Apple model lookup for inventory and MDM

DeviceIdentifier API is a powerful tool for inventory and management of Apple devices, be they iOS, macOS or tvOS. It enables users to rapidly identify and learn more about their devices, given a wide range of identifiers.

iPhone Backup Extractor's DeviceIdentifier integration, showing device data

The API is designed to be easy to integrate for developers of all levels, and is heavily used by iPhone Backup Extractor as an example integration.

Apple data includes:

GSMA / CDMA data includes:

It supports integration with Appleʼs GSX API for SSAP/ACMTs for lock status, extended IMEI data, and blacklisting.

Reincubate Lookup demonstrating validation and autocompletion with the DeviceIdentifier API

Device model and serial autocompletion, validation

Auto-completion data is available for most types of identifiers, allowing clients to autocomplete user input or discover a range of valid potential identifiers related to a device. For example, if an Apple "A" number is provided, the API can list potential Apple model numbers.

GDPR-compliant anonymisation functionality is built-in to every API call, providing access to safely anonymised versions of any given identifier.

Device firmware data feeds

API users are able to access a full set of firmware data, providing information on historical and latest firmware for any given iOS, tvOS or watchOS device.

DeviceIdentifier API's firmware feed
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Device fraud detection

DeviceIdentifier API has an enterprise module that can validate combinations of identifiers, for use where clients are at risk of being sent bogus or automatically generated identifiers.

API explorer

The API provides a subset of data without a token and can be used non-commercially, subject to a rate-limit per IP. If you have signed up for a token, you can enter it below to see fuller responses.

Metadata enrichment

These demonstrate enrichment and anonymisation of metadata. The fields are pre-filled with examples, but you can change these.

Metadata identification

This demonstrates identification of metadata. Try a few examples: iPhone5,3, A1784, C8QH6T96DPNG, or 013554006297015.

API response

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Open Source client libraries on GitHub (Python, C#)
Easily consumable RESTful JSON format
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