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A Whirlwind History of the iPhone at 10: All the specs of every Apple smartphone

With the iPhone 8 nearly here, we’ve been busy tracing the history of the phone that changed everything, to see just what Apple might have in store for us on the iPhone’s 10 year anniversary. Let’s take a look.

TrustedReviews has been there since it all began a decade ago, so as well as studying the specs for each handset, you can click through to see our original verdicts for every smartphone that Apple has produced to date – some of it reads almost comically these days!

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The original. The daddio. The almighty creator. Apple’s iPhone made it just as easy to surf the web as send a text. Well, nearly – we weren’t even on 3G speeds yet!

iPhone 3G


The iPhone became more of a pocket-sized computer than just a straightforward smartphone.

iPhone 3GS


Hello, video recording!

iPhone 4


Big changes ahoy. This bad boy included the iPhone’s very first front-facing camera.

iPhone 4S


The first device to run Siri.

iPhone 5

Thinner, lighter, and twice as fast as its predecessor, iPhone 5 was also Apple’s first 4G smartphone.

iPhone 5S

Jony Ive called it the most refined iPhone yet.

iPhone 5C

A (not so) cheap and (delightfully) cheerful, stylistic departure from the dull tones of previous handsets.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The first time Apple released two different-sized phones at once, both significantly larger than what came before.

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

Time for a new colour – meet the first Rose Gold iPhone!

iPhone SE

It’s the cheapest iPhone to date, and there’s plenty to love about the dinky little blighter.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus


RIP, headphone jack. Gone but never forgotten.

A lot has changed in 10 years, hasn’t it? Now, here’s what to expect from tonight’s big launch.



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