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Old Jul 12, 2010, 11:27 PM   #1
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7R026 serial number

I did a replacement iphone 4 through att and they sent me one with a serial number starting with 7R026. i thought all new iphones came with 8 serial numbers. is this a refurbished one?
it came in a brand new sealed box with all the accessories instead of a plain white box
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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In before the "pics or it didn't happen" spam...

That's a fairly odd serial number considering nobody else has reported anything other than an 8xxxx series.

Perhaps you lucked out and got a prototype refitted to be a replacement since they're running low on supply, who knows.

Don't return it, don't get rid of it, and most definitely take very good care of it. Could turn out to be a rare thing, and quite valuable to someone...
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 11:46 PM   #3
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heres a screenshot of the box. it doesnt seem like it was refurbished at all. it came in a brand new box.
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 11:48 PM   #4
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Well, I'll say it again: don't damage it, don't lose it, don't drop it, don't return it, keep it and see what happens.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 12:17 AM   #5
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anyone else have a iphone 4 starting with 7?
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 12:31 AM   #6
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What is the big deal with the serial numbers? Can you tell when the phone was built? I just got mine on July 6th and the number starts with 79026.....What does that mean?
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 12:41 AM   #7
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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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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 13, 2010, 12:48 AM   #8
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mine is 87025
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 12:56 AM   #9
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Cool. Thanks for the info.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 01:38 AM   #10
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heres a screenshot of the box. it doesnt seem like it was refurbished at all. it came in a brand new box.
you have the green spot issue if you haven't noticed
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 02:50 AM   #11
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you have the green spot issue if you haven't noticed
Damn, I wasn't even paying attention on that, but yes, he does. That's pretty damned noticeable now but, I swear, it simply didn't even register on me to pay attention earlier... wow.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 08:15 AM   #12
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you have the green spot issue if you haven't noticed
its simply due to lighting
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 08:23 AM   #13
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its simply due to lighting
and? That means it's fine?

So the reception is simply due to us all having too big a hand?

I don't remember changing my bulbs between the time I took a photo with my 3GS and my iPhone 4. So why the difference?
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and? That means it's fine?

So the reception is simply due to us all having too big a hand?

I don't remember changing my bulbs between the time I took a photo with my 3GS and my iPhone 4. So why the difference?
3gs does it under fl lights as well. there are several threads about it
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 10:14 AM   #15
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I was reading this thread and then decided to check my serial number because I recently replaced my iPhone 4 (it was having trouble restoring backups). My serial number also starts with 7.

first five alphanumerics being 7S026. Also seems to not have death grip issue (maybe a placebo effect going on of sorts, however it hasn't dropped a call) unlike my original one, which definitely dropped 2-3 bars when held in the infamous manner.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 01:45 PM   #16
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Mine has the same serial number, 7S026 as well as a replacement
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 01:49 PM   #17
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I have a replacement from AppleCare. It was delivered on Friday last week.

The serial starts with 7S026 as well.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 06:24 PM   #18
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I just received my replacement from apple care and according to the outside of the box it has a serial number of 860xxxx. The one I purchased through apple online on launch day has an 840xxx number. I have prox sensor issues on my original handlset and the clicking and popping on calls. Not much death grip or green blob.

I am gonna test this new one before I send it out cuz I don't want one worse than thie one I have.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 06:26 PM   #19
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I'm not going to make any assumptions, but perhaps this is related to a possible revision of the phone?
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 03:59 AM   #20
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mine's 84027
if what you're saying is true and the last 2 numbers are the week of the year, then mine is newer than your week 25 and 26 phones.
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 08:23 AM   #21
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My replacement is 86027Q22 dEleted the rest, does that mean it was produced in week 27????

My old one was 840252PK rest is deleted
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My replacement is 86027Q22 dEleted the rest, does that mean it was produced in week 27????

My old one was 840252PK rest is deleted
Factory 86, week 27.
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 08:29 AM   #23
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My replacement (about a week old) starts with 83.
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 09:57 AM   #24
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My serial number is 85026. From where is factory 85?
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 10:25 AM   #25
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Anyone with the 7 serial numbers, is there any physical difference you can see?

Like the more matte finish to the metal band or seeing the proximity sensor more clearly?
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