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Old Apr 19, 2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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iPhone replacement has a strange model #

I got my iPhone 5 exchanged today at the Apple store and I was in the about settings and it had a strange model # NE491LL/A. I tarted doing a google search and nothing came up. Does anyone have any idea what this model number means?
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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This is the new tweaked A1428 that supports T-Mobile.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 08:12 PM   #3
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Man I just got a replacement I don't think I got the new tweaked version
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I got my iPhone 5 exchanged today at the Apple store and I was in the about settings and it had a strange model # NE491LL/A. I tarted doing a google search and nothing came up. Does anyone have any idea what this model number means?
Usually model starting with "N" means it is a refurbished model.

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Man I just got a replacement I don't think I got the new tweaked version
EDIT: you could be wrong, check the thread below...:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1569082

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Old Apr 19, 2013, 09:32 PM   #5
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This is the new tweaked A1428 that supports T-Mobile.
Thanks you are right, it's the new A1428 version. I get much better signal now even though I was already in a refarmed area!
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I got my iPhone 5 exchanged today at the Apple store and I was in the about settings and it had a strange model # NE491LL/A. I tarted doing a google search and nothing came up. Does anyone have any idea what this model number means?
Did your original (before the exchange) model # start with MD or ME?
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 10:57 PM   #7
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where did you get your iphone replace at? i want to get my iphone replace too, but i just don't know if my apple store has the new update version of A128 yet. i live in Tampa Florida
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I am starting to gather information on my thread to truly identify the AWS capable iPhone 5 A1428, feel free to input your two cents that anyone has....http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1572942
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Old Apr 20, 2013, 01:48 AM   #9
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Did your original (before the exchange) model # start with MD or ME?
I believe it was MD, not sure though. I got it back it november

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where did you get your iphone replace at? i want to get my iphone replace too, but i just don't know if my apple store has the new update version of A128 yet. i live in Tampa Florida
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When you go for the exchange make sure the last 4 digits of the serial are one of these


FH19
FH1C
FH1D
FH1F
FH1G
FH1H

Those are the ones that work on T-mobiles AWS network.
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I'm going to get my phone exchanged because I'm having issues with it. Is the tweaked A1428 going to work better if I'm on AT&T? For some reason that's what I've gathered from reading this thread.
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I'm going to get my phone exchanged because I'm having issues with it. Is the tweaked A1428 going to work better if I'm on AT&T? For some reason that's what I've gathered from reading this thread.
Has no affect on AT&T so I'm not sure where your reading....and what your reading....the buzz is all about tmobile and has nothing to do with AT&T.
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