a Iphone It is probably the most famous line of smartphones in the world. From its launch in 2007 until today, an Apple product is an industry reference and dictates trends in technology, quality and above all design. Since the first model, the devices impose some rules that are commonly adopted by competitors in the mobile market.
So, in anticipation of the announcement of the iPhone 14, which is scheduled to arrive in September, the TecMundo It reminds us of the design innovations of different generations of this very popular device created by Steve Jobs.
Check out below the major visual changes in the iPhone line since Apple devices came on the market!
iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS
Original iPhone / iPhone 3G / iPhone 3GSSource: Apple (quoted)
The first iPhone was launched in 2007, and revolutionized the mobile phone market as we know it today. In addition to the Internet connection that actually worked, the device abandoned the famous built-in keyboard, leaving it for good On-screen keyboardthat was sensitive touch.
The cell phone had a thick body made of plastic, 3.5 inchAnd a small notch in the back for the main camera and the home button in the middle. The following year, it was time for the first update, the iPhone 3G, which brought the popular 3G connectivity and the App Store, but retained a very similar design. In 2009, it was time to release the iPhone 3GS for the first time, which managed to put more processing and a better camera, but without optical innovations.
iPhone 4 and 4s
iPhone 4Source: Apple / Disclosure
In 2010, Apple changed the bar again, bringing iPhone 4 For the game, this is the first major update to the streak after 3 years of existence. The new model retained the central button and rounded edges, but invested in a file straighter bodyNo ripples on the back.
The body of the device has received good touches of aluminum and steel, something that will appear in many high-end smartphones in the future. The screen stayed at 3.5 inches, but it had a higher resolution screen, the famous Retina display. In fact, this was the first iPhone with a file front camerafor selfies, approximately in the middle of the screen.
2011 saw the launch of the iPhone 4S, which kept the redesign formula, only improving technical specifications and introducing the device’s default Siri assistant. In the same year, Steve Jobs passed away, transferring the baton of Apple CEO to Tim Cook, who remains in the position to this day.
iPhone 5, 5S and iPhone 5c
iPhone 5 and 5S / iPhone 5CSource: Apple (quoted)
In September 2012, the iPhone 5 was launched, debuting a 4 inch screenand, of course, improving your time, such as introducing the Lightning connection charging. The look hasn’t changed much, though the back is split into two parts with more color options.
The iPhone 5S, from 2013, didn’t innovate much in looks, but it did bring a fingerprint sensor to unlock the device. The iPhone 5c, which was launched in the same year, was designed as a cheaper version of the line, and it returns with a plastic body and a very sturdy color case.
iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, 6S Plus
iPhone 6Source: Apple / Disclosure
jump to 2014, iPhone 6 Released with another display change, now go to 4.5 incheswhile its older brother, the also announced iPhone 6 Plus, hit the market with 5.5 inch Full HD Resolution. The look hasn’t changed much from its predecessor, but it seems to have been tweaked a bit to have a more streamlined tone.
A year later, Apple did not change the family of the device, and did a “meticulous” update with iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. The design has stayed the same, just adding new colors, and a build that’s reinforced with more aluminum, as one of the big issues with the 2014 version was that many users reported their devices easily flexed.
iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
iPhone SE (1st generation)Source: Apple / Disclosure
In 2016, iPhone SE It was launched as a cheaper version of the iPhone 6 family, however, with a change of nomenclature and a design very similar to the last two generations of Apple.
In the same year, the company announced the great successors to the line, with iPhone 7 and 7 Pluswhich had visual differences and significant change: No headphone jack. The basic version abandoned the straight back of its predecessors, and a body appeared with slight ripples in the transition with the edges. The rear camera was more bouncy this time around, and the tone was going for something more neutral, with 4.7 inch screen.
iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 PlusSource: Apple (quoted)
The iPhone 7 Plus was larger, at 5.5 inches, with a similar appearance, but Increase camera unit The background is in landscape form, which includes a main sensor and an additional lens for zoom.
iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X
iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 PlusSource: Apple (quoted)
In 2017, Apple didn’t change the way it did much with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus family, and kept a very similar look to the last generation, but now, More premium finishing touches Made of glass and aluminum, giving the feel of a more refined product.
In the same year, a decade after the launch of the original iPhone, the company announced iPhone X, which would revolutionize the market again. Forget the famous home button and welcome back A 5.7 inch Super Retina OLED display that covers the entire front of the device.
iPhone XSource: Apple / Disclosure
The product still has smoother edges and a very interesting addition, the famous slit on screen, Any sort of horizontal notch centered at the top of the screen, which houses the front camera and the latter’s FaceID. The rear unit of the cameras was vertically in the form of pills.
iPhone XR, XS and XS Max
iPhone XR / iPhone XS and XS MaxSource: Apple (quoted)
In 2018, the company revived the iPhone XR, releasing a 6.1-inch screen, a camera with a jump sensor and a design practically identical to the iPhone X. In the same year, the XS and XS Max models were also launched with a new look very similar to the previous generation. The big difference this time around was the iPhone XS Max, which, as the name suggests, has maximized the screen to 6.5 inches.
iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max baseSource: Apple / Disclosure
2019 was a significant year for Apple, as it shaped part of the look that devices embrace today. Although the construction is very similar, the big difference ends in Rear camera modulewhich has a square shape and is more rebound, and contains various sensors.
The 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max versions followed the modernity, only adding more luxurious materials in the chassis configuration, while maintaining the skeleton, so to speak.
iPhone SE 2020
iPhone SE (2nd generation)Source: Apple / Disclosure
a iPhone SE 2020 was another attempt by Apple to launch a new device in keeping with the old features, low price and popular design, with colorful plastic casing, home button, etc. The “old” features ensured success with the most nostalgic, causing the line to establish itself as an affordable option for the brand.
iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Base and Mini / iPhone 12 Pro and Pro MaxSource: Apple (quoted)
In the same year, the company launched four more smartphones, and opened its twelfth generation, if you can call it that. This time the brand brought a file iPhone mini To compete, it has a 5.4-inch “small” screen. The company also ramped up what was already a big one, getting the iPhone 12 Pro Max Huge 6.7 inch screen.
The visual changes were subtle, adding an aluminum strip on the side, and keeping the camera unit “square” with more and more sensors. Building models gained top Ceramic shield protectionthat is, nanoceramic crystals in the composition of the cell body.
iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 and Mini / iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max baseSource: Apple (quoted)
The latest models in the released lineup don’t change much for the iPhone 12 family, while maintaining a very similar design to the cameras and housing with the Ceramic Shield. To achieve justice, the The camera module has just been rearrangedNow the sensors are positioned diagonally.
With the announcement scheduled for next September 7th, the most prominent features of the iPhone 14 line should be the Pro and Pro Max segment devices. The hardware will have a rework in the notch, which will give life to a file Pill shaped incisionAccording to a recently leaked movie image.
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At the moment, Apple is expected to release four models of the family: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Mobile phones should receive the long-awaited A16 processor, with TSMC’s manufacturing process, which can make huge leaps in performance, but above all, more than 20% in energy efficiency.
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