How To Identify Which Model Of iPhone or iPad You Have When Updating To iOS 7

This is not actually required when you are updating on the device itself because it will download the appropriate version for you but some prefer to update via iTunes or manually. This information becomes useful due to Apple having devices that are identical physically where even the model is difficult to find.

So how do we identify which model of iPhone or iPad do we have?

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Please note that the model number can be found at the lower back cover of the device!

iPhone 5

➢ Model Number: A1428 (GSM)
: A1429 (GSM, CDMA)
: A1442 (CDMA China)
➢ Flat made of glass
➢ Back made of anodized aluminum
➢ 4FF nano sim card
➢ IMEI is etched at the back of housing

iPhone 4S

➢ Model Number: A1431 (GSM China)
: A1387
➢ Flat and made of glass
➢ Stainless steel band around edges
➢ + and – volume sign
➢ 3FF micro-SIM

Note: There is almost no difference here or change from iPhone 4 it’s just the model number and the size of the screen.

iPhone 4

➢ Model Number: A1349 (CDMA)
: A1332 (GSM)
➢ Front and Back made of glass
➢ Stainless steel band around the edges
➢ + and – volume button
➢ 3FF micro-SIM
➢ CDMA model has no SIM tray

iPhone 3GS (does not support iOS 7)

➢ Model Number: A1303
: A1325
➢ Back casing made of plastic
➢ Back logo is bright and shiny silver
➢ Serial number is printed on the sim tray

iPhone 3G (does not support iOS 7)

➢ Model Number: A1241
: A1324 (China)
➢ Back casing made of plastic
➢ Back imprint is less shiny
➢ Serial number is printed on the sim tray

iPhone (does not support iOS 7)

➢ Model Number: A1203
➢ Housing is made of anodized aluminum
➢ Serial number is etched in the back case
➢ Uses mini-sim

Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3939

iPad mini

➢ Model number:
A1432 Wi-Fi
A1454 Wi-Fi + Cellular
A1455 Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM)
➢ White or black front bezel
➢ Silver or slate aluminum housing
➢ Lightning connector
➢ The nano-SIM tray is on the left side on Wi-Fi + Cellular version
➢ FaceTime HD and iSight cameras

iPad (4th generation)

➢ Model number:
A1458 Wi-Fi
A1459 Wi-Fi + Cellular
A1460 Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM)
➢ White or black front bezel
➢ 9.7-inch Retina display
➢ Lightning connector
➢ The micro-SIM tray is on the right side Wi-Fi + Cellular
➢ FaceTime HD and iSight cameras

iPad (3rd generation)

➢ Model number:
A1403 Wi-Fi + Cellular (VZ)
A1430 Wi-Fi + Cellular
A1416 Wi-Fi
➢ White or black front bezel
➢ 30-pin connector
➢ The micro-SIM tray is on the right side on Wi-Fi + Cellular
➢ FaceTime and iSight cameras

iPad 2

➢ Model number:
A1397 (CDMA)
A1396 (GSM)
➢ White or black front bezel
➢ 30-pin connector
➢ The micro-SIM tray is on the right side (GSM model only)
➢ FaceTime and rear cameras

iPad

➢ Model number:
A1337 (Wi-Fi + 3G)
A1219 (Wi-Fi)
➢ Black front bezel
➢ 30-pin connector
➢ Standard SIM tray (Wi-Fi + 3G)

Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5452

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