The world is split in two when it comes to iPhones. With each new release announced by Apple, passionate iPhone users worldwide eagerly line-up to be among the first to get the latest model – and there are just as many who passionately express disgust towards the brand. Despite the controversy surrounding it, one thing is certain: the iPhone has played an iconic role in the history of the smartphone. So let’s see what the history of the iPhone looks like on a timeline.
The iPhone Timeline illustrates the development of the iPhone product line, pinpointing all releases from the first generation model up until 2017, which marks the 10-year anniversary of the brand. In addition, it also displays a bar-chart comparison of the top 5 fastest selling models, based on the number of units sold within 3 days after launch. iPhone 7 data was inconclusive and not included in the top 5 chart.
The illustration was created using the Office Timeline add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint and is free to copy or reproduce for personal or public use. To create similar visuals fast, we recommend using the free edition of Office Timeline, a tool that allows users to easily build timelines, schedules, Gantt charts and other similar graphics for personal, academic, legal or business communications. The free add-in can also be used to edit or update the iPhone Timeline PowerPoint slide, while the Plus version of the software unlocks more advanced customization options and other potent features.