Korean symbols on the back panel of my iphone. Anyone have this type of iphone?

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  1. Raufello, Jul 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012

    Raufello macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    Hello so i bought a new iphone 4s and apparently it is korean(sim free) original, already jailbroke it. But i was wondering if they make different models for different regions. Mine is korean and the only logo except apple, on the back is IC.
    It works great, just as a normal iphone. I bought it brand new the package was sealed. I just wonder if the back panel is fake or something.. Thanks for help.
  2. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2008
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  4. RainCityMacFan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2007
    Take a picture.

    It's probably the logo of the Ministry of Information and Technology or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korea_Communications_Commission. Like the US iPhone has the FCC logo on the back and all other sorts of regulatory signs. The Korean iPhone has its own regulatory logos on the back.

    The iPhone is the same hardware though as the US.
  5. Raufello thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    I attached 3 pictures so that you can see what I'm talking about. Any help would be useful.

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  6. Raufello thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    Where do I find the model no?


    Found the model number.
    It is: MD242KH
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Check the box to see if it has anything about Korea on it.
  8. aixporter macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2009
    You did buy this 2nd hand or from a 3rd party retailer right? ;)
  9. Raufello thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    I bought the phone from a 3rd party store from which ive been buying phones since elementary school. My parents also purchase iphone 4s, they have the normal logos on the back panel. I called the store and they told me that this phone is asian sim free. And it is brand new.


    Check out my last reply, i wrote it there.
  10. doboy, Jul 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2012

    doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    From looking at the picture of the back panel, the model # is A1387. Don't know what IC stands for, but since that phone was made for Korean market it most likely is related to standards for Korea. My iPhone 4 has FCC, CE, etc written on the back. Don't think it's fake.

    Edit: found it. It's KC, not IC and it stands for Korea Certification.
  11. Raufello thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    Thanks man, I was really worried about my iphone for the last couple days, but finally someone helped me out.
    So it has a Korean Certification, but is it still made in Foxconn? Because on the back of my iphone, it doesn't say anything about China, as it does on other iphones.
  12. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Yes it does say China. 중국 = China.
  13. Shehan Nonis macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2012
    Is my iPhone 4 back cover a fake??? please help

    hi...i need some help to find out whether this iPhone 4 back cover a original or not....
    iPhone 4 which i have seen in internet has 4 or 5 symbols on its back cover and it says Designed by Apple in California Made in China
    but my iPhone 4 has only one symbol which is more look like letter "K"(it's more like letter I attached to letter "C")
    My iPhone perform as usual one...but i have a feeling that it's back cover is fake...please help me to identify it...

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  14. w00t951, Dec 16, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012

    w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yes, that's a Korean iPhone. The regulatory marks differ depending on the carrier you buy it from, at least with Android phones. I bought mine from SKTelecom.

    I don't know why you've got "KC" and English on your phone. That's weird. All the markings on the back, like Manufacturer and Country of Origin are the same, though.

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  15. soamz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Orissa, India
    I got my iPhone 5 last week from bangkok and it has somthing similar too.

    I guess, it was made in Korea only.

    ANyways, is there anything, I should be worried about ?

    Would I be able to update and restore to any iOS version, I need without getting worried about its unlock status ?

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