Last Updated: January 11, 2019, 16:28 IST
Apple iPhone 3G: The very first iPhone, it was indeed revolutionary at its time. Touchscreen phones were very new and unique for consumers at that point—this iPhone had a 3.5-inch multi-touch display.
Apple iPhone 3GS: “The fastest, most powerful iPhone yet,” was how the iPhone 3GS was sold. This packed in a more powerful processor and included more RAM and storage space, compared with the iPhone 3G.
Apple iPhone 4: . This was also the first iPhone to support the CDMA mobile networks, in various countries.
Apple iPhone 4S: It packed in an updated processor as well as a better camera. Along with the new iOS 5 operating system, the iPhone 4S introduced the world to voice recognition assistant Siri as well as cloud storage service iCloud, both unique propositions at the time.
Apple iPhone 5: The iPhone 5 ushered in a lot of stuff which remains a part of the latest line-up of Apple iPhones as well—the Lightning connector for charging and data transfer (the iPhones till now had used a wider 30-pin connector) and the earbuds.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: There was, however, the entire “Bendgate” furore after some users reported the iPhone 6 Plus bending, under pressure at certain angles.
Apple iPhone 6S Plus: These iPhones also introduced the 3D touch technology, which detects differing pressure of your touch on the iPhone’s screen and allows quicker access to app menus and execute certain tasks quicker.
Following the trend of the “s” line-up over the years, the 6s and the 6s Plus were more powerful updates of the 6 and 6 Plus.
The SE, to be honest, was a bit unexpected. Apple truly believed that consumers wanted a smaller screen size, and hence the return of the 4-inch display already seen on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s before this.
A lot changed with the 7 series of the iPhone. The 3.5mm headphone jack has finally been given a send-off in both phones, water resistance was added
In terms of performance, iPhone 7 and 7plus were the most powerful iPhones till date.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus ran the very powerful A11 Bionic processor. (Image: Reuters)
In terms of the looks iPhone 8 and 8 Plus looked very similar to the predecessors, except for one big change—the glass layer on the back, which enabled wireless charging, making these the first iPhones to do so
he biggest iPhone evolution in years. Gone was the home button which had resided below the display, for years now.
Apple iPhone XS and XS Max: The new iPhones, running the A12 Bionic processor are as much as is 15 percent faster than the excellent A11 Bionic.
Apple iPhone XR: Distinctly beautiful, available in many colours, but in most respects, as capable and powerful as the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.