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There are twelve generations (and growing) of iPhones. With each new generation, there is a major updated release of the iOS (iPhone operating system). The first-generation iPhone was a GSM smartphone that set the standard for future iPhone designs. The iPhone 3G was the first iPhone to support 3G. The iPhone 3GS featured improved hardware and the iPhone 4 introduced a metal body, higher display resolution, and a front-facing camera.

The iPhone 4S brought Siri, a voice assistant. The iPhone 5 was taller than the aforementioned versions and featured a revamped lightning connector. 2013’s iPhone 5S introduced a fingerprint reader and improved hardware. The iPhone 5C was a cost-effective version that featured a plastic body instead of metal.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were larger than all previous generations of iPhone with a 4.7-and-5.5-inch (120 and 140 mm) displays respectively. The iPhone 6S brought improved hardware and pressure-sensitive touch inputs. The iPhone SE features the hardware of the iPhone 6S but was as small as the iPhone 5S.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus debuted in 2016 and were the first water-resistant iPhones. They also featured improved system and graphics performance, new rear dual-cameras, new colors, but dropped the signature headphone jack featured on previous versions of the iPhone.

The iPhone 8 added a glass back and a better screen and camera. The iPhone X debuted with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X was the first iPhone to have a near bezel-less design. It featured an improved camera and introduced Apple’s new facial recognition system (Face ID). However, the home button was removed and thus there was no Touch ID. In 2018, Apple debuted the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

Operating system support
model release(d) discontinued support launch price
with OS date ended final OS lifespan
max min
iPhone iPhone OS 1.0 June 29, 2007 June 9, 2008 June 20, 2010 iPhone OS 3.1.3 2 years, 11 months 2 years $499/$599*
iPhone 3G iPhone OS 2.0 July 11, 2008 August 9, 2010 March 3, 2011 iOS 4.2.1 2 years, 7 months 6 months $199/$299*
$499
iPhone 3GS iPhone OS 3.0 June 19, 2009 September 12, 2012 September 18, 2013 iOS 6.1.6 4 years, 2 months 1 year $199/$299*
$599/$699
iPhone 4 iOS 4.0 June 21, 2010 September 10, 2013 September 17, 2014 iOS 7.1.2 4 years, 2 months 1 year $199/$299*
$649/$749
iPhone 4S iOS 5.0 October 14, 2011 September 9, 2014 September 12, 2016 iOS 9.3.5 4 years, 10 months 2 years $199/$299/$399*
$649/$749/$849
iPhone 5 iOS 6.0 September 21, 2012 September 10, 2013 September 18, 2017 iOS 10.3.3 4 years, 11 months 4 years $199/$299/$399*
$649/$749/$849
iPhone 5C iOS 7.0 September 20, 2013 September 9, 2015 September 18, 2017 iOS 10.3.3 3 years, 11 months 2 years $99/$199*
$549/$649
iPhone 5S iOS 7.0 September 20, 2013 March 21, 2016 September 26, 2019 iOS 12.4.2 6 years 3 years, 6 months $199/$299/$399*
$649/$749/$849
iPhone 6 / 6 Plus iOS 8.0 September 19, 2014 September 7, 2016 September 26, 2019 iOS 12.4.2 5 years 3 years $199/$299/$399*
$649/$749/$849
Plus:$299/$399/$499*
Plus:$749/$849/$949
iPhone 6S / 6S Plus iOS 9.0.1 September 25, 2015 September 12, 2018 current latest iOS > 4 years, 1 month > 1 year, 2 months $199/$299/$399*
$649/$749/$849
Plus:$299/$399/$499*
Plus:$749/$849/$949
iPhone SE iOS 9.3 March 31, 2016 September 12, 2018 current latest iOS > 3 years, 7 months > 1 year, 2 months $399/$499*
iPhone 7 / 7 Plus iOS 10.0 September 16, 2016 September 10, 2019 current latest iOS > 3 years, 1 month > 2 months $199/$299/$399*
$649/$749/$849
Plus:$319/$419/$519*
Plus:$769/$869/$969
iPhone 8 / 8 Plus iOS 11.0 September 22, 2017 current latest iOS > 2 years, 1 month $699/$849
Plus:$799/$949
iPhone X iOS 11.1 November 3, 2017 September 12, 2018 current latest iOS > 2 years > 1 year, 2 months $549/$699*
$999/$1149
iPhone XS / XS Max iOS 12.0 September 21, 2018 September 10, 2019 current latest iOS > 1 year, 2 months > 2 months $999/$1149/$1349
Max:$1099/$1249/$1449
iPhone XR iOS 12.0 October 26, 2018 current latest iOS > 1 year $749/$799/$899
iPhone 11 iOS 13.0 September 20, 2019 current latest iOS > 1 month $699/$749/$849
iPhone 11 Pro/11 Pro Max iOS 13.0 September 20, 2019 current latest iOS > 1 month $999/$1149/$1349
Max:$1099/$1249/$1449

iPhone battery and performance go hand in hand. There are many things that contribute to the overall performance of your battery as there are many things that hinder the performance of your iPhone’s battery. That being said, one can expect, that over time, the iPhone’s battery lifespan eventually decreases and will need a replacement. However, a new iPhone should never have battery issues nor should there be performance problems.

On this page, you can find information on how to maximize your iPhone’s battery life, increase the lifespan, replace a battery, and much more. There is also information on the different battery icon colors and their meanings.

iPhone Battery Icon

The iPhone battery icon can be red, white, green, black, or yellow. Each color indicates a different status. In brief:

  • Red icon – Battery needs recharging.
  • Yellow icon – Low power mode active.
  • White icon – dependant on your wallpaper or current app background.
  • Black icon – dependant on your wallpaper or current app background.
  • Green icon – iPhone is charging.

You can read more about the different statuses in depth below. Other aspects to be discussed include:

  • iPhone battery health
  • Apple iPhone battery replacement
  • iPhone battery capacity
  • iPhone battery maximum capacity
  • iPhone battery replacement cost
  • iPhone battery lifespan

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