How To Know Which Model An iPhone Is

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Before I buy my first iPhone and enter Apple life, I always wondered to know a quick way to know what model an iPhone is without even asking my friend..You may think this is a ridiculous post, but sometimes we fall in such problems, for example iPhone 3G and 3GS look similar to each others and at first I couldn't differentiate between them..But now I can because of these simple tricks...

Also the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S look almost identical, the iPhone 3G and 3GS also look practically identical, and the iPhone 5 and it’s successor (5S?) So right now I am going to show you two ways to know what model an iPhone is... Shall we start ? 

Find The iPhone Model Number On The Case

This is one of the most easiest ways to know which model is an iPhone, all what you have to do is: 
  • Flip over the iPhone and look at the small text which locate under the "iPhone" badge.
  • Make note of where it says: "Model AXXXXX" and compare that to the list below..

iPhone Model Number List

  • A1428 – iPhone 5 GSM (standard GSM model in USA for AT&T, T-Mobile, etc)
  • A1429 – iPhone 5 GSM & CDMA (normal CDMA model in USA, Verizon, Sprint, etc)
  • A1442 – iPhone 5 CDMA China
  • A1387 – iPhone 4S, CDMA & GSM
  • A1431 – iPhone 4S GSM China
  • A1349 – iPhone 4 CDMA
  • A1332 – iPhone 4 GSM
  • A1325 – iPhone 3GS China
  • A1303 – iPhone 3GS (GSM only)
  • A1324 – iPhone 3G China
  • A1241 – iPhone 3G (GSM only)
  • A1203 – iPhone (Original model, GSM only)
    You can then use the model identification to discover which iPhone version the device is, and thus which firmware files to use:
  • iPhone 3G – iPhone1,2
  • iPhone 3GS – iPhone2,1
  • iPhone 4 (GSM)- iPhone3,1
  • iPhone 4 (CDMA) - iPhone3,3
  • iPhone 4S – iPhone4,1
  • iPhone 5 (GSM/) – iPhone5,1
  • iPhone 5 (CDMA) -iPhone5,2
How To Know Which Model An iPhone Is using iTunes: 
Image via OSXDaily
  • Connect iPhone via usb to the computer. 
  • Select the iPhone from the left bar at iTunes.
  • Now you will see a summary about your iPhone, what is the firmware the device is running on and more... 
Knowing these things is very important to you... So what do you think ?