Which is your favorite iPhone design?

Which is your favorite iPhone design?
The iPhone series went through a series of redesigns during the years, most of which considered cutting-edge and beyond lovely by not only Apple fans, but smartphone aficionados in general. It's has never been only about the premium materials that Apple uses in the construction of its darlings - it's the character and utmost attention to detail that have been signature features of each iPhone design generation.

That said, when looking at these latest offerings by Apple, we inevitably feel nostalgic from time to time, going back to the times when we were so impressed by the first generations of the iPhone. The original one, the 3G, even the 4, the design concepts behind these devices turned out to be truly timeless, as they continue to look cool even by today's high standards.

Regardless of specs, we all have an iPhone which we think looks unsurpassably cool, and that's not necessarily the latest one. Take a nostalgic look at all the different iPhone designs thus far in the following gallery, and let us know which is your favorite one in the poll after that!

Which is your favorite iPhone design?

iPhone 3G/3GS
iPhone 4/4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5s
iPhone 6/6 Plus



1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

How bout NONE. They all have rectangle designs. Never a Neither or none option.

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

That narrows the options down a bit... Do you use a circular phone?

11. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I want a triangle shaped phone. That would be revolutionary!

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey what about a ninja star shaped phone. So when I get tired I can throw it & stick it to wall...

64. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You want to put a ninja star in your pants?

66. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

**WARNING** I have done it many times. You have never used or held a ninja star? Go buy one, they are fun. They will stick to anything made of wood. They will go through drywall, so please be careful. Also I have never hit a person with one but I am SUPER sure it will do some damage... So don't throw it near people. **WARNING**

3. TBomb

Posts: 1700; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Where's the "they're the same" option? And that goes for every phone except for the ones that actually have something different about them like the new LGs or that (I think its) Sharp Aquos one.

18. Iodine

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

What about "I hate them all" option ? That would be pretty popullar for sure.

27. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

How are they the same? Explain.

37. TBomb

Posts: 1700; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I say they are the same because the look very very very (one more very) similar. The article is about Apple, so we'll keep it about Apple for now.. but The curve in the corner is the same curve. Obviously all of them are gonig to be 90 degree curves, but there are a lot of ways to make a 90 degree curve. Same size (aside from the depth cahnge of 2 mm thinner between the orignal iphone and the 4) same placement for buttons. nothing changed enough physically on the surface for anyone to say "woah this design is so much better than the last" 4 and a half years went by between the ip1 and ip4s and (almsot) literally the only body difference was: 4.50 x 2.40 x 0.46 inches in the orignal and 4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 inches in the 4s.

42. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm pretty sure keeping the radius the same is intentional for brand identity. I'm not saying I wouldn't like it all freshened up but that's why it looks like that.

48. TBomb

Posts: 1700; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

No, it's fine. I wasn't bashing anyone... Other companies have done it. The aricle is about Apple so I just wanted to keep it Apple if possible.

6. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

That option would be not participating in the poll.

26. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

How about you don't click on the article then? Do I need to put parental controls on?

33. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Why do Android and Windows phone users hate on Apple over design? I am a die hard Android user, but I can admit that the iPhone is always one of the best looking phones. It sucks in other ways, but not design.

39. TBomb

Posts: 1700; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Because when you get into it, the design works. It makes common sense. Screen in the middle. power button, volume buttons, and a button to say "hey go back and start over" It also makes sense to save materials and make things smaller. where is the easiest place to take from to save space without compromising the whole shape of the phone? The corners. But first you have to make it appealing to the eye so you round it off. Who wants jagged edges of metal/plastic/whatever in their pocket? So now everyone is using a simlarly shaped phone... why? because it makes sense. LG has rectangles with rounded corners, Apple does, Samsung does, HTC does.. but Apple is the one to sue over it because Samsung was catching up in the race. so anyone who doesn't have an apple phone and likes their non-apple phone sees apple as the kid on the play ground who says "Woah, were not going to play my way? Well then i'm taking my ball and going home" and no body likes that kid.....

41. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Exactly. I love Apple's design very much especially iPhone 4,3GS. Haters don't like to give credits actually. For me iPhones are one of the best designed phone.

44. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

hahahahah what a dumb comment :D

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I liked the 3GS.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2364; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Where's the "it hasn't been copied yet" option?

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn man, you're determined to earn that middle finger avatar. lol

22. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2364; Member since: Apr 18, 2011


7. maherk

Posts: 7050; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The 1st iPhone. It was unique and sleek, the rest? Well they stuck with that design and never had the guts to try a totally new design, and I am talking about the front of it.

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I disagree. I think the 4 was a change in design. I like that one the best.

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

4/4S was the best imo too. I kinda liked space gray 5S and white+lime 5C too.

56. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I LOVED the Space Grey iPhone 5S, the rest of the 5/5S models were great, but I preferred the 4/4S. And as for the 6 and 6 plus.... For once the majority of the competition has trumped Apple in terms of design quality and aesthetics.

8. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

if I have to chose then I'll chose iphone 3GS :)

9. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Would've liked to see the 5/5s design in a 4.7"/5.5" for the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6's current design with the iPhone 5/5s back design.

10. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

I will always love my 3GS white back when it was new in the prime.

14. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Which is your favorite Samsung phone design?

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