iPhone XS Max XS max serial number

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iamdman, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. iamdman macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2018

    I am about to receive my iPhone Xs max on Tuesday and super excited about it!

    I can see that from the invoice the serial number starts with FF and I was curious to know the manufacturing week as I was reading up on yellow tint issue and some suggest displays from week 38 seems good but there is no evidence whatsoever to that. Anyways when I check the serial number in
    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html it shows as possible factory refurbished model!

    These are new phones and so I am concerned how can it be refurbished? My serial number starts with FF.

    Appreciate any inputs!

  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Your iPhone XS Max is not refurbished. It will be brand new.
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Mine is also FF and is brand new with retail packaging. I wouldn't trust chipmunk. Plus the F is coming from Zhengzhou factory.

    BTW mine is week 37 and is perfect.
  4. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    My FF Max has a better display then any of the other Max's ive seen. which is crazy considering the manufacturing week was in august.
  5. Wags macrumors 65816

    Mar 5, 2006
    Nebraska, USA
    Not crazy if the started using LG after initial pre launch builds.
  6. OTACORB macrumors 68000


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    Try this posted by another user in another thread:

  7. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    I think our best Stanford researchers should team up to study new phenomena such as what I’ll call “iPhone hypochondria”.

    You’ll be fine.
  8. mrvirginia macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2009
    It's going to be a bit longer before LG displays are on an iPhone. Maybe early January? If at all this cycle.
  9. iamdman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2018
    Thanks all for your inputs.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 15, 2018 ---
    Neat! This doesnt mention about the significance of the second letter (F or 2) in the serial number like "fF", "f2" etc. may be there is none.. Thanks for this info.
  10. ibananov macrumors newbie


    Oct 28, 2018
    Guys, i figured it out. The main our mistake - we confuse one thing with the other! There is a 4 letters that define is your device new or refurbished (M - new device, P - personalized, F - refurbished, N - issued instead of the broken device). But all that letters are located in MODEL NUMBER, NOT IN THE SERIAL NUMBER! The letter F in the serial number talks about region of the factory where the device was made! Cheers and rest assured u use the very new and hot iPhone!
  11. JUCJ85 macrumors 6502


    Mar 29, 2011
    Looks like mine was produced between 9/9 and 9/15 of this year.

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