6 years ago today, the iPhone first landed on store shelves in the U.S. and since then the growth has been phenomenal. Although the original device didn’t sell anywhere near as well as later devices, it was the one phone that tranformed the smartphone landscape for ever. Its intuitive operating system, ergonomic and classy design and feature list were impressive. Sure, it couldn’t send MMS messages or record video, but that didn’t matter. It was awesome.
It’s growth over the last 6 years has seemed slow at times, but I think we can all agree that between the original iPhone and the iPhone 5, Apple’s done a great job of gradually refining every aspect of the device. Below is a gallery showing the differences in design between the iPhone and the iPhone 5. Enjoy.