Find the model number of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch – Apple Assistance (CA), how to know if an iPhone is new, from the refurbate or a replacement model thanks to its serial number

How to know if an iPhone is new, from the “refurbance” or a replacement model thanks to its serial number

In our case, it is a “m” in very first position, the iPhone 6
More in question is therefore a device purchased new. photo

Find the model number of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Image showing the information screen

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In settings

Access the Settings> General> Information menu. The part number of your device is indicated to the right of the model number. To find the model number, touch the part number.

On your device

To find the model number on iPhone 8 or a subsequent model with a SIM card support, remove the SIM card support and look in the location. Carry out this operation by placing the device under a lively light source. The model number is inscribed in the upper part, that is to say the part that includes the screen.

The SIM card support for an iPhone

IPhone models that only support ESIM do not have a SIM card support. To find the model number, look in the Lightning connector. Carry out this operation by placing the device under a lively light source. The model number is on the upper part of the Lightning connector, that is to say the part that includes the screen.

The Lightning connector of an iPhone 14

On an iPhone 7 or anterior model, an iPad or an iPod Touch, the model number is written on the back of the device.

How to know if an iPhone is new, from the “refurbance” or a replacement model thanks to its serial number

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At the start of the year
2018, many have a new iPhone in their hand, received at Christmas or
bought second -hand following the many second -hand resales depending on the
End of year celebrations generally. Some have probably also benefited
iPhone offers called reconditioned, on shops in
line
as in Fnac, here, or on Amazon, there, or even
elsewhere.

However, you should know that there is a way to check if the new iPhone that
we have in your hands is a model purchased new, reconditioned or
Still if it is a replacement model
, what can happen in
Case of repair at Apple. Here is the procedure to discover the
from an iPhone, or iPad:

You have to go to Settings> General> Information.
Then go down to the page to display the title “Model”.

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A 9 -character code, resembling this “mn572ll/a” is
indicated, and this is the first letter which will determine the origin of
the device
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  • Letter M: The device was bought nine
  • Letter F: The iPhone is a model that has undergone a process of
    Reconditioning, the device is therefore reconditioned or “refurbished” in
    English
  • Letter N: This is a replacement model, which has
    been provided in exchange for a broken iPhone provided for repair
  • Letter P: The device in question was personalized at
    purchase, with an engraving. This procedure is currently feasible on
    iPod and iPad, the iPhone would therefore not be affected by this possibility.

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In our case, it is a “m” in very first position, the iPhone 6
More in question is therefore a device purchased new. photo

But in the following example, provided by Osxdaily.com,
Seen in image below, the device tested is a replacement model, since
The code begins with the letter “n”.

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Did you know this procedure ? Have you been surprised during the
Reading the code of the model of your iPhone or iPad ?