iPhone Serial Number

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  1. rosemarycane macrumors newbie

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    Just got a replacement iPhone yesterday, and the serial number is:
    5k801xxxxxx. If I look at the fourth and fifth digit, they would be a 01. Does that mean that I have a production week 1 iPhone?

    Any insight would be appreciated!

    Thanks,

    Sean
     
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    It means week 1 of 2008.
     
  3. elvineet macrumors member

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    I just got a replacement iPhone yesterday (2/1/08). My serial number starts weith 5K804.... supposedly indication week 4 of 08. Seems a bit far-fetched given that week 4 of 08 ended just recently.

    The other thing is, I had the 4GB version and the one they replaced with is also 4GB. How could it be made in week 4 of 08 if they don't even make the 4GB version anymore?
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    They make the 4GB version still...they just don't sell it. Why would Apple give you an 8GB iPhone if you bought the 4GB..


    And that iPhone could have been made on Sunday.

    I don't under stand why you would think it's far-fetched...It's not like Apple throws random numbers on the serial number.
     
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    I bought a week 50 iphone on the Saturday of week 50. So it must have been in the store just a day or 2. after manufacture. If Apple is selling 20k of these a month, they go through inventory very quickly.
     
  6. martinmartin macrumors 6502

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    just got a replacement for mine XX7041 - if i look at the 4th and 5th digit, it means i have a week 04 from 07. maybe i should be looking at the 5th and 6th which says week 41 from 07?

    this cant be right??
     
  7. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Week 41 of 2007 is correct. I got a replacement a few weeks ago that was 5k801 week 1 of 08.
     
  8. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I think there is an error to be honest, or something we don't know. It CLEARLY is the 4th and 5th number.

    They wouldn't give you an iPhone that you got replaced that is that old. It would make more sense if you got it week 4 of 2008.


    Wierd..
     
  9. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    It is entirely possible that they are giving out phones that are week 41. It could easily be a refurb. Apple clearly states that in it's warranty, that replacements may be refurbs or new.
     
  10. martinmartin macrumors 6502

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    41 would make sense if the week # was the 5th and 6th but everyone says its the 4th and 5th...???
     
  11. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    That's right. One of my iPhones has the serial 86751 Which would be a week 51 of 2007. I am wondering if the serial posted in the post above was simply incorrect.
     
  12. SeniorGato1 macrumors regular

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    83031..... iphone 4 recieved on 9-Aug. When was it produced?
     
  13. JustinSaneV2 macrumors 6502

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  14. Lka macrumors newbie

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    note: refurb serials all start with 5. Non refurbs all start with 8.
     
  15. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    c'mon dude, look at the date of the thread. it is 2 years old. someone decided to reply to it and brought it back to life, then it was at the bottom of the pile about to slip back into oblivion and you chime in with 5's are refurbs.

    the original thread starter has either figured it out by now, or does not care anymore. LET IT DIE!!!!!!!!


    R.I.P thread, R.I.P
     
  16. Nephtali macrumors newbie

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    Gosh!

    To be honest, I didn't know this and it's a good thing they did repeat the dead discussion. I'm sure this site gets lots of new subscribers, some novices and some not so why not repeat it. I personally appreciate it.
     
  17. Dualica macrumors member

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    Good to know, thx :)

    Sometimes activating an old thread is quite usefull.

    He did right: he used search to find answers to his question and did not blindly start a new thread. Which would have been commented by someone because of opening the n-th fred with the same question... :cool:

    Be cool!
     
  18. mr.asker macrumors member

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    Again about Serial Number.

    What does it mean if iPhone 3Gs Serial Number begins with 32? Not with 8 or 5.
    Thanks.
     
  19. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    It was manufactured in factory 32
     
  20. mr.asker macrumors member

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    Thanks for response. But I only met Serial Numbers started with 8 or 5. So, first two digits are just factory code and they don't always start with 8 or 5, right?
     
  21. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    That's correct: there are also serials starting with 79, 7U, 7S, etc.
     

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