Talk:List of iOS devices

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Info on Charging Connector?[edit]

I'm surprised that as detailed as all this information is, it seems to be lacking the type of charging connector for each device. Apple has made sometimes drastic, as with the "Lightning" connector, and sometimes subtle(around the 3GS iPhone era) changes to the charging adapter. It would be good information to know what charging and cable connectors are associated with each device, as well as power delivery specs. — MattWatt (talk) 15:11, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

What is the number of iOS devices?[edit]

Looks like no Wikipedia article gives the number of iOS Installed Base. This looks like the most appropriate place. -- (talk) 05:03, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Rename to include iPad?[edit]

Should this list get moved to something like List of iPhone OS devices and have the iPad added? PaleAqua (talk) 02:21, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

I agree. -NerdyScienceDude :) (✉ click to talkmy edits) 02:26, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
I was bold and renamed. I'm going to look for fair use statements now and fix them up. PaleAqua (talk) 02:34, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Iphone 4g[edit]

Should the Iphone 4g be mentioned here?

I will add everything that is know so far to it, but I don't know if this should be added already. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:29, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

There has been a full teardown of the iPhone 4G. (see I think it should be added. -- (talk) 08:42, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

There's no "iphone 4g". It's the "iPhone 4". And it has 3G, not 4G. -- (talk) 08:46, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Trouble formatting table with {{yes}} and {{no}} templates[edit]

The features chart gets difficult to read once the user scrolls below the headings. I'm trying to create a slightly larger border between the different products, but they won't work with {{yes}} or {{no}} templates. Info about the {{yes}} template and its use can be found here. See the table and what I am trying to do with it in my sandbox. Chris3145 (talk) 18:59, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Issue resolved Chris3145 (talk) 00:55, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Respectfully, the tables are still awful to use given their height and the fact that the only scrollbar is at the bottom. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:53, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Suggestion - highest OS version[edit]

I surmise it would be useful if the tables had a row for "highest-supported operating system version" to go along with the "initial operating system" row. If anyone has this information, I would encourage them to add it. -- (talk) 08:51, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

...Anyone???? -- (talk) 04:27, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Seems to be implied in the current OS table on Apple_iOS_version history.Phatom87 (talk contribs) 01:10, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Just added to information here. Phatom87 (talk contribs) 01:22, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

iPod Touch 4th Gen correction[edit]

While it has the same resolution as the iPhone 4's display, it is not the same IPS display. It's a TN display (like past iPhones and iPod Touches) with a much lower brightness and contrast ratio. This should be fixed to reflect this.


Kenny goo (talk) 22:55, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

iPhone OS?[edit]

AFAIK its no longer known or was never called iPhoneOS. Its iOS. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:19, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

2007-2008 - "OSX", 2008-2010 - iPhone OS, 2010-present - iOS

So it had only been called iOS for about half a year when you posted that! -- (talk) 17:36, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Hey, wait[edit]

iOS 4.3.1 still supports the iPod touch 3rd gen.
And you write iPod touch as iPod touch and not iPod Touch -- (talk) 21:26, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

iPhone OS vs. iOS[edit]

Since iOS versions 1.0-3.1.3 were actually iPhone OS (it not being called iOS until WWDC 2010 with iOS 4.0) should the tables and references be changed to reflect their prior names? Kylalak (talk) 23:17, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Out of place features[edit]

I see in the feature comparison tables that the 3-axis gyroscope is listed as a form of connectivity, equated to Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, and cellular radios. This seems like a fairly ridiculous classification to me. To me, it would make more sense to be classified in a similar manner as other I/O transducers measuring physical properties, such as touchscreen, accelerometer, compass, built-in microphone, buttons, etc. (talk) 14:58, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

The same applies to GPS which is spread among Connectivity and Camera section. I don't thing geotagging is a camera feature (since the word geotagging means nothing but adding a geographic reference to something, not only pictures). I propose a new section called Localization containing GPS and compass where available. (David 4d (talk) 20:24, 17 February 2012 (UTC))

US carriers but no other countries[edit]

Why is there a row in the iPhone table listing US carriers but not carriers in any other countries? This gives undue weight to the US consumer's perspective. Either this row should be removed or it should include carriers in all of the iPhone's largest markets (e.g. UK, France, Germany, Canada etc). Given that maintaining a list of carriers is onerous, I propose that the row be deleted. This article is intended for an international audience, and not specifically for US consumers. NFH (talk) 18:07, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Display size iPhone and iTouch[edit]

On 24 April 2012 an IP user removed a paragraph and a table from the display section which suggested there’s some unit conversion confusion going on. It might be considered original research, but if it was correct anyway, the other tables need slight changes. Here is what the table looked like.

Published versus calculated values for pixel density in pixels per inch (“ppi”)
Display Apple from
3.5 in
9 cm
Classic 163 164.8 162.8
Retina 326 329.7 325.6

That means, Apple contradicts itself: either the display diagonal is not “3.5 in” or it doesn’t have “326 dpi”. Has someone actually measured the thing, consulted technical documentation (not intended for the general public) or asked Apple about this? Note that the conversions Apple’s product website uses can hardly be considered normative.

It would not be unusual that a metric measurement (9 cm) was converted to a round English measurement (3½ in), which is broadly used in a nominal not technical way, and then converted back with overly high precision (88.9 mm or 8.9 cm). — Christoph Päper 10:42, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

iOS model string no longer included[edit]

Why was the model string removed from wikipedia articles?


iPhone = iPhone1,1

iPhone 3G = iPhone 1,2

iPhone 3GS = iPhone 2,1

iPhone 4 = iPhone 3,1

Verizon iPhone4 = iPhone 3,3

this was a very valuable resource for developers and educated observers. Rashanir (talk) 23:49, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

since it sounds (to me at least) like a valuable piece of information, mind putting it back? (at least until someone comes complaining / explaining) Divinity76 (talk) 00:52, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Earphones and images[edit]

The 4th generation iPod touch does not come with remote-equipped earphones, and an image of the 1st generation iPod touch is used for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation iPod touches; this should also be corrected. -- (talk) 17:50, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

needs original release prices[edit]

i was looking to compare the original release prices between the various ipad generations. the closest i came was a dead link at reference #86 (the only mention of "price" on the page) (talk) 13:06, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Second and Third gen Icons?[edit]

Why are the second and third gen icons just crappy pictures, when the other images are obviously straight icons? I can extract the icons easy peasy, I'm just not sure of the legality, I'd think it'd be fair use, but idk. what do you guys think? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bumblebritches57 (talkcontribs) 07:32, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

They were all made with photoshop or equivalent program.Cky2250 (talk) 12:52, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
That's not at all what I was asking, but whatever. (talk) 12:24, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Length of iPhone list is far 'too long'...[edit]

As more iOS device are announced and discontinued, I realize that the list of iPhone device is too long. This problem will happen to the iPad list, iPod Touch list and eventually the iPad mini list. We should begin the split the iPhone section into two now as some devices might be unable to see the recent information about iPhone... Thelegoers (talk) 23:31, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

I agree, let's split it keeping discontinued iOS devices in a separate list, somewhere else on the page. (talk) 12:26, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
Agreed, the list will just get bigger, time for a split.MB1972 (talk) 18:41, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

iPhone 5 Is Still Be Sold at AT&T and Best Buy[edit]

I put iPhone 5 as current. AT&T and Best Buy still sell the iPhone 5 for free with a 2-year contract. (talk) 04:53, 18 June 2014 (UTC)


The article began

This is a list and comparison of devices prodesigned and marketed by Apple Inc.

Changing "prodesigned" to "designed".

"Prodesign" means... WTF does it mean? There are plenty of companies called Prodesign or ProDesign or Pro Design, but the only definition I can find is in Urban Dictionary:

Product design
Infowealth is obtainable of good prodesign.

Urban Dictionary as a whole is not a reliable source, and this definition in particular is for a noun, not a verb, and apparently not even written by a native speaker of English.

AFAICT, this is at best a jargon₁ term of very restricted use, and at worst somebody's coinage that isn't in use at all. --Thnidu (talk) 02:04, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Template for each category[edit]

I suggest that we make a template for each category (iphones, ipads, etc.). Because everytime a new iOS model comes out you have to edit multiple templates across Wikipedia (like if a new iPhone comes out: this one, iPhone, etc..) Anyone agree? or disagree? --Rayukk (talk) 08:49, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Apple Watch Compatibility[edit]

Apple Watch can only be paired with an iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 or later. (talk) 21:26, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Oh, BS. Because that directly contradicts what the demonstrator at the Apple Watch Store told me a couple of days ago, and it's an important detail. --Calton | Talk 02:45, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Edits by[edit]

@ Over the last couple of days you've repeatedly reinserted erroneous information. I've attempted to alert you to this via notes in the edit history and notes on your talk page. However, you apparently haven't seen them. I am going to revert your latest series of changes, but in an effort to establish a dialogue with you I'm going to list here some of your recent changes and why they are inconsistent with our existing sources. If you have an alternate reliable source from which you are obtaining your information, I would greatly appreciate it if you would reply here and give us some details about where you are obtaining your information. That being said, here are some of your most recent edits:

Please respond, no one will object to incorporating your information if you can provide a reliable source. Similarly, if you're convinced this article has gotten something wrong or have suggestions on how the article can be improved, please respond here and let us know. —RP88 (talk) 00:41, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

@ I assume you're the same person as above, since on 10 September 2015‎ and 13 September 2015 you edited the page to once again claim that a 32 GB iPhone 6 and a 32 GB iPhone 6 Plus exists. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were only ever available in 16, 64, and 128 GB sizes and are now only available in 16 & 64 GB sizes. You also marked the iPod Touch 6th generation as having Touch ID, but it is not listed in Apple's specs and does not appear in iFixit's teardown. If you disagree, please respond. —RP88 (talk) 11:21, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

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