How to Identify Your iPhone Model?

The latest iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8+ models were launched in 2017. Learn how to tell the difference between the recent iPhones.

iPhone X

iphone x space gray
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2017
Storage capacity: 64GB, 256 GB
Bezel colors: Space gray, silver
Model number: A1865; A1901; A1902 (Japanese edition)

The 5.8-inch Super Retina display is the main distinguishing feature of iPhone X – it takes the entire front side of the device. It has a glass back with a band of stainless steel wrapped around the frame. On the right side of the device, the side button is located. On the back of iPhone X, there are two cameras: the 12MP telephoto and wide-angle cameras. Also, you will see the Quad-LED True Tone LED flash on the reverse side and a SIM card slot on the right side of the device. It is meant for 4FF nano-SIM card.

iPhone 8

iphone 8 space gray
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2017
Storage capacity: 64 or 256 GB
Bezel colors: Space gray, silver, gold
Model number: A1897, A1864, A1898 (Japanese edition)

iPhone 8+ has a 5.5’’ display and a flat glass front with curved edges. It has a glass back and a band of anodized aluminum around the frame. On the right side of the phone, a side button is placed. The solid-state Home button comes with a Touch ID. On the back side of iPhone X, there are two cameras: the 12MP wide-angle and a telephoto camera. Also, you will see the Quad-LED True Tone LED flash on the reverse side and a SIM card slot on the right side of the device meant for 4FF nano-SIM cards.

iPhone 8 Plus

iphone 8 plus
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2017
Storage capacity: 64 or 256 GB
Bezel colors: Space gray, silver, gold
Model number: A1905, A1863, A1906 (Japanese edition)

iPhone 8 has a 4.7’’ display, a flat glass front with curved edges. It has a glass back wrapped in an anodized aluminum band around the frame. On the right side of the device, a side button is placed. The solid-state Home button comes with a Touch ID. Also, you will see the Quad-LED True Tone LED flash on the back and a SIM card slot on the right side of the device.

iPhone 7

iphone 7
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2016
Storage capacity: 32GB, 128GB, 256 GB
Bezel colors: Silver, gold, rose gold, black, jet black, (PRODUCT)RED
Model number: A1778, A1660, A1779 (Japanese edition)

iPhone 7 has a 4.7’’ display and a flat glass front with curved edges. The back cover is made out of anodized aluminum. On the right side of the device, there is a Sleep/Wake button. The solid-state Home button comes with a Touch ID. Also, you will see the Quad-LED True Tone LED flash on the reverse side and a SIM card slot on the right side of the device.

iPhone 7 Plus

iphone 7 plus
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2016
Storage capacity: 32GB, 128GB, 256 GB
Bezel colors: Silver, gold, rose gold, black, jet black, (PRODUCT)RED
Model number: A1784, A1661, A1785 (Japanese edition)

iPhone 7+ has 5.5’’ display and flat glass front with curved edges.  The back cover is made out of anodized aluminum. On the right side of the device, there is a Sleep/Wake button. The solid-state Home button comes with a Touch ID. On the back of iPhone 7+, there are dual 12MP cameras. Also, you will see the Quad-LED True Tone LED flash on the reverse side and a SIM card slot on the right side of the device.

iPhone 6s

iphone 6s
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2015
Storage capacity: 16, 32, 64, and 128GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: Silver, space gray, gold, rose gold
Model number: A1700, A1688, A1633,

iPhone 6s possesses 4.7-inch diagonal. It is different from other models by its glass. It has the curved edges. Have a look at the back of the device. It should be anodized aluminum. It has an “S” of the laser-etched type. You can notice a Sleep/Wake button on the right side of the phone. The Home button possesses Touch ID. Also, the device has a True Tone LED flash as well as a SIM tray. It has a “fourth form factor” (4FF) nano-SIM card. If you are looking for the IMEI, find it on the SIM tray.

iPhone 6s Plus

iphone 6s plus
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2015
Storage capacity: 16, 32, 64, and 128GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: Silver, space gray, gold, rose gold
Model number: A1699, A1687, A1634

This model has a 5.5-inch diagonal. You can notice that the front is flat. The edges are curved. The front consists of glass. Anodized aluminum is its back. You can find a laser-etched “S” over there. Touch ID is inserted in the Home button. There is a Sleep/Wake button as well. It is on the right. A True one LED flash is present on the reverse side along with a SIM tray on the right. The tray keeps a “fourth form factor” (4FF) nano-SIM card. To get the IMEI, look at the SIM tray.

iPhone 6

iphone 6
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2014
Storage capacity: 16, 32, 64, and 128GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: Silver, space gray, gold
Model number: A1589, A1586, A1549

This model has a 4.7-inch display. Its front is made of glass. It has the curved edges. A user may discover the Sleep/Wake button on the right side. A Touch ID is located on the Home button. The back of the phone is anodized aluminum. As for the True Tone LED flash, it is there, on the reverse side. A SIM tray is located on the right, and it contains a “fourth form factor” (4FF) nano-SIM card. Look for the IMEI on the back cover.

iPhone 6 Plus

iphone 6 plus
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2014
Storage capacity: 16, 64, and 128GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: Silver, space gray, gold
Model number: A1593, A1524, A1522

This model possesses a 5.5-inch diagonal, and the front consists of glass. It has the curved edges. The reverse side is fully anodized aluminum. The most important buttons, Home, and the Sleep/Wake respectively, are located on the right side of the phone. A True Tone LED flash is there on the right side along with a SIM tray. Find the IMEI on the back cover.

iPhone SE

iphone se
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2016
Storage capacity: 16, 32, 64, and 128GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: Silver, space gray, gold, and Rose gold
Model number: A1723, A1724, A1662

This model’s front is made of glass, and it is flat. The phone has matte chamfered edges as well as a stainless steel logo. On the whole, the diagonal is four inches. As for the main, Home button, it possesses Touch ID. If you are looking for the Sleep/Wake one, it is on the phone’s top. A user can also notice a True Tone LED flash on the reverse side. The phone has a SIM tray on the right side. There you can find a 4FF nano-SIM card. To get the IMEI, have a look at the back cover.

iPhone 5s

iphone 5s
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2013
Storage capacity: 16, 32, and 64GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: Gold, silver, space gray
Model number: A1533, A1530, A1528, A1518, A1457, A1453

The iPhone’s front is made of glass, and it is flat. The phone has matte chamfered edges as well as a stainless steel logo. On the whole, the diagonal is four inches. As for the main, Home button, it possesses Touch ID. If you are looking for the Sleep/Wake one, it is on the phone’s top. A user can also notice a True Tone LED flash on the reverse side. The phone has a SIM tray on the right side. There you can find a 4FF nano-SIM card. To get the IMEI, have a look at the back cover.

iPhone 5c

iphone 5c
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2013
Storage capacity: 8, 16, and 32GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: White, pink, blue, yellow, green
Model number: A1532, A1529, A1516, A1507, A1456

The iPhone’s front is made of glass, and it is flat. The back of this model is hard-coated plastic. You may find a SIM tray on the right. It contains a 4FF nano-SIM card. To get the IMEI, have a look at the back cover.

iPhone 5

iphone 5
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2012
Storage capacity: 16, 32, and 64GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: White or black
Model number: A1442, A1429, A1428

The iPhone’s front is made of glass, and it is flat. The back of this model is anodized aluminum. You may find a SIM tray on the right. It contains a 4FF nano-SIM card. To get the IMEI, have a look at the back cover.

iPhone 4s

iphone 4s
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2011
Storage capacity: 8, 16, 32, and 64GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: White or black
Model number: A1387, A1431

Except for the fact this iPhone’s front is made of glass, and it is flat, a user may notice a band of stainless steel around the edges. Plus and minus buttons refer to the volume. You may find a SIM tray on the right, and it can accept a 3FF micro-SIM card.

iPhone 4

iphone 4
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2010(GSM), 2011(CDMA)
Storage capacity: 8, 16, and 32GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: White or black
Model number: A1349, A1332

Except for the fact this iPhone’s front is made of glass, and it is flat, a user may notice a band of stainless steel around the edges. Plus and minus buttons refer to the volume. You may find a SIM tray on the right, and it holds a 3FF micro-SIM card. Mind that CDMA model lacks a SIM tray.

iPhone 3GS

iphone 3gs
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2009
Storage capacity: 8, 16, and 32GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: White or black
Model number: A1325, A1303

The device contains a plastic back housing. Notice the imprint on the reverse side – it is shining like an Apple logo. In this model, a SIM tray is on the top. It has a “second form factor” (2FF) mini-SIM. If you need to know the phone’s serial number, look for it on the SIM tray.

iPhone 3G

iphone 3g
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2008, in China – 2009
Storage capacity: 8, 16GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: Black
Model number: A1324, A1241

The device contains a plastic back housing. Notice the imprint on the reverse side – it is shining like an Apple logo. In this model, a SIM tray is on the top. It has a “second form factor” (2FF) mini-SIM. If you need to know the phone’s serial number, look for it on the SIM tray.

iPhone

original iphone
Source: support.apple.com

Market launch: 2007
Storage capacity: 4, 8, and 16GB based on the customer’s choice
Bezel colors: Classic
Model number: A1203

The device contains an anodized aluminum back housing. Notice the imprint on the back case – it is shining like an Apple logo. In this model, a SIM tray is located on the top. It is suited for a “second form factor” (2FF) mini-SIM. If you need to know the phone’s serial number, look for it on the SIM tray.

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