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Identifying iPhone models

Learn to identify your iPhone model by its model number and other details.

iPhone 5s

Year introduced: 2013
Capacity: 16, 32, and 64 GB
Colors: space gray, silver, gold

Model number on the back cover:

  • A1533 or A1457 or A1530: iPhone 5s (GSM model)
  • A1533 or A1453: iPhone 5s (CDMA model)
  • A1518 or A1528 or A1530: iPhone 5s (GSM model China)

More details: The front is flat and made of glass. The back is anodized aluminum. The Home button contains Touch ID. There's a True Tone LED flash on the back and a SIM tray on the right side that holds a "fourth form factor" (4FF) or nano-SIM card. The IMEI is etched on the back cover.


iPhone 5c

Year introduced: 2013
Capacity: 8, 16 and 32 GB
Colors: white, blue, pink, green, yellow

Model number on the back cover:

  • A1532 or A1507 or A1529: iPhone 5c (GSM model)
  • A1532 or A1456: iPhone 5c (CDMA model)
  • A1516 or A1526 or A1529: iPhone 5c (GSM model China)

More details: The front is flat and made of glass. The back is hard-coated polycarbonate (plastic). There's a SIM tray on the right side that holds a "fourth form factor" (4FF) or nano-SIM card. The IMEI is etched on the back cover.


iPhone 5

Year introduced: 2012
Capacity: 16, 32, and 64 GB
Colors: black and white

Model number on the back cover:

  • A1428: iPhone 5 (GSM model)
  • A1429: iPhone 5 (GSM and CDMA model)
  • A1442: iPhone 5 (CDMA model, China)

More details: The front is flat and made of glass. The back is anodized aluminum. There's a SIM tray on the right side that holds a "fourth form factor" (4FF) or nano-SIM card. The IMEI is etched on the back cover.


iPhone 4s

Year introduced: 2011
Capacity: 8, 16, 32, and 64 GB
Colors: black and white

Model number on the back cover:

  • A1431: iPhone 4s (GSM model China)
  • A1387: iPhone 4s (CDMA model)
  • A1387: iPhone 4s (GSM model)

More details: The front and back are flat and made of glass, and there's a stainless steel band around the edges. The volume up and down buttons are marked with a "+" and "-" sign. There's a SIM tray on the right side that holds a "third form factor" (3FF) micro-SIM card.


iPhone 4

Year introduced: 2010 (GSM), 2011 (CDMA)
Capacity: 8, 16, and 32 GB
Colors: black and white

Model number on the back cover:

  • A1349: iPhone 4 (CDMA model)
  • A1332: iPhone 4 (GSM model)

More details: The front and back are flat and made of glass, and there's a stainless steel band around the edges. The volume up and down buttons are marked with a "+" and "-" sign. There's a SIM tray on the right side that holds a "third form factor" (3FF) micro-SIM card. The CDMA model has no SIM tray.


iPhone 3GS

Year introduced: 2009
Capacity: 8, 16 and 32 GB
Colors: black and white

Model number on the back cover:

  • A1325 on the iPhone 3GS (China)
  • A1303 on the iPhone 3GS

More details: The back housing is made of plastic. The imprint on the back case is the same bright and shiny silver as the Apple logo. There's a SIM tray on the top side that holds a "second form factor" (2FF) mini-SIM. The serial number is printed on the SIM tray.


iPhone 3G

Year introduced: 2008, 2009 (China)
Capacity: 8 and 16 GB

Model number on the back cover:

  • A1324 on the iPhone 3G (China)
  • A1241 on the iPhone 3G

More details: The back housing is made of plastic. The imprint on the back of the phone is less shiny than the Apple logo above it. There's a SIM tray on the top side that holds a "second form factor" (2FF) mini-SIM. The serial number is printed on the SIM tray.


iPhone

Year introduced: 2007
Capacity: 4, 8, and 16 GB
The model number on the back case is A1203.
The back housing is made of anodized aluminum.
There's a SIM tray on the top side that holds a "second form factor" (2FF) mini-SIM.
The serial number is etched in the back case.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
Last Modified: May 20, 2014
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