It’s quite surprising how a small device like an iPhone or an iPad managed to change our lives and make tasks easier to do. As we speak, Apple continuous to upgrade and enhance every part of their product, but let’s take a walk down memory lane and see just how much iPhones and iPads have changed.
- iPhone 1 (first generation) – back in 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone as a 3-in-1 device; touch screen iPod, mobile web browser and amazing mobile phone. Now, we take these features for granted, but they were revolutionary during their time. At the time, third-party app can’t be installed on the OS.
- iPhone 3G (second generation) – fast connectivity was the thing back in 2008, and so that second generation iPhone included 3G alongside a thinner shape, back casing made of plastic and much needed support of the launch of the App Store.
- iPhone 3GS (third generation) – the upgrade for the latest iPhone at the time was disappointingly minimal, but the upgrades were still considerably advanced; quicker functions, enhanced camera, more storage options as well as the beginning of the voice control.
- iPhone 4 (fourth generation) – a serious step up from all the previous models, the iPhone 4 features an entirely new and flat design, higher resolution display and a 5MP camers.
- iPhone 4S (fifth generation) – the first of the ‘S’ tag, the iPhone 4S offers only minor upgrades like the graphics and the camera quality.
- iPhone 5 (sixth generation) – finally, Apple decided to widen the screen size and aspect ratio, the iPhone 5 is also lighter than the previous models.
- iPhone 5S/5C (seventh generation) – the iPhone 5C was a slightly more affordable, plastic-backed version in order to compete with Andoid in the middle market. The improvement of the iPhone 5S was the fingerprint reader, camera and battery.
- iPhone 6/6 Plus (eight generation) – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offered some of the most advanced changed since the iPhone 4S. The most noticeable is the screen size; from 4 inches to 4.7 inches.
- iPhone 6/6 Plus (ninth generation) – all the major features are the same but you might notice the new and attractive colors; gold, space grey and rose gold.
- iPhone 7/7 Plus (tenth generation) – the most obvious change would be the removal of the headphone jack.
- iPad – the first ever iPad contains tons of the features of the our regular iPhone but with 256MB of RAM.
- iPad 2 – the second generation of the iPad became incredibly thinner and featured back and front cameras.
- iPad3 – the third installment in the series featured a brand new ‘Retina’ display alongside a quad-core graphic processor.
- iPad Mini – the iPad Mini is the ultra light and thin version of the iPad, almost everything is the same with the bigger versions but the iPad Mini is obviously a lot easier to take anywhere.
- iPad 4 – the iPad 4’s faster A6X processors as well as the graphics power is the new feature of the said model; also, it’s heavier when held with one hand.
- iPad Mini 2 – because of the Retina display of the iPad Mini 2, it offers a high-resolution and a better A7 processor. The icing on the cake is the enhanced LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as the battery life; a lot of reviews said that the features are even better than that of the original iPad Mini.
- iPad Air – a 40% lighter and 20% thinner version of the iPad, the iPad Air provides upgraded performance while maintaining a long battery life.
- iPad 3 Mini – when talking about upgrades, the ones offered by the iPad Mini 3’ are quite minimal. But the display as well as the battery life is good as can be and the device even added the Touch ID.
- iPad Air 2 –the iPad Air 2 had an upgraded A8X processor, improved back and front camera as well as a thinner and lighter build compared to the earlier versions.
- iPad Pro – some of the best features of the iPad Pro include an 8 megapixel back camera, 1.2 megapixel front camera, a bigger screen and an A9x 2.26GHz dual-core processor.