The First Squares
The iPhone 4 brought a lot of features that we now consider standard on iPhones (and all smartphones for that matter). The flat, squared-off edges of the front and back brought glass to both sides of the phone, the camera increased to 5.0 megapixels, and Apple incorporated the first front-facing selfie cam into the design. With double the storage and memory, the iPhone 4 was ready to do some heavy lifting. The 4 launched in June 2010. Instagram started October of that same year. Nothing was the same.
The Beginning of the Mobile Photography Revolution
The iPhone 4S debuted in October 2011, a year after Instagram first hit the app store. It brought with it an 8 megapixel camera, 1080 video capabilities, and up to 64 gigs of storage alongside 512 MB of memory. We also met Siri for the first time. The iPhone 5 series came a year later and brought more memory, LTE connectivity (hello scrolling Instagram from anywhere), and a bigger four inch screen(!).