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Identify an iPhone – how to check your model number

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.

Find your model number

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 once 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 first number on each line is the US version.

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 15 Pro Max: A2849, A3105, A3108, A3106

iPhone 15 Pro: A2848, A3101, A3104, A3102

iPhone 15 Plus: A2847, A3093, A3096, A3094

iPhone 15: A2846, A3089, A3092, A3090

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

iPhone: A1203