The Apple iPhone (1st Generation / iPhone 2G) is a smartphone that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2007 to 2008 as part of the iPhone series. The revolutionary mobile phone has been introduced on January 9, 2007, and its price started at $499.

Apple’s first iPhone is a device that combines three functions; mobile phone, Internet communications functionality, and iPod. The iPhone’s user interface is built around a multi-touch screen with a virtual keyboard.

The iPhone connects to cellular networks or Wi-Fi and can make callsbrowse the webtake picturesplay music, and send and receive emails and text messages.

Original iPhone features Quad-band GSM capability, an 412 MHz Samsung ARM 11 processor, 3.5″ multi-touch LCD Display, 4 / 8 or 16 GB of flash memory, 128 MB of RAM, built-in Wi-Fi, EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, 2.0 Mpix camera, accelerometer, Dock connector, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and 8 hours of talk time (up to 250 hours in standby).

On February 5, 2008, Apple decided to offer mobile phones with double the amount of memory for the same price; 4 GB to 8 GB for $499, and 8 GB to 16 GB for $599.

This iPhone has been discontinued on June 9, 2008, and has been replaced by iPhone 3G.

Today iPhone is 16 years old!

iPhone 2G
Source: wired.com – iPhone 2G

Original iPhone Release Date and Price

IntroducedJanuary 9, 2007 (4 GB and 8 GB)
February 5, 2008 (16 GB)
ReleasedJune 29, 2007 (4 GB and 8 GB)
DiscontinuedSeptember 7, 2008 (4 GB)
June 9, 2008 (8 GB and 16 GB)
Model IdentifieriPhone1,1
Model NumberA1203
Order NumberMA501LL/A (4 GB)
MA712LL/A (8 GB)
MB384LL/A (16 GB)
Original Price$499
Weight4.8 oz. – 136 Grams
Dimensions4.5” H x 2.4” W x 0.46″ D
11.43 cm H x 6.09 cm W x 1.16 cm D
SuccessoriPhone 3G

Tech Specs


ProcessorSamsung ARM 1176JZ(F)-S
Processor Speed620 MHz (running at 412 MHz)
Number of Cores1


Storage4 GB
8 GB
16 GB


Memory128 MB LPDDR


Graphics CardPowerVR MBX Lite
Number of Cores1


Display3.5″ widescreen LCD Display
Resolution320 x 480
Pixel Density163 ppi


ButtonsVolume + / –
Sleep / Wake up


Ambient light


NetworksQuad-band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.0 + EDR
SIM slotmini-SIM
Ports1 – 30-pin dock connector
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
Camera2.0 Megapixels
Audio InMicrophone
Audio OutSpeaker


Audio FormatsAAC
Protected AAC
Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3)
Apple Lossless
Video FormatsH.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


Original OSiPhone OS 1.0 / iOS 1.0
Maximum OSiPhone OS 3.1.3 / iOS 3.1.3
iTunesiTunes 7.3 or later
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.4.10 or later
Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate Edition
Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later


Battery5.18 W Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity1400 mAh
Battery LifeTalk Time: Up to 8 hours
Standby: Up to 250 hours
Internet Use: Up to 6 hours
Video playback: Up to 7 hours
Audio playback: Up to 24 hours
Power AdapterApple 5W or 12W USB Power Adapter

Apple Support – iPhone: Technical Specifications

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