Dec 26, 2018
How to identify your iPhone Model
If you are about to buy a new iPhone online or just exploring your iPhone, you may find the Model (in Settings – General – About) is pretty confusing.
For example, the Model of your iPhone 6 you are referring to could be showing A1586(We call it A-Number) or MG472LL/A(We call it SKU). And you can click to switch between them. But, what does it mean?
Take my iPhone 6 as an example. According to Apple.com, the A Number of an iPhone 6 could be one of these:
|A1549||North America (SKU: MG4P2LL/A*) or Verizon Locked(SKU: MG5X2LL/A*)|
|A1586||Sprint Locked/Global Unlocked (SKU: MG6A2LL/A*)|
|A1589||China Mobile Locked|
As you can see, each “A Number” is unnecessarily corresponding to only one version of iPhone. But they share the same “generation” (iPhone 6). They are too vague to be used to identify the tech specs, sometime.
The most informative parts are the head and the tail. Taking MG472LL/A as an example…
|First Letter||Product Type|
And the tail, LL/A, tells us the region (discard the /A part).
|AB||Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates|
|B||Ireland, UK, also used for some replacement units|
|BR||Brazil (Assembled in Brazil)|
|BZ||Brazil (Assembled in China)|
|DN||Austria, Germany, Netherlands|
|FD||Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland|
|LA||Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru|
|LL||USA, Canada, also used for some replacement units|
|LZ||Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay|
|MO||Macau, Hong Kong(?)|
|NF||Belgium, France, Luxembourg|
|X||Australia, New Zealand|
|ZP||Hong Kong, Macau|
The first 5 letters make up the version identifier, including the Generation, Storage Capacity option, and Color.
You can check the detailed table here: https://www.theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Models#iPhone