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How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware

How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware

 

Previously, we posted direct links to download iPhone latest iOS 10.3 / 10.2.1 IPSW files as well as iPad latest iOS 10.3 / 10.2.1 IPSW files. Not quite long, I found out some users were finding it difficult to select the proper IPSW firmware for their iPhone from the long list of iPhone firmwares.

Most users do not really know their iPhone model and so find it hard to start downloading large firmwares and then find out it was the wrong file.

Apple has made it easy as well, you can know your iPhone model easily if you know the model number. To find the model number, check the back of your device, at the bottom, it’s written there. how to identify iphone model number

If you can’t find it at the back of the iPhone because it has been wiped, connect your device to iTunes and you will be able to see all the info you need.

To make things as easy as possible, I have put together this post to help you identify your correct iPhone model and IPSW file to download.

After going through this post, you will have answers to questions like

  1. Which iPhone / iOS firmware to download based on my iPhone model number.
  2. What type of iPhone is mine?
  3. Is my iPhone GSM or CDMA?

 

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

 

How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware

 

 

iPhone 7

 

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 7

 

The iPhone 7 was introduced in the year 2016. It has storage capacity ranging from 32GB, 128GB, and 256 GB.
It’s available in the following colors: black, jet black, gold, rose gold, silver, (PRODUCT)RED.
The Model number on the back cover of the iPhone 7 includes: A1660, A1778, A1779 (Japan*)

The display is 4.7 inches (diagonal). The glass front is flat with curved edges. The back is anodized aluminum. The Sleep/Wake button is on the right side of the device.

The device has a solid-state Home button with 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) nano-SIM card. The IMEI is etched on the SIM tray.

 

iPhone 7 Plus

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus was introduced in the year 2016 as well. It has storage capacity ranging from 32GB, 128GB, and 256 GB. It’s available in the following colors, black, jet black, gold, rose gold, silver, (PRODUCT)RED.

The Model number on the back cover of the iPhone 7 Plus will be:  A1661, A178 or A1785 (Japan*)

The display is 5.5 inches (diagonal). The glass front is flat with curved edges. The back is anodized aluminum. The Sleep/Wake button is on the right side of the device.

The device has a solid-state Home button with Touch ID. There are dual 12MP cameras on the back and a SIM tray on the right side that holds a “fourth form factor” (4FF) nano-SIM card. The IMEI is etched on the SIM tray.

 

iPhone 6s

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 6S

The iPhone 6S was introduced in the year 2015. It has storage capacity ranging from 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Available colors includes: space gray, silver, gold, and rose gold.
The Model number(s) on the back cover of the iPhone 6S includes: A1633, A1688, and A1700

The display is 4.7 inches (diagonal). The glass front is flat with curved edges. The back is anodized aluminum with a laser-etched “S”. The Sleep/Wake button is on the right side of the device.

The Home button has 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) nano-SIM card. The IMEI is etched on the SIM tray.

 

iPhone 6s Plus

The iPhone 6S Plus was introduced in the year 2015. It has storage capacity ranging from 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Colors include space gray, silver, gold, and rose gold.

The Model number on the back cover of the iPhone 6S Plus will be: A1634, A1687 or A1699

The display is 5.5 inches (diagonal). The front is flat with curved edges and is made of glass. The back is anodized aluminum with a laser-etched “S”. The Sleep/Wake button is on the right side of the device.

The Home button has 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) nano-SIM card. The IMEI is etched on the SIM tray.

 

iPhone 6

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 was launched in the year 2014 with storage capacity ranging from 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB.
The colors available for the iPhone 6 were space gray, silver, and gold.
The Model number on the back cover of the iPhone 6 includes one of the following: A1549, A1586, A1589

The display is 4.7 inches (diagonal). The front is flat with curved edges and is made of glass. The back is anodized aluminum. The Sleep/Wake button is on the right side of the device.

The Home button has 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 6 Plus

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone Plus

The iPhone 6 Plus was introduced in 2014 with storage capacity ranging from 16, 64, and 128 GB.
You could get one in any of these colors, space gray, silver, and gold.

The Model number on the back cover of your iPhone 6 Plus should be: A1522, A1524, or A1593

The display is 5.5 inches (diagonal). The front has curved edges and is made of glass. The back is anodized aluminum. The Sleep/Wake button is on the right side of the device.

The Home button has 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 SE

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone SE

The iPhone SE came out in 2016 with 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB storage variants. The iPhone SE colors include space gray, silver, gold, rose and gold.

The Model number on the back cover of your iPhone SE will either be A1723, A1662, or A1724.

The display is 4 inches (diagonal). The glass front is flat. The back is anodized aluminum with matte chamfered edges and a stainless steel inset logo. The Sleep/Wake button is on the top of the device.

The Home button has 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) nano-SIM card. The IMEI is etched on the back cover.

 

iPhone 5s

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S was introduced in 2013 with different memory space which includes 16, 32, and 64 GB. The available colors are space gray, silver, and gold.
The Model number on the back cover of an iPhone 5S is either: A1453, A1457, A1518, A1528,
A1530 or A1533

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

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 5C

The iPhone 5C came out in 2013 with storage capacities ranging from 8, 16, and 32 GB. You can have the iPhone 5C in either a white, blue, pink, green or yellow color.
The Model number on the back cover of an iPhone 5C can be: A1456, A1507, A1516, A1529, A1532

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

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 5

As cool as the iPhone 5 is, it came out in 2012 with 16, 32, and a 64 GB storage variant. You have two color choices, black or white.
The Model number on the back cover of an iPhone 5 can be any of these: A1428, A1429, A1442

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

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 4S

The iPhone 4 was introduced in 2011 with storage options from 8, 16, 32, and 64 GB.
Available colors includes black and white.

The Model number on the back cover of an iPhone 4S will be any of these: A1431, A1387, A1387

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

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 came out in 2010 (GSM), 2011 (CDMA) with either an 8, 16 or 32 GB storage. You also get to choose whether you want a black or white color.
The Model number on the back cover of an iPhone 4 is one of the following: A1349, A1332

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

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 3GS

The iPhone 3GS was introduced in 2009 and variants with different storage options like 8, 16, and 32 GB. It had just two colors which are black and white.
The Model number on the back cover of an iPhone 3GS is either: A1325 or A1303

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

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware iPhone 3G

The iPhone 3G was launched/introduced in 2008, and in 2009 (China) with just two storage variants, 8 and 16 GB.

The Model number on the back cover of an iPhone 3G is either: A1324 or A1241.

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

 How To Identify Your iPhone Model / Correct IPSW Firmware

The first iPhone was introduced in 2007. It was my first iPhone which was a gift. I was so happy then.
The iPhone’s storage capacity ranged from 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.

And that’s where I am wrapping it up for now. If you need more assistance, just let me know via the comments box.

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