09/14/2012 02:22 pm ET

iPhone 5 Changes: 9 Transformations More Dramatic Than The Evolution Of Apple's Signature Handset

Let's be serious: the iPhone hasn't changed much in the last 5 years.

Whether you bought the original iPhone or are waiting to pick up your new iPhone 5, you knew what you were in for: a sleek piece of hardware running a beautifully designed, buttery-smooth operating system. But if we compare the oldest and newest iPhones side-by-side, what do we see? Different materials, a slimmer build, a taller screen, support for LTE...The world has seen bigger changes.

From 2007 to 2012, here are 11 things that have undergone bigger changes than the iPhone has since it launched.

11 Things That Have Changed More Than The iPhone