Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!
  • Did you order new AirTags? We've opened a dedicated AirTags forum.

XBeatzX

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 24, 2013
28
26
I just received a brand new, sealed iPhone 6s Plus. Serial # de-codes too:

Production week : -49- (December)
Production year : -2017-
Model introduced: -2016-
Capacity: 32GB
Memory - flavour: Soldered
Factory: FC (Fountain, Colorado)


So it was manufactured just a few weeks ago. I know they started producing a few higher end Mac's and other items in the US, but didn't realize iphones. Just curious if anyone knows how many iPhones Apple produces in the USA, and is this a new thing?
 

JPack

macrumors 604
Mar 27, 2017
7,095
11,973
Apple doesn't do manufacturing in the U.S. There aren't enough skilled workers.

Mac Pro is assembled in U.S. but manufactured in China.

iPhone is assembled and manufactured in China.
 
Comment

XBeatzX

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 24, 2013
28
26
None of it makes sense. Wrong year, wrong country etc. Don't believe it.


I had a hard time believing it too. Apple still makes the 6S Plus, and the "FC" factory does exist, and the 32GB version was introduced in '16. We actually received 2 of these iphones, both were produced in the 49th week of this year, the first was made in the "F2" (China) plant, and the other in the "FC" (Fountain, Colorado) Plant.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MrUNIMOG
Comment

nouveau_redneck

macrumors 6502a
Sep 16, 2017
551
867
I had a hard time believing it too. Apple still makes the 6S Plus, and the "FC" factory does exist, and the 32GB version was introduced in '16. We actually received 2 of these iphones, both were produced in the 49th week of this year, the first was made in the "F2" (China) plant, and the other in the "FC" (Fountain, Colorado) Plant.

Pictures, please.
 
Comment

JPack

macrumors 604
Mar 27, 2017
7,095
11,973
I had a hard time believing it too. Apple still makes the 6S Plus, and the "FC" factory does exist, and the 32GB version was introduced in '16. We actually received 2 of these iphones, both were produced in the 49th week of this year, the first was made in the "F2" (China) plant, and the other in the "FC" (Fountain, Colorado) Plant.

Not sure why you need to believe a random decoder website.

The information is already engraved on the back of the iPhone.
 
Comment

XBeatzX

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 24, 2013
28
26

Attachments

  • IMG_2089.JPG
    IMG_2089.JPG
    1.1 MB · Views: 1,177
Comment

XBeatzX

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 24, 2013
28
26
Ha, ha, you cut out the country part...


I just don't want my full serial number posted, the box does say "Designed by Apple Assembled in China", but the Serial # starts with "FC" (Fountain Colorado) plant. Only reason I checked was to make sure these 6S's I received hadn't been sitting the shelf for ages, and when I saw the Colorado mftr. code, it got me curious, I had thought Apple has not produced an iphone on US shores yet.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MrUNIMOG
Comment

NoBoMac

Moderator
Staff member
Jul 1, 2014
2,930
1,253
Yes, there used to be a Fountan plant, where they assembled Macs. However, that was shut down in the early 00s. iPhones are assembled in China, and if I recall correctly, India as well now. Guessing the old plant code has been repurposed for some China plant.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MrUNIMOG
Comment

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
35,359
38,233
I just received a brand new, sealed iPhone 6s Plus. Serial # de-codes too:

Production week : -49- (December)
Production year : -2017-
Model introduced: -2016-
Capacity: 32GB
Memory - flavour: Soldered
Factory: FC (Fountain, Colorado)


So it was manufactured just a few weeks ago. I know they started producing a few higher end Mac's and other items in the US, but didn't realize iphones. Just curious if anyone knows how many iPhones Apple produces in the USA, and is this a new thing?

Who or where exactly did you purchase this iPhone 6s Plus from?
 
Last edited:
Comment

dnsp

macrumors member
Oct 10, 2015
32
43
Well, mine was purchased last month and is from the same factory. I bought it new online and was intending to open it only after verifying the serial number on the box as I was looking for one with a jailbreakable firmware. After I checked the production date - (January)
Production year : -2017 I knew it had iOS 10.2 out of the box. And it sure did!!

Family name: A1687
Group1: iPhone
Group2: 6s plus
Generation:
EMC number: 0
CPU speed: 1.85GHz
Screen size: 5.5 inch
Screen resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
Colour: Space Gray
Production week : -3- (January)
Production year : -2017-
Model introduced: -2015-
Capacity: 128GB
Memory - flavour: Soldered
Memory - maximum total: 2GB
Factory: FC (Fountain, Colorado)
 
Last edited:
Comment

Royksöpp

macrumors 65816
Nov 4, 2013
1,453
2,161
Could be refurbished or repackaged unit. That would be my first guess.
 
Comment

dnsp

macrumors member
Oct 10, 2015
32
43
Betting refurbished. As good, or better, than new.
According to this if it was refurbished it would have RM instead of FC.

Manufacuring plant
The first two and later three characters define the factory where the unit was made.

Table:
PP/PP - Manufacuring plant
FC - Fountain, Colorado, USA
F - Fremont, California, USA
XA, XB, QP, G8 - USA
RN - Mexico
CK - Cork, Ireland
VM - Foxconn, Pardubice, Czech Republic
SG, E - Singapore
MB - Malaysia
PT, CY - Korea
EE, QT, UV - Taiwan
FK, F1, F2 - Foxconn, Zhengzhou, China
W8 - Shanghai, China
DL, DM - Foxconn, China
DN - Foxconn, Chengdu, China
YM, 7J - Hon Hai/Foxconn, China
1C, 4H, WQ, F7 - China
C0 - Tech Com, Quanta Computer Susidiary, China
C3 - Foxxcon, Shenzhen, China
C7 - Pentragon, Changhai, China
RM - Refurbished/remanufactured
 
Comment

XBeatzX

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 24, 2013
28
26
Who or where exactly did you purchase this iPhone 6s Plus from?


Both 6s were purchased from the Cricket online store. My guess was also possibly refurbished, but that would be pretty shady if they are repackaging these as new without the "RM" designation.
 
Comment

TheRealAlex

macrumors 68020
Sep 2, 2015
2,430
1,491
Both 6s were purchased from the Cricket online store. My guess was also possibly refurbished, but that would be pretty shady if they are repackaging these as new without the "RM" designation.

So technically according to the Serial number Apple in Colorado Made a new 6s Plus In December 2017 and it found its way to a Cricket Online Store.

I’m calling BS.
 
  • Like
Reactions: SDColorado
Comment

XBeatzX

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 24, 2013
28
26
So technically according to the Serial number Apple in Colorado Made a new 6s Plus In December 2017 and it found its way to a Cricket Online Store.

I’m calling BS.


Since Cricket probably has the best deal going for this phone rite now, they have been going in and out of stock for months. They came back in stock on Wed. of this past week, I immediately ordered. My guess is they received a fresh shipment from Apple, which is why they have a Mfr. date from just a few weeks ago. I'm baffled by it as well.

https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell-phones/smartphones/apple-iphone-6s-plus-32gb-space-gray.html
 
Comment

macfacts

macrumors 68040
Oct 7, 2012
3,979
4,702
Cybertron
I just received a brand new, sealed iPhone 6s Plus. Serial # de-codes too:

Production week : -49- (December)
Production year : -2017-
Model introduced: -2016-
Capacity: 32GB
Memory - flavour: Soldered
Factory: FC (Fountain, Colorado)


So it was manufactured just a few weeks ago. I know they started producing a few higher end Mac's and other items in the US, but didn't realize iphones. Just curious if anyone knows how many iPhones Apple produces in the USA, and is this a new thing?

Obvious answer is that what ever web site you got the info from is wrong.
 
Comment

JackieInCo

Suspended
Jul 18, 2013
5,178
1,599
Colorado
I never knew we had an Apple factory here in Colorado. Never been to Fountain but I've driven past it on I-25, it's in southern Colorado.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.