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Apple Explains How to Identify iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Models

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Apple has updated their ‘Identifying iPhone models’ support page to include details for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The page details specific phone features which inform users they are purchasing legitimate iPhones and not well-made knock-offs, which are prevalent in places like Asia and also make their way into local classifieds.

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Here are the details for the iPhone 6

  • Year introduced: 2014
  • Capacity: 16, 64, and 128 GB
  • Colors: space gray, silver, gold

Model number on the back cover:

  • Model A1549 (GSM model)
  • Model A1549 (CDMA model)
  • Model A1586

More details: The display is 4.7 inches (diagonal). The front has curved edges and is made of glass. The back is anodized aluminum. The Sleep/Wake button is on the right side of the device. The Home button contains Touch ID. There’s a True Tone LED flash on the back and a SIM tray on the right side that holds a “fourth form factor” (4FF) or nano-SIM card. The IMEI is etched on the back cover.

For the iPhone 6 Plus:

  • Year introduced: 2014
  • Capacity: 16, 64, and 128 GB
  • Colors: space gray, silver, gold

Model number on the back cover:

  • Model A1522 (GSM model)
  • Model A1522 (CDMA model)
  • Model A1524

More details: The display is 5.5 inches (diagonal). The front has curved edges and is made of glass. The back is anodized aluminum. The Sleep/Wake button is on the right side of the device. The Home button contains Touch ID. There’s a True Tone LED flash on the back and a SIM tray on the right side that holds a “fourth form factor” (4FF) or nano-SIM card. The IMEI is etched on the back cover.

We have come a long way since the original iPhone back in 2007—except the puny 16GB entry capacity which needs to go:

Apple this morning announced over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units sold in its first weekend, a new record for the company.

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