The iPhone, 9 years later

It was June 29, 2007 when Steve Jobs, would present to the world the great evolution and revolution of the mobile phone industry. A device that would mark a before and after in the world of technology. The iPhone .

This first iPhone was by no means a giant leap in terms of functionality, but opened a huge door for all the big manufacturers we now know within the smartphone category .

The passing of the years

The iPhone, 9 years later
The iPhone, 9 years later

Since that day, it has been 10 generations and 13 devices that have come to light . Among them we have seen great leaps, some great innovation, proposals that have not gone ahead, others that have had continuity and generations that return renewed years later with important face-lifts. In this article we will see, in a very brief way, the timeline drawn by Apple during these 9 years on the iPhone.

The key that opened the door

With the first generation of the iPhone, Apple not only presented one more device, but it showed a new design, a new category, a more complete mobile device. The closest thing to a computer we could carry in our pockets .

The 3G has arrived

A good wash of its previous generation and the incorporation of support for Assisted GPS, 3G data and Triband UMTSHSDPA support , were the most outstanding new features that Apple presented with the iPhone 3G.

Speed appeared

At first glance, there was nothing new to note, having kept the same look. However, the S that he incorporated after the 3G was no mere coincidence, it means Speed , and that was the great novelty of what has possibly been the most notorious jump between generations of iPhone, the speed .

A new way of looking at things

This time there was a major aesthetic change. More square and glass behind. Although the most outstanding novelty of this model was not that, but the appearance for the first time of what we know as the screen Retina Display .

The speed, again, the difference

Again, a physical aspect almost traced to its previous generation. And once again, the most decisive factor was speed . Also arriving with the iPhone 4S was an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p support that added the cherry on top of a device that will have software support until the final release of iOS 10.

The change in size

The market required it, the 3.5 inches were quite scarce, so Apple launched its first 4-inch device , the iPhone 5. In addition to the software improvements, Apple returned to its origins, replacing the rear window with aluminium.


Not only did the Speed version of the iPhone 5 arrive this time, with quite a few important improvements, notably the incorporation of the first 64-bit processor on the market for smartphones, the iPhone 5C also appeared. This last one, called to be the most “economical” was an iPhone 5 with a plastic back. It was not exactly the best work by Cupertino’s company.

Even bigger

The curves are back and the size is bigger on iPhone 6, while the aluminum is still on the back. However, we can’t say that this is the most outstanding new feature of the keynote. The arrival of an improved 5.5-inch iPhone – the iPhone 6 Plus – eclipsed its little brother, entering the market of phablets unheard of by Apple until then.

The present

The latest generation we already know. The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus along with the iPhone 5 SE. Power and innovation -3D Touch- that shape the company’s present and future .

The future

There are many rumors and news coming out day after day about the next generations of iPhone. We’re getting closer to the decade since the iPhone’s appearance. We will see that Apple is saving us to complete 10 years of products that perhaps, without being the best in many cases, has always managed to be a major player in the evolution of technology .

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