iPhone

The iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. that use Apple's iOS mobile operating system. The first-generation iPhone was announced by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007. Since then, Apple has annually released new iPhone models and iOS updates. As of November 1, 2018, more than 2.2 billion iPhones had been sold.

iPhone
The front face of an iPhone 13 Pro in Sierra Blue
DeveloperApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn, Pegatron, Wistron
(contract manufacturers)
TypeSmartphone
Release date
June 29, 2007
  • iPhone (1st Generation): June 29, 2007 (2007-06-29)
  • 3G: July 11, 2008 (2008-07-11)
  • 3GS: June 19, 2009 (2009-06-19)
  • 4: June 24, 2010 (2010-06-24)
  • 4S: October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)
  • 5: September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21)
  • 5C, 5S: September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20)
  • 6 / 6 Plus: September 19, 2014 (2014-09-19)
  • 6S / 6S Plus: September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25)
  • SE (1st): March 31, 2016 (2016-03-31)
  • 7 / 7 Plus: September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)
  • 8 / 8 Plus: September 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
  • X: November 3, 2017 (2017-11-03)
  • XS / XS Max: September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)
  • XR: October 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)
  • 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max: September 20, 2019 (2019-09-20)
  • SE (2nd): April 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
  • 12 and 12 Pro: October 23, 2020 (2020-10-23)
  • 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max: November 13, 2020 (2020-11-13)
  • 13 and 13 Pro: September 24, 2021 (2021-09-24)
  • 13 Mini and 13 Pro Max: September 24, 2021 (2021-09-24)
Units sold2.2 Billion (as of November 1, 2018)[1]
Operating systemiOS
System on a chip
Chips used
CPU
CPU
  • 1st gen and 3G: Samsung 32-bit RISC ARM 1176JZ(F)-S v1.0[2]
  • 3GS: 600 MHz ARM Cortex-A8[3]
  • 4: 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A8[4]
  • 4S: 800 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9[5]
  • 5 / 5C: 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple A6
  • 5S: 1.3 GHz 64-bit dual-core Apple A7
  • 6 / 6 Plus: 1.4 GHz 64-bit dual-core Apple A8
  • 6S / 6S Plus and SE (1st): 1.85 GHz 64-bit dual-core Apple A9
  • 7 / 7 Plus: 2.34 GHz 64-bit quad-core Apple A10 Fusion (2× Hurricane + 2× Zephyr)[6]
  • 8 / 8 Plus / X: 2.39 GHz 64-bit hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic (2× Monsoon + 4× Mistral)
  • XR / XS / XS Max: 2.49 64-bit hexa-core Apple A12 Bionic
  • 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max and SE (2nd): 2.65 64-bit hexa-core Apple A13 Bionic
  • 12 Mini / 12 / 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max: 3.10 64-bit hexa-core Apple A14 Bionic
  • 13 Mini / 13 / 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max: 3.23 64-bit hexa-core Apple A15 Bionic
Memory
Memory
  • 1st gen and 3G: 128 MB LPDDR RAM (137 MHz)
  • 3GS: 256 MB LPDDR RAM (200 MHz)
  • 4: 512 MB LPDDR2 RAM (200 MHz)
  • 4S: 512 MB LPDDR2 RAM
  • 5 / 5C: 1 GB LPDDR2 RAM
  • 5S and 6 / 6 Plus: 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 6S / 6S Plus, SE (1st) and 7: 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 8: 2 GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 7 Plus: 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 8 Plus, X, XR and SE (2nd): 3 GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • XS / XS Max, 11, 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max and 12 Mini / 12: 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max and 13 Mini / 13: 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM
Storage4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512GB or 1TB[lower-alpha 1] flash memory[7]
Display
Display
Graphics
Graphics
  • 1st gen and 3G:
  • PowerVR MBX Lite 3D GPU[11] (103 MHz)
  • 3GS: PowerVR SGX535 GPU
  • (150 MHz)[12][13]
  • 4: PowerVR SGX535 GPU (200 MHz)[12][13]
  • 4S: PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2-core) GPU
  • 5 / 5C: PowerVR SGX543MP3 (3-core) GPU
  • 5S: PowerVR G6430 (4-core) GPU
  • 6 / 6 Plus: PowerVR GX6450 (4-core) GPU
  • 6S / 6S Plus and SE (1st): PowerVR GT7600 (6-core) GPU[14]
  • 7 / 7 Plus: PowerVR Series 7XT Plus (6-core) GPU[6]
  • 8 / 8 Plus / X: Apple-designed (3-core) GPU
  • XR and XS through iPhone 12 and 12 Pro: Apple-designed (4-core) GPU
  • iPhone 13 mini and 13: Apple-designed (4-core) GPU
  • iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max: Apple-designed (5-core) GPU
Sound
Connectivity

GSM models also include:

Power
Built-in rechargeable
lithium-ion battery
  • 1st gen: 3.7 V 5.18 W·h (1400 mA·h)
  • 3G: 3.7 V 4.12 W·h (1150 mA·h)
  • 3GS 3.7 V 4.51 W·h (1219 mA·h)
  • 4: 3.7 V 5.25 W·h (1420 mA·h)
  • 4S: 3.7 V 5.3 W·h (1432 mA·h)
  • 5: 3.8 V 5.45 W·h (1440 mA·h)
  • 5C: 3.8 V 5.73 W·h (1510 mA·h)
  • 5S: 3.8 V 5.92 W·h (1560 mA·h)
  • 6: 3.82 V 6.91 W·h (1810 mA·h)
  • 6 Plus: 3.82 V 11.1 W·h (2915 mA·h)
  • 6S: 3.82 V 6.55 W·h (1715 mA·h)
  • 6S Plus: 3.8 V 10.45 W·h (2750 mA·h)
  • SE (1st): 3.82 V 6.21 W·h (1624 mA·h)
  • 7: 3.8 V 7.45 W·h (1960 mA·h)
  • 7 Plus: 3.82 V 11.10 W·h (2900 mA·h)
  • 8 and SE (2nd): 3.82 V 6.96 W·h (1821 mA·h)
  • 8 Plus: 3.82 V 10.28 W·h (2691 mA·h)
  • X: 3.81 V 10.35 W·h (2716 mA·h)
  • XS: 3.81 V 10.13 W·h (2658 mA·h)
  • XS Max: 3.8V 12.08 W·h (3174 mA·h)
  • XR: 3.81 V 11.21 W·h (2942 mA·h)
  • 11 Pro: 3.83 V 11.67 W·h (3046 mA·h)
  • 11 Pro Max: 3.79 V 15.04 W·h (3969 mA·h)
  • 11: 3.83 V 11.91 W·h (3110 mA·h)
  • 12 and 12 Pro: 3.83 V 10.78 W·h (2,815 mA·h)
Online services
Dimensions
Dimensions
  • 1st gen:
  • 115 mm (4.5 in) H
  • 61 mm (2.4 in) W
  • 11.6 mm (0.46 in) D
  • 3G & 3GS:
  • 115.5 mm (4.55 in) H
  • 62.1 mm (2.44 in) W
  • 12.3 mm (0.48 in) D
  • 4 & 4S:
  • 115.2 mm (4.54 in) H
  • 58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
  • 9.3 mm (0.37 in) D
  • 5, 5S & SE (1st):
  • 123.8 mm (4.87 in) H
  • 58.6 mm (2.31 in) W
  • 7.6 mm (0.30 in) D
  • 5C:
  • 124.4 mm (4.90 in) H
  • 59.2 mm (2.33 in) W
  • 8.97 mm (0.353 in) D
  • 6:
  • 138.1 mm (5.44 in) H
  • 67 mm (2.6 in) W
  • 6.9 mm (0.27 in) D
  • 6 Plus:
  • 158.1 mm (6.22 in) H
  • 77.8 mm (3.06 in) W
  • 7.1 mm (0.28 in) D
  • 6S & 7:
  • 138.3 mm (5.44 in) H
  • 67.1 mm (2.64 in) W
  • 7.1 mm (0.28 in) D
  • 6S Plus & 7 Plus:
  • 158.2 mm (6.23 in) H
  • 77.9 mm (3.07 in) W
  • 7.3 mm (0.29 in) D
  • 8 & SE (2nd):
  • 138.4 mm (5.45 in) H
  • 67.3 mm (2.65 in) W
  • 7.3 mm (0.29 in) D
  • 8 Plus:
  • 158.4 mm (6.24 in) H
  • 78.1 mm (3.07 in) W
  • 7.5 mm (0.30 in) D
  • X & XS:
  • 143.6 mm (5.65 in) H
  • 70.9 mm (2.79 in) W
  • 7.7 mm (0.30 in) D
  • XS Max:
  • 157.5 mm (6.20 in) H
  • 77.4 mm (3.05 in) W
  • 7.7 mm (0.30 in) D
  • XR & 11:
  • 150.9 mm (5.94 in) H
  • 75.7 mm (2.98 in) W
  • 8.3 mm (0.33 in) D
  • 11 Pro:
  • 144 mm (5.7 in) H
  • 71.4 mm (2.81 in) W
  • 8.1 mm (0.32 in) D
  • 11 Pro Max:
  • 158 mm (6.2 in) H
  • 77.8 mm (3.06 in) W
  • 8.1 mm (0.32 in) D
  • 12 mini:
  • 131.5 mm (5.18 in) H
  • 64.2 mm (2.53 in) W
  • 7.4 mm (0.29 in) D
  • 12 & 12 Pro:
  • 146.7 mm (5.78 in) H
  • 71.5 mm (2.81 in) W
  • 7.4 mm (0.29 in) D
  • 12 Pro Max:
  • 160.8 mm (6.33 in) H
  • 78.1 mm (3.07 in) W
  • 7.4 mm (0.29 in) D
Mass
Weight
  • 1st gen and 3GS:
  • 135 g (4.8 oz)
  • 3G: 133 g (4.7 oz)
  • 4: 137 g (4.8 oz)
  • 4S: 140 g (4.9 oz)
  • 5 and 5S:
  • 112 g (4.0 oz)
  • 5C: 132 g (4.7 oz)
  • 6: 129 g (4.6 oz)
  • 6 Plus: 172 g (6.1 oz)
  • 6S: 143 g (5.0 oz)
  • 6S Plus: 192 g (6.8 oz)
  • SE (1st): 113 g (4.0 oz)
  • 7: 138 g (4.9 oz)
  • 7 Plus: 188 g (6.6 oz)
  • 8 & SE (2nd): 148 g (5.2 oz)
  • 8 Plus: 202 g (7.1 oz)
  • X: 174 g (6.1 oz)
  • XS: 177 g (6.2 oz)
  • XS Max: 208 g (7.3 oz)
  • XR and 11: 194 g (6.8 oz)
  • 11 Pro: 188 g (6.6 oz)
  • 11 Pro Max: 226 g (8.0 oz)
  • 12 mini: 135 g (4.8 oz)
  • 12: 164 g (5.8 oz)
  • 12 Pro: 189 g (6.7 oz)
  • 12 Pro Max: 228 g (8.0 oz)
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