The iPhone 4 marked Steve Jobs' return to the WWDC keynote stage. It was June 7, 2010 and he wanted to show us something we'd only thought we'd seen before. It had over 100 new features. Released on June 24 for $99/$199 on contract, it had an all-new design made of glass and stainless steel, with the antenna-band on the outside, an all-new 5mp/720p camera on the back, and a FaceTime camera on the front. It also had an all new 960x640 high-density Retina display and an Apple A4 processor that combined an ARM Cortex A8 and and PowerVR SGX535. It would also go on to become the first iPhone available on the Verizon network in the U.S. It was hot. It was the iPhone 4.
The iPhone 4s was an anomaly. Unlike previous years, WWDC 2011 came and went without mention or glimpse of a new iPhone. It wasn't until October 5 that Phil Schiller finally took to an iPhone event stage. There, he introduce the iPhone 4s. It looked almost identical to the previous year's iPhone 4, but it was all-new on the inside. Released on October 14, 2011 for $199/$299/$399 on contract, the iPhone 4s fixed the antenna problems, it added an Apple A5 chipset, and it massively improved the rear-facing iSight camera, bringing it to 8mp. And it introduced Siri.
The 2013 iPhone 5c takes the 2012 iPhone 5 in a less-expensive, more fun direction with colorful unibody polycarbonate shells in red, green, blue, yellow, and white. It also sports a better LTE radio with support for more bands in more places, and an improved FaceTime. Plus, it ships with iOS 7, Apple's completely redesigned mobile operating system, made to match it in color and style.
On January 9, 2007 the late Steve Jobs put sneaker to Macworld stage to give one of the most incredible keynote presentations of his life - a life filled with incredible keynotes - and in the history of consumer electronics. There, he said he would be introducing a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet device. But it wasn't three products. It was one product. We got it. It was the iPhone.