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How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Babzcom: 4:23pm On Apr 16, 2019
If you’re buying a used iPhone or repairing an iPhone, you may wonder if you can find out if the iPhone was bought as new, is a refurbished model, or is a replacement device provided by Apple via a service request.
Wonder no more, you can use an interesting device model identifier trick to discover if an iPhone is new, refurbished, a replacement, or even personalized by engraving. This can be helpful information for buyers of used devices, if you’ve received a device as a gift or hand-me-down, if you’re troubleshooting or repairing an iPhone, and more.


How to Determine if iPhone is New, Refurbished, Replacement, or Personalized


You can decipher the device model prefix to determine the original status of an iPhone (and probably an iPad too) device, here’s how:

Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone

Go to “General” and then go to “About”

Look for “Model” and then read the model identifier next to that text, it will look something like “MN572LL/A”, the first character will let you know if the device is new, refurbished, replacement, or personalized

M – Brand new device, meaning the device was purchased new

F – Refurbished device, meaning the device has been through refurbishing process

N – Replacement device, meaning the originally bought device was replaced by this model likely due to a service request

P – Personalized device with engraving, meaning the device was customized with an engraving on purchase

That’s all there is to it, now you know how to determine if an iPhone is new, referred, replaced, or other. It’s possible there are some other identifier prefixes for iPhone devices that aren’t listed here, if you know of any do share them in the comments.

I have tested this with a handful of my own iPhone devices that I know are either new, refurbished, or replacements, and it has held up. I haven’t personally seen the “P” identifier however.

By the way, it’s important to note the model identifier shown here (like MN572LL/A) is different from the general model (like iPhone X) and model number of the iOS device (like A1822) – admittedly a bit confusing since they all have similar labels, but they are indeed entirely different things.


http://osxdaily.com/2018/01/27/determine-iphone-new-refurbished-replaced/

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by OgogoroFreak(m): 4:34pm On Apr 16, 2019
What about Samsung?

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by faithfull18(f): 5:10pm On Apr 16, 2019
Good info.

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Nobody: 6:49pm On Apr 16, 2019
Wow.
Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Alejoas(m): 6:49pm On Apr 16, 2019
shocked
Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Nastydroid(m): 6:50pm On Apr 16, 2019
cool
Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Nobody: 6:50pm On Apr 16, 2019
insightful
Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Triniti(m): 6:51pm On Apr 16, 2019
Iyeeee!!! My 8plus nah N, make I go house go check this Xs max first

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by drkay(m): 6:51pm On Apr 16, 2019
This is coming late jor. I bought one just 2 weeks ago.

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Angelawhite(m): 6:58pm On Apr 16, 2019
Fake or real or refurbished or thiefed , wetin I know be say Iphone na iPhone

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Topmaike007(m): 6:59pm On Apr 16, 2019
Triniti:
Iyeeee!!! My 8plus nah N, make I go house go check this X max first
you mean Christmas

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by justino57(m): 7:04pm On Apr 16, 2019
Samsung dial ×#0×# if nothing display oga na refurbished

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Craigslists: 7:04pm On Apr 16, 2019
My own na Cha Cha. We don’t do fakes.

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by SouthSouth1914: 7:05pm On Apr 16, 2019
Always buy your phone BRAND NEW..

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Abaski9: 7:06pm On Apr 16, 2019
Lol

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Jerrick(m): 7:06pm On Apr 16, 2019
Legiit grin

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by chudez0147(m): 7:07pm On Apr 16, 2019
No time to check anything... We just buy and use our damn phone

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by cometozizo(m): 7:08pm On Apr 16, 2019
Nice op.... how can you download status on whatsapp and video on IG with iphone
Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by solasoulmusic(f): 7:08pm On Apr 16, 2019
M
Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Kendumazy(m): 7:09pm On Apr 16, 2019
All these no follow If you jam grade 1 refurbished. If you know, you know.

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by EggSauce(m): 7:09pm On Apr 16, 2019
justino57:
Samsung dial ×#0×# if nothing display oga na refurbished
stop commenting on things you don't know just to sound intelligent... Any original samsung either refurbished or not will display the testing menu once that code is inputed only fake clone Samsung won't Display that.

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by khalazi: 7:10pm On Apr 16, 2019
Educative.


However there are lots of ways to know.
For example, You could have a black 7plus with you physically. If you run checks on the imei and it shows a Rose Gold 7plus. This means refurbished.

Other ways to know could be via storage. Sometimes when you go to settings under about section you may have a 32GB phone showing as 28.38 Storage capacity.


This means refurbished as well.

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by ArmaniUhuru: 7:13pm On Apr 16, 2019

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Nobody: 7:14pm On Apr 16, 2019
Abaski9:
Lol



hahahahaha .. baba spin that phone inside lagoon straight up
Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by dheaven: 7:15pm On Apr 16, 2019
Nice info but if you have taken the phone home before checking it the seller will not take it back.
Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Dalexicographer(m): 7:16pm On Apr 16, 2019
Android users please gather here cry

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Xbursta(m): 7:19pm On Apr 16, 2019
Angelawhite:
Fake or real or refurbished or thiefed , wetin I know be say Iphone na iPhone

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by henrixx(m): 7:21pm On Apr 16, 2019
khalazi:
Educative.


However there are lots of ways to know.
For example, You could have a black 7plus with you physically. If you run checks on the imei and it shows a Rose Gold 7plus. This means refurbished.

Other ways to know could be via storage. Sometimes when you go to settings under about section you may have a 32GB phone showing as 28.38 Storage capacity.


This means refurbished as well.
no lol. For that GB stuff I disagree. On ios 10 a 32gb will show 28. But when you upgrade to 12 it shows the full 32.

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Re: How To Check If Your Iphone Is New Or Refurbished by Legendguru: 7:21pm On Apr 16, 2019
good

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