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How many iPhones are there in 2023?

If you want a Pro iPhone, you'll have to spend full price.
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Published onSeptember 15, 2023

iPhone 15 color options

We’ll answer a simple question you may have come for up front — if you’re wondering how many iPhones there have ever been since 2007, the answer (as of September 2023) is 38. But if you’re wondering how many iPhones Apple is actively selling, we’ll break that down for you in the guide below. The good news is that if you’re looking to save cash, there’s no need to buy the absolute latest.

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Apple is currently selling four iPhone 15 models, two iPhone 14 models, and single versions of the iPhone 13 and SE. In all that makes for eight phones, not including different storage capacities.


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How many iPhone 15 models are there?

There are four versions of the iPhone 15, as is now standard for Apple’s flagship iPhone launches. All four are due to ship on September 22, 2023.

iPhone 15

The iPhone 15 front and back

The default iPhone 15 is equipped with features like a 6.1-inch OLED display, Apple’s A16 Bionic processor, and two rear cameras, including a 48-megapixel main and a 12MP ultra-wide. It’s also Apple’s first non-Pro iPhone with a Dynamic Island. All iPhone 15 models use USB-C instead of Lightning, although the 15 and 15 Plus are limited to USB 2.0 data speeds.

iPhone 15 Plus

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus

The Plus is effectively identical to the standard iPhone 15, but equipped with a bigger 6.7-inch screen and a battery to match.

iPhone 15 Pro

Apple Event 2023 iPhone 15 Pro action button

The iPhone 15 Pro upgrades to a 6.1-inch always-on OLED display, an A17 Pro processor, and a titanium frame. There are three cameras here, the addition being a 3x telephoto. New to all Pro models is an Action button, which defaults to mute but can be configured for a variety of tasks. You’ll also need a Pro or Pro Max to achieve 10Gbps over USB-C, and if you’re willing to spend huge, there’s a 1TB storage tier on top of Apple’s usual 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB options.

iPhone 15 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max 1
iPhone 15 Pro Max

Apple’s top-of-the-line iPhone takes the 15 Pro and gives it a 6.7-inch screen and a larger battery. The telephoto lens is upgraded to 5x zoom, a first for any iPhone. Until now, no iPhone has been able to go past 3x without resorting to “digital” zoom that simply blows up an image.

Of course, if the changes on the new models don’t convince you, there are plenty of iPhone 15 alternatives available. You can also opt to purchase an older iPhone still in Apple’s rotation. Find out more about those models below.

How many iPhone 14 models are there?

With the launch of the iPhone 15, there are now just two 14 models. Both 14 Pro variants have been discontinued.

iPhone 14

iPhone 14 colors

The standard iPhone 14 is essentially a repackaged iPhone 13, but it does have some minor upgrades, including crash detection, emergency satellite messaging, Bluetooth 5.3, 6GB of RAM (up from 4), the Photonic Engine (for photo processing), and an additional GPU core.

iPhone 14 Plus

apple iphone 14 plus home screen

The Plus enhances the 14 experience with a larger 6.7-inch screen and a bigger battery.

How many iPhone 13 models are there?

Apple iPhone 13 rear panel in hand

Apple is down to one iPhone 13, which sports a 6.1-inch OLED display and an A15 Bionic processor. There are two 12MP rear cameras, a main and an ultrawide. There are some notable differences between the iPhone 15 vs the iPhone 13.

How many iPhone SE models are there?

iPhone SE rear showing camera with a green plant in the foreground

Apple only ever sells one SE model at a time, and the latest is still the 3rd gen phone from 2022. It has the same A15 processor found in the iPhone 13, but uses a 4.7-inch LCD, and swaps Face ID for Touch ID. There’s also a single 12MP rear camera, and storage options range from 64 to 256GB.


FAQs

There have been 16 generations of iPhone so far, since Apple has released at least one new iPhone every year since 2007.

Three. The first was released in 2016, the latest in 2022.

This number is always in flux. Currently, BankMyCell estimates that worldwide, Android controls 70.89% of the smartphone market versus the iPhone’s 28.36%. There can be wide regional differences though — in the US, iPhone market share is thought to be 57.39%.