How big was the first iPhone? How the iPhone’s screen size has changed over time

How big was the first iPhone? How the iPhone’s screen size has changed over time
Source: AP
Source: AP

On Jan. 9, 2007, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone at the Macworld conference in San Francisco. The device — which Jobs called "a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device" — had a 3.5-inch screen with 320 x 480 pixel resolution.

Since the first iPhone, the handset's screen size has changed ever-so-slowly. Apple kept its devices at 3.5 inches until the iPhone 5, which boasted a 4-inch screen, TechRadar reports. And it wasn't until the iPhone 6 that Apple expanded the screen size of its smartphones eve more with a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch model.  

It's been 10 years since Apple introduced the iPhone.
Source: Apple

Models currently available on the market are the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus — the iPhone SE has the smallest screen (4-inch) and the iPhone 6S Plus and 7 Plus have the largest screens (5.5-inch). Below is a complete list of all iPhone models and their screen size:

Original iPhone: 3.5-inch

iPhone 3G: 3.5-inch

iPhone 3GS: 3.5-inch

iPhone 4: 3.5-inch

iPhone 4S: 3.5-inch

iPhone 5: 4-inch

iPhone 5C: 4-inch

iPhone 5S: 4-inch

iPhone 6: 4.7-inch

iPhone 6 Plus: 5.5-inch

iPhone 6S: 4.7-inch

iPhone 6S Plus: 5.5-inch

iPhone SE: 4-inch

iPhone 7: 4.7-inch

iPhone 7 Plus: 5.5-inch

Will the trend toward larger screens continue? What will the next 10th anniversary iPhone look like? Only time will tell.