Refurbished 8 Plus??

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  1. Mizz.Ordo macrumors member

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    I have been reading about people returning their iPhone 8+ phones because they are refurbished 7+’s. So I went to check my serial number, and this is what I find! It shows it’s refurbished possibly in the USA?? I have the 8+ in gold 256GB from AT&T. I’m not sure if I should swap it out for same color or another one...
     

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  2. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    Or maybe the system you're using just doesn't know about the 8 models yet?
     
  3. protoxx macrumors 6502a

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    I think the glass back vs metal back would be a dead give away.
     
  4. nviz22 macrumors 603

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    Why would you publish your serial # online verbatim?
     
  5. 0007776 Suspended

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    Yep, there is no way to confuse them, but I suppose it is possible that there may be a slight change to the serial number format that is confusing websites that haven't been updated properly so they come out with a result of it being a 7+.
     
  6. JPack, Sep 25, 2017
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    JPack macrumors 68040

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    You can phone Apple to confirm.

    Model numbers that start with "F" have traditionally been refurbished units. But it's possible Apple has changed the scheme.
     
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  8. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a

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    It’s not the serial u look at. Look at the model number. If it starts with M it’s new if it starts with N it’s a service unit (refurb), I’m sure it’s fine, the phone is just so new those websites don’t always decipher it correctly right away.
     
  9. protoxx macrumors 6502a

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    Where do people keep reading bs like this?

    Oh yeah, Facebook, I saw it on Facebook it must be true.
     
  10. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you understand that the "refurbished" comments were jokes
     
  11. Mizz.Ordo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that tip! I just checked my model number and indeed starts with an M! I agree with you and others that the phone is just too new right now. Plus like someone else mentioned, the glass back is a dead giveaway.
     

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