1. John McClellan's Avatar
    I understand the old method of determining the mfg date from the serial number.
    My problem now is there are all letters or numbers and letters.

    Is there a chart I can use to determine the mfg date and month? I don't always have access to SNdeep.info/en
    07-25-2013 08:02 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    If you put your iPhones serial number in this link it will list the build info for it: http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html


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    07-25-2013 09:09 PM
  3. mumfoau's Avatar
    If you put your iPhones serial number in this link it will list the build info for it: http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html


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    Nice! Says the replacement I got from the Apple Store a week ago was manufactured Week 25 (June) of 2013!!! Guess they really do just give you a new device!


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    07-26-2013 07:49 AM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    Nice! Says the replacement I got from the Apple Store a week ago was manufactured Week 25 (June) of 2013!!! Guess they really do just give you a new device!


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    They give out refurbished iPhones. However, Apple refurbs are so good that you really can't tell them apart from the new ones. If you look at your serial number you should have an "RF" somewhere within it which is how Apple identifies it as a refurbished device.
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    07-26-2013 07:56 AM
  5. mumfoau's Avatar
    They give out refurbished iPhones. However, Apple refurbs are so good that you really can't tell them apart from the new ones. If you look at your serial number you should have an "RF" somewhere within it which is how Apple identifies it as a refurbished device.
    That's even better info because my serial doesn't have an RF anywhere in it. Lol


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    07-26-2013 07:57 AM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    That's even better info because my serial doesn't have an RF anywhere in it. Lol


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    My iPad 4 was a certified Apple refurb and had RF in its serial number. I read that Apple changes the serial number on their refurbs for identification purposes. It's possible that you did not get one of their refurbs.
    07-26-2013 08:14 AM
  7. mumfoau's Avatar
    My iPad 4 was a certified Apple refurb and had RF in its serial number. I read that Apple changes the serial number on their refurbs for identification purposes. It's possible that you did not get one of their refurbs.
    Refurb or not though I'm happy with their CS and that link provides some great info!


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    07-26-2013 08:19 AM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    They give out refurbished iPhones. However, Apple refurbs are so good that you really can't tell them apart from the new ones. If you look at your serial number you should have an "RF" somewhere within it which is how Apple identifies it as a refurbished device.
    I’ve had my iPhone 5 replaced twice - both times for spots on/in the camera lens... none of my serials had RF in them...
    07-26-2013 08:58 AM
  9. Eileen89's Avatar
    Ive had my iPhone 5 replaced twice - both times for spots on/in the camera lens... none of my serials had RF in them...
    Maybe the refurbs that Apple gives out as replacements are different than the Certified Refurbished Devices that they sell in their online store.


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    07-26-2013 10:03 AM
  10. Fausty82's Avatar
    Maybe the refurbs that Apple gives out as replacements are different than the Certified Refurbished Devices that they sell in their online store.

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2.
    The guy at the Genius Bar told me they were new devices, packaged alone (no charger/accessories) in unmarked white boxes to be used for warranty replacements. I had my doubts about it actually being "new", as opposed to being "remanufactured", but that’s what I was told.
    07-26-2013 10:26 AM
  11. mumfoau's Avatar
    The guy at the Genius Bar told me they were new devices, packaged alone (no charger/accessories) in unmarked white boxes to be used for warranty replacements. I had my doubts about it actually being "new", as opposed to being "remanufactured", but thats what I was told.
    Exact same thing I was told.


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    07-26-2013 02:16 PM
  12. Rockdog97's Avatar
    is it just me or am I thinking it's not really a good idea to post your serial number of your phone to a website like this? I mean, can they do anything with your serial number?

    #justbeingskeptical
    07-26-2013 04:24 PM
  13. mumfoau's Avatar
    is it just me or am I thinking it's not really a good idea to post your serial number of your phone to a website like this? I mean, can they do anything with your serial number?

    #justbeingskeptical
    Had that same thought too. Lol


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    07-26-2013 04:26 PM
  14. Eileen89's Avatar
    is it just me or am I thinking it's not really a good idea to post your serial number of your phone to a website like this? I mean, can they do anything with your serial number?

    #justbeingskeptical
    I've been using this site for a while now and never once has anything happened.


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    07-27-2013 08:10 AM
  15. mumfoau's Avatar
    I've been using this site for a while now and never once has anything happened.


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    Until that one day some new creep is lurking! Lol


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    07-27-2013 09:55 AM

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