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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 serial number correlation

Just wondering if there was a correlation between iPhone batch serial number and quality issues.

I'll start. Mine is F2LXXXXXXXXX (Black 32GB) and was flawless out of the box when I bought it yesterday.

I also know Sharp and LG are making the screens. Is there any way to correlate the screen manufacturer in the serial? I think most of the panels have been similar so far in terms of tint and quality?

http://www.chipmunk.nl/cgi-fast/applemodel.cgi

Serial number: F2LXXXXXXXXX
Name: iPhone 5 (GSM model: AT&T and Canada)
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD636
Group1: iPhone
Group2:
Generation: 7
Machine Model: iPhone5,1
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 38 (September)
CPU speed: 1.3GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: F2 Please tell us where this machine is manufactured.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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I'll bite. I've had no problems with mine, and it has no cosmetic issues.

Serial number: DNXXXXXXXXX
Name: iPhone 5 (GSM model: AT&T and Canada)
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD636
Group1: iPhone
Group2:
Generation: 7
Machine Model: iPhone5,1
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 37 (September)
CPU speed: 1.3GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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Black 32GB Verizon. No scratches or dings on day one. Noticed small worn area on chamfered edge just below the volume button on day 4. No additional wear since then. No case.


Serial number: DNPXXXXXXXXX
Name: iPhone 5
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD658
Group1: iPhone
Group2:
Generation: 7
Machine Model: iPhone5,2
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 36 (September)
CPU speed: 1.3GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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16GB Black AT&T. Flawless out of the box.

Serial number: F2XXXXXXXXXX
Name: iPhone 5 (GSM model: AT&T and Canada)
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD634
Group1: iPhone
Group2:
Generation: 7
Machine Model: iPhone5,1
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 36 (September)
CPU speed: 1.3GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: F2
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 05:44 PM   #5
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^^^

Another "F2" factory ID. I can't seem to find any info on where this one is. Anton have an idea?
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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Serial number: DN**********
Name: iPhone 5 (GSM model: AT&T and Canada)
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD634
Group1: iPhone
Group2:
Generation: 7
Machine Model: iPhone5,1
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 38 (September)
CPU speed: 1.3GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 08:48 PM   #7
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I found the Serial No on my invoice, but where do I find all the other details?
http://www.chipmunk.nl/cgi-fast/applemodel.cgi

Enter your serial number and copy+paste the details.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 08:53 PM   #8
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One nick by headphone jack, some chipping by speaker grill, glass susceptible to scratches


Serial number: DNPXXXXXXX
Name: iPhone 5 (GSM model: AT&T and Canada)
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD636
Group1: iPhone
Group2:
Generation: 7
Machine Model: iPhone5,1
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 37 (September)
CPU speed: 1.3GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 08:57 PM   #9
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Flawless 16GB black, Sprint. Bought it today.

Serial number: DNXXXXXXXXXX
Name: iPhone 5 (CDMA: Sprint)
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD656
Group1: iPhone
Generation: 7
Machine Model: iPhone5,2
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 39 (September)
CPU speed: 1.3GHz
Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 08:58 PM   #10
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flawless out of the box, and still that way.

Serial number: DN**********
Name: iPhone 5 (GSM model: AT&T and Canada)
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD634
Group1: iPhone
Group2:
Generation: 7
Machine Model: iPhone5,1
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 34 (August)
CPU speed: 1.3GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 08:59 PM   #11
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My #DNP is flawless.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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My DNPxxxxxxxxx 32GB White AT&T iPhone is flawless. The F17xxxxxxxxx 32GB White AT&T iPhone 5 that it replaced was also flawless, except that I damaged the screen and Apple was nice enough to replace it.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:21 PM   #13
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So, looks like there are DNP serial numbers and F1 & F2 serial numbers. Those must be the two factories. Keep it comin guys. Curious to see more differences between the two.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:25 PM   #14
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I believe there is a 50 page iPhone 5 serial # thread already
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:34 PM   #15
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I believe there is a 50 page iPhone 5 serial # thread already
Really!

Heck that's no fun

My iPhone 5? I just don't care. The thrill is gone after having to exchange it due to questionable quality control which allowed Apple to ship a heavily scratched phone. Second one I got was better but still had other issues. I'll see what iPhone 6 brings. Already the blogosphere is speculating that Apple will curtail iPhone 5 production early since it's become public relations nightmare.

Proof positive that this is indeed a crappy phone.

Its good to see that Apple has the guts to face it instead of hiding as they are often wont to do. This fact in and of itself is telling & refreshing.
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Really!

Heck that's no fun

My iPhone 5? I just don't care. The thrill is gone after having to exchange it due to questionable quality control which allowed Apple to ship a heavily scratched phone. Second one I got was better but still had other issues. I'll see what iPhone 6 brings. Already the blogosphere is speculating that Apple will curtail iPhone 5 production early since it's become public relations nightmare.

Proof positive that this is indeed a crappy phone.

Its good to see that Apple has the guts to face it instead of hiding as they are often wont to do. This fact in and of itself is telling & refreshing.
Is this the same blogosphere that claimed Apple would curtail iPhone 4 production?

I'm really not following how this is proof positive of anything.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 09:55 PM   #17
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I believe there is a 50 page iPhone 5 serial # thread already
I checked and didn't see one. If you did, a link would certainly be appreciated...
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I checked and didn't see one. If you did, a link would certainly be appreciated...
There was a tread early on. It started before the iPhone shipped so while it was reporting week of manufacture and factory it was not tying this to any quality issues that I remember
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Already the blogosphere is speculating that Apple will curtail iPhone 5 production early since it's become public relations nightmare.

Proof positive that this is indeed a crappy phone.
All that proves is that the blogosphere doesn't know jack, and anyone who believes them knows even less.
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Old Oct 8, 2012, 07:08 PM   #20
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Came with a few (meaning more then 1) scratch around the rim and on the band... is a little sluggish and battery isn't as good as my first iphone 5

Model introduced: 2012
Serial number: DNPJXXXXXXXX
Production year: 2012
Production week: 40 (October)
Name: iPhone 5 (GSM model: AT&T and Canada)
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD644
Group1: iPhone
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Generation: 7
Machine Model: iPhone5,1
CPU speed: 1.3GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
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Old Oct 8, 2012, 07:31 PM   #21
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What do you mean by "sluggish?" Why don't you run a geekbench diagnosic and post the result to compare?
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Old Oct 8, 2012, 11:32 PM   #22
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What do you mean by "sluggish?" Why don't you run a geekbench diagnosic and post the result to compare?
realistically... because i didnt want to pay for the app... any suggestions on free benchmark tests?
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Old Oct 8, 2012, 11:36 PM   #23
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Based on the standard Chipmunk info:

Name: iPhone 5
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD299
Group1: iPhone
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Machine Model: iPhone5,1
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 35 (September)


No issues at all...Faultless screen, no scuffing...No problems.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 01:13 AM   #24
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realistically... because i didnt want to pay for the app... any suggestions on free benchmark tests?
You could run the sunspider web app test.... I have yet to see an iPhone 5 that has processor issues...
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 12:16 PM   #25
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Model introduced: 2012
Serial number: F17XXXXXXXXX
Production year: 2012
Production week: 40 (October)
Name: iPhone 5
ModelCode: iphone_5
Model Number: MD654
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Machine Model: iPhone5,2
CPU speed: 1.3GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Screen size: 4 inch
Screen resolution: 1136x640 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: F1 (China, Zhengzhou - Foxconn)
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