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Released November 4, 2017. Model A1865, A1901. Available as GSM or CDMA / 64 or 256 GB / Silver or Space Gray. (Pronounced the same as "iPhone 10.")

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How to tell iPhone X apart from XS?

Just wanting to ask if anyone knows how to tell the physical difference between the iPhone X and the XS? I have a repair business and as far as I can tell they look exactly the same from the outside. I know that you can look in settings under settings, general and then about but that doesn't help if the phone isn't functional. Is there an easy way to determine which model it is by looking at the phone from the outside?

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The iPhone X has the same amount of speaker holes on each side of the lightning port at the bottom and the XS has 3 on one side and 6 or 7 on the other side. That’s really the only way to tell them apart.

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This picture is sooo helpful to me every day - anybody that has found a similar picture for the newer generation of phones?


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I know I'm late to the party, but the model number will also tell you which is which. They've hidden it under the SIM card on the iPhone 8 and later models. From the Apple Support web site:

On an iPhone 8 or later, to find the model number, remove the SIM tray and look in the SIM tray slot. Make sure that you're in a place with bright light overhead. The model number is on the upper side—the side with the display.

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Just for fun, here's the list of model numbers for all of the models up to now, August 2022, straight from the Apple web site.

iPhone 1st Gen:

iPhone 3G:
A1324, A1241

iPhone 3GS:
A1325, A1303

iPhone 4:
A1349, A1332

iPhone 4s:
A1431, A1387

iPhone 5:
A1428, A1429, A1442

iPhone 5c:
A1456, A1507, A1516, A1529, A1532

iPhone 5s:
A1453, A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530, A1533

iPhone 6 Plus:
A1522, A1524, A1593

iPhone 6:
A1549, A1586, A1589

iPhone 6s Plus:
A1634, A1687, A1699

iPhone 6s:
A1633, A1688, A1700

iPhone SE (1st generation):
A1723, A1662, A1724

iPhone 7 Plus:
A1661, A1784, A1785 (Japan)

iPhone 7:
A1660, A1778, A1779 (Japan)

iPhone 8 Plus:
A1864, A1897, A1898 (Japan)

iPhone 8:
A1863, A1905, A1906 (Japan)

iPhone X:
A1865, A1901, A1902 (Japan)

iPhone XR:
A1984, A2105, A2106 (Japan), A2107, A2108 (China mainland)

iPhone XS Max:
A1921, A2101, A2102 (Japan), A2103, A2104 (China mainland)

iPhone XS:
A1920, A2097, A2098 (Japan), A2099, A2100 (China mainland)

iPhone 11:
A2111 (Canada, United States), A2223 (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), A2221 (other countries and regions)

iPhone 11 Pro Max:
Model numbers: A2161 (Canada, United States), A2220 (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), A2218 (other countries and regions)

iPhone 11 Pro:
A2160 (Canada, United States), A2217 (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), A2215 (other countries and regions)

iPhone SE (2nd generation):
A2275 (Canada, United States), A2298 (China mainland), A2296 (other countries and regions)

iPhone 12 mini:
A2176 (United States), A2398 (Canada, Japan), A2400 (China mainland), A2399 (other countries and regions)

iPhone 12:
A2172 (United States), A2402 (Canada, Japan), A2404 (China Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), A2403 (other countries and regions)

iPhone 12 Pro:
A2341 (United States), A2406 (Canada, Japan), A2408 (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), A2407 (other countries and regions)

iPhone 12 Pro Max:
A2342 (United States), A2410 (Canada, Japan), A2412 (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), A2411 (other countries and regions)

iPhone 13 mini:
A2481 (United States), A2626 (Canada, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia), A2629 (mainland China), A2630 (Armenia, Belarus, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia), A2628 (other countries and regions)

iPhone 13:
A2482 (United States), A2631 (Canada, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia), A2634 (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao), A2635 (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia), A2633 (other countires and regions)

iPhone 13 Pro:
A2483 (United States), A2636 (Canada, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia), A2639 (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao), A2640 (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia), A2638 (other countries and regions)

iPhone 13 Pro Max:
A2484 (United States), A2641 (Canada, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia), A2644 (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao), A2645 (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia), A2643 (other countries and regions)

iPhone SE (3rd generation):
A2595 (United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia), A2782 (Japan), A2784 (Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan), A2785 (China), A2783 (other countries and regions)

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You can also tell by the antenna line on the bottom next to the speaker holes, the iPhone X doesn’t have one at the bottom. :-)

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The only way to tell is the screen take the screen from an x and xs and you will see different mounting hole for the earpiece speaker the screw studs are different places and the screen attachments on the side and top of the screen are different places. You might also check the sim card tray and see if it has the imei number on it.

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