refurbs' serial number

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  1. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    Hi
    I know if an iphone's serial number starts with 5k its a refurb.
    Now if an iphone 4's serial starts with 87 is it refurbished or not?
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  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    They stopped using serial numbers to designate refurbs awhile ago, AFAIK. .
     
  3. ikaveh thread starter macrumors regular

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    that means we cant tell an iphone 4 is a refurb or not from its serial number?
     
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    Correct.
     
  5. ikaveh thread starter macrumors regular

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    then how can we tell?
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Are you my front man? :)

    You can't tell.
     
  7. ikaveh thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok

    ps:"front man"? dont know what that means although I guess it shouldnt mean sth good :)
     
  8. techluvr macrumors regular

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    Some of the refurbs can still be distinguished by serial #. Both of my replacement i4s have had a 5K serial number, as did all 3 of my replacement 3Gs.
     
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    It means you setup the joke and I tell the one liner. :)
     
  10. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    Bring into the apple store when you first get it, it will still have the original buyers name attached to it. I have boughten and sold about 10 refurbs over the last 2yrs, they always ask me if I am so and so and I say no...

    The other way is to just put your serial number into the the warranty checker, if you just bought the phone and it only has 8 months or so left on warranty then its a refurb.
     
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    No, they give it a new serial number, so you won’t get one that only has 6 months. Sorry.

    I’ve never heard of a returb having the original buyer’s name attached to it. I’ve received two and saw nothing like that.

    Referring to the poster above about the 5K serial number, all I know is that Apple did away with the designation of 5K as a refurb. At least that’s what was reported on here over a year ago.
     
  12. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    well i am sorry you cant accept facts from another person that has done it multiple times :rolleyes:
     

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