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No product ever manages to fully live up to its hype as the iPhone does. Apple's smartphone has always managed to surprise the fans and leaving them wanting for more. As Apple fans eagerly await the new iPhone, lets takes you through the decade when the iPhone repeatedly redefined the smartphone kingdom.

1/12ReutersThe very first iPhone

The very first iPhone

Apple founder Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone on January 9, 2007. The device was priced at $499 for the 4GB model and $599 for the 8GB variant. The smartphone featured a 3.5-inch display with 320×480 pixels resolution and ran on iOS 3.1.3 powered by a 412MHz processor. It also had a 2MP rear camera and a non-removable battery.

2/12ReutersiPhone 3G

iPhone 3G

After an year, Apple unveiled the first iPhone's successor dubbed as iPhone 3G.
The phone had a built-in GPS, and and increased storage capacity. The smartphone was the first iPhone to host the App Store and was priced at $199 for 8GB and $299 for 16GB. The tech giant introduced location services with this handset.
The iPhone 3G flaunted a 3.5-inch display with 320×480 pixels resolution, and it runs on iOS. The device had a 412MHz processor paired with 128MB RAM and houses a 2MP rear camera.

3/12ReutersiPhone 3GS

iPhone 3GS

Steve Jobs announced the faster iPhone 3GS at WWDC, on June 19, 2009. With almost similar form factor the new iPhone was twice faster as compared to the earlier launched iPhone 3G. The 32GB iPhone 3G S was sold at $299, whereas the 16GB model went for $199. i
Phone 3GS has a 3.5-inch display with 320×480 pixels resolution, and it ran iOS 3. Unlike the 3G, the 3GS could record video and its voice control functionality was a predecessor to Siri. The handset was powered by a 600 MHz Cortex A8 processor coupled with 256MB of RAM.
It featured a 3.15MP rear camera, and also a non-removable battery. The phone sold a million in its first weekend.

4/12ReutersiPhone 4

iPhone 4

Apple introduced the redesigned iPhone 4 in June 2010 with the newly named iOS 4 and the FaceTime video chat. However, the bundled pricing remained the same $199 for a 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB version.
iPhone 4 was the first smartphone with the high-resolution Retina display. The smartphone was powered by 1GHz Cortex A8 processor. It featured a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front facing camera for video calling.

5/12ReutersiPhone 4S

iPhone 4S

It was the first iPhone to host Siri. Apple launched the new iPhone 4S in October 2011, few weeks after Steve Jobs stepped down from the position of CEO. The new CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new smartphone and talked about its dual-core A5 processor. Along with the 16GB and 32GB models, Apple also introduced 64GB variant at a bundled price of $399.
iPhone 4S featured a 3.5-inch display with 640×960 pixels resolution. It was powered by a Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9 processor clubbed with 512MB of RAM. The smartphone had an 8MP rear with LED flash and a VGA front camera.

6/12ReutersiPhone 5

iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5 was the first version to sport a 4-inch display. The smartphone was launched in 2012, and it was touted to be the slimmer version of the iPhone 4S.
This time, the price of all the three variants (16GB, 32GB, 64GB) remained the same as before. iPhone 5 runs on iOS 6 operating system is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor. It has an 8MP rear and 1.2MP front camera for photography, and it packs a 1,440 mAh battery.

7/12AFPiPhone 5S and 5C

iPhone 5S and 5C

In September 2010, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced two new iPhones. The company launched the upscale version called iPhone 5S and a less expensive colourful version iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5S is powered by a faster 64-bit A7 Soc, Touch ID and a new motion data processor.
The iPhone 5C came with a bundled price tag of $99 for 16GB, whereas the iPhone 5S started at $199 for the same variant. Both the smartphones have a 4-inch display and runs on iOS 7. The phone has an 8MP primary and 1.2MP secondary camera.

8/12ReutersiPhone 6 and 6 Plus

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

For the second consecutive time, Apple unveiled two iPhones together. This time the company launched iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display and iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5-inch screen. Both the smartphones sport new A8 processors, which are said to be faster and more efficient as compared to its predecessors.
Both the handsets offered an upgraded camera and NFC integration to access Apple Pay. The iPhone 6 is priced the same as 2013’s iPhone 5S, the Plus model is $100 more. Both the devices come equipped with an 8MP camera at the rear end and a 1.2MP front snapper. It runs on iOS 8.

9/12ReutersiPhone 6S and 6S Plus

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus

Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus meaty updates to the earlier launched models. The smartphones came with the new force touch technology called 3D Touch and an upgraded 12MP iSight camera capable of recording 4K videos. Both the handsets are powered by a faster A9 chip and runs in iOS 9.
iPhone 6S costs $649, $749 and $849 for the 16, 32, and 64GB variants. Similarly, iPhone 6S Plus was priced at $749, $849 and $949 for the three storage options.

10/12AFPiPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple unveiled iPhone 7 on September 8, 2016. iPhone 7 has one, zooming 12-megapixel camera. Starting at $649, it is the same price as the 6S predecessor. The larger 7 'Plus' edition, starting at $769, would feature two cameras, including a telephoto lens. Apple removed the analog headphone jack from both new models and the phone was supplied with wireless earphones called Air Pods.

11/12ReutersiPhone SE

iPhone SE

Apple launched its new ‘Special Edition’ iPhone dubbed as iPhone SE on May 2017. It flaunts a 4-inch display and is priced at $399 (bundled pricing). Other specifications of the device are 12MP rear camera, 1,2MP front camera and Touch ID.
It runs the updated iOS 9.3 operating system. It will be available in Silver, Gray, Gold, Rose Gold colours. It is expected that Apple will be launching the handset on April 8 with a price tag of Rs 39,990.

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