7R026 serial number

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  1. macrumors regular

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    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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    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... :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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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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    br0adband

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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. :)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone else have a iphone 4 starting with 7?
     
  6. macrumors member

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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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    br0adband

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    And another post with more info:

     
  8. macrumors regular

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    mine is 87025
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Cool. Thanks for the info.
     
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    boshii

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    you have the green spot issue if you haven't noticed :(
     
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    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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    its simply due to lighting
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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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?
     
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    3gs does it under fl lights as well. there are several threads about it
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Mine has the same serial number, 7S026 as well as a replacement
     
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    I have a replacement from AppleCare. It was delivered on Friday last week.

    The serial starts with 7S026 as well.
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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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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  20. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  21. macrumors 6502

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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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    Factory 86, week 27.
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    My replacement (about a week old) starts with 83.
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    My serial number is 85026. From where is factory 85?
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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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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