New iPhone 4S 5K!?!?!?

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  1. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    I'm a little confused, I got a new iPhone and the serial number format seems to be completely different but my sister got a new one and it begins with 5K.

    I thought 5K were refurbs.
     
  2. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    They are. Looks like refurbs are making there way to Apple stores.
     
  3. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    5k are not refurbs. they are replacement units intended for warranty replacements. so still brand new.

    also the refurbs all have new outer shells so are like brand new anyways. only the motherboard is refurb'd and components. dont believe everything you read
     
  4. reclusive46 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I guess it couldn't really be that old considering they haven't even been out a month.
     
  5. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    The thing is here nobody can tell it for sure.
    I got my iPhone 4 replaced a month ago and the serial begins with QR! So Apple might have switched the factories and now 5K might be manufacturing brand-new iPhones.
     
  6. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    geez thought you found a place where I can sell my 4S for 5k :rolleyes::cool::D
     
  7. Frasern1 macrumors 6502a

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    I had to get a replacement because my first 4S was acting up, my serial number starts with C39 just like the original one
     
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  10. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Who else thought someone was selling an iPhone for 5k?
     
  11. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    My two 4S's I have had both have C39 in the beginning of their serial.
     
  12. moosquared macrumors regular

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    Me! :D
    I thought it was one of those customised, gold plated phone. LOL.
     
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  14. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

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    This
     
  15. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    Can anyone decode the entire serial? Week, Year, Plant made in, etc?
     
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  18. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    What's the difference between a C39 and DNP? Because I purchased a brand new white iphone 4S (Well October 21). Mine starts with DNP. My sister has a white iphone 4S as well and hers start with C39. What's the deal with this?
     
  19. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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  20. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    That's probably it then. DNP = Do Not Purchase the iphone 4S.
     

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