Compare Every iPhone Model Ever Made

Chart the Evolution of the iPhone

iPhone family 2017
image credit: Apple Inc.

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 multitouch) through to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, each step in iPhone history has introduced big changes to the iPhone line up.

The chart below compares the hardware specifications 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.

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 7 Plus, 7 6S Plus, 6S, or SE. 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.

 iPhone
7 Plus
32GB
128GB
256BG
iPhone
7
32GB
128GB
256BG
iPhone
SE
16GB
64GB
iPhone
6S Plus
16GB
64GB
128GB
iPhone
6S
16GB
64GB
128GB
Reviewsn/aiPhone 7
Review
iPhone SE
Review
n/aiPhone 6S
Review
Songs Held8,000/
32,000/
64,000
8,000/
32,000/
64,000
4,000/
16,000
4,000/
16,000/
32,000
4,000/
16,000/
32,000
Screen Size*5.54.745.54.7
Resolution1920x10801334x7501136x6401920x10801334x750
3D TouchYesYesNoYesYes
ProcessorApple A10Apple A10Apple A9Apple A9Apple A9
NetworksWi-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 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
CarrierAT&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-GPSYesYesYesYesYes
Max. OSiOS 10iOS 10iOS 10iOS 10iOS 10
Camera**2
cameras:
12 & 7
 
2
cameras:
12 & 7
 
2
cameras:
12 & 1.2
 
2
cameras:
12 & 5
 
2 cameras:
12 & 5
 
Records
Video
4K HD
at 30, 60,
& 240 fps
4K HD
at 30, 60,
& 240 fps
4K HD
at 30 fps
4K HD
at 30, 60,
& 240 fps
4K HD
at 30, 60,
& 240 fps
Live PhotoYesYesYesYesYes
Portrait ModeYesYesNoNoNo
FaceTimeYesYesYesYesYes
Touch ID2nd Gen.2nd Gen.1st Gen.1st Gen.1st Gen.
NFCYesYesYesYesYes
SiriYesYesYesYesYes
Water & Dust
Resistant
YesYesNoNoNo
Weight
(ounces)
6.634.873.996.775.04
Size*6.23 
x 3.07
x 0.29
5.44 
x 2.64
x 0.28
4.87 
x 2.31
x 0.30
6.23
x 3.07
x 0.29
5.44
x 2.64
x 0.28
Battery Life
(in
hours)
Talk: 21
Video: 14
Web: 15
Audio: 60
Talk: 14
Video: 13
Web: 13
Audio: 40
Talk: 14
Video: 13
Web: 13
Audio: 50
Talk: 24
Video: 14
Web: 12
Audio: 80
Talk: 14
Video: 11
Web: 11
Audio: 50
ColorsBlack,
Jet Black,
Silver,
Gold,
Rose Gold,
Red
Black,
Jet Black,
Silver,
Gold,
Rose Gold,
Red
Space
Grey, Silver,
Gold,
Rose
Gold
Space
Grey, Silver,
Gold,
Rose
Gold
Space 
Grey, Silver, 
Gold, 
Rose 
Gold
PriceUS$769
$869
$969
$649
$749
$849
$399
$499
$299
$399
$499
$199
$299
$399

 

 iPhone
6 Plus
16GB
64GB
128GB
iPhone
6
16GB
64GB
128GB
iPhone
5S
16GB
32GB
64GB
iPhone
5C
16GB
32GB
64GB
iPhone
5
16GB
32GB
64GB
ReviewsiPhone 6 Plus
Review
iPhone 6
Review
iPhone 5S
Review
iPhone 5C
Review
iPhone 5
Review
Songs Held4,000/
16,000/
32,000
4,000/
16,000/
32,000
4,000/
8,000/
16,000
4,000/
8,000/
16,000
4,000/
8,000/
16,000
Screen Size*5.54.7444
Resolution1920x10801334x7501136x6401136x6401136x640
ProcessorApple A8Apple A8Apple A7Apple A6Apple A6
NetworksWi-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
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
CarrierAT&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?YesYesYesYesYes
Max. OSiOS 10iOS 10iOS 10iOS 10iOS 10
Camera**2
cameras:
8 & 1.2
 
2 cameras:
8 & 1.2
 
2
cameras:
8 & 1.2
 
2
cameras:
8 & 1.2
 
2 cameras:
8 & 720p 
Records
Video?
1080p HD
at 30, 60,
& 240 fps
1080p HD
at 30, 60,
& 240 fps
1080p HD
at 30
& 120 fps
1080p HD
at 30 fps
1080p HD
at 30 fps
FaceTimeYesYesYesYesYes
Touch ID1st Gen.1st Gen.1st Gen.NoNo
NFCNoNoNoNoNo
SiriYesYesYesYesYes
Headphone
Jack
NoNoYesYesYes
Weight
(ounces)
6.074.553.964.653.95
Size*6.22
x 3.06
x 0.28
5.44
x 2.64
x 0.27
4.87
x 2.31
x .30
4.90
x 2.33
x .35
4.87
x 2.31
x .30
Battery Life
(in
hours)
Talk: 14
Video: 14
Web: 12
Audio: 80
Talk: 14
Video: 11
Web: 11
Audio: 50
Talk: 8
Video: 10
Web: 10
Audio: 40
Talk: 8
Video: 10
Web: 10
Audio: 40
Talk: 8
Video: 10
Web: 10
Audio: 40
ColorsSpace
Grey,
White,
Gold
Space
Grey,
White,
Gold
Space
Grey,
White,
Gold
White,
Pink,
Yellow,
Blue,
Green
Black,
White
Price
w/
contract
$299
$399
$499
$199
$299
$399
$199/
$299
/
$399
$99/
$199
$199/
$299
/
$399

 

 iPhone
4S
16GB
32GB
64GB
iPhone
4
16GB
32GB
iPhone
3GS
16GB
32GB
iPhone
3G
8GB
16GB
iPhone
4GB
8GB
ReviewsiPhone 4S
Review
iPhone 4
Review
iPhone 3GS
Review
iPhone 3G
Review
iPhone
Review
Songs Held4,000/
8,000/
16,000
4,000/
8,000
4,000/
8,000
2,000/
4,000
1,000/
2,000
Screen Size*3.53.53.53.53.5
Resolution960x640960x640480x320480x320480x320
ProcessorApple A5Apple A4600 Mhz
Samsung
ARM
Cortex-A8
412 Mhz
Samsung
ARM
412 Mhz
Samsung
ARM
NetworksWi-Fi,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
UMTS/
HSDPA/
HSUPA/
3G,
GSM,
CDMA,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
UMTS/
3G,
GSM,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
UMTS/
3G,
GSM,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
GSM,
EDGE,
Bluetooth
CarrierAT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Verizon
AT&TAT&TAT&T
A-GPS?YesYesYesYesNo
Max. OSiOS 9iOS 7, limitediOS 6, limitediOS 5iOS 3
Camera**2 cameras:
8 & VGA
2 cameras:
5 & VGA
3
Records
Video?
1080p HD
at 30 fps
720p HD
at 30 fps
VGA
at 30 fps
NoNo
FaceTimeYesYesNoNoNo
Touch IDNoNoNoNoNo
NFCNoNoNoNoNo
SiriYesNoNoNoNo
Weight
(ounces)
4.94.84.84.74.8
Size*4.5
x 2.31
x .37
4.51
x 2.31
x .37
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: 9
Audio: 40
Talk: 7
Video: 10
Web: 10
Audio: 40
Talk: 5
Video: 10
Web: 9
Audio: 30
Talk: 5
Video: 7
Web: 5
Audio: 24
Talk: 8
Video: 7
Web: 6
Audio: 24
ColorsBlack,
White
Black,
White
Black,
White
Black,
White
Black
Price
w/
contract
$199/
$299
/
$399
$199/
$299
$199/
$299
$199/
$299
$499/
$599

* in inches
** in megapixels