12 Photos of the iPhone Through the Years That Will Make You So Nostalgic
Ten years ago, on Jan. 9, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. A few months later on June 29, 2007, the iPhone was released to the public. No one knew just how much the iPhone would change our lives.
The iPhone was first introduced at the Macworld 2007 expo by Steve Jobs and described as "a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device." When it first came out, people thought the iPhone wouldn't last, but here we are 10 years later, arguing about AirPods and still waiting in line to get the newest phone.
Most people can't imagine living without their iPhone — something Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, definitely agrees with. "iPhone is an essential part of our customers' lives, and today more than ever it is redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work, and live," said Cook in an Apple press release. "iPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come."
I can still remember upgrading my flip phone to an iPhone 3G and feeling totally weird to be carrying around what I thought was a glorified iPod that could make phone calls. Take a trip down nostalgia road and see all the different generations of the iPhone.
The first iPhone sold in a 4GB model for $499 and a 8GB model for $599.
iPhone 3G, 2008
The iPhone 3G cost $199 for an 8GB model and $299 for a 16GB one.
iPhone 3GS, 2009
The iPhone 3GS came with the Compass app and a 3-megapixel camera. Still only available in black, the 16GB model cost $199 and the 32GB retailed for $299.
iPhone 4, 2010
The iPhone 4 introduced FaceTime calls and a beautiful retina display. A 16GB model cost $199 and a 32GB one went for $299.
iPhone 4S, 2011
The iPhone 4S debuted Siri, the smart assistant we all pretend to use and like. It came in black and white and cost $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB.
iPhone 5, 2012
The iPhone 5 supported LTE and came with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. You could buy the phone in a white and silver model or black and slate one. It had the same prices as the iPhone 4S.
iPhone 5c, 2013
The iPhone 5c came in five bright colors: blue, green, pink, yellow, and white. It only was available in a 16GB model for $99 and a 32GB one for $199.
iPhone 5S, 2013
The iPhone 5S was the first phone with Touch ID. The prices were the same as the iPhone 4S and 5, and the phone came in the colors gold, silver, and space gray.
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, 2014
The iPhone 6's and 6 Plus's biggest feature is one Apple would like to forget: bendgate. Other than that, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came in gold, silver, and black. The iPhone 6 cost $199 for 16GB, $299 for 64GB, and $399 for the new 128GB model. The iPhone 6 Plus came in the same models at higher costs; $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64GB, and $499 for 128GB.
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, 2016
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus weren't the most exciting phones, but they do come with a new home button and water resistance. The iPhone 7 Plus also has two incredible cameras that create insanely cool photos with portrait mode. And let's not forget that these two phones meant the end of the headphone jack forever on iPhones.