Watch the Apple iPhone evolve before your eyes

Watch the Apple iPhone evolve before your eyes
Regardless of whether you are a fan of the Apple iPhone or not, you still have to admit that the landscape for smartphones changed on January 9th 2007. That date, at MacWorld, Steve Jobs unveiled the original Apple iPhone. The handset was delivered on June 29th, and the smartphone industry was never the same again.

Those who were quick to recognize the change were rewarded, while companies that were too stubborn to adapt to the new touch screen era, were left behind. Even a company associated with a physical QWERTY like BlackBerry, released an all-touch smartphone a little more than a year later.

What brings up the OG iPhone is the recently released 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6. The GIF below shows the changes from in the iPhone from the very first model to the just released iPhone 6. Besides the obvious changes in screen size, the iPhone went on a pretty impressive diet through the years, as it dropped from 11.6mm thick to the 6.9mm thickness seen on the latest iteration of Apple's iconic smartphone.

source: via BGR

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Meh .

4. madi1978

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Great apple...always giving the globe wonderful and great gadgets...gadgets that are always rated top of all other brands and gadgets that are so friendly implies magic

10. a1369366

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

u mean, the price/cost ratio that are always rated top of all other brands and gadgets that are so simple minded (like no multitasking dos)?

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It's always funny how iFans are the only ones that post this kind of drivel as if they're still trying to convince themselves. It's like they're reading out a religious prayer to their cult, it's kind of surreal. No other fan group does that. I can't imagine a google or Samsung fan praying to their side like that. "thank you google for your boundless innovation, thank you for helping everyone you touch with your... Stuff.... Amen".

53. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

You're kidding right? People love love google/android and praise it all the time.

5. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

the GIF makes it look the same, not innovation.

54. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yeah basically looks like the first iphone yawned and then closed its mouth back.

6. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Started off pretty chubby tho.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

All this does is highlight the fact that it has a dated design

9. lucid.brat unregistered

PA plz enough of apple news..ever heard a name of google oracle Microsoft blackberry Samsung Sony lg and etc etc these company also exist

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Adding extra rows of icons can hardly be considered evolution...

13. viisign

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

The only thing i seen change was the screen size and the wallpaper

14. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

I'm pretty sure the overall design of the phone changed too. I mean, I'm SURE you saw it.

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They know we hate the boring, generic monotony and repetitive article spins they keep putting out on this iPhone product, but they keep doing it because it's hit bait.

16. Beijendorf unregistered

They forgot the camera bump on the iPhone 6 again...

19. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Maybe they're ashamed of that "wart" on in iPhone 6... O.o

21. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

They're ashamed of it...

18. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Design remained unchanged since 2007. At least this article proves something.

22. jeibal02

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Apple bias present here as well. Notice how the 6 does not have the camera bulge in the gif, smh. LOL! These blogs won't even count the camera bulge in the thickness measurement, smh.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's pretty tite PA. Cool work as usual.

25. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Why is the gif skipping years? Where's the 3GS, 4S, 5S? And maybe put a 5C?

27. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Give us an animated gif from Galaxy S to Galaxy S6 (when it's released)

36. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Pa dont have time to do all the Galaxy variants

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's like a million variations lol.

30. fanboyoftech

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

Good lord Apple haters, why does this affect you so much?? It's a phone. Do you get mad that the only change in flatscreen TV's since they came out is reduced bezels and smart capabilities? It seems ridiculous to be mad that a phone still looks like a phone. Also, if they did this with Galaxy "S" line, and used the international version of the S2, you realize there would be even LESS change, right?

31. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

iBoy It's not necessarily a case of hating Apple, more a failure to understand or go along with the disproportionate gushing and eulogising over what are essentially just little pieces of machinery. There have been flowers laid outside Apple stores worldwide few days ago. That kind of sums up the hair-brained madness of it all. Apple sells functional bits of machinery to people. It doesn't change people's lives any more than a washing machine manufacturer does.

55. fanboyoftech

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

Just for the record, my daily driver is an LG G3. I've also owned the; BB Z10 & Q10 Nokia 1520 Samsung S2 (INTL), S3, S4, S5, Note 2 & 3 LG G2 HTC One M8 Every iPhone since the 4 I'm sure that's hard to believe, but unloading a phone on Craigslist, then getting a new one, while either breaking even, or even making a little money is really easy in Dallas. Like my name, I'm a fan boy of tech. Though I think that many Android people are just as blind as the sheep when it comes to defending their products. And for the record, of all the phones I've owned, the ONLY Android without any lag, EVER, even after heavy use for a few months, was the HTC One M8.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You are so right man. Simply read post 31, and you'll see the butthurt.

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