Differences Between iPhone 7 Models (A1660, A1778, A1784, A1779, A1785, A1661, A1780, A1786)

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Apple has officially made the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones available to purchase. Both features a water-resistant body, a new force-touch home button, a cutting edge A10 Fusion chip, a longer battery life, doubled storage and the removal of the headphone jack.

Although the iPhone 7 doesn’t have significant changes, it is still an attractive phone because its size is more manageable. However, if you are really looking for a more high-end smartphone, the bigger iPhone 7 Plus should be your choice. It features a new design with dual-lens cameras, one wide-angle and one telephoto lens. Besides, you will need to choose among color options including Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Jet Black and (PRODUCT) RED special edition.

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That’s not the only choice you have to make. Just like in previous years, there are some different models released for different carriers and countries around the world. Therefore, before ordering online or hitting the stores, you should check them out carefully, or your phone might not function properly.

Differences Between iPhone 7 Models (A1660, A1661, A1778, A1784, A1779, A1785, A1780, A1786)
Differences Between iPhone 7 Models (A1660, A1661, A1778, A1784, A1779, A1785, A1780, A1786)

At the moment, we have the following model numbers: A1660, A1661, A1778, A1784, A1779, A1785, A1780, A1786. As Apple uses modem chips from the 2 different manufacturers, which are Intel and Qualcomm, some of the models can’t perform well on a specific carrier network. Notice that the difference between the Intel and Qualcomm modem is quite significant.

You can quickly check which one you get by looking at the box or the back of your iPhone. There are some notable changes as compared to model numbers released for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Unfortunately, none of them covers the new LTE band 66 (AWS-3) used by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

Now, let’s see the differences among those iPhone models.

iPhone 7

iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 7

The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 comes in 3 model numbers, A1660, A1778, A1779, and A1780.

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1. A1660: The iPhone 7 A1660 is considered the global phone as it is compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks. This model is available in the United States, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, and China. In the US, you can get the A1660 on Sprint and Verizon, when you buy the SIM-free version, or when you buy the locked AT&T phone at BestBuy.

Cellular bands:

  • FDD-LTE bands 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), 3 (1800 MHz), 4 (AWS), 5 (850 MHz), 7 (2600 MHz), 8 (900 MHz), 12 (700 a MHz), 13 (700c MHz), 17 (700b MHz), 18 (800 MHz), 19 (800 MHz), 20 (800 DD), 25 (1900 MHz), 26 (800 MHz), 27 (800 SMR), 28 (700 APT MHz), 29 (700 de MHz), 30 (2300 WCS)
  • TD-LTE bands 38 (TD 2600 MHz), 39 (TD 1900 MHz), 40 (TD 2300 MHz), 41 (TD 2500 MHz)
  • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

Part numbers of the model:

SIM-free / Unlocked

  • iPhone 7 128GB Jet Black MN8Q2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Jet Black MN8W2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Gold MN8J2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Gold MN8N2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Gold MN8U2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Rose Gold MN8K2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Rose Gold MN8P2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Rose Gold MN8V2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Silver MN8H2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Silver MN8M2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Silver MN8T2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Black MN8G2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Black MN8L2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Black MN8R2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRH2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRJ2LL/A

Verizon

  • iPhone 7 32GB Jet Black MQTV2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Jet Black MNAP2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Jet Black MNAX2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Gold MNAE2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Gold MNAL2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Gold MNAV2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Rose Gold MNAF2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Rose Gold MNAM2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Rose Gold MNAW2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Silver MNAD2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Silver MNAK2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Silver MNAU2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Black MNAC2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Black MNAJ2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Black MNAQ2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRT2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRU2LL/A

Sprint

  • iPhone 7 32GB Jet Black MQTW2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Jet Black MNC72LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Jet Black MNCD2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Gold MNC12LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Gold MNC52LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Gold MNCA2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Rose Gold MNC22LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Rose Gold MNC62LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Rose Gold MNCC2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Silver MNC02LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Silver MNC42LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Silver MNC92LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Black MNAY2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Black MNC32LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Black MNC82LL/A

AT&T

  • iPhone 7 128GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRN2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRP2LL/A

T-Mobile

  • iPhone 7 128GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRQ2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRR2LL/A

2. A1778: The iPhone A1778 has a very similar cellular connectivity as the A1660, except that there is no support for TD-SCDMA and CDMA EV-DO Rev. A bands. Therefore, the phone won’t work properly on CDMA networks like Sprint or Verizon although you still can make phone calls via Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE). In the US, you can purchase the version at T-Mobile and AT&T. This can also be found in many European and Asian countries like the UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Spain, Singapore, and Australia.

Cellular bands:

  • LTE bands 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), 3 (1800 MHz), 4 (AWS), 5 (850 MHz), 7 (2600 MHz), 8 (900 MHz), 12 (700 a MHz), 13 (700c MHz), 17 (700b MHz), 18 (800 MHz), 19 (800 MHz), 20 (800 DD), 25 (1900 MHz), 26 (800 MHz), 27 (800 SMR), 28 (700 APT MHz), 29 (700 de MHz), 30 (2300 WCS)
  • TD-LTE bands 38 (TD 2600 MHz), 39 (TD 1900 MHz), 40 (TD 2300 MHz), 41 (TD 2500 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

Part numbers of the model:

AT&T

  • iPhone 7 32GB Jet Black MQTT2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Jet Black MN9M2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Jet Black MN9T2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Silver MN9E2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Silver MN9J2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Silver MN9P2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Gold MN9F2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Gold MN9K2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Gold MN9Q2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Rose Gold MN9G2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Rose Gold MN9L2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Rose Gold MN9R2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Black MN9D2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Black MN9H2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Black MN9N2LL/A

T-Mobile

  • iPhone 7 32GB Jet Black MQTU2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Jet Black MNA52LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Jet Black MNAA2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Silver MN9V2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Silver MNA02LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Silver MNA72LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Gold MN9W2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Gold MNA32LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Gold MNA82LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Rose Gold MN9X2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Rose Gold MNA42LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Rose Gold MNA92LL/A
  • iPhone 7 32GB Black MN9U2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 128GB Black MN9Y2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB Black MNA62LL/A

Sprint

  • iPhone 7 128GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRV2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 256GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRW2LL/A

3. A1779: The iPhone 7 A1779 is released for the Japanese market. The most important difference is not cellular bands but the addition of FeliCa Type-F NFC contactless technology which will allow users to use Apple Pay in Japan. You can easily get the phone via carriers like AU, Docomo, and Softbank. Notably, the A1779 covers some more LTE bands like band 11 used by AU by KDDI, and Softbank, and band 21 used by Docomo.

Cellular bands of A1779:

  • FDD-LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
  • TD-LTE bands 38 (TD 2600 MHz), 39 (TD 1900 MHz), 40 (TD 2300 MHz), 41 (TD 2500 MHz)
  • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4. A1780: The iPhone 7 A1780 is the edition for China Mobile in China. It doesn’t support CDMA networks.

iPhone 7 Plus

The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus has 3 model numbers, A1661, A1784, A1785 and A1786.

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1. A1661: The iPhone 7 Plus A1661 is the most comprehensive model as it works on almost all GSM and CDMA carriers. The world phone is available at Sprint and Verizon in the US, as well as some other countries like Puerto Rico, Hong Kong and China. This is also the model you will receive when you buy the SIM-free unlocked version or when you buy the locked AT&T phone at BestBuy.

Cellular bands of this model:

  • FDD-LTE bands 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), 3 (1800 MHz), 4 (AWS), 5 (850 MHz), 7 (2600 MHz), 8 (900 MHz), 12 (700 a MHz), 13 (700c MHz), 17 (700b MHz), 18 (800 MHz), 19 (800 MHz), 20 (800 DD), 25 (1900 MHz), 26 (800 MHz), 27 (800 SMR), 28 (700 APT MHz), 29 (700 de MHz), 30 (2300 WCS)
  • TD-LTE bands 38 (TD 2600 MHz), 39 (TD 1900 MHz), 40 (TD 2300 MHz), 41 (TD 2500 MHz)
  • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

Part numbers of the model:

Verizon

  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Jet Black MQU52LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Jet Black MN5X2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Jet Black MN632LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Gold MNR32LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Gold MN5V2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Gold MN612LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Rose Gold MNR42LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Rose Gold MN5W2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Rose Gold MN622LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Silver MNR22LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Silver MN5U2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Silver MN602LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Black MNR12LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Black MN5T2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Black MN5Y2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB (PRODUCT) RED MPR02LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB (PRODUCT) RED MPR92LL/A

SIM-free / Unlocked

  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Jet Black MN4D2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Jet Black MN4L2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Gold MNQK2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Gold MN4A2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Gold MN4J2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Rose Gold MNQL2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Rose Gold MNQL2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Rose Gold MN4K2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Silver MNQJ2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Silver MN492LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Silver MN4F2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Black MNQH2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Black MN482LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Black MN4E2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB (PRODUCT) RED MPQV2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB (PRODUCT) RED MPR52LL/A

Sprint

  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Jet Black MQU62LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Jet Black MN682LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Jet Black MN6E2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Gold MNR72LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Gold MN662LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Gold MN6C2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Rose Gold MNR82LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Rose Gold MN672LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Rose Gold MN6D2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Silver MNR62LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Silver MN652LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Silver MN6A2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Black MNR52LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Black MN642LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Black MN692LL/A

AT&T

  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB (PRODUCT) RED MPQX2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB (PRODUCT) RED MPR72LL/A

T-Mobile

  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB (PRODUCT) RED MPQY2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB (PRODUCT) RED MPR82LL/A

2. A1784: The A1784 model is available at T-Mobile and AT&T in the US, as well as carriers in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Singapore, France, Denmark, Spain, and Australia. You can also buy it as a contract-free/unlocked version at Apple Store. The phone is not fully compatible with CDMA carriers including Sprint and Verizon, however, you still can use 3G or 4G LTE for voice and data services.

Cellular bands:

  • LTE bands 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), 3 (1800 MHz), 4 (AWS), 5 (850 MHz), 7 (2600 MHz), 8 (900 MHz), 12 (700 a MHz), 13 (700c MHz), 17 (700b MHz), 18 (800 MHz), 19 (800 MHz), 20 (800 DD), 25 (1900 MHz), 26 (800 MHz), 27 (800 SMR), 28 (700 APT MHz), 29 (700 de MHz), 30 (2300 WCS)
  • TD-LTE bands 38 (TD 2600 MHz), 39 (TD 1900 MHz), 40 (TD 2300 MHz), 41 (TD 2500 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

Part numbers of the model:

T-Mobile

  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Jet Black MQU42LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Jet Black MN5L2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Jet Black MN5R2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Gold MNQY2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Gold MN5J2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Gold  MN5P2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Rose Gold MNR02LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Rose Gold MN5K2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Rose Gold MN5Q2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Silver MNQX2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Silver MN5H2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Silver MN5N2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Black MNQW2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Black MN5G2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Black MN5M2LL/A

AT&T

  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Jet Black MQU32LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Jet Black MN572LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Jet Black MN5F2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Gold MNQU2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Gold MN552LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Gold MN5D2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Rose Gold MNQV2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Rose Gold MN562LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Rose Gold MN5E2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Silver MNQT2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Silver MN532LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Silver MN5C2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Black MNQR2LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Black MN522LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Black MN592LL/A

Sprint

  • iPhone 7 Plus 128GB (PRODUCT) RED MPR12LL/A
  • iPhone 7 Plus 256GB (PRODUCT) RED MPRA2LL/A

3. A1785: The iPhone 7 Plus A1785 is available in Japan and it will be the first iPhone supporting Apple Pay in this country. Apple added the FeliCa tap-to-pay support, so now you can pay at convenience stores, vending machines and other retail locations in Japan. The A1785 is fully compatible with Docomo, AU, and Softbank after the addition of the LTE bands 11 and 21.

Following are the cellular bands of A1785:

  • FDD-LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
  • TD-LTE bands 38 (TD 2600 MHz), 39 (TD 1900 MHz), 40 (TD 2300 MHz), 41 (TD 2500 MHz)
  • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4. A1786: The iPhone 7 Plus A1786 is the exclusive model for China Mobile which does not support CDMA networks.

Do you have any question regarding those iPhone 7 and 7 Plus model numbers? Leave a comment below and I will try to give you the answer.

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