Large numbers on the back of iPhone

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  1. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know why the numbers are so large this time on the iPhone?

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  2. munkydust macrumors member

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    probably to be compliant with the regulatory agency's specifications.
     
  3. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Is that US? I vaguely remember FCC said that stuff doesn't have to be on the back of US phones any more?
     
  4. Hudzilla thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No it's UK
     
  5. greatness macrumors member

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    the order of markings is different as well. does it work? (yes) continue using. (no) consider an exchange.

    maybe the assembly line at Foxconn forgot to change the font size on the laser engraver that morning?
     
  6. Good User Name macrumors regular

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    Lots of people apparently have the iPhones with the large numbers on the back instead of the small ones shown on the Apple site. I don't think anyone really knows why it's happening. I suspect that it's just a manufacturing differentiator.
     
  7. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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    i have an iPhone 6 4.7" which has large regulatory symbols on the back like the original posters. I got mine from an EE shop in the UK. I didn't even notice until I saw this post and checked!
     
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    Parkin Pig macrumors 6502a

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    The CE mark stands for consumer safety within the European Union. Industrial goods must contain this marking which indicates that it is complying with EU rules for health & safety set out for consumers. The number next to the CE marking indicates the product class. In the case of the iPhone this will be 0682 which means it’s a communication device and corresponds with the regulations set out for selling such a device within the EU. The circle with the exclamation point is called the CE alert mark, again indicating this device can be safely used by EU citizens.
     
  9. Hudzilla, Oct 4, 2014
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    Thanks for the info.
     

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