The announcement of the new iPhone 14 in yellow It has served us as the perfect excuse for us to sit down and review absolutely all the colors that have existed and exist for the iPhone. If you want to do a chromatic review of the history of the Apple phone, you are, without a doubt, in the right place. Be comfortable.
Colors of all generations of iPhones
These are all the iPhone models released (which are not few) and the colors available in each generation and/or version announced by Apple.
The first iPhone that came out on the market touched few markets but that did not make us know it in all corners of the world. We will hardly forget its characteristic and unique color combination in gray (a large part of the body) and black (lower strip). The front was kept in black.
iPhone 3G y 3Gs
The next generation of iPhone, the one that arrived in Spain, did so already betting on block color. This is how the combination of black and gray was left behind to make way for Two colors: white or black on all rear chis. In both cases the front was always black.
iPhone 4 y 4s
The iPhone 4 brought a major design overhaul, with a much squarer style that left behind the curves of before and glass on both the front and back. This generation returned to bet on Two colorsblack and white, with the difference that now the front part was also matching.
The 4s edition repeated the formula without changing anything on an aesthetic level (except for the addition of one more antenna, whose line can be seen on the edge, staying above the sound buttons).
The iPhone adopted a more attractive and serious style from its fifth generation. The iPhone 5 also focused on 2 colors, white or black, but it began to use two finishes on its rear chassis: matt anodized aluminum for the central area and characteristic high-gloss upper and lower stripes, thus creating a very attractive and more professional color effect than in previous editions. . The fronts accompanied the back, also with a shiny finish.
Black (matt black body and glossy black stripes) White (matt gray body and glossy white stripes)
For the first time we had two different iPhone models on the same stage. On the one hand, the iPhone 5c, which we will talk about a few lines below, and on the other, the iPhone 5s, which remained faithful to the style of its predecessor but slightly changed the combinations and added a new color to the catalog (gold). Thus remained a portfolio of 3 colors.
Space Gray (matte gray body and black stripes) Silver (matte light gray body and white stripes) Gold (matte gold body and white stripes)
Apple decided for the first time to launch a “cheap iPhone”. It was something that had been rumored for a long (very long) time and finally saw the light of day in September 2013 with its first splash of rightful color: the iPhone 5c went on sale in 5 colors different, with a hardened polycarbonate (plastic) back and very rounded corners that gave it a much more casual look.
Blue Green Yellow Pink White
iPhone 6 y 6 Plus
Announced in September 2014, we once again experienced a forceful design renovation, forgetting about the prominent stripes (now they are more subtle, with some white lines that are the antennae) and betting on a more minimalist body, where the rounded edges return, It forms a thinner body and is committed to the anodized aluminum chassis. These two models could be purchased at 3 colors many different.
iPhone 6s y 6s Plus
Little renovation at the design level (if not any) in this generation, which was released in 2015. A new color was added, while the Space Gray was darkened. That’s how they stay 4 colors in the catalog.
Space Gray Silver Rose Gold
A couple of months before the iPhone 7 came into our lives, Apple decided to launch, in March 2016, a new version that once again persecuted the tightest pockets. It was the iPhone Special Edition or iPhone SE, rescuing the appearance of the iPhone 5s. Although an old design was rescued, it was quite well received by the public, being available in 4 colors.
Space Gray (black stripes) Silver (white stripes) Gold (white stripes) Pink (white stripes)
iPhone 7 y 7 Plus
The tenth generation of the iPhone came just 2 months after the iPhone SE, taking over from the iPhone 6 and 6s in terms of form factor. The small line of the antennae becomes even more hidden (in the lower part) while the rest of the body remains clean and in a single tone. This model comes in five different “shades” (actually two of them are black but with different finishes) to which one more would later be added, red. They stay like this in 6 colors.
Glossy black Matt black Silver Gold Rose gold Red (Product RED)
iPhone 8 y 8 Plus
Same design as its predecessor, but eliminating colors – it is seen that so much variability did not work for the house on the block. Thus, they eliminate the two versions of black to stay with only one and we also say goodbye to pink gold. stays in 4 colors.
Black Silver Gold Red (Product RED)
The one that came to be called the most revolutionary of all iPhones to date (remember that it was the one that said goodbye to the Home button in favor of Face ID facial recognition), entered our lives on September 12, 2017, breaking with the continuity of recent years. Thus, we find ourselves with a smartphone that rescues the glass on the back and integrates aluminum on its edges. It is only advertised in 2 colors.
Space gray (for practical purposes it looks like black) Silver (for practical purposes it looks like white)
iPhone Xs y Xs Max
The Xs and Xs Max didn’t change one iota in terms of design from their previous generation, but they added a new tone to the catalog. They stay like this in 3 colorsrecovering in all gold.
Space gray (for practical purposes it looks like black) Silver (for practical purposes it looks like white) Gold
Once again, those from Cupertino come up with the idea of launching a more affordable edition and once again it seems that this has to be accompanied, yes or yes, by a great portfolio of colors. Apple presents this way with its brothers 6 colors different from this controversial version.
White Blue Black Red (Product RED) Coral Yellow
To everyone’s surprise, the new generation of iPhone arrives in 2019 in a good number of colors. In this way, it breaks in a certain way with the tradition that associates the “extra and cheap” version with a multitude of shades and for the first time we see a seed in shades such as mauve or aqua green. In total, the iPhone 11 is marketed in 6 colors many different.
White Red (Product RED) Mauve Yellow Green Black
iPhone 11 Pro y 11 Pro Max
We said that the tradition is broken in “a certain way” because of this: now the classic and serious colors are reserved for the Pro editions. We thus welcome the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, marketed in 4 colors quite elegant and with an overall design that is still clearly present in the current generation.
Night green Silver (for practical purposes it looks like white) Space gray Gold
iPhone SE 2
In full confinement Apple did not want to slow down its production or pace and announced a new generation of its iPhone SE. The design is practically traced to the iPhone XR and is marketed in 3 colors.
Midnight (Black) Star White Red (Product RED)
iPhone 12 y 12 mini
We saw up to 4 different versions of the iPhone 12 in the 2020 keynote (fully online). Both the 12 and the 12 mini share a design (at different sizes, of course), with a color block style that fits the body of the phone quite well. again they offer 6 colors different in both modalities.
Black White Red (Product RED) Green Blue Purple
iPhone 12 Pro y 12 Pro Max
The top of the catalog again lowers the intensity to bet on more discreet and serious colors. Have 4 colors to choose in both modalities.
Graphite Silver (for practical purposes it looks white) Gold Pacific blue
iPhone 13 y 13 mini
Same design, different shades for the new generation presented in 2021. The iPhone 13 and 13 mini are not as flashy as the iPhone 12 but they also offer a good selection of options with 6 colors different (the sixth, the green one, arrived a few months later).
Midnight (Black) Star White Blue Red (Product RED) Pink Green
iPhone 13 Pro y 13 Pro Max
The Pros keep the three basic tones of their previous generation and change the intensity of blue (a pity). A few months later, it incorporated, like the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, a new tone, alpine green, so that we find ourselves with 5 colors.
Graphite Silver (for practical purposes it looks white) Gold Alpine blue Alpine green
iPhone 14 y 14 Plus
The bright colors seemed to have been left a bit behind with the last generation of Apple’s phone, although the announcement just a few days ago with the new iPhone in yellow has helped to add a touch of joy to its catalog. You can thus currently purchase both the iPhone 14 and the 14 Plus at 6 colors different.
Midnight (Black) Star White Red (Product RED) Blue Purple Yellow
iPhone 14 Pro y Pro Max
The two most top versions of the moment within the Manzanera family are once again committed to elegant and discreet tones. Bet inside them for a new purple color that looks incredible and in all cases, said color also extends to the edges. The catalog stays in 4 colors many different.
Space black Silver (for practical purposes it looks like white) Gold Deep purple
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