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)
(credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
iPhone - 2007
(photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(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)
(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 4 - 2010
(photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(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)
(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 5 - 2012
(photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Phil Schiller speaks about pricing for the new iPhone during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. The company launched two new iPhone models that will run iOS 7. The 5C is made from a hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in five colors. The 5S comes in three colors, features a fingerprint sensor, has an upgraded camera, and contains an A7 chip.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Apple Introduces Two New iPhone Models At Product Launch Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Phil Schiller speaks about pricing for the new iPhone during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. The company launched two new iPhone models that will run iOS 7. The 5C is made from a hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in five colors. The 5S comes in three colors, features a fingerprint sensor, has an upgraded camera, and contains an A7 chip. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. The company launched two new iPhone models that will run iOS 7. The 5C is made from a hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in five colors. The 5S comes in three colors, features a fingerprint sensor, has an upgraded camera, and contains an A7 chip.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Apple Introduces Two New iPhone Models At Product Launch Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. The company launched two new iPhone models that will run iOS 7. The 5C is made from a hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in five colors. The 5S comes in three colors, features a fingerprint sensor, has an upgraded camera, and contains an A7 chip. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
New iPhone 5S will come in a gold color as well as "space gray." shows at an iPhone event at Apple's headquarters in Silicon Valley on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.  Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday in its bid to expand its share of the smartphone market, including one as low as $99 with a US carrier contract. "The business has become so large that this year we are going to replace the iPhone 5 and we are going to replace it with two new designs," Apple chief Tim Cook announced at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters. Apple will begin taking orders on Friday, and on September 20 the two devices will go on sale in the United States, Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore. AFP PHOTO/GLENN CHAPMAN        (Photo credit should read GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US-IT-TELECOM-APPLE New iPhone 5S will come in a gold color as well as "space gray." shows at an iPhone event at Apple's headquarters in Silicon Valley on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday in its bid to expand its share of the smartphone market, including one as low as $99 with a US carrier contract. "The business has become so large that this year we are going to replace the iPhone 5 and we are going to replace it with two new designs," Apple chief Tim Cook announced at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters. Apple will begin taking orders on Friday, and on September 20 the two devices will go on sale in the United States, Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore. AFP PHOTO/GLENN CHAPMAN (Photo credit should read GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US-IT-TELECOM-APPLE
US-IT-TELECOM-APPLE
New iPhone 5S handsets let people use their fingerprints to unlock the smartphones at an iPhone event at Apple's headquarters in Silicon Valley on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday in its bid to expand its share of the smartphone market, including one as low as $99 with a US carrier contract. "The business has become so large that this year we are going to replace the iPhone 5 and we are going to replace it with two new designs," Apple chief Tim Cook announced at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters. Apple will begin taking orders on Friday, and on September 20 the two devices will go on sale in the United States, Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore. AFP PHOTO/GLENN CHAPMAN (Photo credit should read GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Phil Schiller speaks about the new iPhone 5C during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. The company launched the new iPhone 5C model that will run iOS 7  is made from hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in various colors.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Apple Introduces Two New iPhone Models At Product Launch Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Phil Schiller speaks about the new iPhone 5C during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. The company launched the new iPhone 5C model that will run iOS 7 is made from hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in various colors. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The new lower-cost iPhone 5C will debut in a set of lively colors at an iPhone event at Apple's headquarters in Silicon Valley on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.  Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday in its bid to expand its share of the smartphone market, including one as low as $99 with a US carrier contract. "The business has become so large that this year we are going to replace the iPhone 5 and we are going to replace it with two new designs," Apple chief Tim Cook announced at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters. Apple will begin taking orders on Friday, and on September 20 the two devices will go on sale in the United States, Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore. AFP PHOTO/GLENN CHAPMAN        (Photo credit should read GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US-IT-TELECOM-APPLE The new lower-cost iPhone 5C will debut in a set of lively colors at an iPhone event at Apple's headquarters in Silicon Valley on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday in its bid to expand its share of the smartphone market, including one as low as $99 with a US carrier contract. "The business has become so large that this year we are going to replace the iPhone 5 and we are going to replace it with two new designs," Apple chief Tim Cook announced at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters. Apple will begin taking orders on Friday, and on September 20 the two devices will go on sale in the United States, Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Japan and Singapore. AFP PHOTO/GLENN CHAPMAN (Photo credit should read GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. The company launched the new iPhone 5C model that will run iOS 7 is made from hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in various colors and the iPhone 5S that features fingerprint recognition security.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Apple Introduces Two New iPhone Models At Product Launch The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. The company launched the new iPhone 5C model that will run iOS 7 is made from hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in various colors and the iPhone 5S that features fingerprint recognition security. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Categories: Arts & Culture Best of
View Comments

Latest Galleries

2015 Celebrity Deaths
Brush Fire In Santa Clarita
Lake Fire Burns South Of Big Bear Lake
Tour The Big Brother House
Inaugural CatConLA
Ruptured Pipe Shows Major Corrosion
LA Live Unveils Newly-Renamed 'Microsoft Theater'
Summer's Essential Bucket List
blog comments powered by Disqus