Apple’s iPhone: A Visual History

iPhone - 2007
iPhone - 2007
Steve Jobs took the stage in 2007 to introduce the world to the iPhone. Apple claimed it really had something special in its "entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display...letting users control iPhone with just their fingers." (photo credit: Tony Avelar/AFP/Getty Images)
iPhone - 2007
iPhone - 2007
(photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
iPhone 3G - 2008
iPhone 3G - 2008
With the iPhone 3G, Apple was able to provide wireless speeds that were "twice as fast" as the original iPhone. The 3G model was also the first iPhone with built-in GPS. (photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 3G - 2008
iPhone 3G - 2008
(photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
iPhone 3GS - 2009
iPhone 3GS - 2009
Apple touted the iPhone 3GS as "the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet." The iterative hardware improvements were emphasized in this model, which brought a quicker, smoother user experience as well as sufficient graphic processing power for high quality gaming. (photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 3GS - 2009
iPhone 3GS - 2009
(photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 4 - 2010
iPhone 4 - 2010
With the iPhone 4, Apple introduced its high resolution "Retina Display" and front-facing camera for "FaceTime" video calling. Sporting a new sharp-cut, rectangular design, the iPhone 4 was also the first model to be given a major design change. (photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 4 - 2010
iPhone 4 - 2010
(photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 4S - 2011
iPhone 4S - 2011
The iPhone 4S was released in coordination with Apple's iCloud, a service that allows for wireless syncing and storing of music, pictures and contacts via Apple's remote servers. This model also saw major improvements in camera quality and the addition of "an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking" named "Siri." (photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
iPhone 4S - 2011
iPhone 4S - 2011
(photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 5 - 2012
iPhone 5 - 2012
Thanks to a new aluminum design, the iPhone 5 is the "thinnest, lightest iPhone ever." This newest release is also Apple's first iPhone with a larger display (4" as compared to the 3.5" on all earlier models). (photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 5 - 2012
iPhone 5 - 2012
(photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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