But really – which iPhone was sold / presented to you? New from the factory or a broken and later rebuilt Apple? In order to find out the answer to this question, no specialized software or equipment is required.
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How to check by model number if iPhone is new or refurbished
All we need is the iPhone model number from the settings. How to find it:
1. Open Settings your smartphone.
2. Select a section The main → About this device…
3. Scroll down to the line Model number (in older versions of iOS – Model).
Note: The iPhone Model ID is also found on a label located on the back of the original box.
And now let’s look at the first letter of our number.
What characters can start the iPhone model number
It can start only with Latin letters M, F, N and P… Also, there is a variant that starts with a digit, for example – 3…
And here’s what each symbol means:
M – new device
F – refurbished at Apple factories (ref, CPO, like new)
Apple officially eliminates the cause of the breakdown, it is sure to change the case, glass on the display. The device comes in a special new white box along with new headphones and a charger (details).
The Russian consumer is familiar with such Apple smartphones under the name “Like New” or “Restored”, or “CPO”, their prices are usually 20-30% lower, and the quality does not suffer at all.
N – iPhone, issued under the Apple warranty to replace a broken gadget
3 (or another number) – Demo version (demo)
For instance, 3D035RU… A smartphone designed to be displayed on stands at Apple retail stores and authorized resellers. The main difference is a special version of iOS (regular user iOS can also be installed). In addition, there is a demo mark on the back of the box. Specifications (technical characteristics) of Demo devices are no different from ordinary ones (in detail).
P – personalized (engraved)
When buying an iPad and iPod Touch (less often iPhone) in the Apple online store, the buyer is invited to use a free service for engraving and packing in a gift box.
Now, if you are going to pick up a new iPhone or just want to know more about the origins of your existing smartphone, you know what to do.
Also, before buying an iPhone, be sure to check out our article on how to check if you are actually buying a new Apple smartphone.