What are these Legal/Trade markings on the back of this iPhone?

Vulcan4770

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Sep 8, 2010
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I might buy this iPhone from someone and I have never seen one with a back piece with that information on one. At first I thought maybe it was replaced with a 3rd party one but I checked online and couldn't find one that matched it. And iPhones sold in US have trade markings for canada as well so I dont know if it was made in another country or not. Anyone know what it is?
 

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batting1000

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Sep 4, 2011
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The design(s) at the bottom don't look legit. I would either not buy it at all (my suggestion) or look into it more (I don't recommend bothering). Apple never has that on their iPhones.
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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Ask for a closer picture. I doubt anyone can read what it says at this point.
 

lordofthereef

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Nov 29, 2011
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Pop it into iTunes and see if it recognizes it and allows a resotre. As far as I know there are no knockoffs that will actually recognize iTunes and allows a full iOS restore. If the seller says "no", just walk.
 

yrchern

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Jun 14, 2007
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That's equivalent to the US FCC id for the phones sold in Japan. If you have an iPhone, you can go to Settings -> General -> About -> Regulatory to have a closer look.

But in my knowledge, the iPhone 3Gs sold in Japan are locked to Softbank.
 

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Mars478

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Those are international regulatory markings. Most likely not a fake, and if it is, it is a very good fake.
 
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