By The Mach System


2014-09-25 01:08:01 8 Comments

Is there a way to get the device model name (iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, etc) in Swift?

I know there is a property named UIDevice.currentDevice().model but it only returns device type (iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, iPhone Simulator, etc).

I also know it can be done easily in Objective-C with this method:

#import <sys/utsname.h>

struct utsname systemInfo;
uname(&systemInfo);

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

But I'm developing my iPhone app in Swift so could someone please help me with the equivalent way to solve this in Swift?

25 comments

@HAS 2014-11-16 21:49:16

I made this "pure Swift" extension on UIDevice.

This version works in Swift 2 or higher If you use an earlier version please use an older version of my answer.

If you are looking for a more elegant solution you can use my µ-framework DeviceKit published on GitHub (also available via CocoaPods, Carthage and Swift Package Manager).

Here's the code:

import UIKit

public extension UIDevice {

    static let 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)))
        }

        func mapToDevice(identifier: String) -> String { // swiftlint:disable:this cyclomatic_complexity
            #if os(iOS)
            switch identifier {
            case "iPod5,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 5"
            case "iPod7,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 6"
            case "iPhone3,1", "iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,3":     return "iPhone 4"
            case "iPhone4,1":                               return "iPhone 4s"
            case "iPhone5,1", "iPhone5,2":                  return "iPhone 5"
            case "iPhone5,3", "iPhone5,4":                  return "iPhone 5c"
            case "iPhone6,1", "iPhone6,2":                  return "iPhone 5s"
            case "iPhone7,2":                               return "iPhone 6"
            case "iPhone7,1":                               return "iPhone 6 Plus"
            case "iPhone8,1":                               return "iPhone 6s"
            case "iPhone8,2":                               return "iPhone 6s Plus"
            case "iPhone9,1", "iPhone9,3":                  return "iPhone 7"
            case "iPhone9,2", "iPhone9,4":                  return "iPhone 7 Plus"
            case "iPhone8,4":                               return "iPhone SE"
            case "iPhone10,1", "iPhone10,4":                return "iPhone 8"
            case "iPhone10,2", "iPhone10,5":                return "iPhone 8 Plus"
            case "iPhone10,3", "iPhone10,6":                return "iPhone X"
            case "iPad2,1", "iPad2,2", "iPad2,3", "iPad2,4":return "iPad 2"
            case "iPad3,1", "iPad3,2", "iPad3,3":           return "iPad 3"
            case "iPad3,4", "iPad3,5", "iPad3,6":           return "iPad 4"
            case "iPad4,1", "iPad4,2", "iPad4,3":           return "iPad Air"
            case "iPad5,3", "iPad5,4":                      return "iPad Air 2"
            case "iPad6,11", "iPad6,12":                    return "iPad 5"
            case "iPad7,5", "iPad7,6":                      return "iPad 6"
            case "iPad2,5", "iPad2,6", "iPad2,7":           return "iPad Mini"
            case "iPad4,4", "iPad4,5", "iPad4,6":           return "iPad Mini 2"
            case "iPad4,7", "iPad4,8", "iPad4,9":           return "iPad Mini 3"
            case "iPad5,1", "iPad5,2":                      return "iPad Mini 4"
            case "iPad6,3", "iPad6,4":                      return "iPad Pro 9.7 Inch"
            case "iPad6,7", "iPad6,8":                      return "iPad Pro 12.9 Inch"
            case "iPad7,1", "iPad7,2":                      return "iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 2. Generation"
            case "iPad7,3", "iPad7,4":                      return "iPad Pro 10.5 Inch"
            case "AppleTV5,3":                              return "Apple TV"
            case "AppleTV6,2":                              return "Apple TV 4K"
            case "AudioAccessory1,1":                       return "HomePod"
            case "i386", "x86_64":                          return "Simulator \(mapToDevice(identifier: ProcessInfo().environment["SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"] ?? "iOS"))"
            default:                                        return identifier
            }
            #elseif os(tvOS)
            switch identifier {
            case "AppleTV5,3": return "Apple TV 4"
            case "AppleTV6,2": return "Apple TV 4K"
            case "i386", "x86_64": return "Simulator \(mapToDevice(identifier: ProcessInfo().environment["SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"] ?? "tvOS"))"
            default: return identifier
            }
            #endif
        }

        return mapToDevice(identifier: identifier)
    }()

}

You call it like this:

let modelName = UIDevice.modelName

For real devices it returns e.g. "iPad Pro 9.7 Inch", for simulators it returns "Simulator " + Simulator identifier, e.g. "Simulator iPad Pro 9.7 Inch"

@clearlight 2015-01-03 17:57:11

I think this is great (advanced Swift), and I'm trying to figure it out to see what other optimizations I can do to it. One thing is that older devices don't support the later versions of iOS that has Swift support so it seems pointless to list information about anything preceding the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 for iOS 8+ for a Swift only example :-)

@HAS 2015-01-03 18:22:18

Haha you are absolutely right (except that it's not iOS 8+ but 7+). Thanks for the comment and the feedback! Feel free to edit my answer, otherwise I'll do it when I'm back from holidays :)

@clearlight 2015-01-03 23:41:45

I revamped your example and posted a new one below. All the heavy lifting was done by you and others. I just experimented and combined and refined.

@Dan Beaulieu 2015-07-22 00:57:03

@HAS reflect is throwing an error in iOS 9, did they deprecate it?

@HAS 2015-07-22 08:22:32

@DanBeaulieu Thanks for reporting! There was actually a known bug when creating large tuples (the Swift runtime metadata cache crashed). However, this has been fixed in Xcode 7 Beta 4. From the release notes: The Swift runtime metadata cache crash when trying to form very large tuple types has been fixed. (21659505). I've updated my answer to reflect the changes they made in this beta (the Mirror API has completely changed [to the better IMO])! :)

@Doug Richardson 2015-10-05 17:33:00

@HAS how did you determine the mapping from uname output to iPhone marketing names?

@HAS 2015-10-06 04:24:08

@Doug Good question, I should've probably included that in the answer ... theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Models

@Sti 2016-04-21 07:34:26

If you now update to Xcode 7.3 and have support for iOS7, this code will crash for iPhone 4-users(exclusively)! Seems like an Apple-bug, since it still compiles without error..

@HAS 2016-04-22 10:10:50

@Sti Thanks for reporting! I'm unfortunately unable to reproduce this since I don't own an iPhone 4. Can you, by any chance, tell if other Swift 2 code is also affected? (My best guess: Apple modified the Objc runtime to support Swift, maybe the new Swift 2 reflection features are not supported in the old version of that runtime?)

@Sti 2016-04-22 10:20:30

@HAS When changing this code to something else, my entire app runs fine (as far as I can tell, not completely tested all functions). It was the Mirror(...) line that crashed. I do not know of any other cases yet, but I have sent a bug report. I might perform a complete test on iPhone 4 later, and will report back.

@HAS 2016-04-22 12:02:29

Thanks @Sti! That seems to confirm my suspicion. Thank you for taking care!

@A.J. Hernandez 2016-11-03 19:08:01

the cocoa pods is awesome. just what i needed!

@HAS 2016-11-04 06:55:11

Thanks @A.J. Hernandez ☺️

@hfossli 2016-11-25 12:44:13

It's not "pure swift" if it depends on any iOS/OSX specific frameworks. See github.com/colemancda/PureSwiftList

@HAS 2017-02-04 19:19:18

@hfossli I know, that's why I put it in quotation marks, it was basically saying (at the time it was an answer to Kevin's comment) that this is not an answer that implements the functionality in Objc and import it via a bridging header.

@Voyteck 2017-03-22 12:00:55

Is there a possibility to detect a device color in Swift too?

@HAS 2017-03-22 12:03:03

@Voyteck I haven't tested this answer yet, maybe it still works, however note that it is private API and you probably won't get your app in the AppStore with that code.

@Voyteck 2017-03-22 12:19:28

UIDevice.current seems to be an official API, but I can not find an information on device color there. Unless UIDevice.current.identifierForVendor (i.e. UUID) has it encoded?

@HAS 2017-03-22 12:23:14

Did you look at the linked answer? You have to perform a selector on UIDevice.current which gives you back the color (you can't just call a function since it's not public API).

@RanLearns 2017-09-27 23:53:01

Fantastic, and already updated to include iPhone 8/X too!

@NiñoScript 2017-10-06 20:15:18

Pro tip: this can be changed to a static let so it will be lazily evaluated only once!

@Aleem 2018-04-04 11:17:58

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

@gone 2018-05-16 07:57:36

Unfortunately, simulated devices all return as "Simulator". Is it possible to identify the model being simulated?

@HAS 2018-05-19 11:22:16

@gone Yeah it’s possible, if you use my linked DeviceKit library you get it out of the box, when I’m home (I’m still only mobile) I’ll update this answer to include that code, good point, I thought it already did!

@HAS 2018-05-20 18:06:26

@gone I've adapted the answer to also support simulators :) HTH

@CrazyPro007 2018-05-19 17:25:49

struct DeviceType {
        static let IS_IPHONE_4_OR_LESS = UIDevice.current.userInterfaceIdiom == .phone && Constants.SCREEN_MAX_LENGTH < 568
        static let IS_IPHONE_5 = UIDevice.current.userInterfaceIdiom == .phone && Constants.SCREEN_MAX_LENGTH == 568
        static let IS_IPHONE_6 = UIDevice.current.userInterfaceIdiom == .phone && Constants.SCREEN_MAX_LENGTH == 667
        static let IS_IPHONE_6P = UIDevice.current.userInterfaceIdiom == .phone && Constants.SCREEN_MAX_LENGTH == 736
        static let IS_IPAD = UIDevice.current.userInterfaceIdiom == .pad && Constants.SCREEN_MAX_LENGTH == 1024
    }

@SPatel 2018-05-17 10:16:00

Super Simple Way to get device name with one line of code

let name = ProcessInfo.init().environment["SIMULATOR_DEVICE_NAME"] ?? "NoN"

print("My device name is: ", name)

Result for iPhone X simulator -> My device name is: iPhone X

Result in Xcode 9.3.1 playground -> My device name is: iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

@Raniys 2017-09-23 14:23:16

I've made another sample extension on UIDevice to include simulator model identifier base on @HAS's answer :

public extension UIDevice {


    /// pares the deveice name as the standard name
    var modelName: String {

        #if (arch(i386) || arch(x86_64)) && os(iOS)
            let identifier = ProcessInfo().environment["SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"]!
        #else
            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)))
            }
        #endif

        switch identifier {
        case "iPod5,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 5"
        case "iPod7,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 6"
        case "iPhone3,1", "iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,3":     return "iPhone 4"
        case "iPhone4,1":                               return "iPhone 4s"
        case "iPhone5,1", "iPhone5,2":                  return "iPhone 5"
        case "iPhone5,3", "iPhone5,4":                  return "iPhone 5c"
        case "iPhone6,1", "iPhone6,2":                  return "iPhone 5s"
        case "iPhone7,2":                               return "iPhone 6"
        case "iPhone7,1":                               return "iPhone 6 Plus"
        case "iPhone8,1":                               return "iPhone 6s"
        case "iPhone8,2":                               return "iPhone 6s Plus"
        case "iPhone9,1", "iPhone9,3":                  return "iPhone 7"
        case "iPhone9,2", "iPhone9,4":                  return "iPhone 7 Plus"
        case "iPhone8,4":                               return "iPhone SE"
        case "iPhone10,1", "iPhone10,4":                return "iPhone 8"
        case "iPhone10,2", "iPhone10,5":                return "iPhone 8 Plus"
        case "iPhone10,3", "iPhone10,6":                return "iPhone X"
        case "iPad2,1", "iPad2,2", "iPad2,3", "iPad2,4":return "iPad 2"
        case "iPad3,1", "iPad3,2", "iPad3,3":           return "iPad 3"
        case "iPad3,4", "iPad3,5", "iPad3,6":           return "iPad 4"
        case "iPad4,1", "iPad4,2", "iPad4,3":           return "iPad Air"
        case "iPad5,3", "iPad5,4":                      return "iPad Air 2"
        case "iPad6,11", "iPad6,12":                    return "iPad 5"
        case "iPad2,5", "iPad2,6", "iPad2,7":           return "iPad Mini"
        case "iPad4,4", "iPad4,5", "iPad4,6":           return "iPad Mini 2"
        case "iPad4,7", "iPad4,8", "iPad4,9":           return "iPad Mini 3"
        case "iPad5,1", "iPad5,2":                      return "iPad Mini 4"
        case "iPad6,3", "iPad6,4":                      return "iPad Pro 9.7 Inch"
        case "iPad6,7", "iPad6,8":                      return "iPad Pro 12.9 Inch"
        case "iPad7,1", "iPad7,2":                      return "iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 2. Generation"
        case "iPad7,3", "iPad7,4":                      return "iPad Pro 10.5 Inch"
        case "AppleTV5,3":                              return "Apple TV"
        case "AppleTV6,2":                              return "Apple TV 4K"
        case "AudioAccessory1,1":                       return "HomePod"
        default:                                        return identifier
        }
    }

}

Swift 4.1 version:

public extension UIDevice {

    /// pares the deveice name as the standard name
    var modelName: String {

        #if targetEnvironment(simulator)
            let identifier = ProcessInfo().environment["SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"]!
        #else
            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)))
            }
        #endif

        switch identifier {
        case "iPod5,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 5"
        case "iPod7,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 6"
        case "iPhone3,1", "iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,3":     return "iPhone 4"
        case "iPhone4,1":                               return "iPhone 4s"
        case "iPhone5,1", "iPhone5,2":                  return "iPhone 5"
        case "iPhone5,3", "iPhone5,4":                  return "iPhone 5c"
        case "iPhone6,1", "iPhone6,2":                  return "iPhone 5s"
        case "iPhone7,2":                               return "iPhone 6"
        case "iPhone7,1":                               return "iPhone 6 Plus"
        case "iPhone8,1":                               return "iPhone 6s"
        case "iPhone8,2":                               return "iPhone 6s Plus"
        case "iPhone9,1", "iPhone9,3":                  return "iPhone 7"
        case "iPhone9,2", "iPhone9,4":                  return "iPhone 7 Plus"
        case "iPhone8,4":                               return "iPhone SE"
        case "iPhone10,1", "iPhone10,4":                return "iPhone 8"
        case "iPhone10,2", "iPhone10,5":                return "iPhone 8 Plus"
        case "iPhone10,3", "iPhone10,6":                return "iPhone X"
        case "iPad2,1", "iPad2,2", "iPad2,3", "iPad2,4":return "iPad 2"
        case "iPad3,1", "iPad3,2", "iPad3,3":           return "iPad 3"
        case "iPad3,4", "iPad3,5", "iPad3,6":           return "iPad 4"
        case "iPad4,1", "iPad4,2", "iPad4,3":           return "iPad Air"
        case "iPad5,3", "iPad5,4":                      return "iPad Air 2"
        case "iPad6,11", "iPad6,12":                    return "iPad 5"
        case "iPad2,5", "iPad2,6", "iPad2,7":           return "iPad Mini"
        case "iPad4,4", "iPad4,5", "iPad4,6":           return "iPad Mini 2"
        case "iPad4,7", "iPad4,8", "iPad4,9":           return "iPad Mini 3"
        case "iPad5,1", "iPad5,2":                      return "iPad Mini 4"
        case "iPad6,3", "iPad6,4":                      return "iPad Pro 9.7 Inch"
        case "iPad6,7", "iPad6,8":                      return "iPad Pro 12.9 Inch"
        case "iPad7,1", "iPad7,2":                      return "iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 2. Generation"
        case "iPad7,3", "iPad7,4":                      return "iPad Pro 10.5 Inch"
        case "AppleTV5,3":                              return "Apple TV"
        case "AppleTV6,2":                              return "Apple TV 4K"
        case "AudioAccessory1,1":                       return "HomePod"
        default:                                        return identifier
        }
    }

}

It's working fine with Swift3.2 above:

let modelName = UIDevice.current.modelName

@Alessandro Ornano 2017-09-15 07:55:06

Swift 4 both device/simulator

and new iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPad Pro 2nd generation

P.S. ( This method detect also the correct model if it's a simulator..):

public enum Model : String {
    case simulator     = "simulator/sandbox",
    iPod1              = "iPod 1",
    iPod2              = "iPod 2",
    iPod3              = "iPod 3",
    iPod4              = "iPod 4",
    iPod5              = "iPod 5",
    iPad2              = "iPad 2",
    iPad3              = "iPad 3",
    iPad4              = "iPad 4",
    iPad5              = "iPad 5",
    iPhone4            = "iPhone 4",
    iPhone4S           = "iPhone 4S",
    iPhone5            = "iPhone 5",
    iPhone5S           = "iPhone 5S",
    iPhone5C           = "iPhone 5C",
    iPadMini1          = "iPad Mini 1",
    iPadMini2          = "iPad Mini 2",
    iPadMini3          = "iPad Mini 3",
    iPadAir1           = "iPad Air 1",
    iPadAir2           = "iPad Air 2",
    iPadPro9_7         = "iPad Pro 9.7\"",
    iPadPro9_7_cell    = "iPad Pro 9.7\" cellular",
    iPadPro12_9        = "iPad Pro 12.9\"",
    iPadPro12_9_cell   = "iPad Pro 12.9\" cellular",
    iPadPro2_12_9      = "iPad Pro 2 12.9\"",
    iPadPro2_12_9_cell = "iPad Pro 2 12.9\" cellular",
    iPhone6            = "iPhone 6",
    iPhone6plus        = "iPhone 6 Plus",
    iPhone6S           = "iPhone 6S",
    iPhone6Splus       = "iPhone 6S Plus",
    iPhoneSE           = "iPhone SE",
    iPhone7            = "iPhone 7",
    iPhone7plus        = "iPhone 7 Plus",
    iPhone8            = "iPhone 8",
    iPhone8plus        = "iPhone 8 Plus",
    iPhoneX            = "iPhone X",
    unrecognized       = "?unrecognized?"
}

// #-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#
//MARK: UIDevice extensions
// #-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#

public extension UIDevice {
    public var type: Model {
        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)
        let modelCode = withUnsafePointer(to: &systemInfo.machine) {
            $0.withMemoryRebound(to: CChar.self, capacity: 1) {
                ptr in String.init(validatingUTF8: ptr)

            }
        }
        var modelMap : [ String : Model ] = [
            "i386"      : .simulator,
            "x86_64"    : .simulator,
            "iPod1,1"   : .iPod1,
            "iPod2,1"   : .iPod2,
            "iPod3,1"   : .iPod3,
            "iPod4,1"   : .iPod4,
            "iPod5,1"   : .iPod5,
            "iPad2,1"   : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,2"   : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,3"   : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,4"   : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,5"   : .iPadMini1,
            "iPad2,6"   : .iPadMini1,
            "iPad2,7"   : .iPadMini1,
            "iPhone3,1" : .iPhone4,
            "iPhone3,2" : .iPhone4,
            "iPhone3,3" : .iPhone4,
            "iPhone4,1" : .iPhone4S,
            "iPhone5,1" : .iPhone5,
            "iPhone5,2" : .iPhone5,
            "iPhone5,3" : .iPhone5C,
            "iPhone5,4" : .iPhone5C,
            "iPad3,1"   : .iPad3,
            "iPad3,2"   : .iPad3,
            "iPad3,3"   : .iPad3,
            "iPad3,4"   : .iPad4,
            "iPad3,5"   : .iPad4,
            "iPad3,6"   : .iPad4,
            "iPhone6,1" : .iPhone5S,
            "iPhone6,2" : .iPhone5S,
            "iPad4,2"   : .iPadAir1,
            "iPad5,4"   : .iPadAir2,
            "iPad4,4"   : .iPadMini2,
            "iPad4,5"   : .iPadMini2,
            "iPad4,6"   : .iPadMini2,
            "iPad4,7"   : .iPadMini3,
            "iPad4,8"   : .iPadMini3,
            "iPad4,9"   : .iPadMini3,
            "iPad6,3"   : .iPadPro9_7,
            "iPad6,4"   : .iPadPro9_7_cell,
            "iPad6,12"  : .iPad5,
            "iPad6,7"   : .iPadPro12_9,
            "iPad6,8"   : .iPadPro12_9_cell,
            "iPad7,1"   : .iPadPro2_12_9,
            "iPad7,2"   : .iPadPro2_12_9_cell,
            "iPhone7,1" : .iPhone6plus,
            "iPhone7,2" : .iPhone6,
            "iPhone8,1" : .iPhone6S,
            "iPhone8,2" : .iPhone6Splus,
            "iPhone8,4" : .iPhoneSE,
            "iPhone9,1" : .iPhone7,
            "iPhone9,2" : .iPhone7plus,
            "iPhone9,3" : .iPhone7,
            "iPhone9,4" : .iPhone7plus,
            "iPhone10,1" : .iPhone8,
            "iPhone10,2" : .iPhone8plus,
            "iPhone10,3" : .iPhoneX,
            "iPhone10,4" : .iPhone8,
            "iPhone10,5" : .iPhone8plus,
            "iPhone10,6" : .iPhoneX
        ]

        if let model = modelMap[String.init(validatingUTF8: modelCode!)!] {
            if model == .simulator {
                if let simModelCode = ProcessInfo().environment["SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"] {
                    if let simModel = modelMap[String.init(validatingUTF8: simModelCode)!] {                        
                        return simModel
                    }
                }
            }
            return model
        }
        return Model.unrecognized
    }
}

Usage:

print("\(UIDevice().type)")

Output:

iPhone X

@Radu Ursache 2018-04-22 10:59:01

your output is wrong, you have to ask for the UIDevice().type.rawvalue to get the device name with spaces.

@Jens Schwarzer 2015-05-06 11:18:42

Yet another/simple alternative (model identifier reference found at https://www.theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Models):

Updated answer for Swift 3/4 including string trimming and simulator support:

func modelIdentifier() -> String {
    if let simulatorModelIdentifier = ProcessInfo().environment["SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"] { return simulatorModelIdentifier }
    var sysinfo = utsname()
    uname(&sysinfo) // ignore return value
    return String(bytes: Data(bytes: &sysinfo.machine, count: Int(_SYS_NAMELEN)), encoding: .ascii)!.trimmingCharacters(in: .controlCharacters)
}

Original answer for Swift 2:

func modelIdentifier() -> String {
    var sysinfo = utsname()
    uname(&sysinfo) // ignore return value
    return NSString(bytes: &sysinfo.machine, length: Int(_SYS_NAMELEN), encoding: NSASCIIStringEncoding)! as String
    }

@Sazzad Hissain Khan 2018-03-08 09:33:30

great. simplest answer

@clearlight 2015-01-03 21:08:36

This Swift 3.0 example returns the current device model as an enum constant (to avoid direct comparisons to string literals). The enum's raw value is a String containing the human-readable iOS device name. Since it is Swift, the list of recognized devices only includes models recent enough to support iOS releases that include Swift. The following usage example utilizes the implementation at the end of this answer:

    switch UIDevice().type {
    case .iPhone5:
              print("No TouchID sensor")
    case .iPhone5S:
              fallthrough
    case .iPhone6:
              fallthrough
    case .iPhone6plus:
              fallthrough
    case .iPad_Pro9_7:
              fallthrough
    case .iPad_Pro12_9:
              fallthrough
    case .iPhone7:
              fallthrough
    case .iPhone7plus:
              print("Put your thumb on the " + 
                     UIDevice().type.rawValue + " TouchID sensor")
    case .unrecognized:
              print("Device model unrecognized");
    default:
              print(UIDevice().type.rawValue + " not supported by this app");
    }

Your app should be kept up-to-date for new device releases and also when Apple adds new models for the same device family. For example, iPhone3,1 iPhone3,2 iPhone3,4 are all "iPhone 4". Avoid writing code that doesn't account for new models, so your algorithms don't unexpectedly fail to configure or respond to a new device. You can refer to this maintained list of iOS Device Model #'s to update your app at strategic times.

iOS includes device-independent interfaces to detect hardware capabilities and parameters such as screen size. The generalized interfaces Apple provides are usually the safest, best supported mechanisms to dynamically adapt an app's behavior to different hardware. Nevertheless, the following code can be useful for prototyping, debugging, testing, or any time code needs to target a specific device family. This technique can also be useful to describe the current device by its common/publicly recognized name.

Swift 3

// 1. Declare outside class definition (or in its own file).
// 2. UIKit must be included in file where this code is added.
// 3. Extends UIDevice class, thus is available anywhere in app.
//
// Usage example:
//
//    if UIDevice().type == .simulator {
//       print("You're running on the simulator... boring!")
//    } else {
//       print("Wow! Running on a \(UIDevice().type.rawValue)")
//    }
import UIKit

public enum Model : String {
    case simulator   = "simulator/sandbox",
    iPod1            = "iPod 1",
    iPod2            = "iPod 2",
    iPod3            = "iPod 3",
    iPod4            = "iPod 4",
    iPod5            = "iPod 5",
    iPad2            = "iPad 2",
    iPad3            = "iPad 3",
    iPad4            = "iPad 4",
    iPhone4          = "iPhone 4",
    iPhone4S         = "iPhone 4S",
    iPhone5          = "iPhone 5",
    iPhone5S         = "iPhone 5S",
    iPhone5C         = "iPhone 5C",
    iPadMini1        = "iPad Mini 1",
    iPadMini2        = "iPad Mini 2",
    iPadMini3        = "iPad Mini 3",
    iPadAir1         = "iPad Air 1",
    iPadAir2         = "iPad Air 2",
    iPadPro9_7       = "iPad Pro 9.7\"",
    iPadPro9_7_cell  = "iPad Pro 9.7\" cellular",
    iPadPro10_5      = "iPad Pro 10.5\"",
    iPadPro10_5_cell = "iPad Pro 10.5\" cellular",
    iPadPro12_9      = "iPad Pro 12.9\"",
    iPadPro12_9_cell = "iPad Pro 12.9\" cellular",
    iPhone6          = "iPhone 6",
    iPhone6plus      = "iPhone 6 Plus",
    iPhone6S         = "iPhone 6S",
    iPhone6Splus     = "iPhone 6S Plus",
    iPhoneSE         = "iPhone SE",
    iPhone7          = "iPhone 7",
    iPhone7plus      = "iPhone 7 Plus",
    iPhone8          = "iPhone 8",
    iPhone8plus      = "iPhone 8 Plus",
    iPhoneX          = "iPhone X",
    unrecognized     = "?unrecognized?"
}

public extension UIDevice {
    public var type: Model {
        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)
        let modelCode = withUnsafePointer(to: &systemInfo.machine) {
            $0.withMemoryRebound(to: CChar.self, capacity: 1) {
                ptr in String.init(validatingUTF8: ptr)

            }
        }
        var modelMap : [ String : Model ] = [
            "i386"       : .simulator,
            "x86_64"     : .simulator,
            "iPod1,1"    : .iPod1,
            "iPod2,1"    : .iPod2,
            "iPod3,1"    : .iPod3,
            "iPod4,1"    : .iPod4,
            "iPod5,1"    : .iPod5,
            "iPad2,1"    : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,2"    : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,3"    : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,4"    : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,5"    : .iPadMini1,
            "iPad2,6"    : .iPadMini1,
            "iPad2,7"    : .iPadMini1,
            "iPhone3,1"  : .iPhone4,
            "iPhone3,2"  : .iPhone4,
            "iPhone3,3"  : .iPhone4,
            "iPhone4,1"  : .iPhone4S,
            "iPhone5,1"  : .iPhone5,
            "iPhone5,2"  : .iPhone5,
            "iPhone5,3"  : .iPhone5C,
            "iPhone5,4"  : .iPhone5C,
            "iPad3,1"    : .iPad3,
            "iPad3,2"    : .iPad3,
            "iPad3,3"    : .iPad3,
            "iPad3,4"    : .iPad4,
            "iPad3,5"    : .iPad4,
            "iPad3,6"    : .iPad4,
            "iPhone6,1"  : .iPhone5S,
            "iPhone6,2"  : .iPhone5S,
            "iPad4,1"    : .iPadAir1,
            "iPad4,2"    : .iPadAir2,
            "iPad4,4"    : .iPadMini2,
            "iPad4,5"    : .iPadMini2,
            "iPad4,6"    : .iPadMini2,
            "iPad4,7"    : .iPadMini3,
            "iPad4,8"    : .iPadMini3,
            "iPad4,9"    : .iPadMini3,
            "iPad6,3"    : .iPadPro9_7,
            "iPad6,11"   : .iPadPro9_7,
            "iPad6,4"    : .iPadPro9_7_cell,
            "iPad6,12"   : .iPadPro9_7_cell,
            "iPad6,7"    : .iPadPro12_9,
            "iPad6,8"    : .iPadPro12_9_cell,
            "iPad7,3"    : .iPadPro10_5,
            "iPad7,4"    : .iPadPro10_5_cell,
            "iPhone7,1"  : .iPhone6plus,
            "iPhone7,2"  : .iPhone6,
            "iPhone8,1"  : .iPhone6S,
            "iPhone8,2"  : .iPhone6Splus,
            "iPhone8,4"  : .iPhoneSE,
            "iPhone9,1"  : .iPhone7,
            "iPhone9,2"  : .iPhone7plus,
            "iPhone9,3"  : .iPhone7,
            "iPhone9,4"  : .iPhone7plus,
            "iPhone10,1" : .iPhone8,
            "iPhone10,2" : .iPhone8plus,
            "iPhone10,3" : .iPhoneX,
            "iPhone10,6" : .iPhoneX
        ]

    if let model = modelMap[String.init(validatingUTF8: modelCode!)!] {
            return model
        }
        return Model.unrecognized
    }
}

@DrPatience 2015-09-18 08:36:09

On Swift 2 replace: let machinePtr = advance(ptr.baseAddress, Int(_SYS_NAMELEN * 4)) with let machinePtr = ptr.baseAddress.advancedBy(Int(_SYS_NAMELEN * 4))

@alekperos 2015-11-08 14:59:08

you do have duplicate keys in modelMap that makes iOS to complain: Duplicate literals in keys

@clearlight 2015-11-09 05:14:24

Thanks. Pulled dups. Code working again.

@alekperos 2016-12-22 11:40:13

The latest Swift 3.0.2 complains about the part if let model = modelMap[String.fromCString(modelCode!)!]. Workaround can be decoding CString first and then feeding decoded string to modelMap ` if let (str, _) = String.decodeCString(modelCode, as: UTF8.self, repairingInvalidCodeUnits: false) { if let model = modelMap[str] { return model } } `

@wuf810 2016-12-23 11:08:23

As @alekperos says there is a typo in the code. It should be : if let model = modelMap[String.init(validatingUTF8: deviceModelCode()!)!] { return model }

@Kang Byul 2017-02-22 09:08:22

Dose someone know What string will be returned as modelCode! if user using iPhoneSE ?

@Kang Byul 2017-02-23 02:30:11

Thanks, updating for recent device is always helpful.

@ItsMeAgain 2017-05-02 18:33:07

@clearlight which dimension category represents the iPad Pro?

@ItsMeAgain 2017-05-03 05:55:35

@clearlight I am using your updated code and testing on iPad Pro (9.7 inch) - iOS 10.2 (14C89) Simulator but it is categorized as unrecognized. What could be the reason? I thought it should be recognized as simulator.

@Zhanserik 2017-09-29 09:40:24

My simple solution grouped by device and support new devices iPhone 8 and iPhone X in Swift 3:

public 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)))
        }

        switch identifier {
        case "iPhone3,1", "iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,3", "iPhone4,1":
            return "iPhone 4"

        case "iPhone5,1", "iPhone5,2", "iPhone5,3", "iPhone5,4", "iPhone6,1", "iPhone6,2", "iPhone8,4":
            return "iPhone 5"

        case "iPhone7,2", "iPhone8,1", "iPhone9,1", "iPhone9,3", "iPhone10,1", "iPhone10,4":
            return "iPhone 6,7,8"

        case "iPhone7,1", "iPhone8,2", "iPhone9,2", "iPhone9,4", "iPhone10,2", "iPhone10,5":
            return "iPhone Plus"

        case "iPhone10,3", "iPhone10,6":
            return "iPhone X"

        case "i386", "x86_64":
            return "Simulator"
        default:
            return identifier
        }
    }
}

And use:

switch UIDevice.current.modelName {
  case "iPhone 4":
  case "iPhone 5":
  case "iPhone 6,7,8":
  case "iPhone Plus":
  case "iPhone X":
  case "Simulator":
  default:
}

@bauerMusic 2015-02-03 12:59:36

Using a Swift 'switch-case':

func platformString() -> String {

    var devSpec: String

    switch platform() {

    case "iPhone1,2": devSpec = "iPhone 3G"
    case "iPhone2,1": devSpec = "iPhone 3GS"
    case "iPhone3,1": devSpec = "iPhone 4"
    case "iPhone3,3": devSpec = "Verizon iPhone 4"
    case "iPhone4,1": devSpec = "iPhone 4S"
    case "iPhone5,1": devSpec = "iPhone 5 (GSM)"
    case "iPhone5,2": devSpec = "iPhone 5 (GSM+CDMA)"
    case "iPhone5,3": devSpec = "iPhone 5c (GSM)"
    case "iPhone5,4": devSpec = "iPhone 5c (GSM+CDMA)"
    case "iPhone6,1": devSpec = "iPhone 5s (GSM)"
    case "iPhone6,2": devSpec = "iPhone 5s (GSM+CDMA)"
    case "iPhone7,1": devSpec = "iPhone 6 Plus"
    case "iPhone7,2": devSpec = "iPhone 6"
    case "iPod1,1": devSpec = "iPod Touch 1G"
    case "iPod2,1": devSpec = "iPod Touch 2G"
    case "iPod3,1": devSpec = "iPod Touch 3G"
    case "iPod4,1": devSpec = "iPod Touch 4G"
    case "iPod5,1": devSpec = "iPod Touch 5G"
    case "iPad1,1": devSpec = "iPad"
    case "iPad2,1": devSpec = "iPad 2 (WiFi)"
    case "iPad2,2": devSpec = "iPad 2 (GSM)"
    case "iPad2,3": devSpec = "iPad 2 (CDMA)"
    case "iPad2,4": devSpec = "iPad 2 (WiFi)"
    case "iPad2,5": devSpec = "iPad Mini (WiFi)"
    case "iPad2,6": devSpec = "iPad Mini (GSM)"
    case "iPad2,7": devSpec = "iPad Mini (GSM+CDMA)"
    case "iPad3,1": devSpec = "iPad 3 (WiFi)"
    case "iPad3,2": devSpec = "iPad 3 (GSM+CDMA)"
    case "iPad3,3": devSpec = "iPad 3 (GSM)"
    case "iPad3,4": devSpec = "iPad 4 (WiFi)"
    case "iPad3,5": devSpec = "iPad 4 (GSM)"
    case "iPad3,6": devSpec = "iPad 4 (GSM+CDMA)"
    case "iPad4,1": devSpec = "iPad Air (WiFi)"
    case "iPad4,2": devSpec = "iPad Air (Cellular)"
    case "iPad4,4": devSpec = "iPad mini 2G (WiFi)"
    case "iPad4,5": devSpec = "iPad mini 2G (Cellular)"

    case "iPad4,7": devSpec = "iPad mini 3 (WiFi)"
    case "iPad4,8": devSpec = "iPad mini 3 (Cellular)"
    case "iPad4,9": devSpec = "iPad mini 3 (China Model)"

    case "iPad5,3": devSpec = "iPad Air 2 (WiFi)"
    case "iPad5,4": devSpec = "iPad Air 2 (Cellular)"

    case "i386": devSpec = "Simulator"
    case "x86_64": devSpec = "Simulator"

    default: devSpec = "Unknown"
    }

    return devSpec
}

@iajmeri43 2017-09-12 10:18:59

Swift 3.0 or higher

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {

    let device = UIDevice.current

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()

        let model = device.model
        print(model) // e.g. "iPhone"

        let modelName = device.modelName
        print(modelName) // e.g. "iPhone 6"  /* see the extension */

        let deviceName = device.name
        print(deviceName) // e.g. "My iPhone"

        let systemName = device.systemName
        print(systemName) // e.g. "iOS"

        let systemVersion = device.systemVersion
        print(systemVersion) // e.g. "10.3.2"

        if let identifierForVendor = device.identifierForVendor {

            print(identifierForVendor) // e.g. "E1X2XX34-5X6X-7890-123X-XXX456C78901"
        }
    }
}

and add the following extension

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)))
        }

        switch identifier {

        case "iPod5,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 5"
        case "iPod7,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 6"
        case "iPhone3,1", "iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,3":     return "iPhone 4"
        case "iPhone4,1":                               return "iPhone 4s"
        case "iPhone5,1", "iPhone5,2":                  return "iPhone 5"
        case "iPhone5,3", "iPhone5,4":                  return "iPhone 5c"
        case "iPhone6,1", "iPhone6,2":                  return "iPhone 5s"
        case "iPhone7,2":                               return "iPhone 6"
        case "iPhone7,1":                               return "iPhone 6 Plus"
        case "iPhone8,1":                               return "iPhone 6s"
        case "iPhone8,2":                               return "iPhone 6s Plus"
        case "iPhone9,1", "iPhone9,3":                  return "iPhone 7"
        case "iPhone9,2", "iPhone9,4":                  return "iPhone 7 Plus"
        case "iPhone8,4":                               return "iPhone SE"
        case "iPad2,1", "iPad2,2", "iPad2,3", "iPad2,4":return "iPad 2"
        case "iPad3,1", "iPad3,2", "iPad3,3":           return "iPad 3"
        case "iPad3,4", "iPad3,5", "iPad3,6":           return "iPad 4"
        case "iPad4,1", "iPad4,2", "iPad4,3":           return "iPad Air"
        case "iPad5,3", "iPad5,4":                      return "iPad Air 2"
        case "iPad6,11", "iPad6,12":                    return "iPad 5"
        case "iPad2,5", "iPad2,6", "iPad2,7":           return "iPad Mini"
        case "iPad4,4", "iPad4,5", "iPad4,6":           return "iPad Mini 2"
        case "iPad4,7", "iPad4,8", "iPad4,9":           return "iPad Mini 3"
        case "iPad5,1", "iPad5,2":                      return "iPad Mini 4"
        case "iPad6,3", "iPad6,4":                      return "iPad Pro 9.7 Inch"
        case "iPad6,7", "iPad6,8":                      return "iPad Pro 12.9 Inch"
        case "iPad7,1", "iPad7,2":                      return "iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 2. Generation"
        case "iPad7,3", "iPad7,4":                      return "iPad Pro 10.5 Inch"
        case "AppleTV5,3":                              return "Apple TV"
        case "i386", "x86_64":                          return "Simulator"
        default:                                        return identifier
        }
    }
}

@milos 2017-08-04 17:53:43

extension UIDevice {

    public static let hardwareModel: String = {
        var path = [CTL_HW, HW_MACHINE]
        var n = 0
        sysctl(&path, 2, nil, &n, nil, 0)
        var a: [UInt8] = .init(repeating: 0, count: n)
        sysctl(&path, 2, &a, &n, nil, 0)
        return .init(cString: a)
    }()
}

UIDevice.hardwareModel // → iPhone9,3

@ingconti 2017-04-30 15:48:55

SWIFT 3.1

my two cents for simply calling utsname:

    func platform() -> String {
    var systemInfo = utsname()
    uname(&systemInfo)
    let size = Int(_SYS_NAMELEN) // is 32, but posix AND its init is 256....

    let s = withUnsafeMutablePointer(to: &systemInfo.machine) {p in

        p.withMemoryRebound(to: CChar.self, capacity: size, {p2 in
            return String(cString: p2)
        })

    }
    return s
}

as other did, but a bit cleaner about all the intricacy of C/Swift and back. ):

Returns values such as "x86_64"

@isoiphone 2017-04-25 00:03:32

Using Swift 3 (Xcode 8.3)

 func deviceName() -> String {
        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)
        let str = withUnsafePointer(to: &systemInfo.machine.0) { ptr in
            return String(cString: ptr)
        }
        return str
    }

Note: According to official dev forum answer, it is safe to use tuples in this way. Memory alignment for the big Int8 tuple will be the same as if it were a big Int8 array. ie: contiguous and not-padded.

@netshark1000 2017-03-09 09:47:51

Here an modification without force unwrap and Swift 3.0:

import Foundation
import UIKit


public enum Model : String {
    case simulator = "simulator/sandbox",
    iPod1          = "iPod 1",
    iPod2          = "iPod 2",
    iPod3          = "iPod 3",
    iPod4          = "iPod 4",
    iPod5          = "iPod 5",
    iPad2          = "iPad 2",
    iPad3          = "iPad 3",
    iPad4          = "iPad 4",
    iPhone4        = "iPhone 4",
    iPhone4S       = "iPhone 4S",
    iPhone5        = "iPhone 5",
    iPhone5S       = "iPhone 5S",
    iPhone5C       = "iPhone 5C",
    iPadMini1      = "iPad Mini 1",
    iPadMini2      = "iPad Mini 2",
    iPadMini3      = "iPad Mini 3",
    iPadAir1       = "iPad Air 1",
    iPadAir2       = "iPad Air 2",
    iPhone6        = "iPhone 6",
    iPhone6plus    = "iPhone 6 Plus",
    iPhone6S       = "iPhone 6S",
    iPhone6Splus   = "iPhone 6S Plus",
    iPhoneSE       = "iPhone SE",
    iPhone7        = "iPhone 7",
    iPhone7plus    = "iPhone 7 Plus",
    unrecognized   = "?unrecognized?"
}

public extension UIDevice {
    public var type: Model {
        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)
        let modelCode = withUnsafePointer(to: &systemInfo.machine) {
            $0.withMemoryRebound(to: CChar.self, capacity: 1) {
                ptr in String.init(validatingUTF8: ptr)

            }
        }
        var modelMap : [ String : Model ] = [
            "i386"      : .simulator,
            "x86_64"    : .simulator,
            "iPod1,1"   : .iPod1,
            "iPod2,1"   : .iPod2,
            "iPod3,1"   : .iPod3,
            "iPod4,1"   : .iPod4,
            "iPod5,1"   : .iPod5,
            "iPad2,1"   : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,2"   : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,3"   : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,4"   : .iPad2,
            "iPad2,5"   : .iPadMini1,
            "iPad2,6"   : .iPadMini1,
            "iPad2,7"   : .iPadMini1,
            "iPhone3,1" : .iPhone4,
            "iPhone3,2" : .iPhone4,
            "iPhone3,3" : .iPhone4,
            "iPhone4,1" : .iPhone4S,
            "iPhone5,1" : .iPhone5,
            "iPhone5,2" : .iPhone5,
            "iPhone5,3" : .iPhone5C,
            "iPhone5,4" : .iPhone5C,
            "iPad3,1"   : .iPad3,
            "iPad3,2"   : .iPad3,
            "iPad3,3"   : .iPad3,
            "iPad3,4"   : .iPad4,
            "iPad3,5"   : .iPad4,
            "iPad3,6"   : .iPad4,
            "iPhone6,1" : .iPhone5S,
            "iPhone6,2" : .iPhone5S,
            "iPad4,1"   : .iPadAir1,
            "iPad4,2"   : .iPadAir2,
            "iPad4,4"   : .iPadMini2,
            "iPad4,5"   : .iPadMini2,
            "iPad4,6"   : .iPadMini2,
            "iPad4,7"   : .iPadMini3,
            "iPad4,8"   : .iPadMini3,
            "iPad4,9"   : .iPadMini3,
            "iPhone7,1" : .iPhone6plus,
            "iPhone7,2" : .iPhone6,
            "iPhone8,1" : .iPhone6S,
            "iPhone8,2" : .iPhone6Splus,
            "iPhone8,4" : .iPhoneSE,
            "iPhone9,1" : .iPhone7,
            "iPhone9,2" : .iPhone7plus,
            "iPhone9,3" : .iPhone7,
            "iPhone9,4" : .iPhone7plus,
            ]

        guard let safeModelCode = modelCode else {
            return Model.unrecognized
        }

        guard let modelString = String.init(validatingUTF8: safeModelCode) else {
            return Model.unrecognized
        }

        guard let model = modelMap[modelString] else {
            return Model.unrecognized
        }

        return model
    }
}

@Shubham Katkamwar 2017-02-13 11:39:29

struct utsname systemInfo;
uname(&systemInfo);

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

@J. Chomel 2017-02-13 12:05:21

While this code snippet may solve the question, including an explanation really helps to improve the quality of your post. Remember that you are answering the question for readers in the future, and those people might not know the reasons for your code suggestion.

@janu kansagra 2017-01-05 06:14:19

In Swift 3.0, I have figured out this solution to get device modal name.

public 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)))
      }
      switch identifier {
      case "iPod5,1":
           return "iPod Touch 5"
      case "iPod7,1":
           return "iPod Touch 6"
      case "iPhone3,1", "iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,3":
           return "iPhone 4"
      case "iPhone4,1":
           return "iPhone 4s"
      case "iPhone5,1", "iPhone5,2":
           return "iPhone 5"
      case "iPhone5,3", "iPhone5,4":
           return "iPhone 5c"
      case "iPhone6,1", "iPhone6,2":
           return "iPhone 5s"
      case "iPhone7,2":
           return "iPhone 6"
      case "iPhone7,1":
           return "iPhone 6 Plus"
      case "iPhone8,1":
           return "iPhone 6s"
      case "iPhone8,2":
           return "iPhone 6s Plus"
      case "iPad2,1", "iPad2,2", "iPad2,3", "iPad2,4":
           return "iPad 2"
      case "iPad3,1", "iPad3,2", "iPad3,3":
           return "iPad 3"
      case "iPad3,4", "iPad3,5", "iPad3,6":
           return "iPad 4"
      case "iPad4,1", "iPad4,2", "iPad4,3":
           return "iPad Air"
      case "iPad5,3", "iPad5,4":
           return "iPad Air 2"
      case "iPad2,5", "iPad2,6", "iPad2,7":
           return "iPad Mini"
      case "iPad4,4", "iPad4,5", "iPad4,6":
           return "iPad Mini 2"
      case "iPad4,7", "iPad4,8", "iPad4,9":
           return "iPad Mini 3"
      case "iPad5,1", "iPad5,2":
           return "iPad Mini 4"
      case "iPad6,7", "iPad6,8":
           return "iPad Pro"
      case "AppleTV5,3":
           return "Apple TV"
      case "i386", "x86_64":
           return "Simulator"
      default:
           return identifier
      }
 }

}

Using this extension you need to write this to get device modal name in swift 3.0.

//Getting Device modal name
let modelName = UIDevice.current.modelName
print(modelName)

May this will help you. Thanks.

@Maksim Kniazev 2017-01-14 06:34:37

Nice and Simple, thanks dude!

@janu kansagra 2017-01-18 06:30:21

Any time! @RayKing

@James T Snell 2017-09-23 16:44:14

Props, I'm using this now. Thanks.

@Caleb Kleveter 2016-10-17 16:10:50

I found that a lot all these answers use strings. I decided to change @HAS answer to use an enum:

public enum Devices: String {
    case IPodTouch5
    case IPodTouch6
    case IPhone4
    case IPhone4S
    case IPhone5
    case IPhone5C
    case IPhone5S
    case IPhone6
    case IPhone6Plus
    case IPhone6S
    case IPhone6SPlus
    case IPhone7
    case IPhone7Plus
    case IPhoneSE
    case IPad2
    case IPad3
    case IPad4
    case IPadAir
    case IPadAir2
    case IPadMini
    case IPadMini2
    case IPadMini3
    case IPadMini4
    case IPadPro
    case AppleTV
    case Simulator
    case Other
}

public extension UIDevice {

    public var modelName: Devices {
        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)))
        }

        switch identifier {
        case "iPod5,1":                                 return Devices.IPodTouch5
        case "iPod7,1":                                 return Devices.IPodTouch6
        case "iPhone3,1", "iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,3":     return Devices.IPhone4
        case "iPhone4,1":                               return Devices.IPhone4S
        case "iPhone5,1", "iPhone5,2":                  return Devices.IPhone5
        case "iPhone5,3", "iPhone5,4":                  return Devices.IPhone5C
        case "iPhone6,1", "iPhone6,2":                  return Devices.IPhone5S
        case "iPhone7,2":                               return Devices.IPhone6
        case "iPhone7,1":                               return Devices.IPhone6Plus
        case "iPhone8,1":                               return Devices.IPhone6S
        case "iPhone8,2":                               return Devices.IPhone6SPlus
        case "iPhone9,1", "iPhone9,3":                  return Devices.IPhone7
        case "iPhone9,2", "iPhone9,4":                  return Devices.IPhone7Plus
        case "iPhone8,4":                               return Devices.IPhoneSE
        case "iPad2,1", "iPad2,2", "iPad2,3", "iPad2,4":return Devices.IPad2
        case "iPad3,1", "iPad3,2", "iPad3,3":           return Devices.IPad3
        case "iPad3,4", "iPad3,5", "iPad3,6":           return Devices.IPad4
        case "iPad4,1", "iPad4,2", "iPad4,3":           return Devices.IPadAir
        case "iPad5,3", "iPad5,4":                      return Devices.IPadAir2
        case "iPad2,5", "iPad2,6", "iPad2,7":           return Devices.IPadMini
        case "iPad4,4", "iPad4,5", "iPad4,6":           return Devices.IPadMini2
        case "iPad4,7", "iPad4,8", "iPad4,9":           return Devices.IPadMini3
        case "iPad5,1", "iPad5,2":                      return Devices.IPadMini4
        case "iPad6,3", "iPad6,4", "iPad6,7", "iPad6,8":return Devices.IPadPro
        case "AppleTV5,3":                              return Devices.AppleTV
        case "i386", "x86_64":                          return Devices.Simulator
        default:                                        return Devices.Other
        }
    }

}

@Burak 2016-10-14 07:53:47

If you do not want to keep updating your code everytime Apple adds a new model to a device family, use the method below returning you the model code only.

func platform() -> String {
        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)
        let modelCode = withUnsafeMutablePointer(&systemInfo.machine) {
            ptr in String.fromCString(UnsafePointer<CChar>(ptr))
        }

        return String.fromCString(modelCode!)!
}

@Maksim Kniazev 2016-10-20 19:38:20

not working in Swift 3

@Amit Nivedan Kalra 2016-09-29 01:05:03

In Swift 3 it'd be

 UIDevice.current.model

@William T. 2016-11-03 02:40:07

Result I get back is just "iPhone", when I run on any of the simulators.

@Nilesh Pol 2017-01-15 12:05:18

This solution returns just model as "iPhone" or "iPod touch". Not the particular device like "iPhone 6s"

@Max 2016-09-19 14:21:45

There are some problems with the accepted answer when you're using Swift 3! This answer (inspired from NAZIK) works with Swift 3 and the new iPhone models:

import UIKit


public extension UIDevice {
var modelName: String {
    #if (arch(i386) || arch(x86_64)) && os(iOS)
        let DEVICE_IS_SIMULATOR = true
    #else
        let DEVICE_IS_SIMULATOR = false
    #endif

    var machineString = String()

    if DEVICE_IS_SIMULATOR == true
    {
        if let dir = ProcessInfo().environment["SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"] {
            machineString = dir
        }
    }
    else {
        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)
        let machineMirror = Mirror(reflecting: systemInfo.machine)
        machineString = machineMirror.children.reduce("") { identifier, element in
            guard let value = element.value as? Int8 , value != 0 else { return identifier }
            return identifier + String(UnicodeScalar(UInt8(value)))
        }
    }
    switch machineString {
    case "iPod4,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 4G"
    case "iPod5,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 5G"
    case "iPod7,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 6G"
    case "iPhone3,1", "iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,3":     return "iPhone 4"
    case "iPhone4,1":                               return "iPhone 4s"
    case "iPhone5,1", "iPhone5,2":                  return "iPhone 5"
    case "iPhone5,3", "iPhone5,4":                  return "iPhone 5c"
    case "iPhone6,1", "iPhone6,2":                  return "iPhone 5s"
    case "iPhone7,2":                               return "iPhone 6"
    case "iPhone7,1":                               return "iPhone 6 Plus"
    case "iPhone8,1":                               return "iPhone 6s"
    case "iPhone8,2":                               return "iPhone 6s Plus"
    case "iPhone8,4":                               return "iPhone SE"
    case "iPhone9,1", "iPhone9,3":                  return "iPhone 7"
    case "iPhone9,2", "iPhone 9,4":                 return "iPhone 7 Plus"
    case "iPad2,1", "iPad2,2", "iPad2,3", "iPad2,4":return "iPad 2"
    case "iPad3,1", "iPad3,2", "iPad3,3":           return "iPad 3"
    case "iPad3,4", "iPad3,5", "iPad3,6":           return "iPad 4"
    case "iPad4,1", "iPad4,2", "iPad4,3":           return "iPad Air"
    case "iPad5,3", "iPad5,4":                      return "iPad Air 2"
    case "iPad2,5", "iPad2,6", "iPad2,7":           return "iPad Mini"
    case "iPad4,4", "iPad4,5", "iPad4,6":           return "iPad Mini 2"
    case "iPad4,7", "iPad4,8", "iPad4,9":           return "iPad Mini 3"
    case "iPad5,1", "iPad5,2":                      return "iPad Mini 4"
    case "iPad6,3", "iPad6,4":                      return "iPad Pro (9.7 inch)"
    case "iPad6,7", "iPad6,8":                      return "iPad Pro (12.9 inch)"
    case "AppleTV5,3":                              return "Apple TV"
    default:                                        return machineString
    }
}
}

@Azik Abdullah 2016-02-29 09:48:01

For both device as well as simulators, Create a new swift file with name UIDevice.swift

Add the below code

import UIKit


public extension UIDevice {

var modelName: String {
    #if (arch(i386) || arch(x86_64)) && os(iOS)
        let DEVICE_IS_SIMULATOR = true
    #else
        let DEVICE_IS_SIMULATOR = false
    #endif

    var machineString : String = ""

    if DEVICE_IS_SIMULATOR == true
    {

        if let dir = NSProcessInfo().environment["SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"] {
            machineString = dir
        }
    }
    else {
        var systemInfo = utsname()
        uname(&systemInfo)
        let machineMirror = Mirror(reflecting: systemInfo.machine)
        machineString = machineMirror.children.reduce("") { identifier, element in
            guard let value = element.value as? Int8 where value != 0 else { return identifier }
            return identifier + String(UnicodeScalar(UInt8(value)))
        }
    }
    switch machineString {
    case "iPod5,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 5"
    case "iPod7,1":                                 return "iPod Touch 6"
    case "iPhone3,1", "iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,3":     return "iPhone 4"
    case "iPhone4,1":                               return "iPhone 4s"
    case "iPhone5,1", "iPhone5,2":                  return "iPhone 5"
    case "iPhone5,3", "iPhone5,4":                  return "iPhone 5c"
    case "iPhone6,1", "iPhone6,2":                  return "iPhone 5s"
    case "iPhone7,2":                               return "iPhone 6"
    case "iPhone7,1":                               return "iPhone 6 Plus"
    case "iPhone8,1":                               return "iPhone 6s"
    case "iPhone8,2":                               return "iPhone 6s Plus"
    case "iPad2,1", "iPad2,2", "iPad2,3", "iPad2,4":return "iPad 2"
    case "iPad3,1", "iPad3,2", "iPad3,3":           return "iPad 3"
    case "iPad3,4", "iPad3,5", "iPad3,6":           return "iPad 4"
    case "iPad4,1", "iPad4,2", "iPad4,3":           return "iPad Air"
    case "iPad5,3", "iPad5,4":                      return "iPad Air 2"
    case "iPad2,5", "iPad2,6", "iPad2,7":           return "iPad Mini"
    case "iPad4,4", "iPad4,5", "iPad4,6":           return "iPad Mini 2"
    case "iPad4,7", "iPad4,8", "iPad4,9":           return "iPad Mini 3"
    case "iPad5,1", "iPad5,2":                      return "iPad Mini 4"
    case "iPad6,7", "iPad6,8":                      return "iPad Pro"
    case "AppleTV5,3":                              return "Apple TV"
    default:                                        return machineString
    }
}
}

Then in your viewcontroller,

 let deviceType = UIDevice.currentDevice().modelName

    if deviceType.lowercaseString.rangeOfString("iphone 4") != nil {
       print("iPhone 4 or iphone 4s")
    }
    else if deviceType.lowercaseString.rangeOfString("iphone 5") != nil {
        print("iPhone 5 or iphone 5s or iphone 5c")
    }
   else if deviceType.lowercaseString.rangeOfString("iphone 6") != nil {
        print("iPhone 6 Series")
    }

@Deepak Thakur 2016-03-02 10:01:31

XCode 7.2 says that line if let dir = NSProcessInfo().environment["SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"] will never be executed.

@Azik Abdullah 2016-03-02 10:10:09

@DeepakThakur, did u try running in simulator? me too using Xcode 7.2, it's working fine

@Deepak Thakur 2016-03-02 10:25:44

yeah it worked great. +1

@Jayprakash Dubey 2016-07-18 12:23:56

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus size are different. How to handle this?

@Azik Abdullah 2016-07-19 05:34:24

@JayprakashDubey, in that method it'll return "iPhone 6 Plus" for 6 plus, u can check...

@jk7 2017-02-28 23:02:03

And the Objective-C equivalent to get the simulator type is: [NSProcessInfo processInfo].environment[@"SIMULATOR_MODEL_IDENTIFIER"]

@Inder Kumar Rathore 2015-11-09 04:34:00

Below is the code for getting the hardware string, but you need to compare these hardware string to know which device it is. I have created a class for that contains almost all the device strings(we're keeping string upto date with new devices). It's easy to use please check

Swift : GitHub/DeviceGuru

Objective-C : GitHub/DeviceUtil

public func hardwareString() -> String {
  var name: [Int32] = [CTL_HW, HW_MACHINE]
  var size: Int = 2
  sysctl(&name, 2, nil, &size, &name, 0)
  var hw_machine = [CChar](count: Int(size), repeatedValue: 0)
  sysctl(&name, 2, &hw_machine, &size, &name, 0)

  let hardware: String = String.fromCString(hw_machine)!
  return hardware
}

@neoneye 2015-10-27 07:39:02

var platform: String? {
    var systemInfo = utsname()
    uname(&systemInfo)
    return withUnsafeMutablePointer(&systemInfo.machine) { ptr in String.fromCString(UnsafePointer<CChar>(ptr)) }
}

@schickling 2015-07-20 11:47:41

I've implemented a super-lightweight library to detect the used device based on some of the given answers: https://github.com/schickling/Device.swift

It can be installed via Carthage and be used like this:

import Device

let deviceType = UIDevice.currentDevice().deviceType

switch deviceType {
case .IPhone6: print("Do stuff for iPhone6")
case .IPadMini: print("Do stuff for iPad mini")
default: print("Check other available cases of DeviceType")
}

@mustafa 2014-09-25 01:42:27

Dealing with c structs is painful in swift. Especially if they have some kind of c arrays in it. Here is my solution: Continue to use objective-c. Just create a wrapper objective-c class that does this job and then use that class in swift. Here is a sample class that does exactly this:

@interface DeviceInfo : NSObject

+ (NSString *)model;

@end

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

@implementation DeviceInfo

+ (NSString *)model
{
    struct utsname systemInfo;
    uname(&systemInfo);

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

@end

In swift side:

let deviceModel = DeviceInfo.model()

@The Mach System 2014-09-25 01:56:28

Thanks mstysf. But I think I have found a solution in here <stackoverflow.com/a/25380129>;. However, do you you know whether it is possible to tell between iPhone Simulators (iPhone4s,iPhone5,iPhone6)? Because it seems to me that it only returns "x86_64" for all iPhone Simulators no matter what model I have chosen.

@Tony 2014-09-25 02:02:13

@The Mach System 2014-09-25 02:04:23

Sorry I think an error occurred while coping. Here is the link : stackoverflow.com/a/25380129/2640210

@Max MacLeod 2014-12-09 08:35:25

better to edit your original comment with the correct link

@clearlight 2015-10-30 14:06:40

@TheMachSystem That's the whole problem with this approach. It isn't the right way to adapt your app's behavior in most cases. You should be sniffing out the hardware configuration and characteristics using more generalized standard iOS interfaces wherever possible although that might require some more research and coding effort.

@xoudini 2016-08-08 18:15:34

@TheMachSystem Chiming in a bit late perhaps, but the answer to your question (if it's possible to differentiate between iDevice models in the Simulator) is no. The reason you're getting x86_64 from utsname is that the Simulator is actually your computer which has the machine property x86_64. Try by changing .machine to .nodename in your method the return value will be something like My-iMac.local.

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