iPhone 5 serial number correlation

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  1. cababah, Sep 29, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012

    macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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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)
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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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)
     
  4. macrumors regular

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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
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68000

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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?
     
  6. Just4uCara, Sep 29, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012

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    Still en route, but will update if &/when it ever arrives

    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)
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    saccento

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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)
     
  9. batting1000, Sep 29, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012

    macrumors 603

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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)
     
  10. macrumors G3

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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)
     
  11. macrumors G3

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    My #DNP is flawless.
     
  12. macrumors 68040

    AlphaDogg

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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.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    I believe there is a 50 page iPhone 5 serial # thread already
     
  15. macrumors 601

    ixodes

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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.
     
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    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.
     
  17. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I checked and didn't see one. If you did, a link would certainly be appreciated...
     
  18. macrumors 65816

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    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
     
  19. macrumors G3

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    All that proves is that the blogosphere doesn't know jack, and anyone who believes them knows even less.
     
  20. macrumors member

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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
    Group2:
    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)
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What do you mean by "sluggish?" Why don't you run a geekbench diagnosic and post the result to compare?
     
  22. macrumors member

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    realistically... because i didnt want to pay for the app... any suggestions on free benchmark tests?
     
  23. macrumors G5

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    Based on the standard Chipmunk info:

    Name: iPhone 5
    ModelCode: iphone_5
    Model Number: MD299
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation: 7
    Machine Model: iPhone5,1
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 35 (September)


    No issues at all...Faultless screen, no scuffing...No problems.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You could run the sunspider web app test.... I have yet to see an iPhone 5 that has processor issues...
     
  25. macrumors regular

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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
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2:
    Generation: 7
    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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