Gazelle estimates the value of your iPhone based on the model number, carrier, and storage capacity. Many iPhone models, such as the 4 and 4S, look very similar, so be sure to select the correct model of your actual phone.
To start, retrieve your iPhone model number through the Settings>General>About menu. Note the model number and capacity (round the capacity to the nearest 8, 16, 32, or 64 GB). This list will help you identify your iPhone based on the model number:
- Model A1203 – The Apple iPhone 2G features a silver aluminum body with black rubber trim along the bottom. The imprint on the bottom of the back casing lists the iPhone’s serial number in addition to the capacity (released in June 2007).
- Model A1241 – The Apple iPhone 3G features a curved plastic body in either black or white. The matte gray imprint text differentiates this model from the iPhone 3GS (released in July 2008).
- Model A1303 – The Apple iPhone 3GS features the same curved plastic body as the 3G model, with one exception: The 3GS’s chrome imprint text matches the Apple logo (released in June 2009).
- Model A1332 – The Apple iPhone 4 (GSM/AT&T variation) features a flat glass body with stainless steel border along the edges. This model of iPhone requires an AT&T microSIM card in order to place calls and access cellular data. Check the right edge of the casing for the SIM card tray (released in June 2010).
- Model A1349 – The Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA/Verizon and Sprint variation) features the same glass construction of the GSM model. However, Verizon/Sprint uses SIM-less cellular technology. As a result, the right edge of the casing lacks a SIM tray (released in February 2011).
- Model A1387 – The Apple iPhone 4S (GSM/CDMA) features the same body and design as the iPhone 4 but with more powerful features. Apple added Siri, which can be accessed by holding down the home key. The 4S is a world phone, which supports both GSM and CDMA networks (released in October 2011).
- Model A1428 – The Apple iPhone 5 (AT&T and Canadian networks) features a thinner and lighter body, while adding a bigger 4-inch screen. The phone also sports an anodized aluminum back, which replaces the old glass back, found on the iPhone 4 and 4S (released September 2012).
- Model A1429 – The Apple iPhone 5 (CDMA) works on Sprint and Verizon LTE networks in the US and with KDDI in Japan. It supports GSM global networks but not LTE in the US. It features an all new thinner and lighter body, while adding a bigger 4-inch screen. The phone also sports a new all anodized aluminum back, which replaces the old glass back, found in the iPhone 4 and 4S (released in September, 2012).
- Model A1429 – The Apple iPhone 5 (GSM) is designed to support LTE networks in Asia, Australia, and Europe. This is essentially the “world” version of the iPhone 5. It features an all new thinner and lighter body, while adding a bigger 4-inch screen. The phone also sports a new all anodized aluminum back, which replaces the old glass back found on the iPhone 4 and 4S (released in September 2012).
Still need help finding your exact iPhone model number? Enter your iPhone’s serial number here to find your exact model name and number. The serial number will be on the back of the device, in iTunes, and in settings under General>About.