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iPhone comparison 2023: specs, prices, offers and more!

Update: January update
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Which is the best iPhone in 2023? Now that Apple has announced the new iPhone 14 series, we compare the new models with the past iPhone lineup. Find out everything about the new features and differences in NextPit's ultimate iPhone overview.

All iPhones in 2023 compared

  Regular model Plus model (large) Pro model (small) Pro model (large) Regular model Mini iPhone Pro model (small) Pro model (large) Regular model (2020) Mini iPhone (2020) Budget iPhone
Product Apple iPhone 14 Apple iPhone 14 Plus Apple iPhone 14 Pro Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
MSRP from $799 from $899 from $999 from $1,099 from $799 from $699 from $999 from $1,099 from $699 from $599 from $429
Image Apple iPhone 14 product image Apple iPhone 14 Plus product image Apple iPhone 14 Pro product image Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max product image Apple iPhone 13 Apple iPhone 13 Mini Apple iPhone 13 Pro Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Apple iPhone 12 Apple iPhone 12 Mini Apple iPhone SE 2022
Technical Specifications 6.1 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
September 2022






6.7 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
September 2022






6.1 inch, OLED, 120 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A16 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB / 1 TB ROM
Triple camera
48 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide
12 megapixel telephoto camera
September 2022







6.7 inch, OLED, 120 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A16 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB / 1 TB ROM
Triple camera
48 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide
12 megapixel telephoto camera
September 2022







6.1 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
September 2021






5.4 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2340 x 1080 pixels (476 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
September 2021






6.1 inch, OLED, 120 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB / 1 TB ROM
Triple camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide
12 megapixel telephoto camera
September 2021







6.7 inch, OLED, 120 Hz
2778 x 1284 pixels (458 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB / 1 TB ROM
Triple camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide
12 megapixel telephoto camera
September 2021







6.1 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A14 Bionic, 5G
64 / 128 / 256 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
October 2020






5.4 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2340 x 1080 pixels (476 PPI)
Apple A14 Bionic, 5G
64 / 128 / 256 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
October 2020






4.7 inch, LCD display, 60 Hz
1334 x 750 pixels (326 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
64 / 128 / 256 GB ROM
Single camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
March 2022





Good
  • Top performance level despite last year's chip
  • Very high quality workmanship
  • Improved image and video quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great display for movies & games
  • Very good battery life
  • Action mode and 4K cinema mode
  • Useful extension of the iPhone catalog
  • 'Dynamic Island' is much more than a gimmick
  • Excellent display
  • The A16 Bionic is incredibly fast and stable
  • The 48 MP camera is terrific
  • Premium feeling from top to bottom
  • Very bright and well calibrated display
  • The Dynamic Island could be a killer feature
  • Gaming phone-like performance with impressive stability
  • Snappy camera, efficient 48 MP camera, satisfying portraits
  • Very decent battery life
  • iOS 16 with exclusive features + Apple's update policy
  • OLED screen with deep blacks
  • Good battery life
  • Good quality main camera
  • IP68 certification
  • Smarter iOS 15
  • Fantastic size for everyday use
  • Good photo quality
  • Very good video quality
  • High-performance level
  • Superb 120 Hz display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great new camera module
  • 120Hz display with ProMotion technology
  • Battery life
  • Fluid software experience
  • Nearly foolproof ecosystem
  • Versatile and trendy camera suite
  • Compact size
  • A14 Bionic performance
  • Pleasing camera performance
  • The most customizable Apple software ever
  • Insane performance level
  • High-quality workmanship
  • Surprisingly good photo and video performance
  • Solid battery life that lasts up till late at night
Bad
  • Hardly any innovations
  • Charging takes too long
  • 60-hertz display looks antiquated
  • Pro models offer significantly more
  • Charging takes too long
  • The always-on display is a bit annoying
  • No fast-charging for the battery
  • No SIM card slot
  • Way too expensive for a non-foldable phone
  • Camera zoom is not the best past x3
  • Anachronically slow charging
  • Always-on display is ALWAYS ON!
  • Zero effort on the originality of the design
  • 60 Hz refresh rate
  • Face ID is unwieldy to use while wearing a face mask
  • 20W charging speed
  • Battery life could be better
  • Display stuck at 60 Hertz
  • No memory expansion options
  • Lightning connector is annoying
  • USB-C port is long overdue
  • "Fast" charging at with 20 Watts
  • Fast charging technology lags behind the competition
  • Constant issues unlocking with Face ID
  • Telephoto camera could be better
  • Battery life is the compact compromise
  • Only 12 Watts wireless charging
  • Entry-level 64 GB model is not enough storage in 2020
  • Display is simply outdated
  • Too few camera functions
  • Low storage space in the base model without expandable memory
  • More expensive than predecessor at market launch
Ratings
Read the iPhone 14 review
Read the iPhone 14 Plus review
Read the iPhone 14 Pro review
Read the iPhone 14 Pro Max review
Read the iPhone 13 review
Read the iPhone 13 mini review
Read the iPhone 13 Pro review
Read the iPhone 13 Pro Max review
Not yet reviewed
Read the iPhone 12 mini review
Read the iPhone SE 2022 review
Offers*

The iPhone 14 series is the latest range announced by Apple. Introduced on September 7, 2022, the new series has dropped the mini model to make way for the Plus variant. With this, we had the announcement of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, whose differences are limited to screen size and battery; as well as the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max which bring advanced hardware and software features.

As usual, Apple also retains its older models in the catalog. In the coming months, these are the previous models that you can still purchase: the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 12 ranges, and the iPhone SE 2022.

Below are the different iPhone models presented in detail. Use the links in the table of contents to check out the specific handset that you are interested in.

iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max: $999 to $1,599

  Pro model (small) Pro model (large)
Product
MSRP from $999 from $1,099
Image Apple iPhone 14 Pro product image Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max product image
Technical specifications 6.1 inch, OLED, 120 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A16 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB / 1 TB ROM
Triple camera
48 megapixels wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide
12 megapixel telephoto camera
September 2022







6.7 inch, OLED, 120 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A16 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB / 1 TB ROM
Triple camera
48 megapixels wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide
12 megapixel telephoto camera
September 2022







Good
  • 'Dynamic Island' is much more than a gimmick
  • Excellent display
  • The A16 Bionic is incredibly fast and stable
  • The 48 MP camera is terrific
  • Premium feeling from top to bottom
  • Very bright and well-calibrated display
  • The Dynamic Island could be a killer feature
  • Gaming phone-like performance with impressive stability
  • Snappy camera, efficient 48 MP camera, satisfying portraits
  • Very decent battery life
  • iOS 16 with exclusive features + Apple's update policy
Bad
  • Always-on display is a bit annoying
  • No fast-charging for the battery
  • No SIM card slot
  • Way too expensive for a non-foldable phone
  • Camera zoom is not the best past x3
  • Anachronically slow charging
  • Always-on display is ALWAYS ON!
  • Zero effort on the originality of the design
Ratings
Read the iPhone 14 Pro review
Read the iPhone 14 Pro Max review
Offers*

Just like last year, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models differ only in screen size and battery capacity. However, compared to the iPhone 14 series we had many differences in 2022. Starting with the processor: now the Pro models stand out by being the only ones to offer the latest version of Apple's proprietary SoC.

The new iPhone 14 Pro models feature the new A16 Bionic processor based on the 4 nm process. It's a six‑core CPU with 2 performance and 4 efficiency cores. According to Apple, the five-core GPU has 50% more memory bandwidth for mobile gaming this year.

The SoC also incorporates a new engine for the display to optimize the ProMotion refresh rate of 120 Hz and the anti-aliasing function, among others. Speaking of the display, the Pro models adopted a new pill-shaped notch called Dynamic Island, in which Apple houses the 12 MP TrueDepth front camera and the Face ID sensors under the screen. Apple says that it takes up 30% less space on the screen.

When it comes to software, the Dynamic Island shows animations on the screen for notifications, alerts, and other contextual information. Both models now also exclusively offer the Always-on display function.

Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro
With the 14 Pro series, we had a change in the shape of the notch on the screen called Dynamic Island. / © NextPit

When it comes to the camera module, we have had a leap in resolution over last year's models. There is a brand-new camera module at the back of the Pro models. The main lens goes from 12 to 48 MP and has a quad-pixel system allowing 4-in-1 pixel binning (in 12 MP for the final resolution count). We also have a 12 MP ultra-wide angle lens on board that allows macro photography, and a dedicated 12 MP telephoto lens.

On the video side, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are able to shoot in ProRes and benefit from the new Action Mode to stabilize videos and compensate for camera movement. ProRAW support and a LiDAR sensor are also found only in the Pro models.

Last but not least, we finally had the announcement of Satellite emergency calls for the new iPhone 14 Pro Series!

Read the Apple iPhone 14 Pro review

Read the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max review

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus: $799 to $1,199

  Regular iPhone Plus iPhone
Product
MSRP from $799 from $899
Image Apple iPhone 14 product image Apple iPhone 14 Plus product image
Technical specifications 6.1 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixels wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
September 2022






6.7 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixels wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
September 2022






Good
  • Top performance level despite last year's chip
  • Very high-quality workmanship
  • Improved image and video quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great display for movies & games
  • Very good battery life
  • Action mode and 4K cinema mode
  • Useful extension of the iPhone catalog
Bad
  • Hardly any innovations
  • Charging takes too long
  • 60-hertz display looks antiquated
  • Pro models offer significantly more
  • Charging takes too long
Rating
Read the iPhone 14 review
Read the iPhone 14 Plus review
Offers*

Due to the low interest in the mini variant, in 2022 Apple bet on a new strategy regarding the vanilla models of the iPhone 14 series. We no longer have the 5.4-inch option, but the Plus variant instead, with the same 6.7-inch screen found on the Pro Max model.

As mentioned above, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature the same Apple A15 Bionic chipset as last year's series in conjunction with a 5-core GPU. Both models are obviously compatible with 5G and, in the United States, Apple will offer only the eSIM option onboard.

iPhone 14 display
The OLED Super Retina XDR display on the iPhone 14 doesn't have the 120 Hz Pro Motion refresh rate. / © NextPit

Setting aside the difference in display size between the vanilla and Plus models, the other features are the same: Both displays have a refresh rate of 60 Hz, can reach a maximum brightness (peak) of 1,200 nits, and retain the classic notch that has become a trademark of Apple.

When it comes to the camera module, the non-Pro models buyers have to do without the telephoto lens. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus come with the new Action Mode and an improved camera set. Here we have a dual camera module carried by a new 12 MP main lens. The sensor is larger in comparison to the preview generation, with a physical size of 1.9 µm. The ultra-wide camera has a 12 MP sensor that Apple did not provide additional details on.

Read the Apple iPhone 14 review

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini: from $699 to $1,099

  Regular iPhone Mini iPhone
Product
MSRP from $799 from $699
Image Apple iPhone 13 Apple iPhone 13 Mini
Technical specifications 6.1 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
September 2021






5.4 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2340 x 1080 pixels (476 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
September 2021






Advantages
  • OLED screen with deep blacks
  • Good battery life
  • Good quality main camera
  • IP68 certification
  • Smarter iOS 15
  • Fantastic size for everyday use
  • Good photo quality
  • Very good video quality
  • High-performance level
Disadvantages
  • 60 Hz refresh rate
  • FaceID is unwieldy to use while wearing a face mask
  • 20W charging speed
  • Battery life could be better
  • Display stuck at 60 Hertz
  • No memory expansion options
Rating
Read the iPhone 13 review
Read the iPhone 13 mini review
Offers*

On paper, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are "small" iPhones. But in reality, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini hardly have to cower behind the Pro models. Equipped with the Apple A15 Bionic chipset, making them on par with the Pro series in terms of processing power, while the screens should be great to look at again thanks to HDR support, TrueTone, and OLED technology. Unlike the Pro models, however, the refresh rate is limited to just 60 Hz which is positively archaic in this day and age.

Satellite internet for iPhone, Android to be launched by SpaceX Starlink
The notch has become approximately 20 percent narrower on all four iPhone 13 devices / © NextPit

Buyers of the non-Pro models have to do without the telephoto lens. On the other hand, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini come with the new Cinematic Mode, which allows video recordings to achieve better depth of field. The smartphone can either adjust the focus for you or you can adjust it yourself with a tap on the display. The focus point can even be set once the recording begins.

Sometime after the release, we tested both the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 mini in detail. In the process, we conducted a long-term test on the mini model and tested how well a phone with a 5.4-inch display performs in everyday use for three months. The result: the mini-iPhone is very well suited for people with smaller hands or Apple fans who prefer smaller devices.

The performance of the display, the camera, and the A15 Bionic are not inferior to the standard model. Only the battery is a drawback because it does not quite last the day during intensive use. You can read more in Ben's long-term test on the linked page.

iPhone 12: from $599

  Regular iPhone (2020) Mini iPhone (2020)
Product
MSRP from $599 discontinued
Image Apple iPhone 12 Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Technical specifications 6.1 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A14 Bionic, 5G
64 / 128 / 256 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixel wide angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
October 2020






5.4 inch, OLED, 60 Hz
2340 x 1080 pixels (476 ppiPPI
Apple A14 Bionic, 5G
64 / 128 / 256 GB ROM
Dual camera
12 megapixel wide angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide-angle
October 2020






Pros
  • Strong performance
  • Very adaptable
  • Powerful camera even for the basic model
  • Compact form factor
  • A14 Bionic SoC
  • Good camera performance
  • Highly customizable software
Cons
  • Slow wireless charging
  • 64GB model is too little memory
  • Poor battery life
  • Wireless charging at 12 watts
  • 64GB in 2020 not enough memory
Rating
Read the Apple iPhone 12 hands-on
Read the Apple iPhone 12 mini review
Offers* Check Price Check Price

Traditionally, Apple also offers older models at lower prices in addition to the current generation iPhones. In the US, you can still officially buy the iPhone 12 at Apple, while saving some money along the way if you are OK with not having the latest and the greatest.

For the vast majority of users, the Apple A14 Bionic from last year should still offer enough processing power while having 5G support is another plus point for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. Previous year's models "only" offer 30 fps for 4K video recording, while the new Cinematic Mode is not available despite being updated to iOS 15.

Appe iPhone 12
On the iPhone 12, the two cameras are arranged on top of each other / © NextPit

But even if the two camera modules are a sensor generation older and rely on optical instead of mechanical image stabilization: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini also offer great image quality and can keep up with most smartphones. You just have to make do without the telephoto camera.

iPhone SE (2022): from $429

  Bargain purchase
Product
MSRP from $429
Image Apple iPhone SE 2022
Technical specifications 4.7-inch, LCD, 60 Hz
1334 x 750 pixels (326 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
64 / 128 / 256 GB ROM
Single camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
March 2022





Pros
  • Insane performance level
  • High-quality workmanship
  • Surprisingly good photo and video performance
  • Solid battery life that lasts up till late at night
Cons
  • Display is simply outdated
  • Too few camera functions
  • Low storage space in the base model without expandable memory
  • More expensive than predecessor at market launch
Ratings
Read the Apple iPhone SE 2022 review
To the offer*

The entry-level smartphone in Apple's lineup right now is the iPhone SE 2022. The smartphone is special because Apple relies on the same design as the iPhone 8, but you get the powerful A15 Bionic with 5G support and better image processing for photos. The SE 2022 is particularly suitable for users who want a new phone but do not want to change the handling and design.

Apple iPhone SE 2022
The form factor of the iPhone SE still works very well. / © NextPit

When it comes to the camera module though, the cheapest iPhone you can buy in 2023 has only a single 12-megapixel camera with no dedicated Night Mode and an aperture of f/1.8.

iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max: Exciting alternatives

  Pro model (small) Pro model (large)
Product
MSRP from $999 from $1,099
Image Apple iPhone 13 Pro Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Technical specifications 6.1 inch, OLED, 120 Hz
2532 x 1170 pixels (460 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB / 1 TB ROM
Triple camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide
12 megapixel telephoto camera
September 2021







6.7 inch, OLED, 120 Hz
2778 x 1284 pixels (458 PPI)
Apple A15 Bionic, 5G
128 / 256 / 512 GB / 1 TB ROM
Triple camera
12 megapixel wide-angle
12 megapixel ultra-wide
12 megapixel telephoto camera
September 2021







Pros
  • Superb 120 Hz display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great new camera module
  • 120Hz display with ProMotion technology
  • Battery life
  • Fluid software experience
  • Nearly foolproof ecosystem
  • Versatile and trendy camera suite
Cons
  • USB-C port is long overdue
  • "Fast" charging at with 20 watts
  • Fast charging technology lags behind the competition
  • Constant issues unlocking with Face ID
  • Telephoto camera could be better
Ratings
Read the iPhone 13 Pro review
Read the iPhone 13 Pro Max review
Offers*

In the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple packed everything including the kitchen sink. This year, there are no differences between the two Pro models apart from the display size and battery capacity. Of course, everything else that is underneath the hood, which you will also find in the "normal" iPhone 13 models, includes the Apple A15 Bionic chipset with 5G support, FaceID, MagSafe support, and an IP68-certified chassis.

When it comes to mobile games, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max have a few extras up their sleeves: The GPU has been upgraded with the inclusion of an additional processing core. And the OLED screens now manage refresh rates of up to 120 Hz. iOS 15 will dynamically adjust the refresh rate depending on the displayed content to save the battery. Speaking of battery life, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max's battery life is said to have improved by 1.5 and 2.5 hours, respectively, compared to their respective predecessors.

The iPhone with the longest battery life ever is the iPhone 13 Pro Max—Camila Rinaldi found that out in her review. She used the most expensive smartphone for a long time, using it as a "daily driver". Only Quick-Charging leaves something to be desired compared to many Android alternatives. She was also not convinced by Face ID's performance.

iPhone 13 Pro Max
Just like in 2020, there's a triple camera module again on the Pro models. iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have only two cameras at the back / © NextPit

The Pro models also offer more capability in terms of cameras. The most obvious here would be the additional telephoto lens, which now offers a triple optical zoom feature and has an optical image stabilizer on iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. Alongside this, though, there are also larger sensors on the main camera, which should further improve image quality, especially in low-light conditions. ProRAW support and a LiDAR sensor are also found only in the Pro models.

As of January 2023, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models can only be found at authorized Apple retailers, such as Amazon, for example.

iOS 16: Current software version

With the new iPhone generation, a new operating system is, of course, part of the deal. iOS 16 has just been made official with the release of the new iPhone 14 and is the current version of the iPhone software. The new operating system offers some fresh visual cues, like the customizable lock screen that gives you more control over the information you see before unlocking via Face ID or Touch ID.

During its September keynote, Apple also introduced new features such as emergency calls via satellite or Always-On-Display. Other new features that we have already been able to try out in iOS 16 include dynamic notifications that display a live overview of your pizza order, for example. You can read more about our findings in our iOS 16 guide.

Screenshots showing how to set up a lock screen on iOS 16
To set up your first lock screen on iOS 16 start by choosing the Wallpaper, colors, font and widgets / © NextPit

Apple has already started releasing iOS 16 to supported devices since September 7. To check whether iOS 16 is available for your device now, follow the steps described in our guide on how to update the software of your iPhone!

Next generation: iPhone 15

What's next after the iPhone 14? The iPhone 15, of course! Even before the launch of the iPhone 14, rumors about its successor have already begun to make their rounds. According to these rumors, the entire iPhone 15 series will feature the same dynamic island cut display we saw in the iPhone 14 Pro range.

Another possibility is that we will see a periscope camera in the Pro Max variant in 2023, as well as the long-awaited USB-C port. In 2022, this standard was established as the norm in the European Union for 2024 by the EU committee. However, Apple could still reserve this option for the iPhone 16 line.

Apple iPhone 14 Pro (Max)
The iPhone 15 is expected to receive the same punch hole we saw in the iPhone 14 Pro series in 2022 / © Apple, Screenshot: NextPit

Of course, we still have a year until the launch of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro series, so we always suggest considering the initial rumors as small drops of water in a vast ocean. As always, Apple should announce the new series in September next year and, if all goes well, we may not have a model taken off the market as was the case with the mini variant in 2022.

Previous iPhone models

With which iPhone generation was Touch ID introduced? Or the Dynamic Island? When did Apple retire the headphone jack? And when did Antennagate happen? Join us on a journey through the iPhone's past in an overview of the iPhone's history below:

Apple iPhone: model overview

Year Models Highlights
2023 iPhone 15*
  • Not yet unveiled.
2022 iPhone 14
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro Max


  • The return of the Plus variant to the series, resulting on the cancellation of the mini variant.
  • Pill-shaped notch called Dynamic Island on the Pro models.
  • Always-on Display and Satellite Emergency calls land on the iPhones.
  • Action Mode for video capture.
2022 iPhone SE (2022)
  • Relaunched 2022 SE model with an updated version.
  • Kept the predecessor’s design with TouchID and supports 5G connectivity now.
  • Shares most of the iPhone 13’s technology, including the SoC.
2021 iPhone 13
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max


  • 120Hz display on Pro models.
  • Cinematic mode for video capture.
  • Up to 1 TB of storage on Pro models.
2020
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max


  • All models offer 5G support.
  • All models are equipped with OLED displays.
  • MagSafe standard introduced.
  • First "mini" model.
2020 iPhone SE (2020)
  • Relaunched 2016 SE model with an updated version.
  • iPhone 8-inspired design with TouchID.
  • Shares most of the iPhone 11's technology, including the SoC.
2019
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • iPhone Pro model revealed for the very first time.
  • Ultra wide-angle cameras in all models.
  • NightSight night mode included.
  • Charger and headphones are no longer included with each purchase.
2018 iPhone XR
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max

  • Entire range sports a new design.
  • iPhone XS and XS Max sport dual cameras.
  • First iPhones to feature the new U1 chip.
2017 iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus

  • Glass back and wireless charging support.
  • iPhone X to feature "borderless" OLED display.
  • FaceID replaces TouchID (iPhone X).
  • First iPhones equipped with True Tone display.
  • "Bionic" chip used for the first time.
2016 iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
  • No more 3.5mm jack port.
  • Splashproof certification.
  • Dual camera for bokeh (iPhone 7 Plus).
  • A10 Fusion SoC powers the smartphone.
2016 iPhone SE
  • The first SE model!
  • Shares design and dimensions from iPhone 5s.
  • Mainly includes technology from the iPhone 6s.
2015 iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
  • 3D Touch display.
  • 4K video recording supported for the very first time.
  • 12-megapixel camera.
  • Rose gold color variant.
2014 iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
  • One iPhone with two display sizes (4.7- and 5.5-inches).
  • NFC module and Apple Pay (U.S. only).
  • Bend-gate affair.
2013 iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
  • Two iPhone models were introduced for the very first time.
  • Introduction of Touch ID (on the iPhone 5s only).
  • Slow motion mode & TrueTone flash (iPhone 5s only).
  • iPhone 5c is the iPhone 5s lite: unpopular plastic back armed with iPhone 5 technology.
2012 iPhone 5
  • First iPhone released with the Lightning port.
  • LTE support.
  • New "EarPods" included.
  • Switched to Nano-SIM.
2011 iPhone 4s
  • First iPhone with Siri virtual assistant.
  • Better antenna design.
  • Full HD video recording.
  • Wi-Fi hotspot feature.
2010 iPhone 4
  • Completely new design.
  • Retina display.
  • Selfie camera.
  • Antenna-gate ("You're holding it wrong!").
2009 iPhone 3GS
  • Better camera (3 megapixels).
  • Improved video recording capability (480p @ 30 fps).
  • Faster CPU (ARM Cortex A8 @ 600 MHz).
  • Integrated compass.
2008 iPhone 3G
  • Mobile Internet via UMTS.
  • GPS.
2007 iPhone
  • The first iPhone!
  • Capacitive touch-screen display.
  • Introduction of apps and the Apple App Store.

*Predicted - Apple probably won't unveil the iPhone 15 series until the fall of 2023.

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This article was updated in January 2023. All comments prior to updating this article have been retained.

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Stefan Möllenhoff

Stefan Möllenhoff

Stefan gathered his first tech journalism experiences in 2004 – and works in this field full-time since 2008. His enthusiasm for everything digital started already in the 80s with a Sharp MZ700. The smartphone enlightenment came 2002 with a Symbian IRC client for his Nokia 7650. Currently, Stefan is sometimes behind the camera, sometimes writing but mainly taking care of organisational aspects at NextPit. Leisure time consists of cooking, fitness, bouldering, running and everything that has to do with AI and the concept of a Singularity.

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