iPhones in order

Looking to know iPhones in order of release date. Well, almost 47% of US smart phone users use Apple iPhone. It’s very popular, right? But do you know when did Apple release its first iPhone? And how many iPhones have been introduced since then?

In this article you will find list of every iPhone in chronological order that Apple has released.

iPhones in order

List of iPhones in chronological order:

1. 29 June 2007 - The iPhone:

The evolution of iPhone starts from 2007, when Apple released its first iPhone. Since then Apple is gaining popularity among Smartphone users. Their first iPhone was a huge success. It presented better technology and features than its competitors. Approximately, 1.39 million iPhones were sold worldwide. Some of its features are mentioned below,

  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Weight: Light weight (135 gm)
  • Screen size: 3.5”
  • Thickness: 11.6 mm
  • Camera: 2 MP

2. 11 July 2008 – iPhone 3G:

Almost after a year, Apple launched new iPhone in the market. People loved it. 11.36 million iPhones were sold with an increase of 9.997% in sales. It had 3G connectivity, which is also a reason for its name.

  • Storage: 8 GB
  • Screen size: 3.5”
  • Thickness: 12.3 mm
  • Weight: 133 gm
  • Camera: 2 MP

3. iPhone 3G(S) - 19 June 2009:

It had a new feature of voice control which people loved. 20.73 million iPhone 3G(S) were sold worldwide. Apple recorded 9.37% increase in sales as compared to iPhone 3G

  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Memory: 256 MB
  • Camera: 3 MP
  • Screen size: 3.5”

4. 24 June 2010 – iPhone 4:

With every new release Apple was gaining popularity. Their sales were increasing and people were loving their product. In 2010 Apple released iPhone 4.

39.99 million Units were sold which increased Apple’s sales to 19.26%. Have a look to some of it’s features.

  • Thickness: 9.3 mm
  • Screen size: 3.5”
  • Processor: Apple A4
  • Camera: 5 MP with HD recording
  • Memory: 12 MB

5. iPhone 4S- 14 October 2011:

New iPhone for new year. Apple introduced its famous digital assistant, Siri for the first time. 72.3 million iPhone 4S were sold worldwide with 32.31% increase in sales.

  • Camera : 8 MP
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Screen size: 3.5”
  • Processor: Apple A5

6. iPhone 5 - 21 September 2012:

Apple was making every new iPhone better than the last one. In iPhone 5 they introduced Apple maps for the first time. 125.4 million iPhones were sold. Apple declared 52.74% increase in sales.

  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Processor: Apple 6
  • Camera: 8MP

7. iPhone 5S and 5C - 20 September 2013:

iPhone 5S

Apple launched 2 new versions of iPhone 5 in 2013. iPhone 5S and 5C had almost similar features. Main difference was the colors. iPhone 5C had more color options than 5S.

Both 5C and 5S provided fingerprint touch ID and slow motion video recording.

Approximately 150.26 million units were sold and their sales increased 25.22% as compared to last year.

  • Screen size: 4” display
  • Camera : 8 MP
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Processor: A7

8. iPhone 6 and 6 plus- 19 September 2014:

After iPhone 5, it was time for iPhone 6. Apple launched 2 versions together. This time they introduced their users with Apple Pay.

In total 169.22 million iPhones were sold worldwide, with increased sale of 18.96%.

  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Screen size: 5.5”
  • Processor: Apple 8
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Memory: 2 GB

9. 25 September 2015 - iPhone 6S and 6S Plus:

With every launch Apple was getting better and people loved their iPhones. Their continuous increase in sales is enough to prove it. iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were a huge success.

According to record 231.22 million iPhones were sold, with increased sale of 62%.

  • Screen size: 4.7”
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Processor: Apple A9

10. 31 March 2016- iPhone SE:

Apple thought of bringing something affordable in the market so they released IPhone SE. At first people loved it but forgot it as soon as iPhone 7 was launched.

This was the first and till now last time when Apple’s sales was decreased to 19.34%. In total 211.88 million units were sold worldwide.

11. 16 September 2016- iPhone 7 and 7 plus:

iPhone 7

iPhone 7 and 7 plus were released together. Apple removed headphone jack to replace earbuds with Air Pods. People made it a successful even before its launch by pre-ordering it.

  • Storage: 256 GB
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Screen size: 4.7”
  • Processor: Apple A10 Fusion

Both iPhone 7 and 7 plus were launched in 5 colors, gold, silver Black, Jet black and rose gold.

12. 17 September 2011- iPhone 8 and 8 plus:

iPhone 8 and 8 plus had some new features.

Apple introduced wireless charging and glass cover on the back of the phone.

3 color options were available in iPhone 8 ,silver, space gray and a rosy gold color.

13. 3 November 2017- iPhone X

Apple did not launch IPhone 9 and jumped to IPhone X. They removed the home button in iPhone X. However, People didn’t like that much. Another new feature was face ID.

In total 216.76 million iPhone X were sold with 4.88% increase in sales.

iPhone X

  • Screen size: 5.8”
  • Camera: 12 MP dual camera
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic

Silver and space gray were the 2 color options for buyers of iPhone X.

Variations of iPhone X:

iPhone XS and XS Max:

On 21 September 2018 Apple released variations of this model in the form of XS and XS Max.

iPhone XR:

XR another version of iPhone X was released on 26 October 2018. It was more affordable than X, XS and XS Max. However, everyone agreed that it was not as good as previous ones.

14. iPhone 11- 20 September 2019:

Black, white, yellow, green, purple and red were the 6 color options in iPhone 11. Some of its features are mentioned below.

  • Screen size: 6.5”
  • Camera: 12 MP triple camera
  • Processor: Apple A13 Bionic

Variations of iPhone 11:

iPhone 11 Pro:

Apple Instantly released iPhone 11 pro. It was a little larger in size than iPhone 11.It also had a triple back camera.

iPhone 11 Pro Max:

iPhone 11 pro max is known to be the most expensive iPhone. Its features made apple fans buy it regardless of its price.

15. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro- 23 October 2020

With 5G speed and with MagSafe technology, Apple launched iPhone 12 and 12 pro in 2020. Both of them have durable gorilla glass front and back with ceramic shield which provides 4 times better drop protection.

iPhone 12

  • Weight: iPhone 12 pro is a little heavier than iPhone 12
  • Display type: Super retina XDR display
  • Processor: Apple A14 Bionic processor
  • Screen size: 6.1”

According to a study done in US the most liked feature of iPhone 12 is 5G speed. The second is MagSafe technology.

5 colors are available in iPhone 12, red, black, white, dark blue and light green.

16. 13 November 2020 - iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 pro max

We have reached from oldest to latest iPhone that is released. These 2 versions of iPhone 12 were released almost after a month. Let’s have a look to their features.

iPhone 12 Mini:

  • Thickness: 7.4 mm
  • Screen size: 5.4”
  • Processor: Apple A14 Bionic
  • Camera: 12 MP

It is available in 5 colors, green, red, white, black and blue.

iPhone 12 Pro Max:

  • Thickness: 7.4 mm
  • Screen size: 6.7”
  • Processor: Apple A14 Bionic
  • Weight: 228 gm
  • Camera: 12 MP

Silver, gold, pacific blue and graphite are the 4 color options for buyers.

Frequently asked questions:

1. Which color of iPhone 11 is the most popular?

Among all 6 colors red is the most popular color of iPhone 11. Here’s all 6 colors of iPhone 11 from most to least popular.

1 Red
2 Black
3 White
4 Green
5 Purple
6 Yellow

2. Why did Apple stop selling iPhone XS?

A lot of iPhone XS’s features were similar to iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. This similarity could affect the sales of iPhone 11. So Apple stopped selling iPhone XS before launching iPhone 11.

3. Is purple color of iPhone 11 good?

If you want to buy iPhone 11 and want something different from black and white then green and purple colors might attract you. Both of them are light (especially purple) pastel type shades.

4. Which is the most sold iPhone of 2020?

This title goes to iPhone 11. It is the most sold iPhone in the whole world.

5. Which iPhone 12 model is sold the most?

Apple said that the pro versions of iPhone 12 were the most sold. So iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are the most sold models of iPhone 12.

6. Is iPhone 12 waterproof?

Don’t worry if you spilled water on your new iPhone 12. It can sustain 6 meters or 19.6 feet of water for 30 minutes.

7. Should I buy iPhone 8 or 8 Plus?

Both of them perform all the basic functions pretty well. iPhone 8 is a little smaller in size than 8 Plus. Moreover, 8 Plus is better in some features like camera, quality and battery life.

So if you want to save some bucks you can go for iPhone 8.

8. Is iPhone 6 worth buying in 2021?

You can get iPhone 6 in 2021. It performs all the basic tasks that a latest smartphone does. So if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on the latest iPhone then you can consider iPhone 6.

9. How often should I charge iPhone 12?

Apple has recommended to charge it overnight. iPhone 12 has this cool feature that it stops when the battery is full. So you can’t overcharge it.

10. Is iPhone 11 waterproof?

iPhone 11 can survive in 2 meters of water for 30 minutes. So it can easily handle spills and splashes.


So this was the history of iPhone, a complete list of iPhones in order of release. Apple launched its first iPhone in 2007 and since then they have released at least 1 new iPhone every year. Their all iPhones were successful. In the present date Apple has become a sensation. It has its own fandom.

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