

    iPhone 5C - Wikipedia

    Developer Apple Inc.

    iPhone 5S - Wikipedia

    Brand Apple Inc. Manufacturer Foxconn (on contract) Slogan Since April 2014: "You're more powerful than you think."

  • iPhone 6 (2014–2016) 6Plus (2014–2016) 6S Plus (2015–2018)

    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were both released September 9, 2014 and included larger 4.7 and 5.5 inches (120 and 140 mm) displays, a faster processor and upgraded cameras.  

     

    iPhone 6 - Wikipedia

    Codename N61 Brand Apple Inc.

  • iPhone SE (2016–2018)

    This was the first generation phone of its kind SE. Pre-orders began on March 24, 2016, and was officially released on March 31, 2016.  It had a similar design as the 5S but greater battery capacity, and a 12-megapixel rear camera that can record up to 4K video at 30 frames per second. 

    iPhone SE (1st generation) - Wikipedia

    Brand Apple Inc. Manufacturer Foxconn [1] ( on contract) Wistron [1] ( on contract) for India's market Slogan A big step for small.

  • iPhone 7 (2016–2019) 7Plus (2016–2019)

    The 10th generation iPhones were released September 16, 2016.  They introduced new color options (Matte Black and Jet Black), water and dust resistance, a new capacitive, static home button, revised antenna bands, and the controversial removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

    iPhone 7 - Wikipedia

    Brand Apple Inc.

  • iPhone 8 (2017–2020) 8Plus (2017–2020)

    The 11th generation iPhones were released September 22, 2017.   Notable changes include the removal of the rose gold and jet black color variants,[9] addition of inductive charging, a faster processor, and improved cameras and displays.

    iPhone 8 - Wikipedia

    Brand Apple Inc.

  • iPhone X (2017–2018) XS (2018–2019) XS MAX (2018–2019) XR (2018–2021)

    The iPhone 10 as its called was released November 3, 2017.  It was the first iPhone to use an OLED screen.  The home button’s fingerprint sensor was replaced with a new type of authentication called Face ID.  This face-recognition capability also enabled emojis to be animated following the user’s expression (Animoji). 

    iPhone XS - Wikipedia

    Brand Apple Inc. Manufacturer Slogan Welcome to the big screens.

    iPhone X - Wikipedia

    Brand Apple Inc. Manufacturer Slogan Say hello to the future.

  • iPhone 11 Pro (2019–2020) 11 Pro MAX (2019–2020)

    Pre-orders began on September 13, 2019, and the phones went on sale on September 20.  They were the 13th generation iPhone.  The were the first iPhones  to feature a “pro” designation, previously used only for larger Apple devices, such as the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro.  They are also the first generation of iPhones which include a Lightning to USB-C cable and that allows connection to the charger and to current Mac computers, in the box.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_11_Pro

  • iPhone SE (2020–2022)

    The iPhone SE  included the A13 Bionic system-on-chip (as opposed to the A11 Bionic system-on-chip found in the iPhone 8 series), which allows the phone to utilise the single Wide angle lens Portrait Mode, as on the iPhone XR. It also features the next generation Smart HDR-2 photos, which are marketed as being better than Smart HDR photos on the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

    iPhone SE (2nd generation) - Wikipedia

    Brand Apple Inc. Manufacturer Slogan Lots to love. Less to spend.

  • iPhone 12 Pro (2020–2021) 12 Pro MAX (2020–2021)

    The 12 Pro was released October 23, 2020, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max on November 13, 2020.  The biggest upgrade here was the move to a base capacity of 128 GB from the prior base capacity of 64 GB, while retaining the other storage capacities of 256 and 512 GB. 

    iPhone 12 Pro - Wikipedia

    Brand Apple Inc. Manufacturer Foxconn (on contract) Slogan It's a leap year.

  • iPhone 13 (2021–present) 13 Mini (2021–present) 13 Pro (2021–present) 13 Pro Max (2021–present)

    The 15th generation iPhones and were officially released on September 24, 2021.

    iPhone 13 - Wikipedia

    Manufacturer Slogan Your new superpower.

  • iPhone SE third generation (2022–present)

    The third-generation model shares its predecessor’s dimensions and form factor while sharing similar internal hardware components from the iPhone 13 series, including the A15 Bionic system-on-chip.

    iPhone SE (3rd generation) - Wikipedia

    Slogan Love the power. Love the price.