Any Way To Tell New or Refurb?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by legaleye3000, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    Can you tell this by IMEI or serial#...? Or both..?

    Thanks
     
  2. svndmvn Guest

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    I doubt it, probably just the box. Either way, they're of the same quality since I read refurbs get their backs/glass/battery exchanged.
     
  3. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    Go to... http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    You can enter the serial number and see when the product was made, a New iPhone should be made within the last month or two... A refurb might be 3-6 months old.. This might not tell you 100% whether it is a refurb or not, but it gives you a better idea of how long its been around!
     

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