Apple product serial numbers

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Samtb, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    I've heard a lot of people say on this forum for iPhones, iPads and iPods that they can tell whether their warranty replaced iOS device is a refurbished or not from the serial number but I don't think you can.

    My theory, based on what ive read here and what Apple store staff say, is that unless its a very new product which has only just been released, the vast majority of iOS product replacements are remanufactured (I.e. any faults are fixed, new casing, new battery etc). And you can't tell by serial number whether its a remanufactured or not.
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Maybe you can find out here:
  3. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
  4. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009

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