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How to Identify iPhone Models

Gazelle's condition calculator makes it easy to check the value of your iPhone by model, carrier, and storage capacity. Due to the high degree of cosmetic similarities between iPhone generations, certain differences in appearance require attention to ensure the correct identification of your iPhone. To start, retrieve your iPhone's model number through the Settings > General > About menu. Note the Model and Capacity (round the capacity to the nearest 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 or 256 GB), then consult the list below to find the model number’s corresponding name and physical description:

Model A1428, A1429, A1442: The Apple iPhone 5 features a sleek glass screen and aluminum available in black or white. It also has a small SIM card tray on the right side of the phone body. (Released in 2012)

Model A1456, A1507, A1516, A1529, A1532: The Apple iPhone 5c features a flat glass screen with a hard plastic backing. It is available in white, blue, pink, green or yellow. There is a SIM card tray on the right side and the phone’s IMEI number is located on the back. (Released in 2013)

Model A1453, A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530, A1533: The Apple iPhone 5s is similar to the iPhone 5 body but is offered in a space gray, silver and gold color. Touch ID is featured in the home button and a True Tone LED flash is on the back near the camera. The SIM card tray is on the right side and the phone’s IMEI number is located on the back. (Released in 2013)

Model A1723, A1662, A1724: The Apple iPhone SE features a sleek glass front and an aluminum backing and body. It’s available in space gray, silver, gold and rose gold. The home button includes Touch ID and there is a toggle on top of the phone for sleep/wake functionality. The back has the True Tone LED flash feature next to the camera and includes the IMEI number listed towards the bottom. (Released in 2016)

Model A1522, A1524, A1593: The Apple iPhone 6 Plus includes a large 5.5” diagonal display and curved edges. It’s available in space gray, silver and gold. The front screen is made of glass and the back is constructed from aluminum. Touch ID is featured in the home button and the sleep/wake function is on the right side of the iPhone. The True Tone LED flash is located on the back and the SIM card tray on the side holds a nano-SIM card. The IMEI is listed on the bottom of the backside. (Released in 2014)

Model A1549, A1586, A1589: The Apple iPhone 6 is available in space gray, silver and gold. The display is 4.7” diagonally and made of flat glass. It’s available in space gray, silver, gold and rose gold. The back is made from aluminum and features the True Tone Led flash and IMEI number. The front holds the home button which includes the Touch ID functionality. The sleep/wake button is located on the right side of the device. (Released in 2014)

Model A1634, A1687, A1699: The Apple iPhone 6s Plus features a glass front screen that is 5.5 inches diagonally. The back is made from aluminum and features a small “s” etched into the exterior. The ride side of the device has the sleep/wake toggle, and the front home button includes the Touch ID feature. The back features the True Tone LED flash and IMEI number on the nano-SIM card tray. (Released in 2015)

Model A1633, A1688, A1700: The Apple iPhone 6s is available in space gray, silver, gold and rose gold. The 4.7” front display is made from glass, and the back and side are constructed from aluminum. A small etched “s” can be found on the back, along with the True Tone LED flash and IMEI number that can be found on the SIM card tray. The home button on the front features Touch ID. (Released in 2015)

Model A1661, A1784, A1785: The Apple iPhone 7 Plus is available in black, jet black, gold, rose gold, silver and (PRODUCT)RED. The front glass display is 5.5” diagonally and sports the home button, complete with Touch ID. The back features dual 12MP cameras and a Quad-LED True Tone flash. The IMEI can be found on the SIM-tray. (Released in 2016)

Model A1660, A1778, A1779: The Apple iPhone 7 features a 4.7” front glass screen with curved edges. It’s available in black, jet black, gold, rose gold, silver and (PRODUCT)RED. The back is made of aluminum and includes a Quad-LED True Tone flash. The sleep/wake toggle is located on the right side of the phone, along with the SIM tray that holds the IMEI number. (Released in 2016)

Model A1864, A1897, A1898: The Apple iPhone 8 Plus is available in gold, silver, space gray and (PROJECT)RED. It features a 5.5” glass front screen and glass back body with aluminum surrounding the phone. The front home button includes Touch ID and the side button is on the right of the device. The back features a Quad-LED True Tone flash and pairs with 12MP wide angle and telephoto cameras. The IMEI number can be found on the SIM tray. (Released in 2017)

Model A1863, A1905, A1906: The Apple iPhone 8 features a 4.7” front screen. The body is made of a sleek glass with an aluminum bumper around the device. The sleep/wake button is on the right side of the iPhone, and the home button is on the lower front featuring Touch ID security. The back camera is paired with a Quad-LED True Tone flash, and the IMEI number is on the SIM tray. (Released in 2017)

Model A1865, A1901, A1902: The Apple iPhone X is available in space gray and silver. The 5.8” Super Retina Screen is made of glass and does not have a home button. The back, also made of glass, features dual 12MP wide angle and telephoto cameras and is paired with a Quad-LED True Tone flash. The IMEI is located on the Sim tray and the sleep/wake button is on the right side of the iPhone. (Released in 2017)

Model A1984, A2105, A2106, A2108: The Apple iPhone XR features a 6.1” Liquid Retina display made of sleek glass. It’s available in black, white, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED. The back is made of glass and houses the 12MP wide angle camera, partnered with the Quad-LED True Tone flash. The sleep/wake button is on the right side of the phone, and the IMEI number can be found on the SIM tray. (Released in 2018)

Model A1921, A2101, A2102, A2104: The Apple iPhone XS Max is available in silver, space gray and gold. The 6.5” Super Retina display is made of glass. The back, also made of glass, holds the 12MP wide angle and telephoto cameras with a Quad-LED True Tone flash. The side button is located on the right side of the phone, and the IMEI number is located inside the SIM tray. (Released in 2018)

Model A1920, A2097, A2098, A2100: The Apple iPhone XS features a 5.8” Super Retina glass display. It’s available in silver, space gray and gold. The sleep/wake button is on the right side of the device. The glass back consists of dual 12MP wide angle and telephoto cameras, as well as a Quad-LED True Tone flash. The IMEI number can be found on the SIM tray. (Released in 2018)