By Nathan Fraenkel


2012-06-25 21:19:06 8 Comments

I was wondering if it's possible to determine what kind of iPhone (for example) the currentdevice is? I know it's possible to get the model through
NSString *deviceType = [[UIDevice currentDevice] model];
which will just return whether I have an "iPhone" or an "iPod", BUT I was wondering if it's possible to detect/know if I have an iPhone 3GS vs. and iPhone 4 vs. an iPhone 4S (in actuality, all I really want to do is determine if I have a 3G or not, because I'm doing fairly graphics intensive stuff).

So yeah, let me know, thank you!

14 comments

@dayitv89 2018-05-11 06:42:33

//
//  UIDevice+Hardware.h
//  gauravds
//

#import <UIKit/UIKit.h>

@interface UIDevice (Hardware)

- (NSString *)modelIdentifier;
- (NSString *)modelName;

@end

Why not create a category. Don't use malloc method security leak issue. Use safe functions.

NSLog(@"%@ %@", [[UIDevice currentDevice] modelName], [[UIDevice currentDevice] modelIdentifier]);

See the implentations

//
//  UIDevice+Hardware.m
//  gauravds
//

#import "UIDevice+Hardware.h"
#import <sys/utsname.h>

@implementation UIDevice (Hardware)

- (NSString *)modelIdentifier {
    struct utsname systemInfo;
    uname(&systemInfo);
    return [NSString stringWithCString:systemInfo.machine encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
}

- (NSString *)modelName {
    return [self modelNameForModelIdentifier:[self modelIdentifier]];
}

- (NSString *)modelNameForModelIdentifier:(NSString *)modelIdentifier {
    // iPhone http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/IPhone

    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,1"])    return @"iPhone 1G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,2"])    return @"iPhone 3G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone2,1"])    return @"iPhone 3GS";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,1"])    return @"iPhone 4 (GSM)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,2"])    return @"iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,3"])    return @"iPhone 4 (CDMA)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone4,1"])    return @"iPhone 4S";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,1"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,2"])    return @"iPhone 5 (Global)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,3"])    return @"iPhone 5c (GSM)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,4"])    return @"iPhone 5c (Global)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,1"])    return @"iPhone 5s (GSM)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,2"])    return @"iPhone 5s (Global)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,1"])    return @"iPhone 6 Plus";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,2"])    return @"iPhone 6";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,1"])    return @"iPhone 6s";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,2"])    return @"iPhone 6s Plus";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,4"])    return @"iPhone SE";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,1"])    return @"iPhone 7";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,2"])    return @"iPhone 7 Plus";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,3"])    return @"iPhone 7";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,4"])    return @"iPhone 7 Plus";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,1"])   return @"iPhone 8";          // US (Verizon), China, Japan
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,2"])   return @"iPhone 8 Plus";     // US (Verizon), China, Japan
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,3"])   return @"iPhone X";          // US (Verizon), China, Japan
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,4"])   return @"iPhone 8";          // AT&T, Global
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,5"])   return @"iPhone 8 Plus";     // AT&T, Global
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,6"])   return @"iPhone X";          // AT&T, Global

    // iPad http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/IPad

    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad1,1"])      return @"iPad 1G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad2,1"])      return @"iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad2,2"])      return @"iPad 2 (GSM)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad2,3"])      return @"iPad 2 (CDMA)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad2,4"])      return @"iPad 2 (Rev A)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad3,1"])      return @"iPad 3 (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad3,2"])      return @"iPad 3 (GSM)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad3,3"])      return @"iPad 3 (Global)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad3,4"])      return @"iPad 4 (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad3,5"])      return @"iPad 4 (GSM)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad3,6"])      return @"iPad 4 (Global)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad6,11"])     return @"iPad (5th gen) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad6,12"])     return @"iPad (5th gen) (Cellular)";

    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad4,1"])      return @"iPad Air (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad4,2"])      return @"iPad Air (Cellular)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad5,3"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad5,4"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (Cellular)";

    // iPad Mini http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/IPad_mini

    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad2,5"])      return @"iPad mini 1G (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad2,6"])      return @"iPad mini 1G (GSM)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad2,7"])      return @"iPad mini 1G (Global)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad4,4"])      return @"iPad mini 2G (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad4,5"])      return @"iPad mini 2G (Cellular)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad4,6"])      return @"iPad mini 2G (Cellular)"; // TD-LTE model see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201471#iPad-mini2
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad4,7"])      return @"iPad mini 3G (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad4,8"])      return @"iPad mini 3G (Cellular)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad4,9"])      return @"iPad mini 3G (Cellular)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad5,1"])      return @"iPad mini 4G (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad5,2"])      return @"iPad mini 4G (Cellular)";

    // iPad Pro https://www.theiphonewiki.com/wiki/IPad_Pro

    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad6,3"])      return @"iPad Pro (9.7 inch) 1G (Wi-Fi)"; // http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=9938&c=apple_ipad_pro_9.7-inch_a1673_wifi_32gb_apple_ipad_6,3
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad6,4"])      return @"iPad Pro (9.7 inch) 1G (Cellular)"; // http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=9981&c=apple_ipad_pro_9.7-inch_a1675_td-lte_32gb_apple_ipad_6,4
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad6,7"])      return @"iPad Pro (12.9 inch) 1G (Wi-Fi)"; // http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=8960&c=apple_ipad_pro_wifi_a1584_128gb
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad6,8"])      return @"iPad Pro (12.9 inch) 1G (Cellular)"; // http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=8965&c=apple_ipad_pro_td-lte_a1652_32gb_apple_ipad_6,8
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad 7,1"])     return @"iPad Pro (12.9 inch) 2G (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad 7,2"])     return @"iPad Pro (12.9 inch) 2G (Cellular)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad 7,3"])     return @"iPad Pro (10.5 inch) 1G (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPad 7,4"])     return @"iPad Pro (10.5 inch) 1G (Cellular)";

    // iPod http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/IPod

    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPod1,1"])      return @"iPod touch 1G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPod2,1"])      return @"iPod touch 2G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPod3,1"])      return @"iPod touch 3G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPod4,1"])      return @"iPod touch 4G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPod5,1"])      return @"iPod touch 5G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"iPod7,1"])      return @"iPod touch 6G"; // as 6,1 was never released 7,1 is actually 6th generation

    // Apple TV https://www.theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Apple_TV

    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"AppleTV1,1"])      return @"Apple TV 1G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"AppleTV2,1"])      return @"Apple TV 2G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"AppleTV3,1"])      return @"Apple TV 3G";
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"AppleTV3,2"])      return @"Apple TV 3G"; // small, incremental update over 3,1
    if ([modelIdentifier isEqualToString:@"AppleTV5,3"])      return @"Apple TV 4G"; // as 4,1 was never released, 5,1 is actually 4th generation

    // Simulator
    if ([modelIdentifier hasSuffix:@"86"] || [modelIdentifier isEqual:@"x86_64"])
    {
        BOOL smallerScreen = ([[UIScreen mainScreen] bounds].size.width < 768.0);
        return (smallerScreen ? @"iPhone Simulator" : @"iPad Simulator");
    }

    return modelIdentifier;
}

@end

@Aniruddh Joshi 2012-06-25 21:41:05

EITHER try this library: http://github.com/erica/uidevice-extension/ (by Erica Sadun).

(Sample Code):

[[UIDevice currentDevice] platformType]   // ex: UIDevice4GiPhone
[[UIDevice currentDevice] platformString] // ex: @"iPhone 4G"

OR You can use this method:

You can get the device model number using uname from sys/utsname.h. For example:

Objective-C

#import <sys/utsname.h> // import it in your header or implementation file.

NSString* deviceName()
{
    struct utsname systemInfo;
    uname(&systemInfo);

    return [NSString stringWithCString:systemInfo.machine
                              encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
}

Swift 3

extension UIDevice {
    var modelName: String {
        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)
        let machineMirror = Mirror(reflecting: systemInfo.machine)
        let identifier = machineMirror.children.reduce("") { identifier, element in
            guard let value = element.value as? Int8, value != 0 else { return identifier }
            return identifier + String(UnicodeScalar(UInt8(value)))
        }
        return identifier
    }
}

print(UIDevice.current.modelName)

The result should be:

//Simultor
@"i386"      on 32-bit Simulator
@"x86_64"    on 64-bit Simulator

//iPhone
@"iPhone1,1" on iPhone
@"iPhone1,2" on iPhone 3G
@"iPhone2,1" on iPhone 3GS
@"iPhone3,1" on iPhone 4 (GSM)
@"iPhone3,3" on iPhone 4 (CDMA/Verizon/Sprint)
@"iPhone4,1" on iPhone 4S
@"iPhone5,1" on iPhone 5 (model A1428, AT&T/Canada)
@"iPhone5,2" on iPhone 5 (model A1429, everything else)
@"iPhone5,3" on iPhone 5c (model A1456, A1532 | GSM)
@"iPhone5,4" on iPhone 5c (model A1507, A1516, A1526 (China), A1529 | Global)
@"iPhone6,1" on iPhone 5s (model A1433, A1533 | GSM)
@"iPhone6,2" on iPhone 5s (model A1457, A1518, A1528 (China), A1530 | Global)
@"iPhone7,1" on iPhone 6 Plus
@"iPhone7,2" on iPhone 6
@"iPhone8,1" on iPhone 6S
@"iPhone8,2" on iPhone 6S Plus
@"iPhone8,4" on iPhone SE
@"iPhone9,1" on iPhone 7 (CDMA)
@"iPhone9,3" on iPhone 7 (GSM)
@"iPhone9,2" on iPhone 7 Plus (CDMA)
@"iPhone9,4" on iPhone 7 Plus (GSM)
@"iPhone10,1" on iPhone 8 (CDMA)
@"iPhone10,4" on iPhone 8 (GSM)
@"iPhone10,2" on iPhone 8 Plus (CDMA)
@"iPhone10,5" on iPhone 8 Plus (GSM)
@"iPhone10,3" on iPhone X (CDMA)
@"iPhone10,6" on iPhone X (GSM)

//iPad 1
@"iPad1,1" on iPad - Wifi (model A1219)
@"iPad1,1" on iPad - Wifi + Cellular (model A1337)

//iPad 2
@"iPad2,1" - Wifi (model A1395)
@"iPad2,2" - GSM (model A1396)
@"iPad2,3" - 3G (model A1397)
@"iPad2,4" - Wifi (model A1395)

// iPad Mini
@"iPad2,5" - Wifi (model A1432)
@"iPad2,6" - Wifi + Cellular (model  A1454)
@"iPad2,7" - Wifi + Cellular (model  A1455)

//iPad 3
@"iPad3,1" - Wifi (model A1416)
@"iPad3,2" - Wifi + Cellular (model  A1403)
@"iPad3,3" - Wifi + Cellular (model  A1430)

//iPad 4
@"iPad3,4" - Wifi (model A1458)
@"iPad3,5" - Wifi + Cellular (model  A1459)
@"iPad3,6" - Wifi + Cellular (model  A1460)

//iPad AIR
@"iPad4,1" - Wifi (model A1474)
@"iPad4,2" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1475)
@"iPad4,3" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1476)

// iPad Mini 2
@"iPad4,4" - Wifi (model A1489)
@"iPad4,5" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1490)
@"iPad4,6" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1491)

// iPad Mini 3
@"iPad4,7" - Wifi (model A1599)
@"iPad4,8" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1600)
@"iPad4,9" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1601)

// iPad Mini 4
@"iPad5,1" - Wifi (model A1538)
@"iPad5,2" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1550)

//iPad AIR 2
@"iPad5,3" - Wifi (model A1566)
@"iPad5,4" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1567)

// iPad PRO 9.7"
@"iPad6,3" - Wifi (model A1673)
@"iPad6,4" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1674)
@"iPad6,4" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1675)

//iPad PRO 12.9"
@"iPad6,7" - Wifi (model A1584)
@"iPad6,8" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1652)

//iPad (5th generation)
@"iPad6,11" - Wifi (model A1822)
@"iPad6,12" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1823)

//iPad PRO 12.9" (2nd Gen)
@"iPad7,1" - Wifi (model A1670)
@"iPad7,2" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1671)
@"iPad7,2" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1821)

//iPad PRO 10.5"
@"iPad7,3" - Wifi (model A1701)
@"iPad7,4" - Wifi + Cellular (model A1709)

//iPod Touch
@"iPod1,1"   on iPod Touch
@"iPod2,1"   on iPod Touch Second Generation
@"iPod3,1"   on iPod Touch Third Generation
@"iPod4,1"   on iPod Touch Fourth Generation
@"iPod7,1"   on iPod Touch 6th Generation

@Alexis 2013-06-21 12:58:35

Does this put the appstore approval of my app in risk?

@Aniruddh Joshi 2013-06-21 18:38:50

@jafar No, it doesn't. ;)

@Marko 2013-09-27 04:49:30

How do I call the machineName method?

@Aniruddh Joshi 2013-09-28 07:30:21

@Marko Just do something like this: NSLog(@"Device: %@", machineName());

@carbonr 2013-10-12 14:23:00

Will this get my app approved on the app store?

@Aniruddh Joshi 2013-10-13 06:39:52

@carbonr Never had any issue with application approval. :)

@Albert Bori 2015-02-20 17:50:13

@Itachi 2017-09-20 07:47:13

It's time to update the list for new iPhone 8 and X, someone installed the Xcode 9 may help.

@JSA986 2017-09-20 16:07:09

@Marko NSLog(@" Device: %@", deviceName());

@Aniruddh Joshi 2017-09-20 18:24:11

@Itachi Added device ids for iPhone 8 & X. :)

@bendigi 2017-09-30 07:21:47

Any way we can identify iPhone X in the simulator? It appears that it ony responds with "Simulator"

@Muzza 2017-10-10 07:18:59

I think the iPad Pro models may be wrong in this list. They seem to be reversed compared to every other list.

@russbishop 2017-11-09 19:22:16

@bendigi Check getenv("SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"). It returns the same model identifier that an equivalent device would return.

@Xartec 2018-02-26 22:50:18

This list would become even more useful if you would add the screen resolution in the comments.

@Aleem 2018-04-04 11:23:44

Check this github.com/aleemrazzaq/ARCompactDeviceInfo this has latest Device model, iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPad 6th Generation 2018

@Ballu 2018-05-30 06:17:47

Not working if device is iPhone 5. Its returning iPhone 6.

@Tib 2013-07-15 13:47:56

I've made the plist file to help you to get the complete name for each device (source code right at the end of my answer)

Based on OhhMee's answer, you can use it like this:

Swift 4.0

static func deviceName() -> String {

        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)

        guard let iOSDeviceModelsPath = Bundle.main.path(forResource: "iOSDeviceModelMapping", ofType: "plist") else { return "" }
        guard let iOSDevices = NSDictionary(contentsOfFile: iOSDeviceModelsPath) else { return "" }

        let machineMirror = Mirror(reflecting: systemInfo.machine)
        let identifier = machineMirror.children.reduce("") { identifier, element in
            guard let value = element.value as? Int8, value != 0 else { return identifier }
            return identifier + String(UnicodeScalar(UInt8(value)))
        }

        return iOSDevices.value(forKey: identifier) as! String
    }

Don't forget to add #import <sys/utsname.h> in your Bridging Header.

Objective C

#import <sys/utsname.h>

NSString *machineName()
{
    struct utsname systemInfo;
    uname(&systemInfo);

    NSString *iOSDeviceModelsPath = [[NSBundle mainBundle] pathForResource:@"iOSDeviceModelMapping" ofType:@"plist"];
    NSDictionary *iOSDevices = [NSDictionary dictionaryWithContentsOfFile:iOSDeviceModelsPath];

    NSString* deviceModel = [NSString stringWithCString:systemInfo.machine
                                               encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

    return [iOSDevices valueForKey:deviceModel];
}

The plist file :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
    <key>x86_64</key>
    <string>Simulator</string>
    <key>i386</key>
    <string>Simulator</string>
    <key>iPod1,1</key>
    <string>iPod Touch 1st Gen</string>
    <key>iPod2,1</key>
    <string>iPod Touch 2nd Gen</string>
    <key>iPod3,1</key>
    <string>iPod Touch 3rd Gen</string>
    <key>iPod4,1</key>
    <string>iPod Touch 4th Gen</string>
    <key>iPod5,1</key>
    <string>iPod Touch 5th Gen</string>
    <key>iPod7,1</key>
    <string>iPod Touch 6th Gen</string>
    <key>iPhone1,1</key>
    <string>iPhone</string>
    <key>iPhone1,2</key>
    <string>iPhone 3G</string>
    <key>iPhone2,1</key>
    <string>iPhone 3GS</string>
    <key>iPhone3,1</key>
    <string>iPhone 4</string>
    <key>iPhone3,2</key>
    <string>iPhone 4</string>
    <key>iPhone3,3</key>
    <string>iPhone 4</string>
    <key>iPhone4,1</key>
    <string>iPhone 4S</string>
    <key>iPhone5,1</key>
    <string>iPhone 5 model A1428</string>
    <key>iPhone5,2</key>
    <string>iPhone 5 model A1429</string>
    <key>iPhone5,3</key>
    <string>iPhone 5C</string>
    <key>iPhone5,4</key>
    <string>iPhone 5C</string>
    <key>iPhone6,1</key>
    <string>iPhone 5S</string>
    <key>iPhone6,2</key>
    <string>iPhone 5S</string>
    <key>iPhone7,2</key>
    <string>iPhone 6</string>
    <key>iPhone7,1</key>
    <string>iPhone 6 Plus</string>
    <key>iPhone8,1</key>
    <string>iPhone 6S</string>
    <key>iPhone8,2</key>
    <string>iPhone 6S Plus</string>
    <key>iPhone8,4</key>
    <string>iPhone SE</string>
    <key>iPhone9,1</key>
    <string>iPhone 7</string>
    <key>iPhone9,2</key>
    <string>iPhone 7 Plus</string>
    <key>iPhone9,3</key>
    <string>iPhone 7</string>
    <key>iPhone9,4</key>
    <string>iPhone 7 Plus</string>
    <key>iPhone10,1</key>
    <string>iPhone 8</string>
    <key>iPhone10,4</key>
    <string>iPhone 8</string>
    <key>iPhone10,2</key>
    <string>iPhone 8 Plus</string>
    <key>iPhone10,5</key>
    <string>iPhone 8 Plus</string>
    <key>iPhone10,3</key>
    <string>iPhone X</string>
    <key>iPhone10,6</key>
    <string>iPhone X</string>
    <key>iPad1,1</key>
    <string>iPad</string>
    <key>iPad2,1</key>
    <string>iPad 2</string>
    <key>iPad2,2</key>
    <string>iPad 2</string>
    <key>iPad2,3</key>
    <string>iPad 2</string>
    <key>iPad2,4</key>
    <string>iPad 2</string>
    <key>iPad3,1</key>
    <string>iPad 3rd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad3,2</key>
    <string>iPad 3rd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad3,3</key>
    <string>iPad 3rd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad3,4</key>
    <string>iPad 4th Gen</string>
    <key>iPad3,5</key>
    <string>iPad 4th Gen</string>
    <key>iPad3,6</key>
    <string>iPad 4th Gen</string>
    <key>iPad4,1</key>
    <string>iPad Air</string>
    <key>iPad4,2</key>
    <string>iPad Air</string>
    <key>iPad4,3</key>
    <string>iPad Air</string>
    <key>iPad2,5</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 1st Gen</string>
    <key>iPad2,6</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 1st Gen</string>
    <key>iPad2,7</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 1st Gen</string>
    <key>iPad4,4</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 2nd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad4,5</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 2nd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad4,6</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 2nd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad4,7</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 3rd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad4,8</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 3rd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad4,9</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 3rd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad5,1</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 4</string>
    <key>iPad5,2</key>
    <string>iPad Mini 4</string>
    <key>iPad5,3</key>
    <string>iPad Air 2</string>
    <key>iPad5,4</key>
    <string>iPad Air 2</string>
    <key>iPad6,3</key>
    <string>iPad Pro 9.7 inch</string>
    <key>iPad6,4</key>
    <string>iPad Pro 9.7 inch</string>
    <key>iPad6,7</key>
    <string>iPad Pro 12.9 inch</string>
    <key>iPad6,8</key>
    <string>iPad Pro 12.9 inch</string>
    <key>iPad7,1</key>
    <string>iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2nd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad7,2</key>
    <string>iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2nd Gen</string>
    <key>iPad7,3</key>
    <string>iPad Pro 10.5 inch</string>
    <key>iPad7,4</key>
    <string>iPad Pro 10.5 inch</string>
</dict>
</plist>

@Tib 2015-12-02 13:29:20

updated with latest devices (iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, etc)

@Nicolas Miari 2016-03-23 09:01:52

Please inline the contents of your plist file within your answer (hopefully, formatted as code). The same rules that apply to link-only answers apply to an essential file stored outside of SO: it could vanish some day.

@Tib 2016-03-30 09:47:06

@NicolasMiari updated ;)

@vilmoskörte 2017-10-02 13:51:55

Updated with latest devices: iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone X, iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2nd Gen, iPad Pro 10.5 inch

@vedrano 2017-12-04 17:58:41

This solution works for both physical devices and iOS simulator in a way that simulator returns the same model as physical device would return for a model e.g. "iPhone10,6" for iPhone X (GSM) rather than "x86_64".

Definition - Swift 4:

import UIKit

extension UIDevice {
var modelName: String {
    var systemInfo = utsname()
    uname(&systemInfo)
    let machineMirror = Mirror(reflecting: systemInfo.machine)
    let identifier = machineMirror.children.reduce("") { identifier, element in
        guard let value = element.value as? Int8, value != 0 else { return identifier }
        return identifier + String(UnicodeScalar(UInt8(value)))
    }
    if let value = ProcessInfo.processInfo.environment["SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"] {
        return value
    } else {
        return identifier
    }
}

Usage:

print(UIDevice.current.modelName)

@Vive 2017-11-15 14:12:17

If you have a plist of devices (eg maintained by @Tib above in https://stackoverflow.com/a/17655825/849616) to handle it if Swift 3 you'd use:

extension UIDevice {
    /// Fetches the information about the name of the device.
    ///
    /// - Returns: Should return meaningful device name, if not found will return device system code.
    public static func modelName() -> String {
        let physicalName = deviceSystemCode()
        if let deviceTypes = deviceTypes(), let modelName = deviceTypes[physicalName] as? String {
            return modelName
        }
        return physicalName
    }
}

private extension UIDevice {
    /// Fetches from system the code of the device
    static func deviceSystemCode() -> String {
        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)
        let machineMirror = Mirror(reflecting: systemInfo.machine)
        let identifier = machineMirror.children.reduce("") { identifier, element in
            guard let value = element.value as? Int8, value != 0 else { return identifier }
            return identifier + String(UnicodeScalar(UInt8(value)))
        }
        return identifier
    }

    /// Fetches the plist entries from plist maintained in https://stackoverflow.com/a/17655825/849616
    ///
    /// - Returns: A dictionary with pairs of deviceSystemCode <-> meaningfulDeviceName.
    static func deviceTypes() -> NSDictionary? {
        if let fileUrl = Bundle.main.url(forResource: "your plist name", withExtension: "plist"),
            let configurationDictionary = NSDictionary(contentsOf: fileUrl) {
            return configurationDictionary
        }
        return nil
    }
}

Later you can call it using UIDevice.modelName().

Additional credits go to @Tib (for plist), @Aniruddh Joshi (for deviceSystemCode() function).

@Randika Vishman 2016-06-29 10:28:59

Device name and Machine Names, based on iOS Real Device Hardware

My solution to this issue is basically looks related to @NicolasMiari answer within this thread. Separate utility class has a predefined set of Device and Machine names and then depending on the real machine name, retrieve the Device Name.

Note: This answer and it's linked GitHub project has been updated to identify current latest iPhones (iPhone 8, 8+, X) as of October 2017. And this works on iOS11 too. Please visit the GitHub repo and see, and give me feedback if something is wrong.

/*
 * Retrieves back the device name or if not the machine name.
 */
+ (NSString*)deviceModelName {
    struct utsname systemInfo;
    uname(&systemInfo);
    NSString *machineName = [NSString stringWithCString:systemInfo.machine encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

    //MARK: More official list is at
    //http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Models
    //MARK: You may just return machineName. Following is for convenience

    NSDictionary *commonNamesDictionary =
    @{
      @"i386":     @"i386 Simulator",
      @"x86_64":   @"x86_64 Simulator",

      @"iPhone1,1":    @"iPhone",
      @"iPhone1,2":    @"iPhone 3G",
      @"iPhone2,1":    @"iPhone 3GS",
      @"iPhone3,1":    @"iPhone 4",
      @"iPhone3,2":    @"iPhone 4(Rev A)",
      @"iPhone3,3":    @"iPhone 4(CDMA)",
      @"iPhone4,1":    @"iPhone 4S",
      @"iPhone5,1":    @"iPhone 5(GSM)",
      @"iPhone5,2":    @"iPhone 5(GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPhone5,3":    @"iPhone 5c(GSM)",
      @"iPhone5,4":    @"iPhone 5c(GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPhone6,1":    @"iPhone 5s(GSM)",
      @"iPhone6,2":    @"iPhone 5s(GSM+CDMA)",

      @"iPhone7,1":    @"iPhone 6+(GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPhone7,2":    @"iPhone 6(GSM+CDMA)",

      @"iPhone8,1":    @"iPhone 6S(GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPhone8,2":    @"iPhone 6S+(GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPhone8,4":    @"iPhone SE(GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPhone9,1":    @"iPhone 7(GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPhone9,2":    @"iPhone 7+(GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPhone9,3":    @"iPhone 7(GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPhone9,4":    @"iPhone 7+(GSM+CDMA)",

      @"iPad1,1":  @"iPad",
      @"iPad2,1":  @"iPad 2(WiFi)",
      @"iPad2,2":  @"iPad 2(GSM)",
      @"iPad2,3":  @"iPad 2(CDMA)",
      @"iPad2,4":  @"iPad 2(WiFi Rev A)",
      @"iPad2,5":  @"iPad Mini 1G (WiFi)",
      @"iPad2,6":  @"iPad Mini 1G (GSM)",
      @"iPad2,7":  @"iPad Mini 1G (GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPad3,1":  @"iPad 3(WiFi)",
      @"iPad3,2":  @"iPad 3(GSM+CDMA)",
      @"iPad3,3":  @"iPad 3(GSM)",
      @"iPad3,4":  @"iPad 4(WiFi)",
      @"iPad3,5":  @"iPad 4(GSM)",
      @"iPad3,6":  @"iPad 4(GSM+CDMA)",

      @"iPad4,1":  @"iPad Air(WiFi)",
      @"iPad4,2":  @"iPad Air(GSM)",
      @"iPad4,3":  @"iPad Air(GSM+CDMA)",

      @"iPad5,3":  @"iPad Air 2 (WiFi)",
      @"iPad5,4":  @"iPad Air 2 (GSM+CDMA)",

      @"iPad4,4":  @"iPad Mini 2G (WiFi)",
      @"iPad4,5":  @"iPad Mini 2G (GSM)",
      @"iPad4,6":  @"iPad Mini 2G (GSM+CDMA)",

      @"iPad4,7":  @"iPad Mini 3G (WiFi)",
      @"iPad4,8":  @"iPad Mini 3G (GSM)",
      @"iPad4,9":  @"iPad Mini 3G (GSM+CDMA)",

      @"iPod1,1":  @"iPod 1st Gen",
      @"iPod2,1":  @"iPod 2nd Gen",
      @"iPod3,1":  @"iPod 3rd Gen",
      @"iPod4,1":  @"iPod 4th Gen",
      @"iPod5,1":  @"iPod 5th Gen",
      @"iPod7,1":  @"iPod 6th Gen",
      };

    NSString *deviceName = commonNamesDictionary[machineName];

    if (deviceName == nil) {
        deviceName = machineName;
    }

    return deviceName;
}

I have added this implementation and few other convenient utility methods in a class and put it out there in this GitHub Repository. And also you can find the up to date device information list within this Wiki page.

Please visit it and get use of it.

Update:

You may requires to import sys framework,

#import <sys/utsname.h>

@Hemang 2016-12-22 07:20:16

Kasun, thanks for the updated implementation of this. Please try to keep it updated for new models in future.

@Nicolas Miari 2013-11-19 02:44:32

Expanding on OhhMee's answer above, I added some failsafe to support future devices not (yet) included on the list:

#import <sys/utsname.h>
#import "MyClass.h"

@implementation MyClass
{
    //(your private ivars)
}

- (NSString*) deviceName
{
    struct utsname systemInfo;

    uname(&systemInfo);

    NSString* code = [NSString stringWithCString:systemInfo.machine
                                        encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

    static NSDictionary* deviceNamesByCode = nil;

    if (!deviceNamesByCode) {

        deviceNamesByCode = @{@"i386"      : @"Simulator",
                              @"x86_64"    : @"Simulator",
                              @"iPod1,1"   : @"iPod Touch",        // (Original)
                              @"iPod2,1"   : @"iPod Touch",        // (Second Generation)
                              @"iPod3,1"   : @"iPod Touch",        // (Third Generation)
                              @"iPod4,1"   : @"iPod Touch",        // (Fourth Generation)
                              @"iPod7,1"   : @"iPod Touch",        // (6th Generation)       
                              @"iPhone1,1" : @"iPhone",            // (Original)
                              @"iPhone1,2" : @"iPhone",            // (3G)
                              @"iPhone2,1" : @"iPhone",            // (3GS)
                              @"iPad1,1"   : @"iPad",              // (Original)
                              @"iPad2,1"   : @"iPad 2",            //
                              @"iPad3,1"   : @"iPad",              // (3rd Generation)
                              @"iPhone3,1" : @"iPhone 4",          // (GSM)
                              @"iPhone3,3" : @"iPhone 4",          // (CDMA/Verizon/Sprint)
                              @"iPhone4,1" : @"iPhone 4S",         //
                              @"iPhone5,1" : @"iPhone 5",          // (model A1428, AT&T/Canada)
                              @"iPhone5,2" : @"iPhone 5",          // (model A1429, everything else)
                              @"iPad3,4"   : @"iPad",              // (4th Generation)
                              @"iPad2,5"   : @"iPad Mini",         // (Original)
                              @"iPhone5,3" : @"iPhone 5c",         // (model A1456, A1532 | GSM)
                              @"iPhone5,4" : @"iPhone 5c",         // (model A1507, A1516, A1526 (China), A1529 | Global)
                              @"iPhone6,1" : @"iPhone 5s",         // (model A1433, A1533 | GSM)
                              @"iPhone6,2" : @"iPhone 5s",         // (model A1457, A1518, A1528 (China), A1530 | Global)
                              @"iPhone7,1" : @"iPhone 6 Plus",     //
                              @"iPhone7,2" : @"iPhone 6",          //
                              @"iPhone8,1" : @"iPhone 6S",         //
                              @"iPhone8,2" : @"iPhone 6S Plus",    //
                              @"iPhone8,4" : @"iPhone SE",         //
                              @"iPhone9,1" : @"iPhone 7",          //
                              @"iPhone9,3" : @"iPhone 7",          //
                              @"iPhone9,2" : @"iPhone 7 Plus",     //
                              @"iPhone9,4" : @"iPhone 7 Plus",     //
                              @"iPhone10,1": @"iPhone 8",          // CDMA
                              @"iPhone10,4": @"iPhone 8",          // GSM
                              @"iPhone10,2": @"iPhone 8 Plus",     // CDMA
                              @"iPhone10,5": @"iPhone 8 Plus",     // GSM
                              @"iPhone10,3": @"iPhone X",          // CDMA
                              @"iPhone10,6": @"iPhone X",          // GSM

                              @"iPad4,1"   : @"iPad Air",          // 5th Generation iPad (iPad Air) - Wifi
                              @"iPad4,2"   : @"iPad Air",          // 5th Generation iPad (iPad Air) - Cellular
                              @"iPad4,4"   : @"iPad Mini",         // (2nd Generation iPad Mini - Wifi)
                              @"iPad4,5"   : @"iPad Mini",         // (2nd Generation iPad Mini - Cellular)
                              @"iPad4,7"   : @"iPad Mini",         // (3rd Generation iPad Mini - Wifi (model A1599))
                              @"iPad6,7"   : @"iPad Pro (12.9\")", // iPad Pro 12.9 inches - (model A1584) 
                              @"iPad6,8"   : @"iPad Pro (12.9\")", // iPad Pro 12.9 inches - (model A1652) 
                              @"iPad6,3"   : @"iPad Pro (9.7\")",  // iPad Pro 9.7 inches - (model A1673)
                              @"iPad6,4"   : @"iPad Pro (9.7\")"   // iPad Pro 9.7 inches - (models A1674 and A1675)
                              };
    }

    NSString* deviceName = [deviceNamesByCode objectForKey:code];

    if (!deviceName) {
        // Not found on database. At least guess main device type from string contents:

        if ([code rangeOfString:@"iPod"].location != NSNotFound) {
            deviceName = @"iPod Touch";
        }
        else if([code rangeOfString:@"iPad"].location != NSNotFound) {
            deviceName = @"iPad";
        }
        else if([code rangeOfString:@"iPhone"].location != NSNotFound){
            deviceName = @"iPhone";
        }
        else {
            deviceName = @"Unknown";
        }
    }

    return deviceName;
}

// (rest of class implementation omitted)

@end

I also omitted the detailed information (e.g. "model A1507, A1516, A1526 (China), A1529 | Global") and placed it in the comments instead, in case you want to use this as user-facing strings and not freak them out.


Edit: This answer provides a similar implementation using Swift 2.

Edit 2: I just added the iPad Pro models (both sizes). For future reference, the model numbers/etc. can be found in The iPhone Wiki.

@Nicolas Miari 2014-01-28 07:39:54

I was mistakenly searching for the strings "iPhone", "iPad" and "iPod" inside deviceName, when I intended to search code. Someone suggested an edit but I couldn't approve it before some other people rejected it, so I corrected the answer myself. Thanks to whoever suggested it.

@braden 2014-09-11 21:48:44

I use this. Works great. Thanks Nicolas.

@Nicolas Miari 2014-12-08 06:05:30

Must update with new devices...

@tounaobun 2015-12-22 06:35:14

@NicolasMiari I have added missing stuff.

@Ashish Pisey 2018-04-12 11:22:17

is Code unique. There is no official documentation for the systemInfo.machine. Will the identifier like "iPhone7,2" will always be unique for @"iPhone 6" or it can change in future.

@Nicolas Miari 2018-04-12 11:26:05

@AshishPisey No idea. It doesn’t seem to have changed in a while, and it feels like it won’t. Everyone is using this API though; I’m not aware of any other means...

@Oscar Salguero 2012-10-03 18:18:27

[[UIDevice currentDevice] model] just returns iPhone or iPod, you don't get the numbers of the model that would let you differentiate between different generations of devices.

Code this method:

#include <sys/sysctl.h>
...

+ (NSString *)getModel {
    size_t size;
    sysctlbyname("hw.machine", NULL, &size, NULL, 0);
    char *model = malloc(size);
    sysctlbyname("hw.machine", model, &size, NULL, 0);
    NSString *deviceModel = [NSString stringWithCString:model encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
    free(model);
    return deviceModel;
}

And call the method [self getModel] whenever you need the model and you'll get i.e: "iPhone5,1" for the ridiculously thin and speedy iPhone 5.

One good practice is to create a class called Utils.h/Utils.m and put methods like getModel there so you can get this info from anywhere in your App simply by importing the class and invoking [Utils getModel];

@Luca Davanzo 2015-10-16 09:46:42

Swift 3 compatible

// MARK: - UIDevice Extension -

private let DeviceList = [
/* iPod 5 */          "iPod5,1": "iPod Touch 5",
/* iPhone 4 */        "iPhone3,1":  "iPhone 4", "iPhone3,2": "iPhone 4", "iPhone3,3": "iPhone 4",
/* iPhone 4S */       "iPhone4,1": "iPhone 4S",
/* iPhone 5 */        "iPhone5,1": "iPhone 5", "iPhone5,2": "iPhone 5",
/* iPhone 5C */       "iPhone5,3": "iPhone 5C", "iPhone5,4": "iPhone 5C",
/* iPhone 5S */       "iPhone6,1": "iPhone 5S", "iPhone6,2": "iPhone 5S",
/* iPhone 6 */        "iPhone7,2": "iPhone 6",
/* iPhone 6 Plus */   "iPhone7,1": "iPhone 6 Plus",
/* iPhone 6S */       "iPhone8,1": "iPhone 6S",
/* iPhone 6S Plus */  "iPhone8,2": "iPhone 6S Plus",
/* iPhone SE */       "iPhone8,4": "iPhone SE",
/* iPhone 7 */        "iPhone9,1": "iPhone 7",
/* iPhone 7 */        "iPhone9,3": "iPhone 7",
/* iPhone 7 Plus */   "iPhone9,2": "iPhone 7 Plus",
/* iPhone 7 Plus */   "iPhone9,4": "iPhone 7 Plus",
/* iPad 2 */          "iPad2,1": "iPad 2", "iPad2,2": "iPad 2", "iPad2,3": "iPad 2", "iPad2,4": "iPad 2",
/* iPad 3 */          "iPad3,1": "iPad 3", "iPad3,2": "iPad 3", "iPad3,3":     "iPad 3",
/* iPad 4 */          "iPad3,4": "iPad 4", "iPad3,5": "iPad 4", "iPad3,6": "iPad 4",
/* iPad Air */        "iPad4,1": "iPad Air", "iPad4,2": "iPad Air", "iPad4,3": "iPad Air",
/* iPad Air 2 */      "iPad5,1": "iPad Air 2", "iPad5,3": "iPad Air 2", "iPad5,4": "iPad Air 2",
/* iPad Mini */       "iPad2,5": "iPad Mini 1", "iPad2,6": "iPad Mini 1", "iPad2,7": "iPad Mini 1",
/* iPad Mini 2 */     "iPad4,4": "iPad Mini 2", "iPad4,5": "iPad Mini 2", "iPad4,6": "iPad Mini 2",
/* iPad Mini 3 */     "iPad4,7": "iPad Mini 3", "iPad4,8": "iPad Mini 3", "iPad4,9": "iPad Mini 3",
/* iPad Pro 12.9 */   "iPad6,7": "iPad Pro 12.9", "iPad6,8": "iPad Pro 12.9",
/* iPad Pro  9.7 */   "iPad6,3": "iPad Pro 9.7", "iPad6,4": "iPad Pro 9.7",
/* Simulator */       "x86_64": "Simulator", "i386": "Simulator"
]

extension UIDevice {

    static var modelName: String {
        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)

        let machine = systemInfo.machine
        let mirror = Mirror(reflecting: machine)

        var identifier = ""

        for child in mirror.children {
            if let value = child.value as? Int8, value != 0 {
                identifier += String(UnicodeScalar(UInt8(value)))
            }
        }
        return DeviceList[identifier] ?? identifier
    }

    static var isIphone4: Bool {
        return modelName == "iPhone 5" || modelName == "iPhone 5C" || modelName == "iPhone 5S" || UIDevice.isSimulatorIPhone4
    }

    static var isIphone5: Bool {
        return modelName == "iPhone 4S" || modelName == "iPhone 4" || UIDevice.isSimulatorIPhone5
    }

    static var isIphone6: Bool {
        return modelName == "iPhone 6" || UIDevice.isSimulatorIPhone6
    }
    static var isIphone6Plus: Bool {
        return modelName == "iPhone 6 Plus" || UIDevice.isSimulatorIPhone6Plus
    }

    static var isIpad: Bool {
        if UIDevice.current.model.contains("iPad") {
            return true
        }
        return false
    }

    static var isIphone: Bool {
        return !self.isIpad
    }

    /// Check if current device is iPhone4S (and earlier) relying on screen heigth
    static var isSimulatorIPhone4: Bool {
        return UIDevice.isSimulatorWithScreenHeigth(480)
    }

    /// Check if current device is iPhone5 relying on screen heigth
    static var isSimulatorIPhone5: Bool {
        return UIDevice.isSimulatorWithScreenHeigth(568)
    }

    /// Check if current device is iPhone6 relying on screen heigth
    static var isSimulatorIPhone6: Bool {
        return UIDevice.isSimulatorWithScreenHeigth(667)
    }

    /// Check if current device is iPhone6 Plus relying on screen heigth
    static var isSimulatorIPhone6Plus: Bool {
        return UIDevice.isSimulatorWithScreenHeigth(736)
    }

    private static func isSimulatorWithScreenHeigth(_ heigth: CGFloat) -> Bool {
        let screenSize: CGRect = UIScreen.main.bounds
        return modelName == "Simulator" && screenSize.height == heigth
    }

}

@Cameron Lowell Palmer 2015-02-01 10:56:12

A category for going getting away from the NSString description

In general, it is desirable to avoid arbitrary string comparisons throughout your code. It is better to update the strings in one place and hide the magic string from your app. I provide a category on UIDevice for that purpose.

For my specific needs I need to know which device I am using without the need to know specifics about networking capability that can be easily retrieved in other ways. So you will find a coarser grained enum than the ever growing list of devices.

Updating is a matter of adding the device to the enum and the lookup table.

UIDevice+NTNUExtensions.h

typedef NS_ENUM(NSUInteger, NTNUDeviceType) {
    DeviceAppleUnknown,
    DeviceAppleSimulator,
    DeviceAppleiPhone,
    DeviceAppleiPhone3G,
    DeviceAppleiPhone3GS,
    DeviceAppleiPhone4,
    DeviceAppleiPhone4S,
    DeviceAppleiPhone5,
    DeviceAppleiPhone5C,
    DeviceAppleiPhone5S,
    DeviceAppleiPhone6,
    DeviceAppleiPhone6_Plus,
    DeviceAppleiPhone6S,
    DeviceAppleiPhone6S_Plus,
    DeviceAppleiPhoneSE,
    DeviceAppleiPhone7,
    DeviceAppleiPhone7_Plus,
    DeviceAppleiPodTouch,
    DeviceAppleiPodTouch2G,
    DeviceAppleiPodTouch3G,
    DeviceAppleiPodTouch4G,
    DeviceAppleiPad,
    DeviceAppleiPad2,
    DeviceAppleiPad3G,
    DeviceAppleiPad4G,
    DeviceAppleiPad5G_Air,
    DeviceAppleiPadMini,
    DeviceAppleiPadMini2G,
    DeviceAppleiPadPro12,
    DeviceAppleiPadPro9
};



@interface UIDevice (NTNUExtensions)

- (NSString *)ntnu_deviceDescription;
- (NTNUDeviceType)ntnu_deviceType;

@end

UIDevice+NTNUExtensions.m

#import <sys/utsname.h>
#import "UIDevice+NTNUExtensions.h"

@implementation UIDevice (NTNUExtensions)

- (NSString *)ntnu_deviceDescription
{
    struct utsname systemInfo;
    uname(&systemInfo);

    return [NSString stringWithCString:systemInfo.machine encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
}

- (NTNUDeviceType)ntnu_deviceType
{
    NSNumber *deviceType = [[self ntnu_deviceTypeLookupTable] objectForKey:[self ntnu_deviceDescription]];
    return [deviceType unsignedIntegerValue];
}

- (NSDictionary *)ntnu_deviceTypeLookupTable
{
    return @{
             @"i386": @(DeviceAppleSimulator),
             @"x86_64": @(DeviceAppleSimulator),
             @"iPod1,1": @(DeviceAppleiPodTouch),
             @"iPod2,1": @(DeviceAppleiPodTouch2G),
             @"iPod3,1": @(DeviceAppleiPodTouch3G),
             @"iPod4,1": @(DeviceAppleiPodTouch4G),
             @"iPhone1,1": @(DeviceAppleiPhone),
             @"iPhone1,2": @(DeviceAppleiPhone3G),
             @"iPhone2,1": @(DeviceAppleiPhone3GS),
             @"iPhone3,1": @(DeviceAppleiPhone4),
             @"iPhone3,3": @(DeviceAppleiPhone4),
             @"iPhone4,1": @(DeviceAppleiPhone4S),
             @"iPhone5,1": @(DeviceAppleiPhone5),
             @"iPhone5,2": @(DeviceAppleiPhone5),
             @"iPhone5,3": @(DeviceAppleiPhone5C),
             @"iPhone5,4": @(DeviceAppleiPhone5C),
             @"iPhone6,1": @(DeviceAppleiPhone5S),
             @"iPhone6,2": @(DeviceAppleiPhone5S),
             @"iPhone7,1": @(DeviceAppleiPhone6_Plus),
             @"iPhone7,2": @(DeviceAppleiPhone6),
             @"iPhone8,1" :@(DeviceAppleiPhone6S),
             @"iPhone8,2" :@(DeviceAppleiPhone6S_Plus),
             @"iPhone8,4" :@(DeviceAppleiPhoneSE),
             @"iPhone9,1" :@(DeviceAppleiPhone7),
             @"iPhone9,3" :@(DeviceAppleiPhone7),
             @"iPhone9,2" :@(DeviceAppleiPhone7_Plus),
             @"iPhone9,4" :@(DeviceAppleiPhone7_Plus),
             @"iPad1,1": @(DeviceAppleiPad),
             @"iPad2,1": @(DeviceAppleiPad2),
             @"iPad3,1": @(DeviceAppleiPad3G),
             @"iPad3,4": @(DeviceAppleiPad4G),
             @"iPad2,5": @(DeviceAppleiPadMini),
             @"iPad4,1": @(DeviceAppleiPad5G_Air),
             @"iPad4,2": @(DeviceAppleiPad5G_Air),
             @"iPad4,4": @(DeviceAppleiPadMini2G),
             @"iPad4,5": @(DeviceAppleiPadMini2G),
             @"iPad4,7":@(DeviceAppleiPadMini),
             @"iPad6,7":@(DeviceAppleiPadPro12),
             @"iPad6,8":@(DeviceAppleiPadPro12),
             @"iPad6,3":@(DeviceAppleiPadPro9),
             @"iPad6,4":@(DeviceAppleiPadPro9)
             };
}

@end

@Mischinab 2016-06-13 13:58:00

This a nice solution. A useful extension of this is to sort the enum based on the device’s processor which let’s you use a simple < or > comparison to determine if a device is less or more powerful than your target. For example, if you want to limit background animations on devices coming before the iPhone 4S.

@Renish Dadhaniya 2016-05-04 11:06:05

Below Function Perfectly Working on iOS7 or later version in Swift

func DeviceName()-> String {

        var myDeviceName : String = String()

        var systemInfo = [UInt8](count: sizeof(utsname), repeatedValue: 0)

        let model = systemInfo.withUnsafeMutableBufferPointer { (inout body: UnsafeMutableBufferPointer<UInt8>) -> String? in

            if uname(UnsafeMutablePointer(body.baseAddress)) != 0 {
                return nil
            }

            return String.fromCString(UnsafePointer(body.baseAddress.advancedBy(Int(_SYS_NAMELEN * 4))))
        }

        let deviceNamesByCode : [String: String] = ["iPod1,1":"iPod Touch 1",
                                                    "iPod2,1":"iPod Touch 2",
                                                    "iPod3,1":"iPod Touch 3",
                                                    "iPod4,1":"iPod Touch 4",
                                                    "iPod5,1":"iPod Touch 5",
                                                    "iPod7,1":"iPod Touch 6",
                                                    "iPhone1,1":"iPhone",
                                                    "iPhone1,2":"iPhone ",
                                                    "iPhone2,1":"iPhone ",
                                                    "iPhone3,1":"iPhone 4",
                                                    "iPhone3,2":"iPhone 4",
                                                    "iPhone3,3":"iPhone 4",
                                                    "iPhone4,1":"iPhone 4s",
                                                    "iPhone5,1":"iPhone 5",
                                                    "iPhone5,2":"iPhone 5",
                                                    "iPhone5,3":"iPhone 5c",
                                                    "iPhone5,4":"iPhone 5c",
                                                    "iPhone6,1":"iPhone 5s",
                                                    "iPhone6,2":"iPhone 5s",
                                                    "iPhone7,2":"iPhone 6",
                                                    "iPhone7,1":"iPhone 6 Plus",
                                                    "iPhone8,1":"iPhone 6s",
                                                    "iPhone8,2":"iPhone 6s Plus",
                                                    "iPhone8,4":"iPhone SE",
                                                    "iPad2,1":"iPad 2",
                                                    "iPad2,2":"iPad 2",
                                                    "iPad2,3":"iPad 2",
                                                    "iPad2,4":"iPad 2",
                                                    "iPad3,1":"iPad 3",
                                                    "iPad3,2":"iPad 3",
                                                    "iPad3,3":"iPad 3",
                                                    "iPad3,4":"iPad 4",
                                                    "iPad3,5":"iPad 4",
                                                    "iPad3,6":"iPad 4",
                                                    "iPad4,1":"iPad Air",
                                                    "iPad4,2":"iPad Air",
                                                    "iPad4,3":"iPad Air",
                                                    "iPad5,3":"iPad Air 2",
                                                    "iPad5,4":"iPad Air 2",
                                                    "iPad2,5":"iPad Mini",
                                                    "iPad2,6":"iPad Mini",
                                                    "iPad2,7":"iPad Mini",
                                                    "iPad4,4":"iPad Mini 2",
                                                    "iPad4,5":"iPad Mini 2",
                                                    "iPad4,6":"iPad Mini 2",
                                                    "iPad4,7":"iPad Mini 3",
                                                    "iPad4,8":"iPad Mini 3",
                                                    "iPad4,9":"iPad Mini 3",
                                                    "iPad5,1":"iPad Mini 4",
                                                    "iPad5,2":"iPad Mini 4",
                                                    "iPad6,3":"iPad Pro",
                                                    "iPad6,4":"iPad Pro",
                                                    "iPad6,7":"iPad Pro",
                                                    "iPad6,8":"iPad Pro",
                                                    "AppleTV5,3":"Apple TV",
                                                    "i386":"Simulator",
                                                    "x86_64":"Simulator"

        ]

        if model!.characters.count > 0 {
            myDeviceName = deviceNamesByCode[model!]!
        }else{
            myDeviceName = UIDevice.currentDevice().model
        }

        print("myDeviceName==\(myDeviceName)")
        return myDeviceName

    }

@Sohil R. Memon 2016-06-27 05:58:10

Thanks for the update! And do please update for new devices too.

@Inder Kumar Rathore 2015-04-13 06:33:12

Below is the code for that (code may not contain all device's string, I'm with other guys are maintaining the same code on GitHub so please take the latest code from there)

Objective-C : GitHub/DeviceUtil

Swift : GitHub/DeviceGuru


#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/sysctl.h>

- (NSString*)hardwareDescription {
    NSString *hardware = [self hardwareString];
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,1"]) return @"iPhone 2G";
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,2"]) return @"iPhone 3G";
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,1"]) return @"iPhone 4";
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"iPhone4,1"]) return @"iPhone 4S";
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,1"]) return @"iPhone 5";
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"iPod1,1"]) return @"iPodTouch 1G";
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"iPod2,1"]) return @"iPodTouch 2G";
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"iPad1,1"]) return @"iPad";
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"iPad2,6"]) return @"iPad Mini";
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"iPad4,1"]) return @"iPad Air WIFI";
    //there are lots of other strings too, checkout the github repo
    //link is given at the top of this answer

    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"i386"]) return @"Simulator";
    if ([hardware isEqualToString:@"x86_64"]) return @"Simulator";

    return nil;
}

- (NSString*)hardwareString {
    size_t size = 100;
    char *hw_machine = malloc(size);
    int name[] = {CTL_HW,HW_MACHINE};
    sysctl(name, 2, hw_machine, &size, NULL, 0);
    NSString *hardware = [NSString stringWithUTF8String:hw_machine];
    free(hw_machine);
    return hardware;
}

@Ocelot 2014-08-28 05:09:55

#import <sys/utsname.h>

#define HARDWARE @{@"i386": @"Simulator",@"x86_64": @"Simulator",@"iPod1,1": @"iPod Touch",@"iPod2,1": @"iPod Touch 2nd Generation",@"iPod3,1": @"iPod Touch 3rd Generation",@"iPod4,1": @"iPod Touch 4th Generation",@"iPhone1,1": @"iPhone",@"iPhone1,2": @"iPhone 3G",@"iPhone2,1": @"iPhone 3GS",@"iPhone3,1": @"iPhone 4",@"iPhone4,1": @"iPhone 4S",@"iPhone5,1": @"iPhone 5",@"iPhone5,2": @"iPhone 5",@"iPhone5,3": @"iPhone 5c",@"iPhone5,4": @"iPhone 5c",@"iPhone6,1": @"iPhone 5s",@"iPhone6,2": @"iPhone 5s",@"iPad1,1": @"iPad",@"iPad2,1": @"iPad 2",@"iPad3,1": @"iPad 3rd Generation ",@"iPad3,4": @"iPad 4th Generation ",@"iPad2,5": @"iPad Mini",@"iPad4,4": @"iPad Mini 2nd Generation - Wifi",@"iPad4,5": @"iPad Mini 2nd Generation - Cellular",@"iPad4,1": @"iPad Air 5th Generation - Wifi",@"iPad4,2": @"iPad Air 5th Generation - Cellular"}

@interface ViewController ()
@end

@implementation ViewController

- (void)viewDidLoad
{
    [super viewDidLoad];
    struct utsname systemInfo;
    uname(&systemInfo);
    NSLog(@"hardware: %@",[HARDWARE objectForKey:[NSString stringWithCString: systemInfo.machine encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]]);
}

@Adam W. Dennis 2014-06-24 14:35:28

I've optimized NicolasMiari's implementation, and added Simulator, here:

+ (NSString*)deviceName {

  static NSDictionary* deviceNamesByCode = nil;
  static NSString* deviceName = nil;

  if (deviceName) {
    return deviceName;
  }

  deviceNamesByCode = @{
    @"i386"      :@"Simulator",
    @"iPod1,1"   :@"iPod Touch",      // (Original)
    @"iPod2,1"   :@"iPod Touch",      // (Second Generation)
    @"iPod3,1"   :@"iPod Touch",      // (Third Generation)
    @"iPod4,1"   :@"iPod Touch",      // (Fourth Generation)
    @"iPhone1,1" :@"iPhone",          // (Original)
    @"iPhone1,2" :@"iPhone",          // (3G)
    @"iPhone2,1" :@"iPhone",          // (3GS)
    @"iPad1,1"   :@"iPad",            // (Original)
    @"iPad2,1"   :@"iPad 2",          //
    @"iPad3,1"   :@"iPad",            // (3rd Generation)
    @"iPhone3,1" :@"iPhone 4",        //
    @"iPhone4,1" :@"iPhone 4S",       //
    @"iPhone5,1" :@"iPhone 5",        // (model A1428, AT&T/Canada)
    @"iPhone5,2" :@"iPhone 5",        // (model A1429, everything else)
    @"iPad3,4"   :@"iPad",            // (4th Generation)
    @"iPad2,5"   :@"iPad Mini",       // (Original)
    @"iPhone5,3" :@"iPhone 5c",       // (model A1456, A1532 | GSM)
    @"iPhone5,4" :@"iPhone 5c",       // (model A1507, A1516, A1526 (China), A1529 | Global)
    @"iPhone6,1" :@"iPhone 5s",       // (model A1433, A1533 | GSM)
    @"iPhone6,2" :@"iPhone 5s",       // (model A1457, A1518, A1528 (China), A1530 | Global)
    @"iPad4,1"   :@"iPad Air",        // 5th Generation iPad (iPad Air) - Wifi
    @"iPad4,2"   :@"iPad Air",        // 5th Generation iPad (iPad Air) - Cellular
    @"iPad4,4"   :@"iPad Mini",       // (2nd Generation iPad Mini - Wifi)
    @"iPad4,5"   :@"iPad Mini"        // (2nd Generation iPad Mini - Cellular)
  };

  struct utsname systemInfo;
  uname(&systemInfo);
  NSString* code = [NSString stringWithCString:systemInfo.machine encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

  deviceName = [deviceNamesByCode objectForKey:code];

  if (!deviceName) {
    // Not found in database. At least guess main device type from string contents:

    if ([code rangeOfString:@"iPod"].location != NSNotFound) {
      deviceName = @"iPod Touch";
    } else if([code rangeOfString:@"iPad"].location != NSNotFound) {
      deviceName = @"iPad";
    } else if([code rangeOfString:@"iPhone"].location != NSNotFound){
      deviceName = @"iPhone";
    } else {
      deviceName = @"Simulator";
    }
  }

  return deviceName;
}

```

@Nicolas Miari 2015-09-10 05:34:52

We need to turn this into a GitHub repo, and update it everytime new iPhones/iPads/etc. get added to the line up!

@Adam W. Dennis 2016-06-01 19:24:06

Perhaps even a cocoapod

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