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Old Jun 26, 2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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iPhone 4 Serial Number Format/Meaning

Hi there. Could anyone tell me how the iphone 4 serial number format is? I mean is it letter letter number number letter, etc? What does each group of letters or numbers mean?
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 10:08 AM   #2
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Hi there. Could anyone tell me how the iphone 4 serial number format is? I mean is it letter letter number number letter, etc? What does each group of letters or numbers mean?
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 10:23 AM   #3
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Serial Number Broken Down: aabccdddeef
aa = Factory and Machine ID
b = Year
cc = Production Week
ddd = Unique Identifier
ee = Colour
f = size
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 10:27 AM   #4
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Hi there. Could anyone tell me how the iphone 4 serial number format is? I mean is it letter letter number number letter, etc? What does each group of letters or numbers mean?
The first five numbers are not unique. First two are the factory it was manufactured in, second one is last digit in the year and the last two are the week it was manufactured. For example, 87(factory)0(2010)26(26th week of 2010). The rest of the serial number is unique to each device.
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 10:43 AM   #5
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also if your iPhone is refurbished the first 2 numbers will always be 5K
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Excellent - thanks much.
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 03:26 AM   #7
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My set is 7R and my mate's set is 7Q.

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also if your iPhone is refurbished the first 2 numbers will always be 5K
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 03:41 AM   #8
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My set is 7R and my mate's set is 7Q.
It won't be double digits. A digit followed by an alphabet character. I have no idea what they mean though.
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 01:51 PM   #9
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also if your iPhone is refurbished the first 2 numbers will always be 5K
100% false.

I had 9 replacement 3G's (don't ask).... all were refurbs out of black boxes. 4 had "normal" serial numbers. 5 had 5k's.
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 09:57 AM   #10
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this site seems to explains your Apple serial# for you... just enter the number in the form... http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 02:26 PM   #11
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100% false.

I had 9 replacement 3G's (don't ask).... all were refurbs out of black boxes. 4 had "normal" serial numbers. 5 had 5k's.
The ones that weren't 5K's were new phones used for replacement devices, not actual refurbs. They always have to do this for at least the initial month or two of release, when there are no refurbs yet.
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