The glass back of iPhone X and iPhone 8 has changed the way people have been using previous iPhones. Apart from special care users have begun to take of their devices, a true-blue iPhone user would like to know the model number of iPhone X or iPhone 8/8 Plus. Apple has removed those celebrated numbers from the latest devices and glass backs are cited as reason. So how do you find model number of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus?
Earlier, the task was simple; even without unlocking your device, anyone could tell you the model number. But now that Apple has removed the numbers from the back of their device, you need to check settings or SIM card tray. But why should you see model numbers of your iPhone? If you are new to Apple’s ecosystem, let me tell you that different iPhone models support different mobile operators (carriers) and bands in the world. Moreover, it is important to know model number of iPhone X and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus if you wish to use your device in other countries; if you want to use a CDMA (Verizon/Sprint); or if you have liking for Qualcomm or Intel modems.
How to Find Model Number of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
iPhone X Models
Apple provides a list of all iPhone X carriers and bands on its official website. The iPhone X models are:
- Model A1865 (GSM)
- Model A1865 (CDMA) — Verizon/Sprint (Qualcomm)
- Model A1901 (GSM) — AT&T/T-Mobile
- Model A1902 (GSM) — NT DOCOMO
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Models
You can check the list of all iPhone 8 and 8 Plus carriers and bands on Apple’s website.
- Model A1863 (GSM)
- Model A1863 (CDMA) — Verizon/Sprint (Qualcomm)
- Model A1905 — AT&T/T-Mobile
- Model A1906 — NT DOCOMO
iPhone 8 Plus
- Model A1864 (GSM)
- Model A1864 (CDMA) — Verizon/Sprint (Qualcomm)
- Model A1897— AT&T/T-Mobile
- Model A1898 — NT DOCOMO
How to See iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Model Number
The About section in Settings reveals the secrets of Apple. Note that Apple doesn’t print model numbers and other information on the back of its latest iPhone X or iPhone 8; and therefore, users have to look inside their devices. Here are two methods:
Method #1: Take out the SIM card tray and you can read the fine print.
Method #2: Go to the device settings.
Check the Model Number of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on SIM Tray
When you take your SIM tray out, you can check the model number of your iOS device.
Step #1: Insert that SIM card removal piercing tool into the slot on your iPhone X or iPhone 8.
Step #2: When you push the tool a bit, the tray will come out.
Step #3: Here, you can keep the tray under bright light or use a magnifying glass.
How to Find iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Model Number from Settings App
Step #1: Open Settings app on your iPhone X or iPhone 8.
Step #2: Now tap on General.
Step #3: Next, tap on About.
Step #4: Here, you will see IMEI number and Model number under the Carrier option. The number you can see is not the actual model number; you need to tap on that and view model number of your iPhone X or iPhone 8.
How to View Regulatory Information for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
You can also view regulatory information of your iPhone X or iPhone 8 with two more taps.
Open Settings → General → About → Legal → tap on Regulatory.
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