Other which iPhone designs blew your mind?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ghanwani, Jan 9, 2019.


which iPhone designs blew your mind?

  1. iPhone

    18 vote(s)
  2. iPhone 3G/3GS

    6 vote(s)
  3. iPhone 4/4S

    59 vote(s)
  4. iPhone 5/5s/SE

    29 vote(s)
  5. iPhone 6/7/8

    12 vote(s)
  6. iPhone X/XS

    33 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    Have to go with the OG, because it was totally different than anything that myself or anyone else had seen before. In that sense, it was most "mind blowing" of them all.

    I'm in the minority, but I dislike the design of the 4/4s/5/5s/SE when compared to all the others. Too square.

    3G/3GS was easiest to hold and interact with.

    iPhone 6 - present are the most aesthetically pleasing.
  2. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
  3. sunapple macrumors 65832


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    So you skipped the first three? My dad had the 3G (first one available here) and later the 3GS and they were absolutely incredible, especially coming from a dumb phone. I remember looking at it from the side, admiring how thin it was.

    But going back further to the original model, I remember watching the keynote and saving the pictures to my computer. I drooled all over it. Nowhere in my mind did I ever consider specs; this was a new kind of device and seemed magical to me.

    Anyway, I was twelve at the time. :D
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I thought the 4 was just amazing when it came out.
  5. ghanwani, Jan 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019

    ghanwani thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2008
    I was expecting the 5 to win this, but looks like the 4 gets it. Can't believe the X beat the 5.

    I was wowed by the 5 because it had a bigger screen than the 4, yet it was thinner and lighter. I remember the first time I held one, I went "wow, can't believe how light this is". I was worried about the aluminum back being less durable than the 4's glass, but those were unfounded.
  6. DJ_Smith macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2018
    4/4S along side 5S was a premium looking device of its time. Later everything feels like the same experience.
  7. strukt macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2012
    4/4s here as well, really felt like a premium device.
  8. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    Original iPhone - because there was nothing else quite like it at the time.
    iPhone 4 - still my overall favourite iPhone, nicest looking, favourite software era too (my iPhone 4 remains on iOS 5.1.1 to this day though also SIM-less and in Airlpane mode! It’s basically an iPod now).
    iPhone SE - packed all the power of the 6S into the small size of the 5 at a sensible price. The way things are looking, it will probably remain my current iPhone until it’s not safe online/supported anymore.

    All the others were either iterative tweaks (3G, S models... ) or the huge phablets we have now that to me are much less impressive and have prices ranging from a bit pricey to ludicrous.
  9. davedvdy macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2011
    The 4, followed by the XS Max, since it's the closest to an iPad experience on an iPhone I've experienced cause of the resolution housed inside of it.
  10. Falhófnir macrumors 68020


    Aug 19, 2017
    No, indeed the 6+ was my first iPhone, I stuck it out with Nokia even into the WP wilderness as I really like their hardware (actually considering a 9 and it’s 5 camera goodness when it’s launched). The 4/s was the first iPhone I wasn’t entirely meh about, but I ultimately ended up getting a Nokia N8 and that’s probably the favourite phone I’ve owned, the camera is still amazing by today’s standards!

    My first firsthand experience was with my friends 3G and I was still underwhelmed compared to my N95, but interested enough to get an iPod touch to play with (my first Apple device) when Nokia went over to WP I almost didn’t follow them and considered a 5 but ultimately ended up sticking with them until getting the 6 after MS basically EOLd WP from under our feet :/

    I was only 11 (and a half :D) in January 2007 myself!
  11. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    iPhone 4, there was nothing like it at the time.
  12. applefan9215 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2019
    I would say that the 4 and the 4S were my favourite designs. They're iconic. That's what pops up into my mind when I think about iPhones.

    I do have a guilty pleasure though. I do actually love the 6 and 6s design, especially the S version due to getting rid of the FCC logos.
  13. radiologyman macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2011
    4, first retina screen Iphone, with mature design and first modern Iphone with iterative upgrades since then.
    X, first Iphone with near edge to edge screen and OLED. Exactly what I wanted and I can wait a while for an upgrade till Apple offers a compelling new feature.
  14. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    How is the first-generation iPhone not in the lead?! :confused:

    Though I did end up voting for all of them :cool:
  15. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    The 6/6S was the ugliest iPhone with those antennas lines, not sure what apple was thinking there.
  16. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2004
  17. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I never found the anntena lines distractions. However, If you think about it, most consumers keep their phones in cases, so you would never see the anntena Bands anyways, as they are on the back of the phone.
  18. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    I go caseless, so for me it was ugly. The 8 design is beautiful imo, the perfected version.
  19. MacAlien macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2012
    No option with the 5c! While the 4/4S were impressive, I loved my 5c.
  20. Hanson Eigilson macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2016
    iPhone X blew my mind with that gigantic unibrow, and then WWDC blew my mind again with how we are not supposed to "hide the notch" as if that gigantic unibrow is actually pretty or useful, talk about lipstick on a pig.
    mind blown.
  21. gpoop macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2017
    The iPhone 4 had a huge impact on me. It looked sexy as hell. It was also my first iphone. I had just got my first reat cellphone 30 days before the first iPhone came out so I had to wait 2 years to get an iPhone. That sucked.
  22. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    The 6 Plus was the pinnacle of iPhone at its debut
  23. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    Original, obviously. It broke new ground. The 3g and 3GS were just derivative works.

    The 4 brought a whole new design to the table and that earns it a spot. The 5/5S/SE were just developments of it.

    The 6/6S/7/8 and + versions of those were ugly and I don’t really like any of them with the exception of the jet black 7.

    The X is similar to the 4 in that it is obviously a new beginning for the design language.

    So, original, 4 and X!
  24. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    The iPhone 4 design was the most mind blowing iPhone. The most unintuitive, backwards design is the iPhone X series. A notch and homebuttonless... not worth it.
  25. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    I voted for the original because I remember the terrible user experience pre-iPhone.

    Unlocking, zooming, scrolling, 3-way calling, voicemail, music, etc. iPhone made them effortless. Blew the competition away.

Share This Page