Apple releases a new suite of iPhones each year, and often the changes between models are pretty subtle. If you’re not up to speed on all the little details, it might not be obvious which exact iPhone you own – especially if it was a gift or hand-me-down.
This can be a problem when it comes to buying a case, checking compatibility, or selling your device – but luckily, there’s an easy way to figure out which handset you have.
You’ll need to locate your device’s model number. If you already know it, skip to the end and cross-reference it with our list to see which model it represents.
If you don’t know the model number, don’t worry.
Older iPhones – those released before 2017 – have a model number etched on the back. Check the fine print for a number beginning with ‘A’.
If you have a newer device (or can’t make out the fine print) you can find that same model number in the Settings app instead. Head to General > About > Model Number to find that elusive ‘A’ number. If you see a different type of number – something like MQ1F3ZD/A – simply tap it to switch to the ‘A’ number instead.
(Note that if you’re planning to sell the device, you may also want to check the storage capacity from About > Capacity while you’re here.)
Once you’ve located your model number, you can check it against the list below to see which exact device you own. (Regional variants account for some models having multiple numbers.)
The list is ordered chronologically, with the newest devices at the top – so if you know the rough age of the iPhone in question you can skip straight to the relevant section. And if you’re looking for a similar list for iPad, you can find it here.
iPhone model numbers
iPhone 14 Pro Max: A2651, A2893, A2896, A2895, A2894
iPhone 14 Pro: A2659, A2889, A2892, A2891, A2890
iPhone 14 Plus: A2632, A2885, A2888, A2887, A2886
iPhone 14: A2649, A2881, A2884, A2883, A2882
iPhone SE (3rd generation): A2595, A2782, A2784, A2785, A2783
iPhone 13 Pro Max: A2484, A2641, A2644, A2645, A2643
iPhone 13 Pro: A2483, A2636, A2639, A2640, A2638
iPhone 13: A2482, A2631, A2634, A2635, A2633
iPhone 13 mini: A2481, A2626, A2629, A2630, A2628
iPhone 12 Pro Max: A2342, A2410, A2412, A2411
iPhone 12 Pro: A2341, A2406, A2408, A2407
iPhone 12: A2172, A2402, A2404, A2403
iPhone 12 mini: A2176, A2398, A2400, A2399
iPhone SE (2nd generation): A2275, A2298, A2296
iPhone 11 Pro: A2160, A2217, A2215
iPhone 11 Pro Max: A2161, A2220, A2218
iPhone 11: A2111, A2223, A2221
iPhone XS: A1920, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2100
iPhone XS Max: A1921, A2101, A2102, A2103, A2104
iPhone XR: A1984, A2105, A2106, A2107, A2108
iPhone X: A1865, A1901, A1902
iPhone 8: A1863, A1905, A1906
iPhone 8 Plus: A1864, A1897, A1898
iPhone 7: A1660, A1778, A1779
iPhone 7 Plus: A1661, A1784, A1785
iPhone SE (1st generation): A1723, A1662, A1724
iPhone 6s: A1633, A1688, A1700
iPhone 6s Plus: A1634, A1687, A1699
iPhone 6: A1549, A1586, A1589
iPhone 6 Plus: A1522, A1524, A1593
iPhone 5s: A1453, A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530, A1533
iPhone 5c: A1456, A1507, A1516, A1529, A1532
iPhone 5: A1428, A1429, A1442
iPhone 4s: A1431, A1387
iPhone 4: A1349, A1332
iPhone 3GS: A1325, A1303
iPhone 3G: A1324, A1241