Compare Every iPhone Model Ever Made

Chart the evolution of the iPhone

Each successive generation of the iPhone has added new features and, in almost all cases, they've gotten better. From the original iPhone (which looks kind of old and pokey now, but was a pretty big step forward in terms of ease of use and multi-touch) through to the iPhone 11 series, each step in iPhone history has introduced big changes to the iPhone line up.

The chart below compares the hardware specs of each generation of the iPhone so you can get an easy sense of how things have changed through iPhone history. This chart is useful if you're not a history buff, too.

Illustrated timeline of iPhone models from the first version to the latest (iPhone XS)
Lifewire / Theresa Chiechi

While you can't readily buy an iPhone 3GS (and what would be the point? It can't run the new OS or any new apps anyway), it's still easy to get 8 Plus or even 7 series. So when you're ​thinking about what phone to buy — especially if you're looking to get the best deal — being able to easily compare features in this way can help you make the right choice.

Want to know what Apple has in store for future iPhone models? Check out our collection of the latest iPhone rumors.

  iPhone 11 Pro Max
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
iPhone 11 Pro
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
iPhone 11
64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Songs Held 16,000/
64,000/
128,000
16,000/
64,000/
128,000
16,000/
32,000/
64,000
Screen Size* 6.5 5.8 6.1
Resolution 2688 x 1242 2436 x 1125 1792 x 828
Edge-to-Edge Screen Yes Yes Yes
OLED Screen Yes Yes No
HDR Screen Yes Yes No
3D Touch No No No
Processor A13 Bionic A13 Bionic A13 Bionic
Networks Wi-Fi 6 w/ MIMO,
LTE Advanced,
UMTS/
HSPA+/
DC-HSDPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 6 w/ MIMO,
Gigabit class
LTE,
UMTS/
HSPA+/
DC-HSDPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 6 w/ MIMO,
Gigabit class
LTE,
UMTS/
HSPA+/
DC-HSDPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 5.0
Carrier AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
Dual SIM
Support
Yes Yes Yes
A-GPS Yes Yes Yes
Max. OS iOS 13 iOS 13 iOS 13
Camera**

Back: 12 megapixel
2x optical, 10x digital zoom
Front: 12 megapixel

Back: 12 megapixel
2x optical, 10x digital zoom
Front: 12 megapixel
Back: 12 megapixel
2x optical, 5x digital zoom
Front: 12 megapixel
Ultra wide-angle
& Wide-angle
& Telephoto 
Yes Yes Wide & telephoto
only
Records
Video
4K HD
at 24, 30, and 60 fps
1080p
at 120 & 240 fps
4K HD
at 24, 30 and 60 fps
1080p
at 120 & 240 fps
4K HD
at 24, 30 and 60 fps
1080p
at 120 & 240 fps
Live Photo Yes Yes Yes
Portrait Mode Both cameras Both cameras Both cameras
FaceTime Yes Yes Yes
Touch ID No No No
Face ID Yes Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Siri Yes Yes Yes
Water & Dust
Resistant
IP68
up to 4 meters for
30 minutes
IP68
up to 4 meters for
30 minutes
IP68
up to 2 meters for
30 minutes
Headphone
Jack
No No No
Weight
(ounces)
7.97 6.63 6.84
Size
(inches)
6.22 x
3.06 x
0.32
5.67 x
2.81 x
0.32
5.94 x
2.98 x
0.33
Wireless
Charging
Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life
(in hours)

Video: 20
Audio: 80

Video: 18
Audio: 65
Video: 17
Audio: 65
Colors Midnight green
Silver
Space gray
Gold
Midnight green
Silver
Space gray
Gold
Purple
Yellow
Green
Black
White
Red
Original
Price
US$1099
$1249
$1449
$999
$1149
$1349
US$699
$749
$849
  iPhone XR
64 GB
128 GB
iPhone XS Max
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
iPhone XS
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
iPhone X
64 GB
256 GB
Songs Held 16,000/
32,000
16,000/
32,000
16,000/
64,000/
 
16,000/
64,000/
Screen Size* 6.5 5.8 6.1 5.8
Resolution 1792 x 828 2688 x 1242 2436 x 1125 2436 x 1125
Edge-to-Edge Screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
OLED Screen No Yes Yes Yes
HDR Screen No Yes Yes Yes
3D Touch No Yes Yes Yes
Processor A12 Bionic A12 Bionic A12 Bionic A11 Bionic
Networks Wi-Fi w/ MIMO,
LTE Advanced,
UMTS/
HSPA+/
DC-HSDPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi w/ MIMO,
Gigabit class
LTE,
UMTS/
HSPA+/
DC-HSDPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi w/ MIMO,
Gigabit class
LTE,
UMTS/
HSPA+/
DC-HSDPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi w/ MIMO,
Gigabit class
LTE,
UMTS/
HSPA+/
DC-HSDPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 5.0
Carrier AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
Dual SIM
Support
Yes Yes Yes No
A-GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max. OS iOS 13 iOS 13 iOS 13 iOS 13
Camera**

Back: 12 megapixel
5x digital zoom
Front: 7 megapixel

Back: 12 megapixel
2x optical, 10x digital zoom
Front: 7 megapixel
Back: 12 megapixel
2x optical, 10x digital zoom
Front: 7 megapixel
Back: 12 megapixel
2x optical, 10x digital zoom
Front: 7 megapixel
Wide-angle &
Telephoto
Wide angle only Yes Yes Yes
Records
Video
4K HD
at 30 and 60 fps
1080p
at 120 & 240 fps
4K HD
at 30 and 60 fps
1080p
at 120 & 240 fps
4K HD
at 30 and 60 fps
1080p
at 120 & 240 fps
4K HD
at 30 and 60 fps
1080p
at 120 & 240 fps
Live Photo Yes Yes Yes Yes
Portrait Mode Both cameras Both cameras Both cameras Both cameras
FaceTime Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touch ID No No No No
Face ID Yes Yes Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Siri Yes Yes Yes Yes
Water & Dust
Resistant
IP67
up to 1 meter for
up to 30 minutes
IP68
up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes
IP68
up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes
IP67
up to 1 meter for 
up to 30 minutes
Headphone
Jack
No No No No
Weight
(ounces)
6.84 7.34 6.24 6.14
Size
(inches)
5.94 x
2.98 x
0.33
6.20 x
3.05 x
0.30
5.65 x
2.79 x
0.30
5.65 x
2.79 x
0.30
Wireless
Charging
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life
(in
hours)

Video: 16
Audio: 65

Video: 15
Audio: 65
Video: 14
Audio: 60
Video: 13
Audio: 60
Colors Blue
White
Black
Yellow
Coral
Red
Silver
Space Gray
Gold
Silver
Space Gray
Gold
Silver
Space Gray
Original
Price
$599
$649
$1099
$1249
$1449
$999
$1149
$1349
$999
$1149
  iPhone
8 Plus
64GB
256GB
iPhone
8
64GB
256B
iPhone
7 Plus
32GB
128GB
256BG
iPhone
7
32GB
128GB
256BG
Reviews n/a n/a n/a iPhone 7
Review
Songs Held 16,000/
64,000
16,000/
64,000
8,000/
32,000/
64,000
8,000/
32,000/
64,000
Screen Size* 5.5 4.7 5.5 4.7
Resolution 1920x1080 1334x750 1920x1080 1334x750
Edge-to-Edge Screen No No No No
OLED Screen No No No No
HDR Screen No No No No
3D Touch Yes Yes Yes Yes
Processor A11 Bionic A11 Bionic Apple A10 Apple A10
Networks Wi-Fi w/ MIMO,
LTE Advanced,
UMTS/
HSPA+/
DC-HSDPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi w/ MIMO,
LTE Advanced,
UMTS/
HSPA+/
DC-HSDPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi w/ MIMO,
LTE Advanced,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi w/ MIMO,
LTE Advanced,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 4.2
Carrier AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
A-GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max. OS iOS 13 iOS 13 iOS 13 iOS 13
Camera** 2
cameras:
12 & 7
2
cameras:
12 & 7
2
cameras:
12 & 7
2
cameras:
12 & 7
Wide-angle &
Telephoto
Yes Telephoto Yes Telephoto
Records
Video
4K HD
at 30 & 60 fps
1080p
at 120 & 240 fps
4K HD
at 30 & 60 fps
1080p
at 120 & 240 fps
4K HD
at 30 fps
4K HD
at 30 fps
Live Photo Yes Yes Yes Yes
Portrait Mode Both cameras Both cameras Back camera No
FaceTime Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touch ID 2nd Gen. 2nd Gen. 2nd Gen. 2nd Gen.
FaceID No No No No
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Siri Yes Yes Yes Yes
Water & Dust
Resistant
IP67 rated IP67 rated IP67 rated IP67 rated
Headphone
Jack
No No No No
Weight
(ounces)
7.13 5.22 6.63 4.87
Size
(inches)
6.24
x 3.07
x 0.30
5.45
x 2.64
x 0.29
6.23
x 3.07
x 0.29
5.44
x 2.64
x 0.28
Wireless
Charging
Yes Yes No No
Battery Life
(in
hours)
Talk: 21
Video: 14
Web: 13
Audio: 60
Talk: 14
Video: 13
Web: 12
Audio: 40
Talk: 21
Video: 14
Web: 15
Audio: 60
Talk: 14
Video: 13
Web: 13
Audio: 40
Colors Gold
Silver
Space Gray
Gold
Silver
Space Gray
Black,
Jet Black,
Silver,
Gold,
Rose Gold,
Red
Black,
Jet Black,
Silver,
Gold,
Rose Gold,
Red
Original
Price
$799
$949
$699
$849
$769
$869
$969
$649
$749
$849
  iPhone
SE
16GB
64GB
iPhone
6S Plus
16GB
64GB
128GB
iPhone
6S
16GB
64GB
128GB
iPhone
6 Plus
16GB
64GB
128GB
iPhone
6
16GB
64GB
128GB
Reviews iPhone SE
Review
n/a iPhone 6S
Review
iPhone 6 Plus
Review
iPhone 6
Review
Songs Held 4,000/
16,000
4,000/
16,000/
32,000
4,000/
16,000/
32,000
4,000/
16,000/
32,000
4,000/
16,000/
32,000
Screen Size* 4 5.5 4.7 5.5 4.7
3D Touch No Yes Yes No No
Resolution 1136x640 1920x1080 1334x750 1920x1080 1334x750
Processor Apple A9 Apple A9 Apple A9 Apple A8 Apple A8
Networks Wi-Fi with MIMO,
LTE Advanced,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi with MIMO,
LTE Advanced,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi with MIMO,
LTE Advanced,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi,
4G LTE,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi,
4G LTE,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth 4.0
Carrier AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
A-GPS? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max. OS iOS 13 iOS 13 iOS 13 iOS 12 iOS 12
Camera** 2
cameras:
12 & 1.2
2
cameras:
12 & 5
2 cameras:
12 & 5
2
cameras:
8 & 1.2
2 cameras:
8 & 1.2
Records
Video?
4K HD
at 30 fps
4K HD
at 30, 60,
& 240 fps
4K HD
at 30, 60,
& 240 fps
1080p HD
at 30, 60,
& 240 fps
1080p HD
at 30, 60,
& 240 fps
Live Photos No Yes Yes No No
FaceTime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touch ID 1st Gen. 1st Gen. 1st Gen. 1st Gen. 1st Gen.
NFC Yes Yes Yes No No
Siri Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Headphone
Jack
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight
(ounces)
3.99 6.77 5.04 6.07 4.55
Size
(inches)
4.87
x 2.31
x 0.30
6.23
x 3.07
x 0.29
5.44
x 2.64
x 0.28
6.22
x 3.06
x 0.28
5.44
x 2.64
x 0.27
Battery Life
(in
hours)
Talk: 14
Video: 13
Web: 13
Audio: 50
Talk: 24
Video: 14
Web: 12
Audio: 80
Talk: 14
Video: 11
Web: 11
Audio: 50
Talk: 14
Video: 14
Web: 12
Audio: 80
Talk: 14
Video: 11
Web: 11
Audio: 50
Colors Space
Grey, Silver,
Gold,
Rose
Gold
Space
Grey, Silver,
Gold,
Rose
Gold
Space
Grey, Silver,
Gold,
Rose
Gold
Space
Grey,
White,
Gold
Space
Grey,
White,
Gold
Price
w/
contract
$399
$499
$299
$399
$499
$199
$299
$399
$299
$399
$499
$199
$299
$399
  iPhone
5S
16GB
32GB
64GB
iPhone
5C
16GB
32GB
64GB
iPhone
5
16GB
32GB
64GB
iPhone
4S
16GB
32GB
64GB
iPhone
4
16GB
32GB
Reviews iPhone 5S
Review
iPhone 5C
Review
iPhone 5
Review
iPhone 4S
Review
iPhone 4
Review
Songs Held 4,000/
8,000/
16,000
4,000/
8,000/
16,000
4,000/
8,000/
16,000
4,000/
8,000/
16,000
4,000/
8,000
Screen Size* 4 4 4 3.5 3.5
Resolution 1136x640 1136x640 1136x640 960x640 960x640
Processor Apple A7 Apple A6 Apple A6 Apple A5 Apple A4
Networks Wi-Fi,
4G LTE,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
4G LTE,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
4G LTE,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth
Carrier AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Verizon
A-GPS? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max. OS iOS 11 iOS 10 iOS 10 iOS 9 iOS 7, limited
Camera** 2
cameras:
8 & 1.2
2
cameras:
8 & 1.2
2 cameras:
8 & 720p
2 cameras:
8 & VGA
2 cameras:
5 & VGA
Records
Video?
1080p HD
at 30
& 120 fps
1080p HD
at 30 fps
1080p HD
at 30 fps
1080p HD
at 30 fps
720p HD
at 30 fps
FaceTime Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touch ID 1st Gen. No No No No
NFC No No No No No
Siri Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Weight
(ounces)
3.96 4.65 3.95 4.9 4.8
Size* 4.87
x 2.31
x .30
4.90
x 2.33
x .35
4.87
x 2.31
x .30
4.5
x 2.31
x .37
4.51
x 2.31
x .37
Battery Life
(in
hours)
Talk: 8
Video: 10
Web: 10
Audio: 40
Talk: 8
Video: 10
Web: 10
Audio: 40
Talk: 8
Video: 10
Web: 10
Audio: 40
Talk: 8
Video: 10
Web: 9
Audio: 40
Talk: 7
Video: 10
Web: 10
Audio: 40
Colors Space
Grey,
White,
Gold
White,
Pink,
Yellow,
Blue,
Green
Black,
White
Black,
White
Black,
White
Original
Price
w/
contract
$199/
$299
/
$399
$99/
$199
$199/
$299
/
$399
$199/
$299
/
$399
$199/
$299
  iPhone
3GS
16GB
32GB
iPhone
3G
8GB
16GB
iPhone
4GB
8GB
Reviews iPhone 3GS
Review
iPhone 3G
Review
iPhone
Review
Songs Held 4,000/
8,000
2,000/
4,000
1,000/
2,000
Screen Size* 3.5 3.5 3.5
Resolution 480x320 480x320 480x320
Processor 600 Mhz
Samsung
ARM
Cortex-A8
412 Mhz
Samsung
ARM
412 Mhz
Samsung
ARM
Networks Wi-Fi,
UMTS/
3G,
GSM,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
UMTS/
3G,
GSM,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
GSM,
EDGE,
Bluetooth
Carrier AT&T AT&T AT&T
A-GPS? Yes Yes No
Max. OS iOS 6, limited iOS 5 iOS 3
Camera** 3 2 2
Records
Video?
VGA
at 30 fps
No No
FaceTime No No No
Touch ID No No No
NFC No No No
Siri No No No
Weight
(ounces)
4.8 4.7 4.8
Size* 4.5
x 2.4
x .48
4.5
x 2.4
x .48
4.5
x 2.4
x .46
Battery Life
(in
hours)
Talk: 8
Video: 10
Web: 10
Audio: 40
Talk: 8
Video: 10
Web: 9
Audio: 40
Talk: 7
Video: 10
Web: 10
Audio: 40
Colors Black,
White
Black,
White
Black
Original
Price
w/
contract
$199/
$299
$199/
$299
$499/
$599

** in megapixels