iPhone 5 serial number correlation

cababah

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Original poster
Jun 11, 2009
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165
SF Bay Area, CA
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.
 
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TRowe81

macrumors newbie
Aug 14, 2012
16
0
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)
 
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reputationZed

macrumors 65816
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)
 
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albertxp06

macrumors regular
Oct 11, 2011
157
0
California
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
 
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Just4uCara

macrumors newbie
Sep 22, 2012
29
0
Sask, Canada
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)
 
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saccento

macrumors 6502a
Jun 30, 2008
664
4
New Jersey
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)
 
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batting1000

macrumors 604
Sep 4, 2011
7,235
1,434
Florida
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)
 
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mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
13,589
3,967
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)
 
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AlphaDogg

macrumors 68040
May 20, 2010
3,415
6
Boulder, CO
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.
 
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cababah

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jun 11, 2009
1,692
165
SF Bay Area, CA
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.
 
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ixodes

macrumors 601
Jan 11, 2012
4,429
2
Pacific Coast, USA
I believe there is a 50 page iPhone 5 serial # thread already
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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reputationZed

macrumors 65816
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.
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.
 
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darngooddesign

macrumors G3
Jul 4, 2007
9,325
243
Atlanta, GA
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.
All that proves is that the blogosphere doesn't know jack, and anyone who believes them knows even less.
 
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itsLouieV

macrumors regular
Oct 21, 2010
122
128
Chicago
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)
 
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Macman45

macrumors G5
Jul 29, 2011
13,199
133
Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
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.
 
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ace198

macrumors regular
Oct 8, 2007
157
1
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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