By Rob


2009-01-15 19:36:58 8 Comments

Is there a way to determine the device running an application. I want to distinguish between iPhone and iPod Touch, if possible.

30 comments

@D1mers0n 2016-04-19 11:55:02

Latest update - March 2019: Added iPod Touch 2019 (7th generation)

Previous update - March 2019: Added iPad Air 2019 (3rd generation), iPad mini 2019 (6th generation)


Swift

(Tested on Swift 5, Swift 4, Swift 3)

The function below returns a string with current device name.

func userDeviceName() -> String {
    let platform: String = {
        var size = 0
        sysctlbyname("hw.machine", nil, &size, nil, 0)
        var machine = [CChar](repeating: 0,  count: Int(size))
        sysctlbyname("hw.machine", &machine, &size, nil, 0)
        return String(cString: machine)
    }()

    //iPhone
    if platform == "iPhone1,1"        { return "iPhone (1st generation)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone1,2"   { return "iPhone 3G" }
    else if platform == "iPhone2,1"   { return "iPhone 3GS" }
    else if platform == "iPhone3,1"   { return "iPhone 4 (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone3,2"   { return "iPhone 4 (GSM, 2nd revision)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone3,3"   { return "iPhone 4 (CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone4,1"   { return "iPhone 4S" }
    else if platform == "iPhone5,1"   { return "iPhone 5 (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone5,2"   { return "iPhone 5 (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone5,3"   { return "iPhone 5c (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone5,4"   { return "iPhone 5c (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone6,1"   { return "iPhone 5s (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone6,2"   { return "iPhone 5s (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone7,2"   { return "iPhone 6" }
    else if platform == "iPhone7,1"   { return "iPhone 6 Plus" }
    else if platform == "iPhone8,1"   { return "iPhone 6s" }
    else if platform == "iPhone8,2"   { return "iPhone 6s Plus" }
    else if platform == "iPhone8,4"   { return "iPhone SE" }
    else if platform == "iPhone9,1"   { return "iPhone 7 (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone9,3"   { return "iPhone 7 (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone9,2"   { return "iPhone 7 Plus (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone9,4"   { return "iPhone 7 Plus (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone10,1"  { return "iPhone 8 (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone10,4"  { return "iPhone 8 (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone10,2"  { return "iPhone 8 Plus (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone10,5"  { return "iPhone 8 Plus (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone10,3"  { return "iPhone X (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPhone11,2"  { return "iPhone XS" }
    else if platform == "iPhone11,6"  { return "iPhone XS Max" }
    else if platform == "iPhone11,8"  { return "iPhone XR" }

    //iPod Touch
    else if platform == "iPod1,1"     { return "iPod Touch (1st generation)" }
    else if platform == "iPod2,1"     { return "iPod Touch (2nd generation)" }
    else if platform == "iPod3,1"     { return "iPod Touch (3rd generation)" }
    else if platform == "iPod4,1"     { return "iPod Touch (4th generation)" }
    else if platform == "iPod5,1"     { return "iPod Touch (5th generation)" }
    else if platform == "iPod7,1"     { return "iPod Touch (6th generation)" }
    else if platform == "iPod9,1"     { return "iPod Touch (7th generation)" }

    //iPad
    else if platform == "iPad1,1"     { return "iPad (1st generation)" }
    else if platform == "iPad2,1"     { return "iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad2,2"     { return "iPad 2 (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPad2,3"     { return "iPad 2 (CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPad2,4"     { return "iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, Mid 2012)" }
    else if platform == "iPad3,1"     { return "iPad (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad3,2"     { return "iPad (3rd generation) (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPad3,3"     { return "iPad (3rd generation) (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPad3,4"     { return "iPad (4th generation) (Wi-Fi)"}
    else if platform == "iPad3,5"     { return "iPad (4th generation) (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPad3,6"     { return "iPad (4th generation) (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPad6,11"    { return "iPad (2017) (5th generation) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad6,12"    { return "iPad (2017) (5th generation) (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad7,5"     { return "iPad (2018) (6th generation) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad7,6"     { return "iPad (2018) (6th generation) (Cellular)" }

    //iPad Mini
    else if platform == "iPad2,5"     { return "iPad mini (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad2,6"     { return "iPad mini (GSM)" }
    else if platform == "iPad2,7"     { return "iPad mini (GSM+CDMA)" }
    else if platform == "iPad4,4"     { return "iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad4,5"     { return "iPad mini 2 (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad4,6"     { return "iPad mini 2 (China)" }
    else if platform == "iPad4,7"     { return "iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad4,8"     { return "iPad mini 3 (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad4,9"     { return "iPad mini 3 (China)" }
    else if platform == "iPad5,1"     { return "iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad5,2"     { return "iPad mini 4 (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad11,1"    { return "iPad mini (2019) (5th generation) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad11,2"    { return "iPad mini (2019) (5th generation)  (Cellular)" }

    //iPad Air
    else if platform == "iPad4,1"     { return "iPad Air (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad4,2"     { return "iPad Air (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad4,3"     { return "iPad Air (China)" }
    else if platform == "iPad5,3"     { return "iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad5,4"     { return "iPad Air 2 (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad11,3"    { return "iPad Air (2019) (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad11,4"    { return "iPad Air (2019) (3rd generation) (Cellular)" }

    //iPad Pro
    else if platform == "iPad6,3"     { return "iPad Pro 9.7\" (2016) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad6,4"     { return "iPad Pro 9.7\" (2016) (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad6,7"     { return "iPad Pro 12.9\" (2015) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad6,8"     { return "iPad Pro 12.9\" (2015) (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad7,1"     { return "iPad Pro 12.9\" (2017) (2nd generation) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad7,2"     { return "iPad Pro 12.9\" (2017) (2nd generation) (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad7,3"     { return "iPad Pro 10.5\" (2017) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad7,4"     { return "iPad Pro 10.5\" (2017) (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad8,1"     { return "iPad Pro 11\" (2018) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad8,2"     { return "iPad Pro 11\" (2018) (Wi-Fi, 1TB)" }
    else if platform == "iPad8,3"     { return "iPad Pro 11\" (2018) (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad8,4"     { return "iPad Pro 11\" (2018) (Cellular 1TB)" }
    else if platform == "iPad8,5"     { return "iPad Pro 12.9\" (2018) (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi)" }
    else if platform == "iPad8,6"     { return "iPad Pro 12.9\" (2018) (3rd generation) (Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "iPad8,7"     { return "iPad Pro 12.9\" (2018) (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi, 1TB)" }
    else if platform == "iPad8,8"     { return "iPad Pro 12.9\" (2018) (3rd generation) (Cellular, 1TB)" }

    //Apple TV
    else if platform == "AppleTV2,1"  { return "Apple TV 2G" }
    else if platform == "AppleTV3,1"  { return "Apple TV 3" }
    else if platform == "AppleTV3,2"  { return "Apple TV 3 (2013)" }
    else if platform == "AppleTV5,3"  { return "Apple TV 4" }
    else if platform == "AppleTV6,2"  { return "Apple TV 4K" }

    //Apple Watch
    else if platform == "Watch1,1"    { return "Apple Watch (1st generation) (38mm)" }
    else if platform == "Watch1,2"    { return "Apple Watch (1st generation) (42mm)" }
    else if platform == "Watch2,6"    { return "Apple Watch Series 1 (38mm)" }
    else if platform == "Watch2,7"    { return "Apple Watch Series 1 (42mm)" }
    else if platform == "Watch2,3"    { return "Apple Watch Series 2 (38mm)" }
    else if platform == "Watch2,4"    { return "Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm)" }
    else if platform == "Watch3,1"    { return "Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "Watch3,2"    { return "Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "Watch3,3"    { return "Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm)" }
    else if platform == "Watch3,4"    { return "Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm)" }
    else if platform == "Watch4,1"    { return "Apple Watch Series 4 (40mm)" }
    else if platform == "Watch4,2"    { return "Apple Watch Series 4 (44mm)" }
    else if platform == "Watch4,3"    { return "Apple Watch Series 4 (40mm Cellular)" }
    else if platform == "Watch4,4"    { return "Apple Watch Series 4 (44mm Cellular)" }

    //Simulator
    else if platform == "i386"        { return "Simulator" }
    else if platform == "x86_64"      { return "Simulator"}

    return platform
}

You can test it using following code:

print("Current device is: ", self.userDeviceName())

Objective-C

I also added new devices to the Objective-C code

Don't forget to import sys/sysctl.h

 #import <sys/sysctl.h>  


- (NSString *) userDeviceName {
    size_t size;
    sysctlbyname("hw.machine", NULL, &size, NULL, 0);
    char *machine = malloc(size);
    sysctlbyname("hw.machine", machine, &size, NULL, 0);
    NSString *platform = [NSString stringWithCString:machine encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

    free(machine);

    //iPhone
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,1"])    return @"iPhone (1st generation)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,2"])    return @"iPhone 3G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone2,1"])    return @"iPhone 3GS";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,1"])    return @"iPhone 4 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,2"])    return @"iPhone 4 (GSM, 2nd revision)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,3"])    return @"iPhone 4 (Verizon)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone4,1"])    return @"iPhone 4S";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,1"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,2"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,3"])    return @"iPhone 5c (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,4"])    return @"iPhone 5c (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,1"])    return @"iPhone 5s (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,2"])    return @"iPhone 5s (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,2"])    return @"iPhone 6";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,1"])    return @"iPhone 6 Plus";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,1"])    return @"iPhone 6s";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,2"])    return @"iPhone 6s Plus";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,4"])    return @"iPhone SE";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,1"])    return @"iPhone 7 (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,3"])    return @"iPhone 7 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,2"])    return @"iPhone 7 Plus (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,4"])    return @"iPhone 7 Plus (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,1"])   return @"iPhone 8 (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,4"])   return @"iPhone 8 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,2"])   return @"iPhone 8 Plus (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,5"])   return @"iPhone 8 Plus (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,3"])   return @"iPhone X (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone10,6"])   return @"iPhone X (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone11,2"])   return @"iPhone XS";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone11,6"])   return @"iPhone XS Max";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone11,8"])   return @"iPhone XR";

    //iPod Touch
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod1,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (1st generation)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod2,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (2nd generation)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod3,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (3rd generation)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod4,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (4th generation)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod5,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (5th generation)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod7,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (6th generation)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod9,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (7th generation)";

    //iPad
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad1,1"])      return @"iPad (1st generation)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,1"])      return @"iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,2"])      return @"iPad 2 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,3"])      return @"iPad 2 (CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,4"])      return @"iPad 2 (Wi-Fi, Mid 2012)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,5"])      return @"iPad mini (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,6"])      return @"iPad mini (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,7"])      return @"iPad mini (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,1"])      return @"iPad (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,2"])      return @"iPad (3rd generation) (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,3"])      return @"iPad (3rd generation) (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,4"])      return @"iPad (4th generation) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,5"])      return @"iPad (4th generation) (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,6"])      return @"iPad (4th generation) (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,1"])      return @"iPad Air (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,2"])      return @"iPad Air (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,3"])      return @"iPad Air (China)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,4"])      return @"iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,5"])      return @"iPad mini 2 (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,6"])      return @"iPad mini 2 (China)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,7"])      return @"iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,8"])      return @"iPad mini 3 (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,9"])      return @"iPad mini 3 (China)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,1"])      return @"iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,2"])      return @"iPad mini 4 (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,3"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,4"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,3"])      return @"iPad Pro 9.7\" (2016) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,4"])      return @"iPad Pro 9.7\" (2016) (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,7"])      return @"iPad Pro 12.9\" (2015) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,8"])      return @"iPad Pro 12.9\" (2015) (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,11"])     return @"iPad (2017) (5th generation) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,12"])     return @"iPad (2017) (5th generation) (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad7,1"])      return @"iPad Pro 12.9\" (2017) (2nd generation) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad7,2"])      return @"iPad Pro 12.9\" (2017) (2nd generation) (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad7,3"])      return @"iPad Pro 10.5\" (2017) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad7,4"])      return @"iPad Pro 10.5\" (2017) (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad7,5"])      return @"iPad (2018) (6th generation) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad7,6"])      return @"iPad (2018) (6th generation) (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad8,1"])      return @"iPad Pro 11\" (2018) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad8,2"])      return @"iPad Pro 11\" (2018) (Wi-Fi, 1TB)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad8,3"])      return @"iPad Pro 11\" (2018) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad8,4"])      return @"iPad Pro 11\" (2018) (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad8,5"])      return @"iPad Pro 12.9\" (2018) (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad8,6"])      return @"iPad Pro 12.9\" (2018) (3rd generation) (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad8,7"])      return @"iPad Pro 12.9\" (2018) (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi, 1TB)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad8,8"])      return @"iPad Pro 12.9\" (2018) (3rd generation) (Cellular, 1TB)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad11,1"])     return @"iPad mini (2019) (5th generation) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad11,2"])     return @"iPad mini (2019) (5th generation) (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad11,3"])     return @"iPad Air (2019) (3rd generation) (Wi-Fi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad11,4"])     return @"iPad Air (2019) (3rd generation) (Cellular)";

    //Apple TV
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV2,1"])   return @"Apple TV 2G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV3,1"])   return @"Apple TV 3";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV3,2"])   return @"Apple TV 3 (2013)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV5,3"])   return @"Apple TV 4";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV6,2"])   return @"Apple TV 4K";

    //Apple Watch
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch1,1"])     return @"Apple Watch (1st generation) (38mm)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch1,2"])     return @"Apple Watch (1st generation) (42mm)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch2,6"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 1 (38mm)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch2,7"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 1 (42mm)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch2,3"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 2 (38mm)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch2,4"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch3,1"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch3,2"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch3,3"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch3,4"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch4,1"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 3 (40mm)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch4,2"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 3 (44mm)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch4,3"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 3 (40mm Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch4,4"])     return @"Apple Watch Series 3 (44mm Cellular)";

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

    return platform;
}

You can test it using following code:

NSLog(@"Current device is: %@", [self userDeviceName]);

@Magoo 2016-10-06 15:56:05

Just to clarify... iPhone7,2 is the 6 but iPhone8,1 is the 6S? they reversed for the 6 and 6S?

@D1mers0n 2016-10-07 23:15:06

Yes, this is correct. You can check here: theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Models

@Aleem 2018-04-04 11:18:33

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

@Victor Engel 2018-12-09 20:53:29

Any way to check the type of simulator? :)

@Victor Engel 2018-12-09 21:01:09

This post seems to have the answer to my query: stackoverflow.com/questions/33493800/…

@Gabriele Quatela 2019-01-21 16:12:26

I've created an extension that lets you to have 3 levels of identification:

  1. type of device
  2. type of iPhone/iPad by inch
  3. model of device

It updates with last iOS devices

UIDeviceDetector

@Md Milan Mia 2018-04-19 10:06:20

For simple comparison I always like macro:

#define IS_IPOD [[UIDevice currentDevice].model containsString:@"iPod"]
#define IS_IPAD (UI_USER_INTERFACE_IDIOM() == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPad)
#define IS_IPHONE (UI_USER_INTERFACE_IDIOM() == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPhone)

It's simple and easy to use.

@Xiang LI 2017-02-02 20:00:57

Update platform string.

// Created from this thread: https://gist.github.com/Jaybles/1323251

// Apple TV
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV2,1"])   return @"Apple TV 2G";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV3,1"])   return @"Apple TV 3G";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV3,2"])   return @"Apple TV 3G";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV5,3"])   return @"Apple TV 4G";

// Apple Watch
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch1,1"])     return @"Apple Watch";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"Watch1,2"])     return @"Apple Watch";

// iPhone
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,1"])    return @"iPhone 2G";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,2"])    return @"iPhone 3G";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone2,1"])    return @"iPhone 3GS";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,1"])    return @"iPhone 4 (GSM)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,2"])    return @"iPhone 4 (GSM/2012)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,3"])    return @"iPhone 4 (CDMA)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone4,1"])    return @"iPhone 4S";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,1"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,2"])    return @"iPhone 5 (Global)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,3"])    return @"iPhone 5c (GSM)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,4"])    return @"iPhone 5c (Global)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,1"])    return @"iPhone 5s (GSM)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,2"])    return @"iPhone 5s (Global)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,2"])    return @"iPhone 6";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,1"])    return @"iPhone 6 Plus";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,1"])    return @"iPhone 6s";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,2"])    return @"iPhone 6s Plus";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,4"])    return @"iPhone SE";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,1"])    return @"iPhone 7 (Global)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,3"])    return @"iPhone 7 (GSM)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,2"])    return @"iPhone 7 Plus (Global)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone9,4"])    return @"iPhone 7 Plus (GSM)";

// iPad
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad1,1"])      return @"iPad 1";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,1"])      return @"iPad 2 (WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,2"])      return @"iPad 2 (GSM)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,3"])      return @"iPad 2 (CDMA)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,4"])      return @"iPad 2 (Mid 2012)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,1"])      return @"iPad 3 (WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,2"])      return @"iPad 3 (CDMA)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,3"])      return @"iPad 3 (GSM)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,4"])      return @"iPad 4 (WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,5"])      return @"iPad 4 (GSM)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,6"])      return @"iPad 4 (Global)";

// iPad Air
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,1"])      return @"iPad Air (WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,2"])      return @"iPad Air (Cellular)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,3"])      return @"iPad Air (China)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,3"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,4"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (Cellular)";

// iPad Mini
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,5"])      return @"iPad Mini (WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,6"])      return @"iPad Mini (GSM)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,7"])      return @"iPad Mini (Global)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,4"])      return @"iPad Mini 2 (WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,5"])      return @"iPad Mini 2 (Cellular)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,6"])      return @"iPad Mini 2 (China)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,7"])      return @"iPad Mini 3 (WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,8"])      return @"iPad Mini 3 (Cellular)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,9"])      return @"iPad Mini 3 (China)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,1"])      return @"iPad Mini 4 (WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,2"])      return @"iPad Mini 4 (Cellular)";

// iPad Pro
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,3"])      return @"iPad Pro (9.7 inch/WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,4"])      return @"iPad Pro (9.7 inch/Cellular)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,7"])      return @"iPad Pro (12.9 inch/WiFi)";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,8"])      return @"iPad Pro (12.9 inch/Cellular)";

// iPod
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod1,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 1G";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod2,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 2G";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod3,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 3G";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod4,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 4G";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod5,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 5G";
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod7,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 6G";

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

@Bartłomiej Semańczyk 2017-01-08 23:22:47

To identifiy iPhone 4S, simply check the following:

var isIphone4S: Bool {

    let width = UIScreen.main.bounds.size.width
    let height = UIScreen.main.bounds.size.height
    let proportions = width > height ? width / height : height / width

    return proportions == 1.5 && UIDevice.current.model == "iPhone"
}

@Brian Robbins 2010-10-16 20:53:54

This is an update for UIDeviceHardware.m from the answer above.

- (NSString *)platformString
{
    NSString *platform = [self platform];

    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,1"])    return @"iPhone 1G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,2"])    return @"iPhone 3G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone2,1"])    return @"iPhone 3GS";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,1"])    return @"iPhone 4";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,3"])    return @"Verizon iPhone 4";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone4,1"])    return @"iPhone 4S";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,1"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,2"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,3"])    return @"iPhone 5c (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,4"])    return @"iPhone 5c (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,1"])    return @"iPhone 5s (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,2"])    return @"iPhone 5s (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,1"])    return @"iPhone 6";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,2"])    return @"iPhone 6 Plus";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,1"])    return @"iPhone 6s";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,2"])    return @"iPhone 6s Plus";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone8,4"])    return @"iPhone SE";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod1,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 1G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod2,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 2G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod3,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 3G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod4,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 4G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod5,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 5G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod7,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 6G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad1,1"])      return @"iPad";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,1"])      return @"iPad 2 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,2"])      return @"iPad 2 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,3"])      return @"iPad 2 (CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,4"])      return @"iPad 2 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,5"])      return @"iPad Mini (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,6"])      return @"iPad Mini (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,7"])      return @"iPad Mini (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,1"])      return @"iPad 3 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,2"])      return @"iPad 3 (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,3"])      return @"iPad 3 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,4"])      return @"iPad 4 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,5"])      return @"iPad 4 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,6"])      return @"iPad 4 (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,1"])      return @"iPad Air (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,2"])      return @"iPad Air (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,4"])      return @"iPad mini 2G (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,5"])      return @"iPad mini 2G (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,1"])      return @"iPad mini 4 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,2"])      return @"iPad mini 4 (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,3"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,4"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,3"])      return @"iPad Pro 9.7 inch (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,4"])      return @"iPad Pro 9.7 inch (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,7"])      return @"iPad Pro 12.9 inch (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,8"])      return @"iPad Pro 12.9 inch (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"i386"])         return @"Simulator";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"x86_64"])       return @"Simulator";

    return platform;
}

@jakev 2012-02-12 23:22:28

Sorry, won't this function result in an infinite loop due to the first line? Who is 'self' here?

@Matthias Bauch 2012-02-13 16:21:28

Yes, I rolled back that change

@Nick Baicoianu 2012-03-20 22:45:52

I've seen a good number of iPad3,2 devices in the wild – they're showing up with roughly 1/3 the frequency of the iPad3,3 devices.

@Stunner 2012-03-26 07:56:16

Why the name iPad-3G? Is that the official name of the new iPad? I think iPad 4G or iPad 3 makes more sense.

@Ab'initio 2012-10-30 04:39:29

Please update the value of "platform" for iPhone 5....

@derpoliuk 2013-03-27 09:57:11

I've updated for latest platforms using this link

@user944351 2013-08-08 13:17:40

is there a better way to store this bunch of if statements that it does not have to be in the code directly? (for example in an plist file or something like that)

@Jojodmo 2013-10-26 04:31:53

Could you update this for the new iPad air if possible?

@Trung 2013-11-20 04:55:29

Just updated platform strings for iPad mini 2G

@Fritz Anderson 2014-01-31 18:22:14

The name for a cascaded NSString comparison yielding NSString is NSDictionary.The name for defining one without code dependencies is .plist.

@nvrtd frst 2014-09-19 05:37:51

Updated list for iPhone 6 and 6 plus is here: stackoverflow.com/a/19584526/1374512

@northtree 2014-10-14 07:17:37

Please update for iPhone 6/6 Plus. 'iPhone 6 Plus' = 'iPhone7,1', 'iPhone 6' = 'iPhone7,2'.

@user1021430 2014-11-04 22:10:45

FYI - it appears that an updated list is kept here - theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Models

@tedyyu 2015-08-08 10:08:27

My app which uses uname function recently got rejected by app review for non-public API usage but they just didn't name any API in the comment. Is uname safe recently?

@Khanh Nguyen 2015-08-19 16:27:37

what happened to iPad Air 2?

@DawnSong 2016-11-30 04:07:38

Answer in Swift 3,

struct DeviceInformation {
    // UIDevice.current.model's value is "iPhone" or "iPad",which does not include details; the following "model" is detailed, such as, iPhone7,1 is actually iPhone 6 plus
    static let model: String = {
        var size = 0
        sysctlbyname("hw.machine", nil, &size, nil, 0)
        var machine = [CChar](repeating: 0,  count: Int(size))
        sysctlbyname("hw.machine", &machine, &size, nil, 0)
        return String(cString: machine)
    }()

    static let uuid = UIDevice.current.identifierForVendor?.uuidString ?? ""
    static let idForAdService = ASIdentifierManager.shared().advertisingIdentifier.uuidString

    static func diviceTypeReadableName() -> String {
        switch model {
        case "iPhone1,1":   return "iPhone 1G"
        case "iPhone1,2":   return "iPhone 3G"
        case "iPhone2,1":   return "iPhone 3GS"
        case "iPhone3,1":   return "iPhone 4"
        case "iPhone3,3":   return "iPhone 4 (Verizon)"
        case "iPhone4,1":   return "iPhone 4S"
        case "iPhone5,1":   return "iPhone 5 (GSM)"
        case "iPhone5,2":   return "iPhone 5 (GSM+CDMA)"
        case "iPhone5,3":   return "iPhone 5c (GSM)"
        case "iPhone5,4":   return "iPhone 5c (GSM+CDMA)"
        case "iPhone6,1":   return "iPhone 5s (GSM)"
        case "iPhone6,2":   return "iPhone 5s (GSM+CDMA)"
        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":   return "iPhone 7"
        case "iPhone9,3":   return "iPhone 7"
        case "iPhone9,2":   return "iPhone 7 Plus"
        case "iPhone9,4":   return "iPhone 7 Plus"
        case "iPod1,1":     return "iPod Touch 1G"
        case "iPod2,1":     return "iPod Touch 2G"
        case "iPod3,1":     return "iPod Touch 3G"
        case "iPod4,1":     return "iPod Touch 4G"
        case "iPod5,1":     return "iPod Touch 5G"
        case "iPod7,1":     return "iPod Touch 6G"
        case "iPad1,1":     return "iPad 1G"
        case "iPad2,1":     return "iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad2,2":     return "iPad 2 (GSM)"
        case "iPad2,3":     return "iPad 2 (CDMA)"
        case "iPad2,4":     return "iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad2,5":     return "iPad Mini (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad2,6":     return "iPad Mini (GSM)"
        case "iPad2,7":     return "iPad Mini (GSM+CDMA)"
        case "iPad3,1":     return "iPad 3 (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad3,2":     return "iPad 3 (GSM+CDMA)"
        case "iPad3,3":     return "iPad 3 (GSM)"
        case "iPad3,4":     return "iPad 4 (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad3,5":     return "iPad 4 (GSM)"
        case "iPad3,6":     return "iPad 4 (GSM+CDMA)"
        case "iPad4,1":     return "iPad Air (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad4,2":     return "iPad Air (Cellular)"
        case "iPad4,3":     return "iPad Air (China)"
        case "iPad4,4":     return "iPad Mini 2G (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad4,5":     return "iPad Mini 2G (Cellular)"
        case "iPad4,6":     return "iPad Mini 2G (China)"
        case "iPad4,7":     return "iPad Mini 3 (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad4,8":     return "iPad Mini 3 (Cellular)"
        case "iPad4,9":     return "iPad Mini 3 (China)"
        case "iPad5,1":     return "iPad Mini 4 (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad5,2":     return "iPad Mini 4 (Cellular)"
        case "iPad5,3":     return "iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad5,4":     return "iPad Air 2 (Cellular)"
        case "iPad6,3":     return "iPad Pro 9.7' (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad6,4":     return "iPad Pro 9.7' (Cellular)"
        case "iPad6,7":     return "iPad Pro 12.9' (Wi-Fi)"
        case "iPad6,8":     return "iPad Pro 12.9' (Cellular)"
        case "AppleTV2,1":  return "Apple TV 2G"
        case "AppleTV3,1":  return "Apple TV 3"
        case "AppleTV3,2":  return "Apple TV 3 (2013)"
        case "AppleTV5,3":  return "Apple TV 4"
        case "Watch1,1":    return "Apple Watch Series 1 (38mm, S1)"
        case "Watch1,2":    return "Apple Watch Series 1 (42mm, S1)"
        case "Watch2,6":    return "Apple Watch Series 1 (38mm, S1P)"
        case "Watch2,7":    return "Apple Watch Series 1 (42mm, S1P)"
        case "Watch2,3":    return "Apple Watch Series 2 (38mm, S2)"
        case "Watch2,4":    return "Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm, S2)"
        case "i386":        return "Simulator"
        case "x86_64":      return "Simulator"

        default:
            return ""
        }
    }
}

@Tomasz 2012-12-03 08:15:15

I use this in my app. Up to date as of December 2012.

- (NSString *) platformString {
    // Gets a string with the device model
    size_t size;  
    sysctlbyname("hw.machine", NULL, &size, NULL, 0);  
    char *machine = malloc(size);  
    sysctlbyname("hw.machine", machine, &size, NULL, 0);  
    NSString *platform = [NSString stringWithCString:machine encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];  
    free(machine); 

    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,1"])    return @"iPhone 2G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,2"])    return @"iPhone 3G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone2,1"])    return @"iPhone 3GS";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,1"])    return @"iPhone 4";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,2"])    return @"iPhone 4";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,3"])    return @"iPhone 4 (CDMA)";    
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone4,1"])    return @"iPhone 4S";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,1"])    return @"iPhone 5";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,2"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM+CDMA)";

    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod1,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (1 Gen)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod2,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (2 Gen)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod3,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (3 Gen)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod4,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (4 Gen)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod5,1"])      return @"iPod Touch (5 Gen)";

    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad1,1"])      return @"iPad";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad1,2"])      return @"iPad 3G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,1"])      return @"iPad 2 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,2"])      return @"iPad 2";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,3"])      return @"iPad 2 (CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,4"])      return @"iPad 2";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,5"])      return @"iPad Mini (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,6"])      return @"iPad Mini";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,7"])      return @"iPad Mini (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,1"])      return @"iPad 3 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,2"])      return @"iPad 3 (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,3"])      return @"iPad 3";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,4"])      return @"iPad 4 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,5"])      return @"iPad 4";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,6"])      return @"iPad 4 (GSM+CDMA)";

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

    return platform;
}  

@Ans 2013-05-30 07:28:32

it throwing a warning saying "Implicit declaration of function 'sysctlbyname' is invalid in C99" at line sysctlbyname("hw.machine", NULL, &size, NULL, 0);

@Brabbeldas 2015-03-12 06:18:52

To resolve the 'Implicit declaration of function.. ' warning you need to add t he following: #import <sys/sysctl.h>

@uplearnedu.com 2014-12-24 00:39:37

Updated platform strings for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3:

- (NSString *)platformString
{
    NSString *platform = [self platform];

    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,1"])    return @"iPhone 1G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,2"])    return @"iPhone 3G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone2,1"])    return @"iPhone 3GS";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,1"])    return @"iPhone 4";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,3"])    return @"Verizon iPhone 4";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone4,1"])    return @"iPhone 4S";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,1"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,2"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,3"])    return @"iPhone 5c (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,4"])    return @"iPhone 5c (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,1"])    return @"iPhone 5s (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,2"])    return @"iPhone 5s (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,1"])    return @"iPhone 6 Plus";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,2"])    return @"iPhone 6";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod1,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 1G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod2,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 2G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod3,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 3G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod4,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 4G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod5,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 5G";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad1,1"])      return @"iPad";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,1"])      return @"iPad 2 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,2"])      return @"iPad 2 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,3"])      return @"iPad 2 (CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,4"])      return @"iPad 2 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,5"])      return @"iPad Mini (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,6"])      return @"iPad Mini (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,7"])      return @"iPad Mini (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,1"])      return @"iPad 3 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,2"])      return @"iPad 3 (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,3"])      return @"iPad 3 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,4"])      return @"iPad 4 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,5"])      return @"iPad 4 (GSM)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,6"])      return @"iPad 4 (GSM+CDMA)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,1"])      return @"iPad Air (WiFi)";

    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,2"])      return @"iPad Air (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,4"])      return @"iPad mini 2G (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,5"])      return @"iPad mini 2G (Cellular)";

    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,7"])      return @"iPad mini 3 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,8"])      return @"iPad mini 3 (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,9"])      return @"iPad mini 3 (China Model)";

    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,3"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (WiFi)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,4"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (Cellular)";
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad6,8"])      return @"iPad Pro";

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

    return platform;
}

@Sebyddd 2015-09-06 22:07:31

There's a pretty mature library (by me) for that called SDVersion. You can check for running device's model, screen size and many other parameters. It also supports OSX.

Example:

      // Check for device model
      if ([SDVersion deviceVersion] == iPhone6)
           NSLog(@"You got the iPhone 6. Sweet 🍭!");
      else if ([SDVersion deviceVersion] == iPhone6Plus)
           NSLog(@"iPhone 6 Plus? Bigger is better!");
      else if ([SDVersion deviceVersion] == iPadAir2)
           NSLog(@"You own an iPad Air 2 🌀!");

      // Check for device screen size
      if ([SDVersion deviceSize] == Screen4inch)
           NSLog(@"Your screen is 4 inches");

@Danoli3 2015-10-17 05:08:20

Thank you so much! This is perfect (And updated!)

@user3622576 2015-11-05 06:33:09

how to use in swift ?

@user4657588 2015-06-05 11:34:13

I know an answer has been ticked already, but for future reference, you could always use the device screen size to figure out which device it is like so:

if ([[UIDevice currentDevice] userInterfaceIdiom] == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPhone) {

    CGSize result = [[UIScreen mainScreen] bounds].size;

    if (result.height == 480) {
        // 3.5 inch display - iPhone 4S and below
        NSLog(@"Device is an iPhone 4S or below");
    }

    else if (result.height == 568) {
        // 4 inch display - iPhone 5
        NSLog(@"Device is an iPhone 5/S/C");
    }

    else if (result.height == 667) {
        // 4.7 inch display - iPhone 6
        NSLog(@"Device is an iPhone 6");
    }

    else if (result.height == 736) {
        // 5.5 inch display - iPhone 6 Plus
        NSLog(@"Device is an iPhone 6 Plus");
    }
} 

else if ([[UIDevice currentDevice] userInterfaceIdiom] == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPad) {
       // iPad 9.7 or 7.9 inch display.
       NSLog(@"Device is an iPad.");
}

@Ricardo 2015-08-05 19:09:26

It is works even with autolayout?

@user4657588 2015-08-06 07:21:53

@Ricardo Yes of course!

@soorej babu 2016-07-23 09:04:23

more easy and working code than others given here

@Salim 2015-04-25 12:13:17

#import <sys/utsname.h> 

NSString *iPhone = [self iPhoneVersion]; 

-(NSString*)iPhoneVersion
{
   NSString *platform;
   struct utsname systemInfo;
   uname(&systemInfo);
   platform = [NSString stringWithCString:systemInfo.machine encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,1"])    return @"iPhone 1G";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,2"])    return @"iPhone 3G";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone2,1"])    return @"iPhone 3GS";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,1"])    return @"iPhone 4";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,3"])    return @"VerizoniPhone 4";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone4,1"])    return @"iPhone 4S";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,1"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,2"])    return @"iPhone 5 (GSM+CDMA)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,3"])    return @"iPhone 5c (GSM)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,4"])    return @"iPhone 5c (GSM+CDMA)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,1"])    return @"iPhone 5s (GSM)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone6,2"])    return @"iPhone 5s (GSM+CDMA)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,2"])    return @"iPhone 6";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone7,1"])    return @"iPhone 6 Plus";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod1,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 1G";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod2,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 2G";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod3,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 3G";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod4,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 4G";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod5,1"])      return @"iPod Touch 5G";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad1,1"])      return @"iPad";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,1"])      return @"iPad 2 (WiFi)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,2"])      return @"iPad 2 (GSM)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,3"])      return @"iPad 2 (CDMA)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,4"])      return @"iPad 2 (WiFi)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,5"])      return @"iPad Mini (WiFi)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,6"])      return @"iPad Mini (GSM)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,7"])      return @"iPad Mini (GSM+CDMA)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,1"])      return @"iPad 3 (WiFi)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,2"])      return @"iPad 3 (GSM+CDMA)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,3"])      return @"iPad 3 (GSM)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,4"])      return @"iPad 4 (WiFi)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,5"])      return @"iPad 4 (GSM)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad3,6"])      return @"iPad 4 (GSM+CDMA)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,1"])      return @"iPad Air (WiFi)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,2"])      return @"iPad Air (Cellular)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,3"])      return @"iPad Air";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,4"])      return @"iPad Mini 2G (WiFi)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,5"])      return @"iPad Mini 2G (Cellular)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,6"])      return @"iPad Mini 2G";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,7"])      return @"iPad Mini 3 (WiFi)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,8"])      return @"iPad Mini 3 (Cellular)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad4,9"])      return @"iPad Mini 3 (China)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,3"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (WiFi)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad5,4"])      return @"iPad Air 2 (Cellular)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV2,1"])   return @"Apple TV 2G";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV3,1"])   return @"Apple TV 3";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"AppleTV3,2"])   return @"Apple TV 3 (2013)";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"i386"])         return @"Simulator";
   if ([platform isEqualToString:@"x86_64"])       return @"Simulator";
   return platform;
}

@Inder Kumar Rathore 2015-04-13 06:26:23

The possible vales of

[[UIDevice currentDevice] model];

are iPod touch, iPhone, iPhone Simulator, iPad, iPad Simulator

If you want to know which hardware iOS is ruining on like iPhone3, iPhone4, iPhone5 etc below is the code for that


NOTE: The below 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;
}

@Maxim Pavlov 2015-01-18 20:00:43

You can check GBDeviceInfo on GitHub, also available via CocoaPods. It provides simple API for detecting various properties with support of all latest devices:

  • Device family

[GBDeviceInfo deviceDetails].family == GBDeviceFamilyiPhone;

  • Device model

[GBDeviceInfo deviceDetails].model == GBDeviceModeliPhone6.

For more see Readme.

@GJDK 2014-11-14 06:17:04

NSString *deviceType = [[UIDevice currentDevice] systemName];

I can assure that the above suggested one will work in iOS 7 and above. I believe it will work in iOS 6 too. But am not sure about that.

@Adam Rosenfield 2009-01-15 19:54:04

You can use the UIDevice class like this:

NSString *deviceType = [UIDevice currentDevice].model;

if([deviceType isEqualToString:@"iPhone"])
    // it's an iPhone

@Adam Rosenfield 2010-09-15 15:17:43

@jeeva: The code in that link is a compile-time check for Universal apps (apps which are compiled separately for iPhone and iPad). This code is a runtime check. Also keep in mind that this question and answer were written long before the iPad ever existed.

@jeeva 2010-09-16 04:26:38

@Adam i agree with you.. you have have written a answer very long back that is nice work .... i told instead of using model you can use UIUserInterfaceIdiomPad which is given for that purpose only...

@Anil Sivadas 2010-10-29 11:35:12

@jeeva, i dont think that is supported in 3.0 OS

@snibbe 2011-06-18 22:08:01

may I suggest unmarking this as the best answer and flagging the one that follows, with the full UIDeviceHardware class code, as the best, please?

@mklement0 2012-07-08 19:34:29

@AnilSivadas: UI_USER_INTERFACE_IDIOM() is safe to use in apps that still support iOS < 3.2: it is a macro in UIDevice.h specifically written to default to UIUserInterfaceIdiomPhone on such older iOS versions.

@EricWasTaken 2015-09-25 01:48:35

Works great. I would only change to [deviceType containsString:@"iPhone"] so that it works in Simulator as well.

@Jayprakash Dubey 2014-03-10 13:58:48

Below mentioned code snippet should help :

 if ([[UIDevice currentDevice] userInterfaceIdiom] == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPhone) {
   // iPhone device
 }
 else if ([[UIDevice currentDevice] userInterfaceIdiom] == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPad) {
   // iPad device
 }
 else {
  // Other device i.e. iPod
 }

@Ortwin Gentz 2013-10-11 19:54:49

I'd like to add that to retrieve the front and enclosure color of the device there's a private API:

UIDevice *device = [UIDevice currentDevice];
SEL selector = NSSelectorFromString([device.systemVersion hasPrefix:@"7"] ? @"_deviceInfoForKey:" :  @"deviceInfoForKey:");
if ([device respondsToSelector:selector]) {
    NSLog(@"DeviceColor: %@ DeviceEnclosureColor: %@", [device performSelector:selector withObject:@"DeviceColor"], [device performSelector:selector withObject:@"DeviceEnclosureColor"]);
}

I've blogged about this and provide a sample app:

http://www.futuretap.com/blog/device-colors/

@Dan Loughney 2013-09-18 12:03:58

I took it a bit further and converted the big "isEqualToString" block into a classification of bit masks for the device type, the generation, and that other qualifier after the comma (I'm calling it the sub generation). It is wrapped in a class with a singleton call SGPlatform which avoids a lot of repetitive string operations. Code is available https://github.com/danloughney/spookyGroup

The class lets you do things like this:

if ([SGPlatform iPad] && [SGPlatform generation] > 3) {
    // set for high performance
}

and

switch ([SGPlatform deviceMask]) {
case DEVICE_IPHONE:
    break;
case DEVICE_IPAD:
    break;
case DEVICE_IPAD_MINI:
    break;
}

The classification of the devices is in the platformBits method. That method should be very familiar to the readers of this thread. I have classified the devices by their type and generation because I'm mostly interested in the overall performance, but the source can be tweaked to provide any classification that you are interested in, retina screen, networking capabilities, etc..

@Bhavesh Nayi 2013-05-22 06:59:46

NSString *deviceType = [UIDevice currentDevice].model;

@QED 2013-04-22 10:28:25

I like Erica Sadun's stuff. She includes AppleTV devices and others you might not think of.

https://github.com/erica/uidevice-extension/blob/master/UIDevice-Hardware.h

@Gurpreet Singh 2012-06-19 10:08:01

if([UIDevice currentDevice].userInterfaceIdiom==UIUserInterfaceIdiomPad) {
    //Device is ipad 
}else{
    //Device is iphone
}

@stephenmuss 2012-07-05 06:42:30

What about iPods?

@Gurpreet Singh 2012-07-05 06:53:54

iphone and ipod touch is one of the same thing ...

@stephenmuss 2012-07-05 07:05:09

If you look at the question Rob mentions "I want to distinguish between iPhone and iPod Touch if possible". Your solution does not address this.

@David DelMonte 2013-01-12 17:57:15

Adding to Arash's code, I don't care for my app what model I'm using, I just want to know what kind of device, so, I can test as follows:

    if (UI_USER_INTERFACE_IDIOM() == UIUserInterfaceIdiomPad)
        {
            NSLog(@"I'm definitely an iPad");
    } else {
    NSString *deviceType = [UIDevice currentDevice].model;
                if([deviceType rangeOfString:@"iPhone"].location!=NSNotFound)
                {
                    NSLog(@"I must be an iPhone");

                } else {
                    NSLog(@"I think I'm an iPod");

                }
}

@Arash Zeinoddini 2012-12-21 10:57:05

- (BOOL)deviceiPhoneOriPod
  {
    NSString *deviceType = [UIDevice currentDevice].model;
    if([deviceType rangeOfString:@"iPhone"].location!=NSNotFound)
      return YES;
    else
      return NO;
  }

@benvolioT 2012-01-13 03:57:23

Based on the very good answers above, here is what I came up with. This is very similar to @Rodrigo's answer, but addresses @Oliver's concern from the comment on that answer. This also provides the option of including the model string in the output string.

+ (NSString *) deviceModel {
    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;
}

+ (NSString *) deviceName {
    NSString *deviceModel = [DeviceGateway deviceModel];                    

    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"i386"])      return @"Simulator";  //iPhone Simulator
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone1,1"]) return @"iPhone1G";   //iPhone 1G
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone1,2"]) return @"iPhone3G";   //iPhone 3G
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone2,1"]) return @"iPhone3GS";  //iPhone 3GS
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone3,1"]) return @"iPhone4";    //iPhone 4 - AT&T
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone3,2"]) return @"iPhone4";    //iPhone 4 - Other carrier
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone3,3"]) return @"iPhone4";    //iPhone 4 - Other carrier
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone4,1"]) return @"iPhone4S";   //iPhone 4S
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPod1,1"])   return @"iPod1stGen"; //iPod Touch 1G
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPod2,1"])   return @"iPod2ndGen"; //iPod Touch 2G
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPod3,1"])   return @"iPod3rdGen"; //iPod Touch 3G
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPod4,1"])   return @"iPod4thGen"; //iPod Touch 4G
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPad1,1"])   return @"iPadWiFi";   //iPad Wifi
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPad1,2"])   return @"iPad3G";     //iPad 3G
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPad2,1"])   return @"iPad2";      //iPad 2 (WiFi)
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPad2,2"])   return @"iPad2";      //iPad 2 (GSM)
    if ([deviceModel isEqual:@"iPad2,3"])   return @"iPad2";      //iPad 2 (CDMA)

    NSString *aux = [[deviceModel componentsSeparatedByString:@","] objectAtIndex:0];

    //If a newer version exists
    if ([aux rangeOfString:@"iPhone"].location != NSNotFound) {
        int version = [[aux stringByReplacingOccurrencesOfString:@"iPhone" withString:@""] intValue];
        if (version == 3) return @"iPhone4";
        if (version == 4) return @"iPhone4s";
        return @"Newer iPhone";
    }
    if ([aux rangeOfString:@"iPod"].location != NSNotFound) {
        int version = [[aux stringByReplacingOccurrencesOfString:@"iPod" withString:@""] intValue];
        if (version == 4) return @"iPod4thGen";
        return @"Newer iPod";
    }
    if ([aux rangeOfString:@"iPad"].location != NSNotFound) {
        int version = [[aux stringByReplacingOccurrencesOfString:@"iPad" withString:@""] intValue];
        if (version == 1) return @"iPad3G";
        if (version == 2) return @"iPad2";
        return @"Newer iPad";
    }

    //If none was found, send the original string
    return deviceModel;
}

+ (NSString *) deviceNameWithDeviceModel:(BOOL)shouldIncludeDeviceModel {
    if (shouldIncludeDeviceModel) {
        return [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@ (%@)", [DeviceGateway deviceName], [DeviceGateway deviceModel]];
    }

    return [DeviceGateway deviceName];
}

@fvisticot 2012-01-18 15:57:33

Can we use it for an AppStore application ? is this code using private API (sysctlbyname) ? Tx for your help

@benvolioT 2012-01-22 06:04:47

No use of private APIs here. This has passed automated validation in XCode.

@Nizzy 2012-12-11 05:12:33

Where do you get DeviceGateway from?

@benvolioT 2012-12-12 16:52:33

DeviceGateway is the name of the class whose static methods are shown. So the line you are asking about it just invoking the other static method in the quoted code. Feel free to name the class whatever you'd like.

@Dutchie432 2009-10-13 18:01:40

Please feel free to use this class (gist @ github)

CODE REMOVED AND RELOCATED TO

https://gist.github.com/1323251

UPDATE (01/14/11)

Obviously, this code is a bit out of date by now, but it can certainly be updated using the code on this thread provided by Brian Robbins which includes similar code with updated models. Thanks for the support on this thread.

@Scott 2010-03-08 21:59:58

Does this work with iPad as well? I know there would need to be another if statement, but the question is, does the iPad store it's information the same way? (IE: if ([platformisEqualToString:@"ipad1,1"]) return @"iPad 1G"; ) Thanks for this!

@Dutchie432 2010-03-11 14:11:21

I honestly couldn't tell you. I have not done any iPad development.

@Dave DeLong 2011-01-12 17:52:39

-1 This is totally unreliable. As soon as a new device comes out, this code breaks. Also, parsing the output of sysctl is a stupid idea, especially for something as simple as getting the device model.

@winsmith 2011-01-14 08:59:41

@Dave: The code does not break, it simply returns a slightly less pretty string. Do you have a better method for getting the device model? And by model, I mean more than just "iPhone" or "iPod", but the specific version.

@Ben G 2011-03-02 22:48:49

one thing i don't get is why you're not defining those as class methods, since you're not maintaining any state. Simply replace - (NSString *) by + (NSString *) and you'll save yourself an alloc / release when using it.

@Di Wu 2011-03-20 08:19:38

Just added one missing line to Brian Robbins's answer, for the Verizon iPhone 4. Its hardware code should be iPhone3,2.

@Dutchie432 2011-03-20 17:44:23

Updated post. Thanks.

@tt.Kilew 2011-04-12 11:37:07

It think that there's a need to cache those values to not call twenty or more if-then-else every time.

@Dutchie432 2011-04-12 14:07:39

Every time? You should be able to call this class/method once and obtain the correct value for use throughout the app. Not sure what your objection is, exactly.

@DougW 2011-04-19 22:35:46

@diwup - I'm not seeing any iPhone3.2 in our access logs. I am, however, seeing a large number of iPhone3.3 devices. About 4% of our accesses come from that. Guessing that's the Verizon phone

@Chris Markle 2011-04-22 20:05:10

I made an update to add iPhone 3,3 which is the model id in my Verizon iPhone 4. And I can find no reference to iPhone 3,2 anywhere except in pre-Verizon web postings; not sure that device exists...

@OscarTheGrouch 2011-05-10 04:28:11

when I run this... UIDeviceHardware *h=[[UIDeviceHardware alloc] init]; [self setDeviceModel:[h platformString]]; [h release]; i receive a warning "Method 'setDevice:' not found" I added this to my header file #import "UIDeviceHardware.h" #include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/sysctl.h>

@Oliver 2011-05-15 02:45:41

@Dutchie432 : I've edited your answer : made the class as a UIDevice category for easiest use, added an enum return type, updated the deprecated call, put the base platform call as private for internal use only. Of course, I've tested that new code to ensure it's still fully functionnal.

@Dutchie432 2011-05-15 16:52:02

Wow - way to totally re-write my code. That isn't the purpose of editing, so I rolled it back. Edits should never change the content of a post, just its readability. Read More: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/80513/…

@Dutchie432 2011-07-18 09:26:58

Thanks Jay. This code has already been updated several times since it was first posted. First post was Oct 2009, and you can see its been updated as far as Verizon iPhone 4

@Goles 2011-09-19 13:01:22

This line : NSString *platform = [NSString stringWithCString:machine]; , should be NSString *platform = [NSString stringWithUTF8String:machine]; since stringWithCString is deprecated.

@Oliver 2011-10-08 13:03:31

@chpwn : Some news about the iPhone 4S ?

@DougW 2011-10-16 15:24:34

@Oliver - Added. It's "iPhone4,1"

@Stunner 2011-10-22 04:14:43

@Mr.Gando - Tested it out. It works, edited the post to reflect your suggestion.

@Stunner 2011-10-22 04:51:40

What about the next generation iPod? Isn't there a new model out?

@Goles 2011-10-22 08:00:12

My suggestion is to add this pretty simple piece of code as a gist in github, or as a very small open source project. Since Stack Overflow is not suited for this kind of development ;)

@Dutchie432 2011-10-31 20:56:33

@Mr.Gando: Done. Good idea.

@Stunner 2012-03-26 07:52:17

Just checked the gist and I don't think the new iPad (iPad 3) has been included as yet. Anyone know the codes for it?

@Dutchie432 2012-03-26 13:07:21

This gist is not being actively edited. You will need to update is as you see fit. I have to assume the iPad3 would be iPad3,1 for the first revision.

@Dutchie432 2012-04-03 13:03:32

See Updated Branch of the Gist. It covers iPad 3: gist.github.com/2238516

@Besi 2013-03-06 07:34:15

I find theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Models quite good as a source of new hardware identifiers

@Caleb 2015-07-06 18:07:00

It's nice that the latest code is available in gist, but the original code should not have been removed. Users shouldn't have to go to an external site to find the complete answer. You should leave the code here, but link to gist with advice that an updated version may be available there.

@Rodrigo 2011-12-12 17:57:52

How about this code, if new version was released, you will identifier with the last know device

- (NSString *)getModel {
    size_t size;
    sysctlbyname("hw.machine", NULL, &size, NULL, 0);
    char *model = malloc(size);
    sysctlbyname("hw.machine", model, &size, NULL, 0);
    NSString *sDeviceModel = [NSString stringWithCString:model encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
    free(model);                              
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"i386"])      return @"Simulator";  //iPhone Simulator
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone1,1"]) return @"iPhone1G";   //iPhone 1G
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone1,2"]) return @"iPhone3G";   //iPhone 3G
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone2,1"]) return @"iPhone3GS";  //iPhone 3GS
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone3,1"]) return @"iPhone3GS";  //iPhone 4 - AT&T
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone3,2"]) return @"iPhone3GS";  //iPhone 4 - Other carrier
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone3,3"]) return @"iPhone4";    //iPhone 4 - Other carrier
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPhone4,1"]) return @"iPhone4S";   //iPhone 4S
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPod1,1"])   return @"iPod1stGen"; //iPod Touch 1G
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPod2,1"])   return @"iPod2ndGen"; //iPod Touch 2G
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPod3,1"])   return @"iPod3rdGen"; //iPod Touch 3G
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPod4,1"])   return @"iPod4thGen"; //iPod Touch 4G
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPad1,1"])   return @"iPadWiFi";   //iPad Wifi
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPad1,2"])   return @"iPad3G";     //iPad 3G
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPad2,1"])   return @"iPad2";      //iPad 2 (WiFi)
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPad2,2"])   return @"iPad2";      //iPad 2 (GSM)
    if ([sDeviceModel isEqual:@"iPad2,3"])   return @"iPad2";      //iPad 2 (CDMA)

    NSString *aux = [[sDeviceModel componentsSeparatedByString:@","] objectAtIndex:0];

//If a newer version exist
    if ([aux rangeOfString:@"iPhone"].location!=NSNotFound) {
        int version = [[aux stringByReplacingOccurrencesOfString:@"iPhone" withString:@""] intValue];
        if (version == 3) return @"iPhone4"
        if (version >= 4) return @"iPhone4s";

    }
    if ([aux rangeOfString:@"iPod"].location!=NSNotFound) {
        int version = [[aux stringByReplacingOccurrencesOfString:@"iPod" withString:@""] intValue];
        if (version >=4) return @"iPod4thGen";
    }
    if ([aux rangeOfString:@"iPad"].location!=NSNotFound) {
        int version = [[aux stringByReplacingOccurrencesOfString:@"iPad" withString:@""] intValue];
        if (version ==1) return @"iPad3G";
        if (version >=2) return @"iPad2";
    }
    //If none was found, send the original string
    return sDeviceModel;
}

@Oliver 2011-12-13 01:13:59

I don't like what you do. It returns bad references for unknown devices. Good idea, but bad implementation.

@Rodrigo 2011-12-13 16:00:17

@Oliver What do you suggest? You have to imagine if a new device was released, you can't change the code, and for me it cause a bug.

@joe 2012-10-19 12:02:50

How to identify iPhone 5/iPod 5? is @"iPhone5,1" @"iPod5,1" the correct way to use?

@Jason Fuerstenberg 2011-11-06 00:35:31

Just adding the iPhone 4S device code to this thread...

The iPhone 4S will return the string @"iPhone4,1".

@Besi 2012-01-04 09:11:37

I've added this to the most "upped" post

@Di Wu 2011-03-20 08:16:10

Dutchie432 and Brian Robbins have provided great solutions. But there's still one model missing, the Verizon iPhone 4. Here's the missing line.

if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,2"])    return @"iPhone 4"; //Verizon

@makdad 2011-05-26 23:38:39

Interestingly, it seems like there is now an iPhone3,3?

@Di Wu 2011-06-01 06:53:11

@makdad Yes. Actually some Verizon iPhone 4 turned out to be 3,3.

@stoutyhk 2011-10-12 06:44:31

Anyone know the identifier for the iPhone 4S yet?

@UIBuilder 2010-10-18 10:39:47

More usable

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

@interface UIDevice(Hardware)

- (NSString *) platform;

- (BOOL)hasRetinaDisplay;

- (BOOL)hasMultitasking;

- (BOOL)hasCamera;

@end

@implementation UIDevice(Hardware)

- (NSString *) platform{
    int mib[2];
size_t len;
char *machine;

mib[0] = CTL_HW;
mib[1] = HW_MACHINE;
sysctl(mib, 2, NULL, &len, NULL, 0);
machine = malloc(len);
sysctl(mib, 2, machine, &len, NULL, 0);

    NSString *platform = [NSString stringWithCString:machine encoding:NSASCIIStringEncoding];
    free(machine);
return platform;
}

- (BOOL)hasRetinaDisplay {
    NSString *platform = [self platform];
    BOOL ret = YES;
    if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,1"]) {
        ret = NO;
    }
    else
        if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,2"])    ret = NO;
    else 
        if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone2,1"])    ret = NO;
    else 
        if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod1,1"])      ret = NO;
    else
        if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod2,1"])      ret = NO;
    else
        if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod3,1"])      ret = NO;
    return ret;
}

- (BOOL)hasMultitasking {
    if ([self respondsToSelector:@selector(isMultitaskingSupported)]) {
        return [self isMultitaskingSupported];
    }
    return NO;
}

- (BOOL)hasCamera {
   BOOL ret = NO;
   // check camera availability
   return ret;
}

@end

you can reading properties with

NSLog(@"platform %@, retita %@, multitasking %@", [[UIDevice currentDevice] platform], [[UIDevice currentDevice] hasRetinaDisplay] ? @"YES" : @"NO" , [[UIDevice currentDevice] hasMultitasking] ? @"YES" : @"NO");

@Todd Lehman 2012-06-01 06:45:32

Instead of a complicated if/else tree, you can simply check whether [[UIScreen mainScreen] scale] is 2 or not (for iOS 5+).

@Jonny 2013-03-13 10:20:25

Does not include a needed "hasVibration" feature.

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