Variation of Fcc legal symbols

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  1. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    Recently had to to visit the apple store for an iPad repair.

    Upon receiving the replacement unit, found something out of the ordinary. The safety labels at the back are HUGE, while I'm sure it's genuine, I'm still a bit surprised.

    I know Korea and China phones have different symbols at the back but this is the first time seeing it in HK. The model number remains unchanged A1489.

    Anyone else seen or using an iPad with those huge symbols?

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  2. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Wow that's weird! I had to check my mini 2 after reading this! It's the smaller kind lol
     
  3. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if I should go back and get it swapped again.
     
  4. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    Like why would anyone in there right mind go back and get it swapped because of that....
     
  5. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For one, it's different from the original product I purchased and as per the description on apple.com.
    I'm just curious how common it is, it might affect the resell value otherwise.

    Here's a close-up:
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  6. mrex macrumors 68020

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    i have excatly the same size symbols (europe). never really looked those symbols...
     
  7. mooninite macrumors member

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    Please don't go try to exchange it because the FCC stamps are bigger. That's just ridiculous. Nobody is going to care and it isn't going to lower the resale value.
     
  8. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    Are you serious?!

    It wouldn't make a difference when it comes to resale value.

     
  9. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Americans, I see..

    Here in Hong Kong, they inspect your device more carefully than a corpse.
    A dust here? Price goes down. Home button not smooth? Price goes down.

    Huge safety labels? Pretty sure it's a fake.
     
  10. mooninite macrumors member

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    Bro, it's not like it's counterfeit. Nobody is going to care.
     
  11. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    Looks identical to the ones on my Air 2 in the UK. Rumour has it that they might be removed altogether in the next generation devices.
     
  12. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, maybe in your culture.
    3 (Three!) people in my office picked up my iPad and asked where I got it from.
    When you live next to China, things like these tend to matter a lot more.

    Besides, what if your replacement iPhone doesn't say iPhone on the back, would you act differently?

    I would love for it to happen, following the 'E-Label' Act.
     
  13. mooninite macrumors member

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    I wouldn't but I'm an American, and a Texan at that. We don't put up with counterfeit garbage round these parts.
     
  14. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Like I said, when you live in Hong Kong, you inspect things you buy more carefully than an autopsy.
    You heard of those fake eggs, fake brands, fake shoes etc right?
     
  15. mooninite macrumors member

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    Totes mcgotes my friend.

    Totes
    Mcgotes


    Can you hook me up with some fake J's?
     
  16. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Totes, stop by anytime.
     
  17. Menel, Jul 20, 2015
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    Menel macrumors 603

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    Left to Right, the EAC mark is added. This is for the newish Russia/Belarus/Kazakhstan certification. It might have a minimum size requirement... so Apple blew them all up so they'd be uniform across.

    You might have gotten a newer one, post-Russia EAC approval.

    The only other notable thing is the absence of the FCC Mark, which is now correct on the newer EAC containing shell. It should not have been there before. FCC Mark is only used for DOC products. Devices with transmitters, like the iPad follow the FCC Certification process, rules only state that the FCC ID has to be printed. Which it still is.
     

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