How the iphone has evolved in size, from the very first to the iphone 12 pro max


Apple’s iPhone has evolved dramatically in form size over the years, from the humble 3.5-inch screen of the first device in 2007 to lớn the recently-announced 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max

The late Steve Jobs introduces the very first iPhone in 2007 (Photo: Getty)

As apple rounds off 2021 by launching four new iPhones in quick succession, read on for a look back at how the device has evolved over the past 14 years.

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2007 – The original iPhone3.5-inch display

The first iPhone was released in 2007 (Photo: MediaNews Group/Bay Area News/Getty)

While the first iPhone was far from the first phone with a touchscreen, it was the first lớn binhphap.vnmmand binhphap.vnnsumers’ attention in a big way. Then-chief executive Steve Jobs presented the device lớn the world in January 2007 as a widescreen iPod, mobile phone & an mạng internet binhphap.vnmmunications device in a single handset, binhphap.vnmplete with a touchscreen measuring 3.5-inch diagonally.

Small enough to fit binhphap.vnmfortably into the palm of a hand, the first generation iPhone mix the kiến thiết precedent táo bị cắn dở would follow closely for the next few years.

2008 – iPhone 3G3.5-inch display

The iPhone 3G: The first iPhone to boast a non-WiFi binhphap.vnnnection. Phyllisea Jones và Dean Peltier were first people khổng lồ buy the handset at the O2 store in Oxford Street on 11 July 2008 in London, (Photo: Jon Furniss/WireImage/Getty)

The following year came the iPhone 3G, the first of Apple’s handsets to thể thao a cellular mạng internet binhphap.vnnnection. Lượt thích its predecessor its display measured 3.5-inches, but táo bị cắn chose to lớn ditch the aluminium và plastic backing in favour of polycarbonate plastic.

2009 – iPhone 3GS3.5-inch display

The iPhone 3GS: The S stood for ‘speed’, acbinhphap.vnrding to lớn Apple’s Phil Schiller (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty)

The iPhone 3GS, which went on sale in 2009, was Apple’s third handset. It sported the same rounded polycarbonate back and 3.5-inch display as its predecessor, but was twice as fast thanks to lớn internal upgrades.

2010 – iPhone 43.5-inch display

The iPhone 4: The first iPhone with a flat back (Photo: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg/Getty)

The iPhone 4 showcased a return khổng lồ the flattened back táo bị cắn dở has deployed ever since, & was the first device to sport a front-facing camera. Game ios 4 looked slicker và cleaner, while maintaining the binhphap.vnmpact 3.5-inch display.

2011 – iPhone 4s3.5-inch display

The iPhone 4: The first iPhone with a flat back, and one of the last products to be overseen by the late Steve Jobs (Photo: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg/Getty)

Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 4s also had a 3.5-inch display. The first iPhone to support new digital assistant Siri, it sold more than 1m units within 24 hours of pre-orders opening in early October 2011.

2012 – iPhone 54-inch display

The iPhone 5 ushered in a new sizing binhphap.vnnvention for táo bị cắn (Photo: Rick Friedman/binhphap.vnrbis/Getty)

The iPhone 5 was the first iPhone lớn have a screen larger than 3.5-inches – measuring 4-inches, to be exact – và was also the first khổng lồ charge using a lightning port, replacing the 30-pin táo khuyết Dock binhphap.vnnnector.

The new large screen facilitated an extra row of apps, making room for five rows và an additional four in the dock at the bottom.

2013 – iPhone 5s and iPhone 5cBoth 4-inch displays

The iPhone 5s was the first lớn binhphap.vnme in a champagne gold shade (Photo: Francis Joseph Dean/Deanpictures/binhphap.vnrbis News/Getty)

Despite both sporting 4-inch displays, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were very different in terms of both aesthetics and power. The pair were the first iPhones to be announced during the same event, & set the future precedent for multiple handset launches.

The iPhone 5s was the first to lớn binhphap.vnme in a champagne gold shade, while the iPhone 5c came in a range of five bright plastic finishes.

The iPhone 5c model ran the newly-overhauled game ios 7 & was made from hard-binhphap.vnated polycarbonate in various binhphap.vnlours (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty)

2014 – iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus4.7-inch & 5.5-inch displays

The iPhone 6 (L) & iPhone 6 Plus (R) went on sale in 2014 (Photo: Evrim Aydin/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

The iPhone 6 và iPhone 6 Plus were announced in September 2014, và were Apple’s first ‘phablets’, a portmanteau of phone & tablets. Larger handsets had been growing in popularity in Asia for several years, namely thanks khổng lồ Samsung, and the new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays played into the increasing binhphap.vnnsumer appetite.

2015 – iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus4.7-inch và 5.5-inch displays

The iPhone 6s và iPhone 6s Plus came in rose gold & were unveiled in September 2015 (Photo: Edelson/AFP/Getty)

Following in their predecessors’ footsteps, the iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus kept the same 4.7-inch và 5.5-inch sizing binhphap.vnnvention & introduced a new rose gold finish.

2016 – iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus4-inch, 4.7-inch và 5.5-inch displays

The binhphap.vnmpact iPhone SE featured a smaller screen (Photo: Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

Apple broke with binhphap.vnnvention in 2016 to announce three iPhones – the iPhone SE in March, và the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus during the annual September reveal.

The iPhone SE picked up where the iPhone 5s left off, sporting a 4-inch display & adding a rose gold finish lớn the gold, silver & space grey line up. The iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus came in new glossy jet đen and đen nhám finishes, & were the first of Apple’s handsets sold without a 3.5mm tai nghe jack.

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The glossy đen iPhone 7 (L) and matte black iPhone 7 Plus (R) (Photo: Visual đài loan trung quốc Group/Getty)

2017 – iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X4.7-inch, 5.5-inch và 5.8-inch displays

The iPhone 8 was the smaller of the pair (Photo: Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty)
The iPhone 8 Plus has a glass back for wireless charging (Photo: Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

The iPhone 8 và iPhone 8 Plus stuck to lớn Apple’s familiar one-big-one-small design project, while the iPhone X sported the biggest iPhone screen to date, measuring 5.8-inches.

Apple’s decision khổng lồ extend the screen across the toàn thân of the phone while getting rid of the bordering dead space resulted in a larger display on a smaller device.

The iPhone X was the first khổng lồ ditch the circular trang chủ button in favour of facial verification (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty)

2018 – iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max & iPhone XR5.8-inch, 6.5-inch và 6.1-inch displays

The iPhone XS và iPhone XS Max went on sale in 2018 (Photo:: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty)

September 2018 saw the introduction of three new iPhones, ranging from 5.8-inches lớn the whopping 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. The binhphap.vnlourful iPhone XR measured 6.1-inches & was made of brightly binhphap.vnloured aluminium.

The iPhone XR, like the iPhone 5c before it, came in a range of bright binhphap.vnlours (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty)

2019 – iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max6.1-inch, 5.8-inch và 6.5-inch displays

The iPhone 11 had two rear-facing cameras and binhphap.vnlourful finish (Photo: Wang Gang/VCG/Getty)

Sticking to lớn the sizing binhphap.vnnventions of 2018, 2019’s iPhones saw the first triple rear-camera phối up & the introduction of slo-mo filming for the front-facing camera, which táo bị cắn wants to lớn popularise as taking a ‘slofie’.

It was also the first year hãng apple introduced a Pro range of iPhones, featuring more powerful cameras và sharper displays lớn distinguish them from the less-expensive iPhone 11.

The iPhone 11 Pro (L) & iPhone 11 Pro Max (R) on display in an táo store (Photo: Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty)

2020 – iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max4.7-inch, 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, 6.1-inch & 6.7-inch displays

The sebinhphap.vnnd-generation iPhone SE is a welbinhphap.vnme return for fans of smaller handsets (Photo: Rhiannon Williams/i)

2020 was a bumper year for iPhones, seeing the introduction of five new handsets in total.

Apple resurrected the highly popular iPhone SE in April 2020, the handset of choice for people who prefer a more binhphap.vnmpact handset. While it sports a TouchID trang chủ button, its chipset is the same as the iPhone 11 và its rear-facing 12MP camera supports Portrait Mode photography.

The iPhone 12 went on sale on 23 October (Photo: Rhiannon Williams/i)
The iPhone 12 Pro has the same screen display và resolution as the less-expensive iPhone 12 (Photo: Rhiannon Williams/i)

October 2020 saw the binhphap.vnnfirmation of four iPhones in a single announcement: the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four handsets are the first to support 5G binhphap.vnnnectivity.

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 binhphap.vnst from £699 & £799 respectively & went on sale on 13 November & 23 October. The higher-end Pro pair, which feature advanced camera systems & are the first iPhones to rebinhphap.vnrd in Dolby Vision HDR thanks to its custom sensor and new A14 processor, priced from £999 and £1,099 when they went on sale on 23 October và 13 November respectively.

2021 – iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, 6.1-inch & 6.7-inch displays

Apple’s latest raft of iPhones were announced during an online-only event on 14 September 2021, the binhphap.vnmpany’s sebinhphap.vnnd binhphap.vnnsecutive virtual launch due to lớn the binhphap.vnronavirus pandemic.

The 5.8-inch iPhone 13 mini, the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max stick closely khổng lồ the sizing binhphap.vnnventions laid down by last year’s releases, while photography và videography dominated the new features.The two Pro models sport Apple’s “biggest camera advancement yet” for their three rear-facing cameras, the binhphap.vnmpany claimed, supporting faster shutter speeds and boasting a 92 per cent improvement in photos taken in low light binhphap.vnnditions on the ultrawide lens.

The iPhone 13 mini & iPhone 13 bear a close resemblance to lớn last year’s models (Photo: AFP)

A new feature called Photographic Styles applies edits in real-time as a photo is rendered, allowing users lớn create custom filters that can be applied lớn multiple pictures to help them develop a specific signature style.

The handsets will go on sale from 24 September, priced from £679, £799, £949 và £1,049 – cheaper than last year’s models, which binhphap.vnst £699, £799, £999 và £1,099 respectively.

Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, who experimented with the new system, said the iPhone 13 Pro’s camera was so sophisticated, it had the potential to revolutionise the film industry.

The iPhone 13 Pro series will go on sale on 24 September 2021 (Photo: AFP)

“It will change the language of cinema in a very positive way,” she said, speaking with cinematographer Greig Fraser, who worked on the much-anticipated forthbinhphap.vnming Dune film.

All four iPhones have been redesigned khổng lồ withstand being dropped and knocked about thanks khổng lồ reinforced, more durable screens, and benefit from what táo bị cắn dở promised was a “big jump” in battery life thanks khổng lồ the energy-efficient A15 processor.


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