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iPhone 13 Pro The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. They are the flagship smartphones in the List of iOS devices, fifteenth generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone ...

iPhone 13 Pro
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Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is an American multinational Multinational may refer to: * Multinational corporation, a corporate organization operating in multiple countries * Multinational force, a military body from multiple countries * Multinational state, a ...
, manufacturer =
Foxconn Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as A trade name, trading name, or business name is a pseudonym A pseudonym () or alias () (originally: ψευδώνυμος in Greek) is a fictitious name that a person or group assumes for a pa ...

Foxconn
,
Pegatron Pegatron Corporation () is a Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company that mainly develops computing, communications and consumer electronics Consumer electronics or home electronics are electronic ( analog or digital) equipment intende ...
,
Wistron Wistron Corporation () is a major original design manufacturer based in Taiwan. It was the manufacturing arm of Acer Inc. before being Corporate spin-off, spun off in 2000. Wistron employs over 80,000 people worldwide. As an ODM (original design ...

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contract manufacturer A contract manufacturer (CM) is a manufacturer that contracts with a firm for components or products (in which case it is a turnkey supplier). It is a form of outsourcing Outsourcing is an agreement in which one company hires another company to be ...
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Smartphone A smartphone is a portable device A mobile device (or handheld computer) is a computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Modern computers can per ...

Smartphone
, os =
iOS iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the operating system that powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPod Touch; the t ...

iOS
, power = {{Collapsible list , title = Built-in rechargeable
lithium-ion battery A lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery A rechargeable battery, storage battery, or secondary cell, (or archaically accumulator) is a type of electrical battery A battery is a device consisting of o ...
, 1 = 1st gen: {{nowrap, 3.7
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5.18 W·h (1400 mA·h) , 2 = 3G: {{nowrap, 3.7 V {{nowrap, 4.12 W·h (1150 mA·h) , 3 = 3GS {{nowrap, 3.7 V {{nowrap, 4.51 W·h (1219 mA·h) , 4 = 4: {{nowrap, 3.7 V {{nowrap, 5.25 W·h (1420 mA·h) , 5 = 4S: {{nowrap, 3.7 V {{nowrap, 5.3 W·h (1432 mA·h) , 6 = 5: {{nowrap, 3.8 V {{nowrap, 5.45 W·h (1440 mA·h) , 7 = 5C: {{nowrap, 3.8 V {{nowrap, 5.73 W·h (1510 mA·h) , 8 = 5S: {{nowrap, 3.8 V {{nowrap, 5.92 W·h (1560 mA·h) , 9 = 6: {{nowrap, 3.82 V {{nowrap, 6.91 W·h (1810 mA·h) , 10 = 6 Plus: {{nowrap, 3.82 V {{nowrap, 11.1 W·h (2915 mA·h) , 11 = 6S: {{nowrap, 3.82 V {{nowrap, 6.55 W·h (1715 mA·h) , 12 = 6S Plus: {{nowrap, 3.8 V {{nowrap, 10.45 W·h (2750 mA·h) , 13 = SE (1st): {{nowrap, 3.82 V {{nowrap, 6.21 W·h (1624 mA·h) , 14 = 7: {{nowrap, 3.8 V {{nowrap, 7.45 W·h (1960 mA·h) , 15 = 7 Plus: {{nowrap, 3.82 V {{nowrap, 11.10 W·h (2900 mA·h) , 16 = 8 and SE (2nd): {{nowrap, 3.82 V {{nowrap, 6.96 W·h (1821 mA·h) , 17 = 8 Plus: {{nowrap, 3.82 V {{nowrap, 10.28 W·h (2691 mA·h) , 18 = X: {{nowrap, 3.81 V {{nowrap, 10.35 W·h (2716 mA·h) , 19 = XS: {{nowrap, 3.81 V {{nowrap, 10.13 W·h (2658 mA·h) , 20 = XS Max: {{nowrap, 3.8V {{nowrap, 12.08 W·h (3174 mA·h) , 21 = XR: {{nowrap, 3.81 V {{nowrap, 11.21 W·h (2942 mA·h) , 22 = 11 Pro: {{nowrap, 3.83 V {{nowrap, 11.67 W·h (3046 mA·h) , 23 = 11 Pro Max: {{nowrap, 3.79 V {{nowrap, 15.04 W·h (3969 mA·h) , 24 = 11: {{nowrap, 3.83 V {{nowrap, 11.91 W·h (3110 mA·h) , 25 = 12 and 12 Pro: {{nowrap, 3.83 V {{nowrap, 10.78 W·h (2,815 mA·h) , soc = {{Collapsible list , title = Chips used , 1 = 1st gen and 3G:
S5L8900 Samsung The Samsung Group (or simply Samsung) ( ko, 삼성) is a South Korean multinational Multinational may refer to: * Multinational corporation, a corporate organization operating in multiple countries * Multinational force, a milita ...

S5L8900
, 2 = 3GS:
S5PC100 Samsung The Samsung Group (or simply Samsung) ( ko, 삼성) is a South Korean multinational Multinational may refer to: * Multinational corporation, a corporate organization operating in multiple countries * Multinational force, a militar ...
, 3 = 4:
Apple A4 The Apple A4 is a 32-bit package on package (PoP) system on a chip (SoC) designed by Apple Inc. and manufactured by Samsung. It was the first SoC Apple designed in-house. The first product to feature the A4 was the iPad (1st generation), first-gen ...
, 4 = 4S:
Apple A5 The Apple A5 is a 32-bit 32-bit microcomputer A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Mode ...
, 5 = 5 / 5C:
Apple A6 The Apple A6 is a 32-bit package on package (PoP) system on a chip (SoC) designed by Apple Inc. that was introduced on September 12, 2012 at the launch of the iPhone 5. Apple states that it is up to twice as fast and has up to twice the graphics ...
, 6 = 5S:
Apple A7 The Apple A7 is a 64-bit computing, 64-bit system on a chip (SoC) designed by Apple Inc. It first appeared in the iPhone 5S, which was announced on September 10, 2013, and the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2, which were both announced on October 22, 201 ...
, 7 = 6 / 6 Plus:
Apple A8 The Apple A8 is a 64-bit computing, 64-bit ARMv8-A, ARM-based system on a chip (SoC) designed by Apple Inc. It first appeared in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which were introduced on September 9, 2014. Apple states that it has 25% more CPU perf ...
, 8 = 6S / 6S Plus and SE (1st):
Apple A9 The Apple A9 is a 64-bit In computer architecture, 64-bit integers, memory addresses, or other data units are those that are 64 bits (8 octets) wide. Also, 64-bit central processing unit A central processing unit (CPU), also called ...
, 9 = 7 / 7 Plus:
Apple A10 Fusion The Apple A10 Fusion is a (SoC), designed by and manufactured by . It first appeared in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which were introduced on September 7, 2016, and is used in the , , and . The A10 is the first Apple-designed quad-core SoC, with t ...
, 10 = 8 / 8 Plus / X:
Apple A11 Bionic The Apple A11 Bionic is a 64-bit computing, 64-bit ARMv8-A, ARM-based system on a chip (SoC), designed by Apple Inc. and manufactured by TSMC. It first appeared in the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X which were introduced on September 12, ...
, 11 = XR / XS / XS Max:
Apple A12 Bionic The Apple A12 Bionic is a 64-bit In computer architecture, 64-bit Integer (computer science), integers, Memory address, memory addresses, or other Data#Uses%20of%20data%20in%20computing, data units are those that are 64 bits (8 Octet (comput ...
, 12 = 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max and SE (2nd):
Apple A13 Bionic The Apple A13 Bionic is a 64-bit In computer architecture In computer engineering Computer engineering (CoE or CpE) is a branch of engineering Engineering is the use of scientific method, scientific principles to design and bui ...

Apple A13 Bionic
, 13 = 12 / 12 mini / 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max:
Apple A14 Bionic The Apple A14 Bionic is a 64-bit In computer architecture, 64-bit Integer (computer science), integers, Memory address, memory addresses, or other Data#Uses%20of%20data%20in%20computing, data units are those that are 64 bits (8 Octet (comput ...
, 14 = 13 / 13 mini / 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max:
Apple A15 The Apple A15 Bionic is a 64-bit In computer architecture In computer engineering Computer engineering (CoE or CpE) is a branch of engineering Engineering is the use of scientific method, scientific principles to design and bu ...

Apple A15
Bionic , cpu = {{Collapsible list , title = CPU , 1 = 1st gen and 3G:
Samsung The Samsung Group (or simply Samsung) ( ko, 삼성) is a South Korean Multinational corporation, multinational manufacturing Conglomerate (company), conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul, South Korea. It comprises numerous affil ...

Samsung
32-bit 32-bit microcomputer A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU). It includes a microprocessor, Computer memory, memory and minimal input/output (I/O) circuitry mount ...
RISC In computer engineering Computer engineering (CoE or CpE) is a branch of engineering Engineering is the use of scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including bridges, tunnels, roads, v ...
ARM In human anatomy, the arm is the part of the upper limb The upper Limb (anatomy), limbs or upper extremities are the forelimbs of an upright posture, upright-postured tetrapod vertebrate, extending from the scapulae and clavicles down to and incl ...
1176JZ(F)-S v1.0 , 2 = 3GS: 600 MHz
ARM Cortex-A8 The ARM Cortex-A8 is a 32-bit processor core licensed by ARM Holdings implementing the ARM architecture, ARMv7-A architecture. Compared to the ARM11, the Cortex-A8 is a dual-issue superscalar processor, superscalar design, achieving roughly twice ...
, 3 = 4: 800 MHz
ARM Cortex-A8 The ARM Cortex-A8 is a 32-bit processor core licensed by ARM Holdings implementing the ARM architecture, ARMv7-A architecture. Compared to the ARM11, the Cortex-A8 is a dual-issue superscalar processor, superscalar design, achieving roughly twice ...
, 4 = 4S: 800 MHz
dual-core A multi-core processor is a computer processor on a single integrated circuit An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuit File:PExdcr01CJC.jpg ...
ARM Cortex-A9 The ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore is a 32-bit processor core licensed by ARM Holdings Arm Ltd. (stylized as arm) is a Great Britain, British semiconductor and Computer software, software design company based in Cambridge, England. Its primary busines ...
, 5 = 5 / 5C: 1.3 GHz dual-core Apple A6 , 6 = 5S: 1.3 GHz 64-bit dual-core Apple A7 , 7 = 6 / 6 Plus: 1.4 GHz 64-bit dual-core Apple A8 , 8 = 6S / 6S Plus and SE (1st): 1.85 GHz 64-bit dual-core Apple A9 , 9 = 7 / 7 Plus: 2.34 GHz 64-bit quad-core Apple A10 Fusion (2× Hurricane + 2× Zephyr){{cite web , url=http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8064&idPhone2=8065, publisher= GSMArena, title=iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, access-date=January 14, 2017 , 10 = 8 / 8 Plus / X: 2.39 GHz 64-bit hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic (2× Monsoon + 4× Mistral) , 11 = XR / XS / XS Max: 2.49 64-bit hexa-core Apple A12 Bionic , 12 = 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max and SE (2nd): 2.65 64-bit hexa-core Apple A13 Bionic , 13 = 12 Mini / 12 / 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max: 3.10 64-bit hexa-core Apple A14 Bionic , 14 = 13 Mini / 13 / 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max: 3.23 64-bit hexa-core Apple A15 Bionic , memory = {{Collapsible list , title = Memory , 1 = 1st gen and 3G: 128 MB
LPDDR Low-Power Double Data Rate (LPDDR), also known as LPDDR SDRAM, is a type of synchronous dynamic random-access memory Synchronous dynamic random-access memory (synchronous dynamic RAM or SDRAM) is any Dynamic RAM, DRAM where the operation of i ...
RAM Random-access memory (RAM; ) is a form of computer memory In computing Computing is any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating computing machinery. It includes the study and experimentation of algorithmic proces ...
(137 MHz) , 2 = 3GS: {{nowrap, 256 MB LPDDR RAM (200 MHz) , 3 = 4: {{nowrap, 512 MB
LPDDR2 Low-Power Double Data Rate (LPDDR), also known as LPDDR SDRAM, is a type of synchronous dynamic random-access memory Synchronous dynamic random-access memory (synchronous dynamic RAM or SDRAM) is any where the operation of its external pin i ...
RAM (200 MHz) , 4 = 4S: {{nowrap, 512 MB LPDDR2 RAM , 5 = 5 / 5C: 1 GB LPDDR2 RAM , 6 = 5S and 6 / 6 Plus: 1 GB
LPDDR3 Low-Power Double Data Rate (LPDDR), also known as LPDDR SDRAM, is a type of synchronous dynamic random-access memory Synchronous dynamic random-access memory (synchronous dynamic RAM or SDRAM) is any where the operation of its external pin i ...
RAM , 7 = 6S / 6S Plus, SE (1st) and 7: 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM , 8 = 8: 2 GB
LPDDR4X Low-Power Double Data Rate (LPDDR), also known as LPDDR SDRAM, is a type of synchronous dynamic random-access memory Synchronous dynamic random-access memory (synchronous dynamic RAM or SDRAM) is any Dynamic RAM, DRAM where the operation of its ...
RAM , 9 = 7 Plus: 3 GB
LPDDR4 Low-Power Double Data Rate (LPDDR), also known as LPDDR SDRAM, is a type of synchronous dynamic random-access memory that consumes less power and is targeted for mobile computers and devices such as mobile phones. Older variants are also known as ...
RAM , 10 = 8 Plus, X, XR and SE (2nd): 3 GB LPDDR4X RAM , 11 = XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12, 12 Mini, 13, 13 Mini: 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM , 12 = 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max: 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM , storage = 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 GB or 1TB{{efn, name=storageunits, 1 GB {{= 1 billion bytes, 1 TB {{= 1 trillion bytes
flash memory Flash memory is an electronic Electronic may refer to: *Electronics Electronics comprises the physics, engineering, technology and applications that deal with the emission, flow and control of electrons in vacuum and matter. It uses act ...
, display = {{Collapsible list , title = Display , 1 = 1st gen and 3G: , 2 = {{convert, 3.5, in, mm, abbr=on , 3 = 3:2
aspect ratio The aspect ratio of a geometric Geometry (from the grc, γεωμετρία; '' geo-'' "earth", '' -metron'' "measurement") is, with arithmetic, one of the oldest branches of mathematics. It is concerned with properties of space that are ...
, scratch-resistant{{cite press release, publisher=Apple Inc., date=June 18, 2007, url=https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/06/18iphone.html, title=iPhone Delivers Up to Eight Hours of Talk Time, url-status=dead, archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110521200837/http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/06/18iphone.html, archive-date=May 21, 2011, df=mdy-all glossy glass covered screen, 262,144-color (
18-bit 18 binary digits have (1000000 octal The octal numeral system, or oct for short, is the radix, base-8 number system, and uses the Numerical digit, digits 0 to 7. Octal numerals can be made from Binary numeral system, binary numerals by groupin ...
) TN LCD, 480 × 320
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HVGA The graphics display resolution is the width and height dimension of an electronic visual display An electronic visual display, informally a screen, is a display device s, LED display and Vacuum fluorescent display, VF display, top to bottom. ...

HVGA
) at 163 ppi, 200:1
contrast ratio The contrast ratio (CR) is a property of a display system, defined as the ratio In mathematics, a ratio indicates how many times one number contains another. For example, if there are eight oranges and six lemons in a bowl of fruit, then the rat ...
, 4 = 3GS: , 5 = In addition to prior, features a fingerprint-resistant
oleophobicLipophobicity, also sometimes called lipophobia (from the Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its ...
coating, and 262,144-color (18-bit) TN LCD with hardware spatial dithering{{cite web, url=http://www.edepot.com/iphone.html, title=iPhone Secrets and iPad Secrets and iPod Touch Secrets, author=Po-Han Lin, work=Technology Depot, access-date=December 8, 2011 , 6 = 4 and 4S: , 7 = {{convert, 3.5, in, mm, abbr=on; 3:2 aspect ratio,
aluminosilicate Aluminosilicate mineral In geology Geology (from the Ancient Greek γῆ, ''gē'' ("earth") and -λoγία, ''-logia'', ("study of", "discourse")) is an Earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rock (geology), rocks of which it is ...
glass covered 16,777,216-color (24-bit) IPS LCD screen, 960 × 640 px at 326 ppi, 800:1 contrast ratio, 500
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max brightness , 8 = 5 / 5C / 5S / SE (1st): , 9 = {{convert, 4.0, in, mm, abbr=on; 16:9 aspect ratio; 1136 × 640 px screen resolution at 326 ppi , 10 = 6 / 6S / 7 / 8 / SE (2nd): , 11 = {{convert, 4.7, in, mm, abbr=on; 16:9 aspect ratio; 1334 × 750 px screen resolution at 326 ppi , 12 = 6 Plus / 6S Plus / 7 Plus / 8 Plus: , 13 = {{convert, 5.5, in, mm, abbr=on; 16:9 aspect ratio; 1920 × 1080 px screen resolution at 401 ppi , 14 = X / XS / 11 Pro: , 15 = {{convert, 5.8, in, mm, abbr=on; ≈19.5:9 aspect ratio; OLED screen, 2436 × 1125 px screen resolution at 458 ppi , 16 = XS Max / 11 Pro Max: , 17 = {{convert, 6.5, in, mm, abbr=on; ≈19.5:9 aspect ratio; OLED screen, 2688 × 1242 px screen resolution at 458 ppi , 18 = XR / 11: , 19 = {{convert, 6.1, in, mm, abbr=on; ≈19.5:9 aspect ratio; 1792 × 828 px screen resolution at 326 ppi , 20 = 12 mini / 13 mini: , 21 = {{convert, 5.4, in, mm, abbr=on; ≈19.5:9 aspect ratio; OLED screen, 2340 × 1080 px screen resolution at 476 ppi , 22 = 12 / 12 Pro / 13 / 13 Pro: , 23 = {{convert, 6.1, in, mm, abbr=on; ≈19.5:9 aspect ratio; OLED screen, 2532 × 1170 px screen resolution at 460 ppi , 24 = 12 Pro Max / 13 Pro Max: , 25 = {{convert, 6.7, in, mm, abbr=on; ≈19.5:9 aspect ratio; OLED screen, 2778 × 1284 px screen resolution at 458 ppi , graphics = {{Collapsible list , title = Graphics , 1 = 1st gen and 3G: , 2 =
PowerVR#REDIRECT PowerVR PowerVR is a division of Imagination Technologies (formerly VideoLogic) that develops hardware and software for 2D and 3D rendering, and for video encoding, decoding, associated image processing and DirectX, OpenGL ES, OpenVG, a ...
MBX Lite 3D
GPU A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit File:PExdcr01CJC.jpg, 200px, A circuit built on a printed circuit board (PCB). An electronic circuit is composed of individual electronic components, such as resistors, transis ...
{{cite web, url=http://www.eetimes.com/news/semi/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=200900740, title=Update: UK graphics specialist confirms that iPhone design win, work=
EE Times ''EE Times'' (''Electronic Engineering Times'') is an electronics industry The electronics industry is the economic sector that produces electronic devices. It emerged in the 20th century and is today one of the largest global industries. Contemp ...
, access-date=July 8, 2007, archive-url=https://www.webcitation.org/68DyboxOh?url=http://eetimes.com/electronics-news/4188648/IPhone-code-trail-points-to-MBX-graphics-core, archive-date=June 6, 2012, url-status=dead
(103 MHz) , 3 = 3GS: PowerVR SGX535 GPU , 4 = (150 MHz){{cite web, url=http://www.anandtech.com/gadgets/showdoc.aspx?i=3579&p=2, title=The iPhone 3GS Hardware Exposed & Analyzed, last=Shimpi, first=Anand, date=June 10, 2009, work=AnandTech, access-date=June 10, 2009
{{cite news, url=https://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/06/t-mobile-accidentally-posts-secret-iphone-3g-s-specs, title=Gadget Lab Hardware News and Reviews T-Mobile Accidentally Posts Secret iPhone 3G S Specs, last=Sorrel, first=Charlie, date=June 10, 2009, magazine=
Wired ''Wired'' (stylized as ''WIRED'') is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online magazine, online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquar ...
, access-date=June 14, 2009
{{cite web, url=http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple-A4-Teardown/2204/3, title=Apple A4 Teardown, date=June 10, 2009, work=ifixit.com, access-date=September 9, 2010 , 5 = 4: PowerVR SGX535 GPU (200 MHz) , 6 = 4S: PowerVR SGX543MP2 (2-core) GPU , 7 = 5 / 5C: PowerVR SGX543MP3 (3-core) GPU , 8 = 5S: PowerVR G6430 (4-core) GPU , 9 = 6 / 6 Plus: PowerVR GX6450 (4-core) GPU , 10 = 6S / 6S Plus and SE (1st): PowerVR GT7600 (6-core) GPU , 11 = 7 / 7 Plus: PowerVR Series 7XT Plus (6-core) GPU , 12 = 8 / 8 Plus / X: Apple-designed (3-core) GPU , 13 = XR and XS through iPhone 12 and 12 Pro: Apple-designed (4-core) GPU , 14 = iPhone 13 mini and 13: Apple-designed (4-core) GPU , 15 = iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max: Apple-designed (5-core) GPU , sound = {{flatlist, *
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a short-range wireless Wireless communication (or just wireless, when the context allows) is the telecommunication, transfer of information between two or more points that do not use an electrical conductor as a medium by which ...

Bluetooth
* stereo speaker (iPhone 7 and up) * microphone * 3.5 mm stereo audio jack (until the iPhone SE (1st generation)) *
Lightning Lightning is a naturally occurring electrostatic discharge Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the sudden flow of electricity Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion Image:Leaving Yongsan ...
port (requires iOS 10 or later) , connectivity = {{Collapsible list , title =
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi () is a family of wireless network A wireless network is a computer network that uses wireless data connections between network nodes. Wireless networking is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and business installa ...

Wi-Fi
and
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a short-range wireless Wireless communication (or just wireless, when the context allows) is the telecommunication, transfer of information between two or more points that do not use an electrical conductor as a medium by which ...

Bluetooth
, 1 = 1st gen, 3G, and 3GS:
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi () is a family of wireless network A wireless network is a computer network that uses wireless data connections between network nodes. Wireless networking is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and business installa ...

Wi-Fi
(
802.11 IEEE 802.11 is part of the IEEE 802 set of local area network A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office buildi ...
b/ g) , 2 = 4 and 4S:
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi () is a family of wireless network A wireless network is a computer network that uses wireless data connections between network nodes. Wireless networking is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and business installa ...

Wi-Fi
(
802.11 IEEE 802.11 is part of the IEEE 802 set of local area network A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office buildi ...
b/ g/ n) , 3 = 5, 5C, and 5S:
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi () is a family of wireless network A wireless network is a computer network that uses wireless data connections between network nodes. Wireless networking is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and business installa ...

Wi-Fi
(
802.11 IEEE 802.11 is part of the IEEE 802 set of local area network A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office buildi ...
a/ b/ g/ n) , 4 = 6 / 6 Plus, 6S / 6S Plus, SE, 7 / 7 Plus, 8 / 8 Plus, and X / XR / XS / XS Pro:
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi () is a family of wireless network A wireless network is a computer network that uses wireless data connections between network nodes. Wireless networking is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and business installa ...

Wi-Fi
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802.11 IEEE 802.11 is part of the IEEE 802 set of local area network A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office buildi ...
a/ b/ g/ n/ ac) , 5 = SE (2nd), 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max, 12 / 12 Mini / 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max, and 13 / 13 Mini / 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max:
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi () is a family of wireless network A wireless network is a computer network that uses wireless data connections between network nodes. Wireless networking is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and business installa ...

Wi-Fi
(
802.11 IEEE 802.11 is part of the IEEE 802 set of local area network A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office buildi ...
a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax) , 6 = , 7 = 1st gen, 3G, 3GS, and 4:
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR , 8 = 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, and 6 / 6 Plus:
Bluetooth 4.0 , 9 = 6S / 6S Plus, SE (1st) and 7 / 7 Plus:
Bluetooth 4.2 , 10 = 8 and X through iPhone 12 and 12 Pro:
Bluetooth 5.0
GSM GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) is a European standard for mobile devices. GSM may also refer to: Education * GSM London, a higher education provider * Guildhall School of Music and Drama The Guildhall School of Music and Drama i ...

GSM
models also include: {{flatlist, * LTE 700, 2100 MHz * {{allow wrap,
UMTS The Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a third generation mobile cellular system for networks based on the GSM GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) is a European standard for mobile devices. GSM may also refer to: Edu ...
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HSDPA High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) is an amalgamation of two mobile protocols Protocol may refer to: Sociology and politics * Protocol (politics)Protocol originally (in Late Middle English, c. 15th century) meant the minute or logbook taken at a ...
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HSPA+ Evolved High Speed Packet Access, or HSPA+, or HSPA (Plus), or HSPAP is a technical standard for wireless broadband telecommunication. It is the second phase of High Speed Packet Access, HSPA which has been introduced in 3GPP release 7 and being f ...
/ DC-HSDPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz * {{allow wrap,
GSM GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) is a European standard for mobile devices. GSM may also refer to: Education * GSM London, a higher education provider * Guildhall School of Music and Drama The Guildhall School of Music and Drama i ...

GSM
/
EDGE Edge or EDGE may refer to: Technology Computing * Edge computing Edge computing is a distributed computing paradigm that brings computation and data storage closer to the sources of data. This is expected to improve response times and save bandw ...
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA Code-division multiple access (CDMA) is a channel access method used by various radio communication technologies. CDMA is an example of channel access method, multiple access, where several transmitters can send information simultaneously over ...
model also includes: * LTE
700 The denomination 700 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini The terms (AD) and before Christ (BC) are used to label or number years in the Julian and Gregorian calendar The Gregorian c ...
MHz *
CDMA Code-division multiple access (CDMA) is a channel access method used by various radio communication technologies. CDMA is an example of channel access method, multiple access, where several transmitters can send information simultaneously over ...
/ EV-DO Rev. A 800, 1900 MHz * {{allow wrap,
UMTS The Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a third generation mobile cellular system for networks based on the GSM GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) is a European standard for mobile devices. GSM may also refer to: Edu ...
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HSDPA High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) is an amalgamation of two mobile protocols Protocol may refer to: Sociology and politics * Protocol (politics)Protocol originally (in Late Middle English, c. 15th century) meant the minute or logbook taken at a ...
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to work on the highly confidential "Project Purple."{{cite web, last=Rowinski, first=Dan, date=August 7, 2012, title=4 Real Secrets We've Learned So Far About Apple, url=http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2012/08/4-real-secrets-weve-learned-so-far-about-apple.php, url-status=dead, archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120808131222/http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2012/08/4-real-secrets-weve-learned-so-far-about-apple.php, archive-date=August 8, 2012, access-date=October 25, 2012, work=Readwriteweb.com Apple CEO
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) at the time—at an estimated development cost of US$150 million over thirty months.{{cite news, date=January 9, 2008, title=The Untold Story: How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry, magazine=
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. Cingular gave Apple the liberty to develop the iPhone's hardware and software in-house{{cite news, last=Lewis, first=Peter, date=January 12, 2007, title=How Apple kept its iPhone secrets, publisher=CNN, url=https://money.cnn.com/2007/01/10/commentary/lewis_fortune_iphone.fortune/index.htm, access-date=January 11, 2009 and even paid Apple a fraction of its monthly service revenue (until the iPhone 3G), in exchange for four years of exclusive U.S. sales, until 2011.{{cite web, last=Brodkin, first=Jon, date=June 29, 2017, title=With iPhone, Apple showed AT&T and Verizon who's boss, url=https://arstechnica.com/apple/2017/06/with-iphone-apple-showed-att-and-verizon-whos-boss/, work=
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in San Francisco. The two initial models, a 4 GB{{efn, name=storageunits model priced at US$499 and an 8 GB model at US$599 (both requiring a two-year contract), went on sale in the United States on June 29, 2007, at 6:00 pm local time, while hundreds of customers lined up outside the stores nationwide.{{cite press release, url=https://images.apple.com/pr/pdf/q307data_sum.pdf, title=Apple Inc. Q3 2007 Unaudited Summary Data, access-date=June 6, 2008, date=July 25, 2007, publisher=Apple Inc., quote=Consists of iPhones and Apple-branded and third-party iPhone accessories., url-status=dead, archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080529133618/http://images.apple.com/pr/pdf/q307data_sum.pdf, archive-date=May 29, 2008, df=mdy-all The passionate reaction to the launch of the iPhone resulted in sections of the media dubbing it the 'Jesus phone'. Following this successful release in the US, the first generation iPhone was made available in the UK, France, and Germany in November 2007, and Ireland and Austria in the spring of 2008. On July 11, 2008, Apple released the
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in twenty-two countries, including the original six.{{cite web, url=http://ipod.about.com/od/iphone3g/a/iphone_3g_rel.htm, title=Initial iPhone 3G Country Availability List, last=Costello, first=Sam, work=about.com, access-date=January 11, 2009 Apple released the iPhone 3G in upwards of eighty countries and territories.{{cite web, url=https://www.apple.com/iphone/countries/, archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080721021512/http://www.apple.com/iphone/countries/, url-status=dead, archive-date=July 21, 2008, title=iPhone 3G Coming to countries everywhere, publisher=Apple Inc., access-date=April 12, 2009 Apple announced the
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on June 8, 2009, along with plans to release it later in June, July, and August, starting with the US, Canada and major European countries on June 19. Many would-be users objected to the iPhone's cost, and 40% of users had household incomes over US$100,000. The back of the original first-generation iPhone was made of aluminum with a black plastic accent. The iPhone 3G and 3GS feature a full plastic back to increase the strength of the
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. Verizon said it would be available for pre-order on February 3, with a release set for February 10. In February 2011, the Verizon iPhone accounted for 4.5% of all iPhone ad impressions in the U.S. on Millennial Media's mobile ad network.{{cite web, url=https://venturebeat.com/2011/03/18/report-verizon-iphone-snagged-4-5-of-iphone-mobile-ad-impressions-in-feb, title=Report: Verizon iPhone snagged 4.5% of iPhone mobile ad impressions in February, last=Hardawar, first=Devindra, work=Venturebeat.com, date=March 18, 2011, access-date=March 24, 2011 From 2007 to 2011, Apple spent $647 million on advertising for the iPhone in the US. On September 27, Apple sent invitations for a press event to be held October 4, 2011, at 10:00 am at the
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headquarters to announce details of the next generation iPhone, which turned out to be
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. Over 1 million 4S models were sold in the first 24 hours after its release in October 2011. Due to large volumes of the iPhone being manufactured and its high selling price, Apple became the largest mobile handset vendor in the world by revenue, in 2011, surpassing long-time leader
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announced that it would be carrying the iPhone 4S on October 19, 2011.{{cite news, url=https://money.cnn.com/2011/10/19/technology/cspire_iphone, title=Tiny regional carrier C Spire lands iPhone 4S, last=Goldman, first=David, date=October 19, 2011, publisher=CNN, access-date=October 18, 2011 In January 2012, Apple reported its best quarterly earnings ever, with 53% of its revenue coming from the sale of 37 million iPhones, at an
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of nearly $660. The average selling price has remained fairly constant for most of the phone's lifespan, hovering between $622 and $660.{{cite web, last=Jordan, first=Golson, title=iPhone Average Selling Price Remains Steady Even With Free 3GS Offer, url=http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/26/iphone-average-selling-price-remains-steady-even-with-free-3gs-offer/, publisher=MacRumors, access-date=September 6, 2012, date=January 26, 2012 The production price of the iPhone 4S was estimated by IHS iSuppli, in October 2011, to be $188, $207 and $245, for the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB models, respectively. Labor costs are estimated at between $12.50 and $30 per unit, with workers on the iPhone assembly line making $1.78 an hour. In February 2012,
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reported that 12.4% of U.S. mobile subscribers used an iPhone.{{cite news, title=comScore Reports December 2011 US Mobile Subscriber Market Share, date=February 2, 2012, url=http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2012/2/comScore_Reports_December_2011_U.S._Mobile_Subscriber_Market_Share Approximately 6.4 million iPhones are active in the U.S. alone. On September 12, 2012, Apple announced the iPhone 5. It has a {{convert, 4, in, mm display, up from its predecessors' {{convert, 3.5, in, mm screen. The device comes with the same 326 pixels per inch found in the iPhone 4 and 4S. The iPhone 5 has the SoC A6 processor, the chip is 22% smaller than the iPhone 4S' A5 and is twice as fast, doubling the graphics performance of its predecessor. The device is 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S, measuring {{convert, 7.6, mm, in, 1, and is 20% lighter at {{convert, 112, g, oz, 0. On July 6, 2013, it was reported that Apple was in talks with Korean mobile carrier
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to release the next generation iPhone with LTE Advanced technology.{{cite web, url=http://www.hngn.com/articles/7048/20130705/iphone-5S-release-date-rumors-new-phone-will-4g-lte.htm, title=iPhone 5S Release Date Rumors: New Phone Will Have 4G LTE Advanced Capabilities : Tech : Headlines & Global News, publisher=Hngn.com, date=July 5, 2013, access-date=July 30, 2013 On July 22, 2013, the company's suppliers said that Apple is testing out larger screens for the iPhone and iPad. "Apple has asked for prototype smartphone screens larger than {{convert, 4, in, mm and has also asked for screen designs for a new tablet device measuring slightly less than {{convert, 13, in, mm diagonally, they said." On September 10, 2013, Apple unveiled two new iPhone models during a press event in Cupertino. The iPhone 5C, a mid-range-priced version of the handset that is designed to increase accessibility due to its price is available in five colors (green, blue, yellow, pink, and white) and is made of plastic. The iPhone 5S comes in three colors (black, white, and gold) and the home button is replaced with a fingerprint scanner (Touch ID). Both phones shipped on September 20, 2013.{{cite news, url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/09/10/technology-apple-iphone-event.html, title=Apple unveils 2 new iPhones including cheaper model, publisher=
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, date=September 10, 2013, access-date=September 10, 2013
On September 9, 2014, Apple revealed the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus at an event in Cupertino. Both devices had a larger screen than their predecessor, at {{convert, 4.7, in, mm and {{convert, 5.5, in, mm respectively. After the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was released, some users started complaining about the 6 and 6 Plus bending from normal use. This trend became known as "Bendgate", which later started "Touch Disease." However, they released the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, a more bend-resistant iPhone than the 6 and 6 Plus, to solve this issue. On September 7, 2016, Apple unveiled the
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and 7 Plus, which added water and dust resistance, improved system and graphics performance, a new dual-camera setup on the Plus model, new color options, and featured the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack from the iPhone. On September 12, 2017, Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which features a new glass design, camera improvements, a True Tone display, wireless charging, and improved system performance. It also unveiled the iPhone X, which features a near bezel-less design, a facial recognition feature dubbed "Face ID" with facial tracking used for Animojis, an OLED screen with the highest pixel density on an iPhone, a new telephoto lens which works better in low light conditions, and improved cameras for AR. On September 12, 2018, Apple officially unveiled the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR at the Steve Jobs theater at
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. The XS and XS Max feature an improved Super Retina Display with Dolby Vision and HDR10 support with the XS Max featuring a larger {{convert, 6.5, in, mm display, improved cameras with Smart HDR, and the A12 Bionic chip. The iPhone XS and XS Max are
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water, liquid, and dust resistant which allow the devices to be submerged in up to 2 meters for a duration of 30 minutes, while iPhone XR retained the IP67 certification found in the first-generation iPhone X and also features an IPS LCD display instead of the OLED displays found in the higher-end models. The iPhone XS/XS Max's IP68 certifications were tested using various
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. Apple also announced the fourth generation of Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 4. On September 10, 2019, Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 11 at
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,{{cite press release , title=Highlights from Apple's keynote event , website=Apple Inc. , date=September 10, 2019 , url=https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/09/highlights-from-apples-keynote-event/ , access-date=September 14, 2019 along with the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. All models gained a ultra-wide lens, allowing for a wider field of view. The Pro models gained a triple-lens camera arrangement, and a matte glass finish. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro series were virtually announced on October 13, 2020, featuring a refreshed design, Super Retina XDR Displays across all models, and 5G connectivity. All models also feature MagSafe, allowing special magnetic accessories to easily snap on and off, while also allowing 15W wireless charging. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro series were virtually announced on September 14, 2021, featuring improved cameras with sensor-shift stabilization for all models, a diagonal camera arrangement for the 13 and 13 mini, significantly larger camera sensors and an adaptive 120 Hz ProMotion display for the Pro models. All models also gained a battery size increase, and a reduction in width of the TrueDepth camera module.


Production

Up to the
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, all iPhones and other iOS devices were manufactured by
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. In 2011, new CEO
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changed Apple's manufacturing strategy to diversify its suppliers. The
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in 2012 was the first model to be manufactured simultaneously by two stand-alone companies: Foxconn and
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, the latter also based in Taiwan. Although Foxconn still produces more iPhones, Pegatron's orders have been slowly increased: the company made part of the
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line in 2013, and 30% of
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devices in 2014. The 6 Plus model was produced solely by Foxconn. In 2019, Apple investigated reports that some Foxconn managers had used rejected parts to build iPhones. In
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, to assemble iPhones to sell in the region.


Models

{{See also, List of iOS devices#iPhone 33 iPhone models have been produced. The models in bold are devices of the latest generation:


Current devices

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(2019–present) * iPhone SE (2nd) (2020–present) *
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(2020–present) *
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Mini (2020–present) *
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(2021–present) *
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iPhone 13 Pro
(2021–present) *
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Max (2021–present) {{div col end


Past devices

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(2008–2010) *
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(2009–2012) *
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(2010–2013) *
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(2011–2014) *
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iPhone 5
(2012–2013) *
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(2013–2015) *
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iPhone 5S
(2013–2016) *
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(2014–2016) *
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(2014–2016) *
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(2015–2018) * iPhone 6S Plus (2015–2018) * iPhone SE (1st) (2016–2018) *
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(2016–2019) *
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(2017–2020) * iPhone 8 Plus (2017–2020) *
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(2017–2018) *
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(2018–2021) *
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(2018–2019) * iPhone XS Max (2018–2019) *
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(2019–2020) *
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(2020–2021) *
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Hardware

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, with current models offering screens of 4.7 inches and larger. A range of sensors are included on the device, such as a
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, facial recognition sensor, fingerprint sensor and
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. All iPhones include a rear-facing camera, and a front-facing camera being included on all models since the
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. The
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Plus introduced multiple lenses to the rear-facing camera to the iPhone.


Software

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known as
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macOS macOS (; previously Mac OS X and later OS X) is a proprietary {{Short pages monitor According to an article in ''The New York Times'' titled "Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out N.S.A.", Apple has developed a new encryption method for iOS 8, described as "so deep that Apple could no longer comply with government warrants asking for customer information to be extracted from devices."{{cite news, url=https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/27/technology/iphone-locks-out-the-nsa-signaling-a-post-snowden-era-.html, title= Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out N.S.A., date=September 27, 2014, access-date=September 27, 2014, author1=David E Sanger , author2=Brian X Chen , work=The New York Times Throughout 2015, prosecutors in the United States argued for the U.S. government to be able to compel decryption of iPhone contents. After the 2015 San Bernardino attack, the FBI recovered an
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that was issued to one of the shooters by his employer, and
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backups of that phone from a month and a half before the shooting. (The shooters had destroyed their personal phones.) The U.S. government attempted to obtain a court order under the All Writs Act compelling Apple to produce an IPSW file that would allow investigators to brute force attack, brute force the device passcode.
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responded on the company's website, outlining a need for encryption, arguing that if they produce a backdoor (computing), backdoor for one device, it would inevitably be used to compromise the privacy of other iPhone users. On February 19, Apple communicated to journalists that the password for the Apple ID for the iPhone had been changed within a day of the government obtaining it, preventing Apple from producing a workaround that would only target older devices. ''See'' FBI–Apple encryption dispute. The GrayKey, manufactured by Grayshift, can unlock iPhones, even if they are disabled. As a countermeasure, Apple implemented USB Restricted Mode. {{as of, 2016, April}, Apple's privacy policy addresses requests from government agencies for access to customers' data: "Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a 'backdoor' in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed any government access to our servers. And we never will." In 2015 the Electronic Frontier Foundation awarded Apple five out of five stars "commend[ing] Apple for its strong stance regarding user rights, transparency, and privacy." Apple iOS in combination with their specific hardware uses crypto-shredding when activating the "Erase all content and settings" by wiktionary:en:obliterate, obliterating all the keys in 'wiktionary:en:efface, effaceable storage'. This renderes all user data on the device cryptographically inaccessible.


Reception and legacy

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and Motorola Mobility, Motorola were enjoying record sales of feature phone, cell phones based more on fashion and brand rather than technological innovation. The smartphone market, dominated at the time by BlackBerry OS and Windows Mobile devices, was a "staid, corporate-led smartphone paradigm" focused on enterprise needs. Phones at the time were designed around carrier and business limits which were conservative with regards to bandwidth usage and battery life.{{cite news, author=Sean Silcoff, Jacquie Mcnish And Steve Ladurantaye , url=https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-inside-story-of-why-blackberry-is-failing/article14563602/?page=all , title=How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story , work=The Globe and Mail , access-date=February 3, 2014 , location=Toronto , date=November 6, 2013{{cite web , first=Jesse , last=Hicks , title=Research, no motion: How the BlackBerry CEOs lost an empire , url=https://www.theverge.com/2012/2/21/2789676/rim-blackberry-mike-lazaridis-jim-balsillie-lost-empire , website=The Verge , date=February 21, 2012 , access-date=March 23, 2017 Phones were sold in a very large number of models, often segmented by marketing strategy, confusing customers and sapping engineering resources.{{cite web, last1=Orlowski, first1=Andrew, title=When Dilbert came to Nokia, url=https://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/14/nokia_dilbert/, website=The Register, access-date=August 2, 2015 For example, phones marketed at business were often deliberately stripped of cameras or the ability to play music and games. Apple's approach was to deliberately simplify its product line by offering just one model a year for all customers while making it an expensive, high-end product. Apple's marketing, building on successful iPod campaigns, helped the phone become a mass-market product with many buyers on launch day. Some market research has found that, compared to other products, a greater proportion of iPhone users are female.{{cite news, last1=Williams, first1=Rhiannon, title=Women more likely to own an iPhone than men, url=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/iphone/11335574/Women-more-likely-to-own-an-iPhone-than-men.html, website=Daily Telegraph, access-date=August 15, 2015, location=London, date=January 9, 2015 In 2012, ''
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'' wrote that Apple had avoided the kind of "patronizing" marketing that competitors used to sell low-quality, high-priced products to women. When then-CEO of Research in Motion Mike Lazaridis pried open an iPhone, his impression was of a Mac stuffed into a cellphone, as it used much more memory and processing power than the smartphones on the market at the time. With its Capacitive touchscreen#Capacitive, capacitive touchscreen and consumer-friendly design, the iPhone fundamentally changed the mobile industry;
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proclaimed in 2007 that the phone was not just a communication tool but a way of life.{{cite web, url=http://pixelstech.net/article/1359363948_Why_does_Symbian_collapse_ , title=Why does Symbian collapse? , publisher=Pixelstech.net , access-date=June 13, 2013 The dominant mobile operating systems at the time such as Symbian, BlackBerry OS, and Windows Mobile were not designed to handle tasks beyond communication and basic functions. These operating systems never focused on applications and developers, and due to infighting among manufacturers as well as the complexity of developing on their low-memory hardware, they never developed a thriving Apple ecosystem, ecosystem like Apple's
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's Google Play. iPhone OS (renamed iOS in 2010) was designed with capabilities such as multitasking and graphics to meet future consumer demands.{{cite news, url=https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/rims-long-road-to-reinvent-the-blackberry/article7901031/ , title=RIM's long road to reinvent the BlackBerry , work=The Globe and Mail , access-date=June 13, 2013 , location=Toronto , date=January 28, 2013 Many services were provided by mobile carriers, who often extensively customized devices. Meanwhile, Apple's decision to base its OS on OS X had the unexpected benefit of allowing OS X developers to rapidly expand into iOS development. Rival manufacturers have been forced to spend more on software and development costs to catch up to the iPhone. The iPhone's success has led to a decline in sales of high-end fashion phones and business-oriented smartphones such as Vertu and BlackBerry, as well as Nokia.{{cite web, url=http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-06-16/the-iphones-impact-on-rivalsbusinessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial-advice , title=The iPhone's Impact on Rivals , work=Businessweek , date=June 16, 2008 , access-date=June 13, 2013 Nokia realised the limitations of its operating system Symbian and attempted to develop a more advanced system, Maemo, without success. It ultimately agreed to a technology-sharing deal and then a takeover from Microsoft.{{cite web, last1=Malkavaara, first1=Lauri, title=This is how a Helsingin Sanomat journalist tried to save Nokia, url=http://www.hs.fi/kuukausiliite/a1381288411564, website=Helsingin Sanomat, access-date=December 2, 2015, date=October 9, 2013 Before the iPhone, "Handsets were viewed largely as cheap, disposable lures, massively subsidized to snare subscribers and lock them into using the carriers' proprietary services." However, ''
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'' wrote, "Apple retained complete control over the design, manufacturing, and marketing of the iPhone", meaning that it and not the carrier would control the software updates, and by extension security patches. By contrast, Google has allowed carriers and OEMs to dictate the "pace of upgrades and pre-load phones with their own software on top of
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". As a result, many Android OEMs often lag months behind Google's release of the next iteration of Android; although Google Nexus and Google Pixel, Pixel devices are guaranteed two years of operating system updates and a third additional year for security. However, Apple has supported older iterations of iPhones for over four years. Some of the newer generations of iPhone have hit six years of support.


Sales

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Apple sold 6.1 million first generation iPhone units over five quarters.{{cite press release, url=https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/01/21results.html, title=Apple Reports First Quarter Results, publisher=Apple Inc., date=January 21, 2009, url-status=dead, archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20090623022830/http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/01/21results.html, archive-date=June 23, 2009, df=mdy-all Apple had achieved a 1.1% worldwide mobile phone share for the year 2008; in the smartphone market it held an 8.2% share. Sales in the fourth quarter of 2008 temporarily surpassed those of Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry sales of 5.2 million units, which briefly made Apple the third largest mobile phone manufacturer by revenue, after
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(however, some of this income is deferral, deferred{{cite press release, url=https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/04/22results.html, title=Apple Reports Second Quarter Results, publisher=Apple Inc., date=April 22, 2009, url-status=dead, archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110521104112/http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/04/22results.html, archive-date=May 21, 2011, df=mdy-all For additional sales information, see the commons:File:iPhone sales per quarter.svg#Data and references, table of quarterly sales.). Numbers were lower in the first three quarters of 2009 until the fourth quarter surpassed sales of Q4 2008. Recorded sales grew steadily thereafter, and by the end of fiscal year 2010, a total of 73.5 million iPhones had been sold. By 2010, the iPhone had a market share of barely 4% of all cell phones; however, Apple pulled in more than 50% of the total profit that global cellphone sales generated. Apple sold 14.1{{nbspmillion iPhones in the third quarter of 2010, representing a 91% unit growth over the year-ago quarter, which was well ahead of International Data Corporation, IDC's latest published estimate of 64% growth for the global smartphone market in the September quarter. Apple's sales surpassed that of Research in Motion's 12.1{{nbspmillion BlackBerry units sold in their most recent quarter ended August 2010. In the United States market alone for the third quarter of 2010, while there were 9.1{{nbspmillion Android-powered smartphones shipped for 43.6% of the market, Apple iOS was the number two phone operating system with 26.2% but the 5.5{{nbspmillion iPhones sold made it the most popular single device. On March 2, 2011, at the iPad 2 launch event, Apple announced that they had sold 100 million iPhones worldwide.{{cite news, title=Apple: 100 Million iPhones Sold, publisher=Mashable, date=March 2, 2011, url=http://mashable.com/2011/03/02/100-million-iphones As a result of the success of the iPhone sales volume and high selling price, headlined by the
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, Apple became the largest mobile handset vendor in the world by revenue in 2011, surpassing long-time leader
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. While the Samsung Galaxy S II proved more popular than the iPhone 4S in parts of Europe, the iPhone 4S was dominant in the United States. By 2012, the two-year-old iPhone 4 had outsold the original iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS models put together. In January 2012, Apple reported its best quarterly earnings ever, with 53% of its revenue coming from the sale of 37 million iPhones, at an
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of nearly $660. The average selling price has remained fairly constant for most of the phone's lifespan, hovering between $622 and $660. For the eight largest phone manufacturers in Q1 2012, according to Horace Dediu at Asymco, Apple and Samsung combined to take 99% of industry profits (HTC took the remaining 1%, while RIM, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, and Nokia all suffered losses), with Apple earning 73 cents out of every dollar earned by the phone makers. As the industry profits grew from $5.3{{nbspbillion in the first quarter of 2010 to $14.4{{nbspbillion in the first quarter of 2012 (quadruple the profits in 2007), Apple had managed to increase its share of these profits. This is due to increasing carrier subsidies and the high selling prices of the iPhone, which had a negative effect on the wireless carriers (AT&T Mobility, Verizon, and Sprint) who have seen their EBITDA service margins drop as they sold an increasing number of iPhones. In the fourth quarter of 2012, the
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were the best-selling handsets with sales of 27.4{{nbspmillion (13% of smartphones worldwide) and 17.4{{nbspmillion units, respectively, with the Samsung Galaxy S III in third with 15.4{{nbspmillion. According to Strategy Analytics' data, this was "an impressive performance, given the iPhone portfolio's premium pricing", adding that the Galaxy S III's global popularity "appears to have peaked" (the Galaxy S III was touted as an iPhone-killer by some in the press when it was released). While Samsung has led in worldwide sales of smartphones, Apple's iPhone line has still managed to top Samsung's smartphone offerings in the United States, with 21.4% share and 37.8% in that market, respectively. iOS grew 3.5% to 37.8%, while Android slid 1.3% to fall to a 52.3% share. The continued top popularity of the iPhone despite growing Android competition was also attributed to Apple being able to deliver
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updates are frequently impeded by carrier testing requirements and hardware tailoring, forcing consumers to purchase a new Android smartphone to get the latest version of that OS. However, by 2013, Apple's market share had fallen to 13.1%, due to the surging popularity of the Android offerings. Apple announced on September 1, 2013, that its iPhone trade-in program would be implemented at all of its 250 specialty stores in the US. For the program to become available, customers must have a valid contract and must purchase a new phone, rather than simply receive a credit to be used at a later date. A significant part of the program's goal is to increase the number of customers who purchase iPhones at Apple stores rather than carrier stores. On September 20, 2013, the sales date of the iPhone 5S and 5C models, the longest ever queue was observed at the New York City flagship Apple store, in addition to prominent queues in San Francisco, and Canada; however, locations throughout the world were identified for the anticipation of corresponding consumers. Apple also increased production of the gold-colored iPhone 5S by an additional one-third due to the particularly strong demand that emerged. Apple had decided to introduce a gold model after finding that gold was seen as a popular sign of a luxury product among China, Chinese customers.{{cite news, last1=Chan & Chen, title=Cook Says Chinese Tastes Considered in Apple Product Designs, url=https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-22/cook-says-chinese-tastes-considered-in-apple-product-designs, work=Bloomberg News, access-date=August 15, 2015, date=June 22, 2015 Apple released its opening weekend sales results for the 5C and 5S models, showing an all-time high for the product's sales figures, with nine{{nbspmillion handsets sold—the previous record was set in 2012, when five{{nbspmillion handsets were sold during the opening weekend of the 5 model. This was the first time that Apple has simultaneously launched two models and the inclusion of China in the list of markets contributed to the record sales result. Apple also announced that, {{as of, 2013, September, 23, lc=y, df=US, 200{{nbspmillion devices were running the iOS 7 update, making it the "fastest software upgrade in history." An Apple Store located at the Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware, claimed the highest iPhones sales figures in November 2013. The store's high sales results are due to the absence of a sales tax in the state of Delaware.{{cite news , last=Rodriguez, first=Salvador, access-date=November 21, 2013, title=Why an Apple store in Delaware is No. 1 in iPhone sales, work=Los Angeles Times, date=November 14, 2013, url=http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-apple-store-delaware-iphone-sales-20131114,0,6755659.story#axzz2lLXBvpWu The finalization of a deal between Apple and China Mobile, the world's largest mobile network, was announced in late December 2013. The multi-year agreement provides iPhone access to over 760{{nbspmillion China Mobile subscribers. In the first quarter of 2014, Apple reported that it had sold 51{{nbspmillion iPhones, an all-time quarterly record, compared to 47.8{{nbspmillion in the year-ago quarter. On July 27, 2016, Apple had announced that that have sold their 1 billionth iPhone. During Apple's earnings call on January 27, 2021,
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said that there are now 1 billion iPhones active.{{Cite web, last=Kastrenakes, first=Jacob, date=2021-01-27, title=Apple says there are now over 1 billion active iPhones, url=https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22253162/iphone-users-total-number-billion-apple-tim-cook-q1-2021, access-date=2021-03-18, website=The Verge, language=en


See also

* History of the iPhone * Newton (platform), an early personal digital assistant and the first tablet platform developed by Apple * Pocket-sized computer * {{portal-inline, Telephones


Notes

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References

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External links

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