iPhone makes Apple a valuable smartphone company apart from the manufacturer of PC and music players. This year, the new generation of iPhone is upcoming. Now all the smartphones (Android) which enter the market are directly compared with the iPhone’s specs and performance. Apple has sold more than 1 million iPhones since its first launch on 29 June 2007. Every year, the first thing that new iPhone users want to do is copy important data from the old iPhone to the new one. Besides using iTunes to make it, you’re also suggested to use IOTransfer to move all wanted data to your new iPhone without effort.
History of the iPhone
On the first launch date of iPhone, People waited outside the shops for days. It really shocked the competitors as the manufacturers of PC and music players suddenly emerged into the smartphone market. The first device was over-priced. At that time the iPhones were called as Jesus phone by media.
iPhone 1st gen ($499 and $599)
The first iPhone was announced on 9 January 2009 after several critics and rumors. Later it was introduced on 29 June 2007 in united states. Apple CEO Steve jobs had an idea of using the touch screen instead of conventional keypads as input. Jobs recruited lot of engineers on this sub-project which received best results. So Apple planned to launch iPhone devices in the market with the multi-touch feature. With people standing out of the retail stores’ many stores reported shortages in stocks. It later available in UK, France, Germany, Austria etc in late 2007.
iPhone 1st gen featured a 3.5-inch screen with 320×480 pixel resolution at 163 ppi . the iPhone powered by Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM1176JZ(F)-S v1.0 clocked at 620 MHz and for iPhone, the chip is Underclocked to 412 MHz coupled with 128MB eDRAM and 4,8 and 16Gb flash memory. Its GPU is PowerVR MBX Lite 3D GPU. The iPhone launched without an App Store and was restricted to the AT&T Inc network.
The iphone featured a 2.0MP rear shooter with geo tagging (manual tagging) and powered by a 3.7V 1400mAh Lithium ion battery.it also features basic elements like Microphone and connectivity options like Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE(850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) ,Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) ,Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0/Dock connector
iPhone 3G ($199 and $299)
iPhone 3G is the second gen device from Apple, which was introduced on 9th June 2008 at WWDC 2008, San Francisco, US. The iPhone 3G gets upgraded over its predecessor with 3G bandwidth, with additional features like GPS. the smartphone runs on iOS 2.0 and included an app store,iTunes store, mobile me and email etc.
The iPhone 3G featured a 3.5-inch screen with 320×480 pixel resolution at 163 ppi. the phone powered by Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM1176JZ(F)-S v1.0 clocked at 620 MHz and for iPhone, the chip is Underclocked to 412 MHz coupled with 128MB eDRAM and 8 and 16GB flash memory. Its GPU is PowerVR MBX Lite 3D GPU.
The iPhone featured a 2.0MP rear shooter with geo-tagging (auto-tagging) and powered by a 3.7V 1150mAh Lithium-ion battery.it also features basic elements like Microphone and connectivity options like Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE(850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) ,Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) ,Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0/Dock connector.
iPhone 3Gs ($199 and $299)
The iPhone 3Gs is the third smartphone from the maker launched on 19th June 2009. The iPhone 3Gs featured a 3.5-inch display with 480×320 pixel resolution at 163 ppi. The iPhone 3Gs is powered by Samsung S5PCC100 at 600MHz Arm Cortex A8. coupled with 256MB RAM and 8,16,32 GB flash memory. Its GPU is PowerVR SGX535.
The smartphone featured a 3 MP rear shooter with video recording at 30 fps and tap to focus option. Its connectivity options are Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE(850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz),Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1,900, 2,100 MHz),Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g),Bluetooth 2.1+EDR,Dock connector.
iPhone 4 ($199, $299 and $399)
The iPhone 4 is the 4th gen iPhone from the maker.the smartphone featured a new device design with two options Model A1332 (GSM model) and A1349 (CDMA model).The GSM model was launched on 24th June 2010 and CDMA model 10th February 2011and white variant for both has launched on 28th April 2011.
The smartphone featured a 3.5inch display with 960×640 resolution at 326 ppi and powered by Apple A4 CPU 1 GHz which is Underclocked to 800 MHz single core 32-bit ARM Cortex-A8 “Hummingbird” coupled with 512 MB DRAM and 8,16 and 32 GB internal storage.
The iPhone 4 holds a 5MP rear shooter with HD video recording (720p) and 0.3MP VGA front shooter. its Battery capacity is 3.7 V,1,420 mAh Lithium-ion battery. It included lots of features like Dual microphone 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front and back glass.
iPhone 4S ($199 , $299 and $399)
The iPhone 4S is the predecessor to the iPhone 4. The smartphone is the upgraded version of the existed model.iPhone 4s featured a 3.5 inch IPS TFT LCD display and powered by dual core Apple A5 chipset clocked at 800MHz coupled with 512 MB Ram and 8,16,32 and 64GB internal storage options.
The iPhone 4s holds an 8MP Sony Exmor IMX 145 rear shooter with HD recording capability of 1080 P and a 0.3 MP VGA front camera recording capability of 480P. the phone is powered by 1430 mAh battery . and holds a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also includes features like Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) (2.4 GHz only),Bluetooth 4.0 Combined GSM/CDMA antenna: quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE(800 850 900 1,800 1,900 MHz),Quad-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (800 850 900 1,900 2,100 MHz) (800 MHz unannounced),Dual-band CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A (800 1,900 MHz),GLONASS, Global Positioning System (GPS).
iPhone 5 ( $199, $299 and $399)
The iPhone 5 is announced in September 2011 with two million initial units sold in 24 hours of pre-order. The smartphone featured a 4 inch IPS TFT LCD display with 1136×640 pixels at 326 ppi. It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core 32 bit ARM V7-A processor coupled with 1GB LPDDR2 Ram and 16,32 or 64 GB internal storage.which runs on iOS 6.
The iPhone 5 sported an 8MP rear shooter with HD recording feature and 1.2MP front shooter with 720p video recording capability. the smartphone is powered by a 1440mAh battery pack. Its connectivity options included 3G and LTE and other options are same as its predecessor with lots of additional features.
The iPhone 5s was launched in September 2013 with minor changes in features when compared to iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 sported a 4 inch IPS LCD display with 326ppi. The phone featured an Apple A7 chipset clocked at 1300 MHz 64bit coupled with 1GB RAM and 16,32 or 64GB internal storage.
The smartphone holds a custom Sony Exmor RS 8MP rear shooter with the 1.2MP front shooter. Its connectivity options are similar to its predecessor, with a battery capacity of 1560mAh.
The iPhone 5c is similar to iPhone 5s with minor differences. The smartphone was launched on 20th September 2013. The 5c model sported a 4 inch multitouch display powered by Apple A6 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with 1 GB LPDDR2 RAM and 8,16 and 32GB internal memory running on iOS 7.0.
The smartphone featured similar camera setup, connectivity options and features as in iPhone 5s but with a slightly modified battery pack of 1510 mAh lithium-ion battery.
iPhone 6/6 Plus ($649)
Apple has announced iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on 19th September 2014 with new design theme and elements, this was the first model to have NFC support. The iPhone 6 has improved all its elements from design, the processor to camera setup.
The smartphone featured a 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive display powered by Apple A8 processor clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with 1GB LPDDR3 RAM and 16,32,64 and 128GB internal storage. iPhone 6 came up with iOS 8 and had 8MP autofocus rear shooter and 1.2MP front facing camera. It held 1810 mAh battery backup.
The iPhone 6 Plus sported a 5.5-inch display powered by the same processor, RAM and camera setup, the difference is in the battery package, the iPhone 6plus came with 2915 mAh battery spec.
iPhone 6 and 6 plus included various features in competing with its rivals, like, triple microphone, 3-axis gyroscope, 3axis accelerometer, digital compass, iBeacon, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, Touch ID fingerprint reader, barometer and other connectivity options.
iPhone 6s / 6s Plus ($549)
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was launched in September 2015. The iPhone 6s sported a 4.7 inch HD display and powered by Apple A9 chipset clocked at 1.84GHz coupled with 2GB RAM and 16,32,64 and 128 GB storage options. The iPhone 6S came up with 12MP rear shooter and a 5MP front facing camera, with battery pack of 1715 mAh.
The iPhone 6s plus featured a 5.5 inch full HD display with 401ppi pixel density. The smartphone is powered by the same processor, Memory and camera setup with 2750 mAh battery capacity in change.
iPhone SE ($399 and $499)
iPhone SE is the special Edition smartphone from Apple on 31st March 2016, which is a direct successor to 5s as it sports similar 4-inch display upgraded with features of 6S and 6S plus. Apple fans still preferred to use 4-inch smartphone than its 5.5 or 4.7-inch display featured, so Apple decided to give it a flashback.
The smartphone is powered by Apple A9 chipset coupled with 2GB RAM and 16,32,64 and 128GB storage options. It also featured a 12 MP rear shooter with phase detection auto focus and dual tone LED and 1.2MP front shooter with face detection and Facetime over Wifi or cellular feature. The SE sported a 1624 mAh non-removable battery and available in 4 colours.
iPhone 7/7 Plus ($649 and $769)
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus was launched on 16th September 2016. The iPhone 7 featured a 4.7 inch HD display with 326ppi pixel density. Powered by Apple A10 fusion chipset clocked at 2.34 GHz coupled with 2GB RAM and 32,128 and 256 GB internal storage options. The camera setup is 12Mp rear shooter with phase detection auto focus and quad LED flash, and a 7 MP front shooter with f/2.2, face detection, HDR and panaroma setup.
The iPhone 7 plus holds the same feature with a major difference like a 5.5inch HD display with 401 ppi pixel density, the same processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32,128 and 256GB storage options. Both the model doesn’t feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, instead, users have to listen to audio by means of lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter. The camera setup also resembles the iPhone 7 with 1960 mAh battery unit in iPhone 7 and 2900 mAh battery pack in iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone 8 is yet to be launched the smartphone, with unique features, like 5.8 inch OLED display which is bezel-less, vertically placed dual camera setup, embedded fingerprint scanner inside the OLED display, real glass panel, dual firing speakers and to sport wireless charging feature. iOS 11 confirmed that iPhone 8 will get an augmented reality in the future. The side holds some volume rocker , sleep/wake and Ring/Silent switcher. The iPhone 8 model is expected to launch by September this year. To know more about iPhone 8 leaked specs sheet related article.
Do you want to know the first phone related to Apple apart from the iPhone?
The Motorola Rokr the first device integrated with Apple inc’s iTunes music player. The Rokr phone was launched on 7th September 2005. This phone had huge expectations as it reported on collaborations with Motorola and Apple in late December.
The Rokr featured a 1.9inch display with 148ppi pixel density, with 11MB internal memory which can further be expanded upto 512 MB. It sported a VGA primary camera with 3.5mm headphone jack. It also featured a single sim with Bluetooth and USB 1.1 connectivity. It supported SMS, EMS, MMS Email and WAP 2.0 browser along with Java games.