Timeline Description: Apple's iconic mobile device, the iPhone, continues to control a significant portion of the mobile phone market, with many people lining up for new device releases. This timeline provides an overview of the history of this phone, from the release of the first iPhone through the most recent releases.
|June 29, 2007||Release of the first iPhone
The first iPhone was sold at Apple stores, with a limit of two per customer. Sales began at 6:00 P.M. that Friday night.
|September 10, 2007||One Millionth Sold
In less than three months, Apple had sold more than one million iPhones to customers around the globe.
|June 9, 2008||iPhone 3G Introduced
The iPhone 3G was introduced, offering improved data connections and other features. It was not released on this date, but the release date was made public.
|July 8, 2008||iPhone 3G for Sale
The iPhone 3G went on sale on July 8, 2008 to even more acclaim than its predecessor.
|July 8, 2008||App Store Opened
With the release of the new iPhone 3G, Apple also opened the App Store, enabling people to download a wide variety of apps directly to their phones.
|March 17, 2009||iOs 3.0 Beta Introduced
On March 17, 2009, Apple released iOs 3.0 Beta, offering improved Bluetooth connectivity and other features. The update was accessible to everyone with an iPhone 3G.
|June 9, 2009||iPhone 3GS Introduced
The iPhone 3GS, with an improved camera and battery life, sold one million phones the first weekend after its 2009 release.
|June 15, 2009||iPhone on the Cover of Time
On June 15, 2009, Time placed the iPhone on the cover of that week's edition. A tweet readable on the phone described the growing importance of Twitter.
|June 7, 2010||iPhone 4 Introduced
The introduction of the iPhone 4 brought the innovation of FaceTime, as well as a number of other improvements. Sales skyrocketed, with Verizon adopting the iPhone.
|October 4, 2011||iPhone 4S Introduced
The iPhone 4S offered the familiar virtual assistant, Siri, as well as the introduction of the iCloud, offering cloud-based storage.
|March 5, 2012||App Store Downloads Reach 25 Million
By March 2012, the App Store downloaded reached 25 million, and there were more than 100,000 apps available to download.
|September 10, 2013||iPhone 5C and 5S Introduced
Apple introduced the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S in September 2013. The 5S was designed at a higher price-point and quality, while the iPhone 5C was available in a number of bold colors for customers.
|September 19, 2014||iPhone 6 and 6S Introduced
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S were released a year after the 5S and 5C. The iPhone 6 was an upgrade on the iPhone 5S, while the 6S offered a larger format.
|April 24, 2015||Apple Watch Released
The Apple Watch was released in April 2015. The Watch connects with other Apple mobile devices, including the iPhone, enabling individuals to access various services from their wrists..
|June 8, 2015||Apple Music Introduced
In June 2015, Apple Music entered the streaming music market to provide customers with access to a wide variety of music through their iPhones and other iTunes enabled devices for a monthly fee.