1. Infiniti7's Avatar
    for those who have had their 5s replaced for whatever reason i was just wondering if you could list the first couple letters of the first 5s serial numbers you had vs the replacements serial numbers

    my new replacement starts with DNP what are yours? just want to see if the replacements have the same letters to start
    jsntrenkler likes this.
    11-15-2013 11:48 AM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    AT&T 32gb Space Gray iPhone 5S
    Original: C3
    Replacement: F1
    Last edited by Fausty82; 11-15-2013 at 02:48 PM.
    11-15-2013 12:03 PM
  3. DarkBlade_95's Avatar
    Well, I don't think that Apple has patterns like those to differentiate between off the shelf and replacement phones. I had my iPhone 5 replaced three times (don't ask) and none of them had any repeating 'code' of any sort.


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    11-15-2013 12:20 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    This used to be a way to find out if your replacement was a refurb vs. new (like before the 4S)...but that is no longer the case.
    EmceeGeek and taz323 like this.
    11-15-2013 12:58 PM
  5. MacintoshDan's Avatar
    The model numbers should be different. When I got a replacement 5 the model number began with an N instead of M.


    2012 21" iMac
    2012 11" MacBook Air
    16 GB Space Gray AT&T iPhone 5s
    16 GB Space Gray AT&T iPad Air
    11-15-2013 02:15 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The model numbers should be different. When I got a replacement 5 the model number began with an N instead of M.


    2012 21" iMac
    2012 11" MacBook Air
    16 GB Space Gray AT&T iPhone 5s
    16 GB Space Gray AT&T iPad Air
    There is no relevance between the serial # and the identity of a refurbished or new device. Your serial numbers were simply different, nothing more.
    11-15-2013 04:27 PM
  7. MacintoshDan's Avatar
    My iPhone 5's original part number was MD634LL/A. The replacement part number was NE486LL/A. The NE means either refurbished or replacement from the research I've done.


    2012 21" iMac
    2012 11" MacBook Air
    16 GB Space Gray AT&T iPhone 5s
    16 GB Space Gray AT&T iPad Air
    11-15-2013 08:21 PM
  8. John Yester's Avatar
    Doesn't mean anything....

    I have had multiple iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 and 5s. All were different. Nothing meant new or refurb.
    11-15-2013 08:58 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    My iPhone 5's original part number was MD634LL/A. The replacement part number was NE486LL/A. The NE means either refurbished or replacement from the research I've done.


    2012 21" iMac
    2012 11" MacBook Air
    16 GB Space Gray AT&T iPhone 5s
    16 GB Space Gray AT&T iPad Air
    Your research was misguided and the results you came to were inaccurate.
    11-17-2013 10:18 PM
  10. bxnextel86's Avatar
    Go here. http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    If the serial number say clean up from another serial number then it might Remanufacture.
    11-19-2013 02:41 AM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Go here. Klantenservice: Serienummers

    If the serial number say clean up from another serial number then it might Remanufacture.
    No, it doesn't. There are no "tells" when it comes to this. It's been proven that many brand new iPhone's on release day contain serial numbers that follow some of these websites "indicators", and that many refurbs show as new.
    11-19-2013 08:55 AM
  12. pkcable's Avatar
    this thread is old as dirt but for those of you who dont know what youre talking about SHUT TGE F*** UP!

    YOU OBVIOUSLY KNOW HOW TO USE THE INTERNET TO POST YOUR MINDLESS DRIBBLE

    SO USE IT TO EDUCATE YOURSELF SO YOU DONT CONTINUE EMBARRASSING YOURSELF WITH YOUR STUPIDITY
    New serial numbers vs replacement ones-60e26fcf_thread_necromancer.jpeg
    12-02-2016 01:21 PM

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