iPhone to iPhone 6; History in specs

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the latest in a line of Apple phones stretching back to the original in 2007. Year after year, release after release, they've grown bigger, faster, more powerful, and better. You can see it in the specs and feel it in the experience. Now, some people believe specs mean everything. That you can sum up any phone, any device, by the rows on a spreadsheet. Other people believe specs mean nothing. That it is experience and experience alone that defines a device. The truth, as is often the case, lies smack in between. Specs matter in that they're needed to deliver an experience. If the specs aren't sufficient, the experience will suffer. If they specs aren't utilized, then they don't matter. Since Apple uniquely controls everything from the chipset to the software and services, they're best positioned to wring every ounce of experience out of their specs. So, with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, what are those specs?

iPhone iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPhone 5 iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPhone 5 iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPhone 6 (4.7-inch) iPhone 6 (5.5-inch)
Code Name M68 N82 N88 N90/N92 N94 N41/N42 N48/N49 N51/N53 N61 N56
Model Name iPhone 1,1 iPhone 1,2 iPhone 2,1 iPhone 3,1 iPhone 4,1 iPhone 5,1 iPhone 5,3 iPhone 6,1 iPhone 7,2 iPhone 7,1
Launch OS iPhone OS 1.0 iPhone OS 2.0 iPhone OS 3.0 iOS 4 iOS 5 iOS 6 iOS 7 iOS 7 iOS 8 iOS 8
Screen Size 3.5 inches 3.5 inches 3.5 inches 3.5 inches 3.5 inches 4.0 inches 4.0 inches 4.0 inches 4.7 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 480x320 (163ppi) 480x320 (163ppi) 80x320 (163ppi) 960x640 (326ppi) 960x640 (326ppi) 1136x640 (326ppi) 1136x640 (326ppi) 1136x640 (326ppi) 1334x750 (326ppi) 1920x1080 (401ppi)
Screen Type IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD I PS LCD
System-on-a-chip Samsung S5L8900 Samsung S5L8900 Samsung APL0298C05 Apple A4 Apple A5 Apple A6 Apple A6 Apple A7 Apple A8 Apple A8
CPU ARM 1176JZ(F)-S ARM 1176JZ(F)-S 600MHz ARM Cortex A8 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 800MHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 1.3GHz dual-core Swift (ARM v7s) 1.3GHz dual-core Swift (ARM v7s) 64-bit 1.3GHz dual-core Cyclone (ARM v8) 64-bit 1.38Ghz dual-core (ARM v8) 64-bit 1.38Ghz dual-core (ARM v8)
GPU PowerVR MBX Lite 3D PowerVR MBX Lite 3D PowerVR SGX535 PowerVR SGX535 PowerVR dual-core SGX543MP4 PowerVR triple-core SGX543MP3 PowerVR triple-core SGX543MP3 PowerVR G6430 TBD TBD
Co-processor none none none none none none none M7 Motion M8 Motion M8 Motion
RAM 128MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 1GB 1GB 1GB 1GB 1GB
Storage 4GB/8GB/16GB 8GB/16GB 16GB/32GB 16GB/32GB 16GB/32GB/64GB 16GB/32GB/64GB 16GB/32GB/64GB 16GB/32GB/64GB 16GB/64GB/128GB 16GB/64GB/128GB
Cellular Data EDGE 3G 3.6 HSPA 7.2 HSPA 7.2 HSPA 14.4 LTE/DC-HSPA LTE/DC-HSPA LTE/DC-HSPA LTE Advanced LTE Advanced
SIM Mini Mini Mini Micro Micro Nano Nano Nano Nano | Nano
Rear Camera 2MP 2MP 3MP/480p 5MP/720p, ƒ2.8, 1.75µ 8MP/1080p, ƒ/2.4, BSI, 1.4µ 8MP/1080p, ƒ/2.4, BSI, 1.4µ 8MP/1080p, ƒ/2.4, BSI, 1.4µ 8MP/1080p, ƒ/2.2, BSI, 1.5µ 8MP/1080p 60fps, ƒ/2.2, BSI, 1.5µ 8MP/1080p 60fps, ƒ/2.2, BSI, 1.5µ OIS
Front Camera none none none VGA VGA 1.2MP/720p, BSI 1.2MP/720p, BSI 1.2MP/720p, BSI 1.2MP/720p, BSI 1.2MP/720p, BSI
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g 802.11b/g 802.11b/g 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz, 5GHz) 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz, 5GHz) 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz, 5GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
GPS none aGPS aGPS aGPS aGPS, GLONASS aGPS, GLONASS aGPS, GLONASS aGPS, GLONASS aGPS, GLONASS aGPS, GLONASS
Sensors Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity, compass Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, infrared Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, infrared Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, infrared Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, infrared, fingerprint Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, infrared, fingerprint, barometer Ambient light, accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, infrared, fingerprint, barometer
Mic Single Single Single Dual Dual Triple Triple Triple Triple Triple
Connector 30-pin Dock 30-pin Dock 30-pin Dock 30-pin Dock 30-pin Dock Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning
Height 4.52 inches (115mm) 4.55 inches (115.5mm) 4.55 inches (115.5mm) 4.54 inches (115.2mm) 4.54 inches (115.2mm) 4.87 inches (123.8mm) 4.91 inches (124.8mm) 4.87 inches (123.8mm) 5.44 inches (138.1 mm) 6.22 inches (158.1mm)
Width 2.40 inches (61mm) 2.43 inches (61.8mm) 2.43 inches (61.8mm) 2.31 inches (58.6mm) 2.31 inches (58.6mm) 2.31 inches (58.6mm) 2.33 inches (59.2mm) 2.31 inches (58.6mm) 2.64 inches (67.0mm) 3.06 inches (77.8mm)
Thickness 0.46 inches (11.6mm) 0.48 inches (12.3mm) 0.48 inches (12.3mm) 0.37 inches (9.3mm) 0.37 inches (9.3mm) 0.30 inches (7.6mm) 0.35 inches (8.97mm) 0.30 inches (7.6mm) 0.27 inches (6.9mm) 0.28 inches (7.1mm
Weight 4.72oz (135g) 4.69 oz (133g) 4.72oz (135g) 4.83oz (137g) 4.94 oz (140g) 3.95oz (112g) 4.66oz (132g) 4.30oz (122g) 4.55 oz (129g) 6.07 oz (172 g)
Battery 1400mAh 1150mAh 1219mAh 1420mAh 1440mAh 1440mAh 1510mAh 1560mAh 1810mAh 2915mAh
Colors Aluminum Black/White Black/White Black/White Black/White Slate/Silver Blue/Green/Pink/White/Yellow Space gray, Silver, Gold Space gray, Silver, Gold Space gray, Silver, Gold
Launch Price $499/$599 on contract (no subsidy) $199/$299 on contract $199/$299 on contract $199/$299 on contract $199/$299/$399 on contract $199/$299/$399 on contract $99/$199 on contract $199/$299/$399 on contract $199/$299/$399 on contract $299/$399/$499 on contract
Release Date 6/29/2007 7/1/2008 6/19/2009 6/24/2010 10/14/2011 9/21/2012 9/20/2013 9/20/2013 9/19/2014 9/19/2014