iPhone evolution, release timeline and memorable moments

Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are now available online and in Apple stores. Here's a look back at the evolution of the consumer smartphone that started it all, along with release dates for every iPhone and key turning points along the way.
  • Smartphones
  • Mobile
  • Consumer Electronics
  • iPhone
  • Small and Medium Business
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.