iPhone Feature Comparison

The following data has been compiled from a number of sources, including Apple (links within table), Wikipedia, EveryiPhone, and GSM Arena.

The iPhone was specifically a GSM device until Apple released a separate CDMA version of the iPhone 4 on Feb. 10, 2011. the iPhone 4S comes in a single version that supports both GSM and CDMA. Except for the original iPhone, which uses cell towers and WiFi transmitters to geolocate, all iPhones use Assisted GPS (A-GPS), which uses cell towers and WiFi in addition to GPS to improve startup performance.

iPhone iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPhone 41 iPhone 4S iPhone 5
introduced 2007.01.09 2008.06.09 2009.06.08 2010.06.07 2011.10.04 2012.09.12
shipped 2007.06.29 2008.07.11 2009.06.19 2010.06.24 2011.10.14 2012.09.21
discontinued 2008.07.11 2010.06.04 2012.09.12 current current current
original OS OS 1.0 OS 2.0 OS 3.0 iOS 4.02 iOS 5.0 iOS 6.0
last OS OS 3.1.3 iOS 4.2 current current current current
screen 3.5" 480 x 320 3.5" 480 x 320 3.5" 480 x 320 3.5" 960 x 640 3.5" 960 x 640 4.0" 1136 x 640
CPU3 412 MHz ARM 11 412 MHz ARM 11 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 800 MHz A4 800 MHz dual-core A5 1.3 GHz dual-core A6
RAM 128 MB 128 MB 256 MB 512 MB 512 MB 1 GB
Geekbench 136 137 275 375 652 1572
Browsermark 8839 9150 45707 59688 105915 189025
Sunspider 46579 33125 3921 3099 1780 947
storage 4/8/16 GB 8/16 GB 8/16/32 GB 8/16/32 GB 16/32/64 GB 16/32/64 GB
size 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46"
115 x 61 x 11.6 mm
4.5 x 2.4 x 0.48"
115 x 61 x 12.3 mm
4.5 x 2.4 x 0.48"
115 x 61 x 12.3 mm
4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37"
115 x 69 x 9.3 mm
4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37"
115 x 69 x 9.3 mm
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30"
124 x 59 x 7.6 mm
weight 4.8 oz/135 g 4.7 oz/133 g 4.8 oz/135 g 4.8 oz/137 g 4.9 oz/140 g 3.95 oz/112 g
WiFi 802.11b/g 802.11b/g 802.11b/g 802.11b/g/n4 802.11b/g/n4 802.11b/g/n
wireless data EDGE adds 3.6 Mbps 3G adds 7.2 Mbps 3G GSM adds 5.76 Mbps, CDMA has 3.1 Mbps EV-DO Rev A adds 14.4 Mbps 3G adds 4G LTE
wireless band GSM GSM GSM GSM/CDMA GSM/CDMA GSM/CDMA5
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR 2.0 + EDR 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR 2.1 + EDR 4.0
rear camera 2 MP 1600 x 1200 f/2.8 lens 2 MP 1600 x 1200 f/2.8 lens 3 MP 2048 x 1536 f/2.8 lens 5 MP 2592 x 1936 8 MP 3264 x 2448 with HDR 8 MP 3264 x 2448 with HDR
front camera none none none FaceTime 480p FaceTime 480p FaceTime HD 720p
video none none 640 x 480 30 fps 720p 30 fps 1080p 30 fps 1080p 30 fps
connector 30-pin dock 30-pin dock 30-pin dock 30-pin dock 30-pin dock Lightning
USB 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
min. iTunes 7.5/OS X 10.4.10 7.7/OS X 10.4.10 9.2/OS X 10.4.11 10.1/OS X 10.5.8 10.5/OS X 10.5.8 10.7/OS X 10.6.8
max. iTunes current current current current current current
colors black black, white black, white black, white black, white black, white
GPS trilateration A-GPS A-GPS, compass A-GPS, compass A-GPS, GLONASS,compass A-GPS, GLONASS,compass
gyroscope no no no yes yes yes
Apple specs kb/SP2 kb/SP495 kb/SP565 kb/SP587 iphone-4s/specs.html iphone/specs.html
  1. Separate GSM and CDMA versions of iPhone 4/
  2. GSM version, CDMA version runs iOS 4.2.6 and later.
  3. Because Apple runs CPUs below their rated speed to improve battery life and reduce heat, the speed listed is the actual operating speed, not the rated speed.
  4. iPhone 4 and 4S only support 802.11n on 2.4 GHz band and have no support for 5.0 GHz band.
  5. There are three different versions of the iPhone 5 - one GSM model for the North American market, one CDMA model for CDMA carriers in the US and Japan, and another GSM model for European, Asian, and Australian markets.

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