Happy decade! Watch a speed test of every iPhone ever made to toast its anniversary

There are plenty of theories on the exact reasoning behind Steve Jobs's decision to task Apple with creating the OG iPhone, but most boil down to the fact that he's been on record saying how he longs for the times when people can carry an user-friendly computer in their pocket to keep them connected at all times.

The keyword here is user friendliness, that is why the iPhone franchise caused such a stir after just a few years of existence, and has made Apple the richest company in the world. There were plenty of forward-looking features that set the iPhone apart when it was introduced on this day ten years ago - a large for its time display with capacitive touch tech and inertial scrolling that made navigating the new finger-friendly iOS and above all - its "first fully usable browser on a phone" - a breeze, at least compared to most of what was available.

It's hard to believe that today is the iPhone's 10th anniversary, but it marks exactly ten years after Steve Jobs took the stage at Macworld 2007, and quoted Alan Kay, the man behind the windowed GUI, with his "People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware" slogan. This is giving us a hint how the iPhone idea came to fruition, but how much has the device changed over its decade in existence?

Well, one only need to look at the video above that runs various speed, camera and sound tests on the iPhone 7 Plus vs 7 vs SE vs 6S Plus vs 6S vs 6 Plus vs 6 vs 5S vs 5C vs 5 vs 4S vs 4 vs 3Gs vs 3G vs 2G, to find out. That's fifteen iPhone in total announced so far, and some of the speed test results may take you by surprise.



1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Credit is being given when credit is due. 1st gen iphone was a success up until the 4s but after that....smh...

2. AlikMalix unregistered

just curious, how do you measure success...?

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Let us be honest. Apple simplify the smartphone for everyone to use. I'm sure you know that apple is not the OEM that started smartphone.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

They didn't, ofcourse... they pushed it to what a smartphone is today. Before iPhone, smartphone was calendar, notes, and calls. After iPhone, it still does those tasks but with so much ease that your grandma can do it, on top of that, it's a gaming device, media editor, home automation, central media hub, you can finally enjoy full internet - and you don't need a stylus (ever tried using your finger on those PDA's?) They became so intimate - not just business, but they're life managers now... I think the difference in smartphones between before and after iPhone is the leap that was made when Apple introduced the App Store! It became the necessity, that even Google followed the concept. (before that you were limited to whatever the manufacturer throws your way). It's hardly a phone anymore, actually! All started with the way iPhone was setup! But you didn't answer my question: What is success, and why is Apple no longer successful according to you?

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wait a minute dude. How is the iPhone from the 5 on up, not a success? Please enlighten us.

8. mikehunta727 unregistered

Not sure how he had came to that conclusion but if anyone besides Apple had iPhone level of sales, that company would blow up tremendously. Yearly iPhone is the most sold individual smartphone in the world. Itd be a smashing success for anyone

6. sissy246

Posts: 7121; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They are all a success, just some less then others. If Apple would have brought big updates to the 7/7+, laptops and tablets this year they would not have lost money last year. JMO I know

7. whatev

Posts: 2285; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Omg, this guy is so wealthy, I envy him

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.