Introducing our handy Database of iOS Devices — Identifiers, IPSW links, etc.

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Quick quiz: How many iOS devices have ever been released? Not counting colors here, but boards. (Answer: only 35.)

I know that because today we launched our Database of iOS Devices. This is a pretty simple table of each iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV Apple's released since 2007. It has introduction dates, model identifiers (i.e. "iPhone 6,2") and links to the latest firmware updates.

We're leveraging the API from Just a Penguin, which has done the dirty work of compiling the firmware versions (probably by a clever script).

But we're also able to add additional details to our database. What would you like to see?

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kaviar

Joined: Sep 24, 2013

Thanks!

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That's really awesome! Keep up the good work!

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stoneacheck

Joined: Mar 21, 2013

Nice!

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This is handy. It might be nice to have the marketing model numbers that Apple uses too, (like A1533 or ME308LL/A for a GSM 5S), which are printed on the back or available in settings, respectively.

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tboyko

Joined: Oct 30, 2012
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iOS device software library

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I created a ruby gem, Apple Models, for mapping identifiers to friendly names. We use it in our MDM product, Unwired DeviceLink. Feel free to use or contribute to it.

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johnbatch

Joined: Sep 24, 2013

Links don't work

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it looks like most of yours links end with ... and don't work.

ie

http://appldnld.apple.com/iOS7/031-0286.20130914.oNmiv/iPhone6,2_7.0.1_11A470a_R...

instead of

http://appldnld.apple.com/iOS7/031-0286.20130914.oNmiv/iPhone6,2_7.0.1_11A470a_Restore.ipsw

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tboyko

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Sorry about that. The links

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Sorry about that. The links have been fixed.

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Aaron Freimark

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Adding model numbers - help?

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I like @stoneacheck's idea of adding model numbers. But I can't figure it out myself. Take the 5s for example.

There are two identifiers: iPhone6,1 and iPhone6,2. The first is named "GSM" and the second "Global".

Apple's LTE page claims several different models: Model A1533 (GSM), Model A1533 (CDMA), Model A1453, Model A1457, and Model A1530.

How do we map models to identifiers?

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Aaron Freimark, Enterprise iOS founder & GroundControl CEO

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