iPhone 12: How Apple's Smartphone Evolved Since 2007

iPhone 12: How Apple's Smartphone Evolved Since 2007

Apple's Smartphone Evolved


Apple unveiled its new iPhone 12, whose main features were its connectivity to the latest generation 5G network and the different versions available for this edition of the smartphone, which are the Mini, Pro, Pro Max, and the standard.

This year, Tim Cook promised the arrival of "a new era" with the device. It is not surprising, since year after year, the smartphone has changed both the software and the hardware to become one of the best options in the mid-range and high. Although it seems that its design has not changed much since its launch in 2007, here we share chronologically how it has evolved:

iPhone 1 / 2G


The cell phone had a capacity of 4 and 8 GB in its first versions. Later, in 2008, the 16GB version was released. Your operating system started with iOS 3.1.3

iPhone 3GS

This new version increased its capacity to 8, 16, and 32 GB at its launch in 2009 —for the first two and 2010 for the third version—, as well as the iOS 6.1.6 operating system.

iPhone 4 and 4S

Its launch was in 2010, and it impressed its consumers by having a more rectangular shape and a glass base. It had a capacity for 8, 16, and 32 GB.

The S version was released in 2011 with a similar presentation to the previous one, but with improvements in its system for updates. Also, it featured a version with a storage capacity of 64 GB and the Siri assistant. It worked with the operating system iOS 5.0 up to version 9.3.6

The S version was the first to be introduced by Tim Cook - current Apple owner - and not Steve Jobs.

iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S

The 2012 smartphone was presented as the sixth generation, with capacities of 16, 32, and 64 GB and an iOS system from 6.0 to 10.3.4. The C version was presented as a cheaper one due to the material with which it was created and its memory capacity of 8 GB.




On the other hand, the S version - presented in 2013 as the seventh generation - with the promise of a system twice as fast as its predecessor. It started with the iOS 7 operating system and currently works with update 12.

iPhone 6, 6 PLUS, 6S and 6S PLUS

Launched in 2014, the standard version had a 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB presentation; Currently, it still works with the iOS 12 operating system, although it started with version 8.

The PLUS version was released with capacities of 16, 64, and 128 GB. While the 2015 S version had the option of 32GB capacity, the iOS system was 9 and currently allows the update to 14.

Finally, the 6S PLUS has 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB of storage. His system started with iOS 11 and currently allows 14.

iPhone SE

This is the first generation of Apple's budget phones of 2016, introduced as part of the ninth generation. Although the device is discontinued, it still allows the update to iOS 14 from last month.

iPhone 7 and 7 PLUS

It was presented in 2016 with capacities of 32, 128, and 256 GB and the iOS 10 system - currently, it allows iOS 14 -. This version changed the 3.5mm headphone port through the Lightning port.

For its part, the 7 PLUS brought with it the RED version, that is, an edition of this iPhone in red with capacities of 128 and 256 GB that fought against HIV.

iPhone 8 and 8 PLUS

The phones were announced in 2017 alongside the iPhone X, whose main attraction was wireless charging. Its capacity is available in 64, 128, and 256 GB. It currently works with the iOS 10 to iOS 14 system.

iPhone X, XR, and Xs

Released on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone in 2018, with 64 and 256 GB introductions. This version of the smartphone eliminated the classic start button that, since its creation, included the bottom of the screen. The XR had a memory of 64, 128, and 256 GB. And the Xs version with 64, 256, and 512 GB.

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro MAX

In 2019, the new Apple smartphones arrived with 64, 128, and 256 GB in their standard version. From this device, the signature prevents deactivating the collection of data and location. This line of iPhones surprised consumers with its triple camera on the rear.

Version 11 Pro and 11 Pro MAX are available in 64, 256, and 512 GB.

iPhone SE (Second generation)

In April 2020, Apple introduced its new version of the budget iPhone and brought back the lower screen button with a fingerprint sensor.

They present the new iPhone SE, Apple's "cheap" smartphone.

According to Apple, the iPhone SE is constructed with aerospace-grade aluminum and durable glass design. It is resistant to water and dust. It is available in 64, 128, and 256 GB models.

iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and Mini

This year has been the one that Apple has announced the largest number of versions of its smartphone since its inception. The new feature of this iPhone is its connectivity to the next-generation 5G network and promises to be, according to Tim Cook, "the beginning of a new era" of mobile devices.

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