The iPhone has progressed in small, and giant, ways over the years. And of course, design had to change over the years, especially as Apple aimed to make things thinner and, eventually, bigger.
Bloomberg, working with the folks over at iFixit, have put together a pretty stunning look at how the iPhone has evolved over the years, dating back to its inception ten years ago with the OG model, and leading up to the iPhone 8. The iPhone X hasn’t been dissected yet, of course, and it will certainly be interesting to see how that compares to the iPhone 8, and all the previous iterations, when the teardowns begin.
The original model is such a huge difference compared to today’s variants. With a huge battery inside, which, at the time, was measured in at 1400mAh. There was a 2-megapixel camera up in the top-left corner, which, by today’s standards, has been left way in the past. It’s also interesting to see just how much of a change happened under the hood between the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G.
Seeing the changes made to make the iPhone bigger, too, between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 5, and seeing how that evolution made the iPhone 6 possible, too. The overall design inside the iPhones has stayed relatively consistent from the iPhone 5 and beyond, with the battery taking up the lion’s share of room the left, and the rest of the important bits filling in the same amount of space on the right.
Apple had to make room for the Taptic Engine in the iPhone 7, which is nestled near the bottom edge, near the Home button, and sitting below the large battery. Unsurprisingly, the design from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 8 is the same under the hood. What Apple has changed for the iPhone x, though, remains a mystery right now.
The full feature can be found through the source link below. It’s definitely worth checking out.
Which iPhone model has been your favorite to date?