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[Apple Tips] Find Out When & Where’s Your iPhone Manufactured at.

[Apple Tips] Find Out When & Where’s Your iPhone Manufactured at.

I don’t know if you ever realized there is a set of serial numbers on your iPhone? If you did, have you ever wonder what is the role of this serial number? In fact, this serial number represents and records the data of the iPhone from the assembly factory and the manufacturing cycle. You can actually identify whether this iPhone in stock is it from the latest production source from the iphone’s serial number. If you want to identify this information before you buy an iPhone, just go thru this tutorial!

Method to check iPhone’s serial number

First, please go to “Settings” > “General” > “About ” to view the “Serial Number” value.

There will be 12 codes mixed by Alphabets and numbers. We only need to look at the first 5 codes.

iPhone’s Serial Number Reference date-1

iPhone serial number matching instructions

This example is based on the serial number of iFull Phone Repair Malaysia, and the value is “FFMSJ”. The five groups of numbers represent the following meanings:

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iPhone’s Serial Number Reference date-2

No. 1 code: Origin

The beginning of C word stands for Shenzhen

The beginning of the D word represents Chengdu

The beginning of the F word stands for Zhengzhou, Heshuo

No. 2, 3 code: production line and a factory code

Although there are rumors that Shenzhen has the highest quality of production and the worst in Chengdu, it is basically rumors with no foundation in fact..

No. 4th code: Year of production

M represents the first half of 2014

N represents the second half of 2014

P represents the first half of 2015

Q represents the second half of 2015

R represents the first half of 2016

S represents the second half of 2016

T represents the first half of 2017

V represents the second half of 2017

W stands for the first half of 2018

And so on…

No. 5 code: production cycle

The order of arrangement is – “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S , T, U, V, W, X, Y”


The numbers 1 to 9 represent the 1st to 9th week, and the 10th week begins with the English word C starting to represent (excluding A, B, E, I, O, U, S, Z).

QG=First week of 2015/9

QH=The second week of 2015/9

QJ=The third week of 2015/9

QK=The fourth week of 2015/9

QL=First week of 2015/9

QM=The second week of 2015/9

QN=2015/9 third week

QP=The fourth week of 2015/9

Analysis conclusion of iPhone’s Serial Number

Therefore, “FFMSJ” means that Zhengzhou assembled the factory in the second half of 2016. Is that clearer for you know on what does the serial number means?

Want to know where is the country of sale of your iPhone? Check out this tutorial.

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