Business phone glossary

Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.




Apple smartphone

“iPhone” is the brand name for smartphones from the US manufacturer Apple. The brand name is so popular that it is sometimes also used as a generic name for smartphones altogether.

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iPhones 14 (left the iPhone 14 Pro)

The first iPhone (“iPhone Classic”) appeared in 2007 and was a resounding commercial success, selling over one billion units. iPhones use the iOS mobile operating system.

List of iPhone models and launch dates

iPhone 3G2008
iPhone 3 GS2009
iPhone 42010
iPhone 4s2011
iPhone 52012
iPhone 5c2013
iPhone 5S2013
iPhone 62014
iPhone 6 Plus2014
iPhone 6s2015
iPhone 6s Plus2015
iPhone SE, 1. Generation2016
iPhone 72016
iPhone 7 Plus2016
iPhone 82017
iPhone 8 Plus2017
iPhone X2017
iPhone XS2018
iPhone XS Max2018
iPhone XR2018
iPhone 112019
iPhone 11 Pro2019
iPhone 11 Pro Max2019
iPhone SE, 2. Generation2020
iPhone 122020
iPhone 12 Pro2020
iPhone 12 Pro Max2020
iPhone 12 mini2020
iPhone 132021
iPhone 13 Pro2021
iPhone 13 Pro Max2021
iPhone 13 mini2021
iPhone SE, 3. Generation2022
iPhone 142022
iPhone 14 Plus2022
iPhone 14 Pro2022
iPhone 14 Pro Max2022

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