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


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.  


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.