iPhone 14 Model Numbers: What’s The Difference in A2649, A2881, A2882, A2884, A2883

Apple unveiled the latest iPhone 14 on September 2022 and fans are eager to buy the latest model. According to Apple, iPhone 14 is the most affordable version as the price starts from just $799 and comes with amazing features as well. However, iPhone 14 has five different model numbers namely A2649, A2881, A2882, A2884, and A2883. This can get quite confusing as buyers on what model to buy and what is the difference.

Due to several geolocation restrictions and countries’ specific laws on Sim cards, camera shutters, and 5G bands, iPhone 14 comes with different model numbers usable for certain regions only. In this post, we shall discuss about the models in detail and will guide you with your purchase. These models are especially important to know if you are purchasing the iPhone in the international market, or buying it for overseas friends for gifting purposes.

iPhone 14 Model Number What’s The Difference in A2649, A2881, A2882, A2884, A2883

iPhone 14 Model Numbers: What’s The Difference in A2649, A2881, A2882, A2884, A2883

Surprisingly, the iPhone 14 comes with five different variants based on country of origin, a number of LTE bands, and dual SIM support. Also, all these models have separate variants in terms of storage capacity and colors to entertain all groups of consumers. Down below, I’m going to list all model number variations of the iPhone 14 so that you can pick the one that supports your region and make a good purchase.

iPhone 14 Overview

iPhone 14 is the base model in the iPhone 14 series and the most affordable of them all. It comes with a 6.1-inch super retina XDR display and support from an A15 Bionic Chip. The devices come with additional security features such as SOS via Stellite and an advanced camera system. When it comes to the outside look, iPhone 14 comes with a ceramic shield class with an aluminum build. The device is water and dust resistance and comes in five different color options.

To make the search easier you can use the built-in search function in your browser with Ctrl + F (Windows) or Command + F (Mac OS). For eg, if you want to search for a model suitable for japan, open [Ctrl + F] and type japan and check the model number and related details.

iPhone 14 Model A2649

This is the official model for the United States and parts of Puerto Rico. This is the only iPhone that comes with no physical SIM slots, rather comes with dual E-SIM support only. iPhone 14 Model number A2649 supports both sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G networks.

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Model Number:

iPhone 14 A2649

Color & Storage variants:

Blue – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Purple – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Midnight – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

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Starlight – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

(Product)Red – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Region & Carriers:

United States, Puerto Rico

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi: Yes

VoLTE Support: Yes

5G spectrum (sub‑6 GHz and mmWave)

SIM Card: Dual eSIM only.

Supported GSM Bands:

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53)
  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n14, n20, n25, n26, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n53, n66, n70, n71, n77, n78, n79)
  • 5G NR mmWave (Bands n258, n260, n261)

iPhone 14 Model A2881

This model is specially made for regions like Japan, Mexico, and Canada. It also supports dual SIM (eSIM and nano-SIM card) and dual eSIM as well. Please note that the Japanese version will come with a default shutter sound which is non-mutable in nature.

Model Number:

iPhone 14 A2881

Color & Storage variants:

Blue – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Purple – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Midnight – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Starlight – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

(Product)Red – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Region & Carriers:

Canada, Guam, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, USVI

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi: Yes

VoLTE Support: Yes

SIM Card: Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM) and Dual eSIM.

Supported GSM Bands:

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53)
  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n14, n20, n25, n26, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n53, n66, n70, n71, n77, n78, n79)

iPhone 14 Model A2882

This model intends to be the global version that can be used anywhere in the world and is available in the majority of countries. Please note that the Korean version will contain a non-mutable camera shutter sound.

Model Number:

iPhone 14 A2882

Color & Storage variants:

Blue – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Purple – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Midnight – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Starlight – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

(Product)Red – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Region & Carriers:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, BES Islands, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia and Tahiti, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion Islands, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barts, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Island, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Willis and Futuna, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi: Yes

VoLTE Support: Yes

SIM Card: Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM) and Dual eSIM.

Supported GSM Bands:

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 53)
  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n26, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n53, n66, n70, n77, n78, n79)

iPhone 14 Model A2884

This model is specially made for the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong & Maca. Please note that the Chinese version will not support FaceTime or Wifi Call facility. This version also has the support for dual nano-SIM card support instead of E-SIM support.

Model Number:

iPhone 14 A2884

Color & Storage variants:

Blue – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Purple – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Midnight – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Starlight – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

(Product)Red – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Region & Carriers:

China mainland, Hong Kong, Macau

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi: Yes

VoLTE Support: Yes

FaceTime Audio and Wi-Fi calling are disabled in the Chinese model

SIM Card: Supports two physical nano-SIM cards.

Supported GSM Bands:

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n26, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n70, n77, n78, n79)

iPhone 14 Model A2883

iPhone 14 Model A2883 number is for Russia and nearby countries and contains some inbuilt Russian apps during the initial setup. Kindly note that Apple has officially pulled out of its support from Russia, but Russians can still buy new iPhones via an import scheme from Moscow.

Model Number:

iPhone 14 A2883

Color & Storage variants:

Blue – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Purple – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Midnight – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Starlight – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

(Product)Red – (128GB / 256GB / 512GB)

Region & Carriers:

Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi: Yes

VoLTE Support: Yes

SIM Card: Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM) and Dual eSIM.

Supported GSM Bands

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • FDD‑LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
  • TD‑LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n77, n78, n79)

Conclusion

As you see above, there are multiple variants and model numbers for iPhone 14 depending on bands, region, and countries. In case you are planning to buy one from the international market for either yourself or for a gift purpose, make sure to check the suitability from the model’s numbers above. In case of any confusion, comment below, and I will be there to help you out.

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