The iPhone Timeline
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.

Date Event
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.