Know your iPhone Model
Your iPhone model number is important when buying accessories for your iPhone or if you want to determine if a capability, e.g. Thumb ID security, can be implemented on your iPhone. Over the years Apple continues to add new capabilities to every new model of iPhone and knowing your iPhone model will help to be good iPhone consumer.
How to Identify your iPhone Model
Method 1: If you have kept the original Apple box for your iPhone, the model is clearly identified on the side of the box. (see #1 below)
Method #3: If you do not have the original box for your iPhone, you will look on the lower part of the back cover of your iphone (#2 above) for a model number. The number is small and will likely require a magnifying glass to see. Find the numbers and letters following the word “Model.”
Use this number to look on the chart below to identify your iPhone model:
|Model||Model Number on the back cover||Year Released|
|iPhone 4||A1332, A1349||2010|
|iPhone 5||A1428, A1429||2012|
|iPhone 5c||A1456, A1507, A1526, A1529, A1532||2013|
|iPhone 5s||A1453, A1457, A1528, A1530, A1533||2013|
|iPhone 6||A1549, A1586, A1589||2014|
|iPhone 6 Plus||A1522, A1524, A1593||2014|
|iPhone 6s||A1633, A1688||2015|
|iPhone 6s Plus||A1634, A1687||2015|
|iPhone SE||A1723, A1662 or A1724||2016|
|iPhone 7||A1660, A1778||2016|
|iPhone 7 Plus||A1661, A1784,||2016|
If the model number from the back of your iPhone is A1633 you can identify that your phone is an iPhone 6s which was released in 2015.
Use this information when buying accessories for the phone or as you learn about new features that might have been added to this model.
|Wikipedia: List of IOS devices||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_iOS_devices|
|Apple: Identify your iPhone model||https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201296|