How to check if iPhone is original without opening box
I’ll give you a simple tip on how to find out if your iPhone is original or if it’s refurbished. And also if it’s a replacement unit by Apple. One of the best things about iPhones is that you can find out all the necessary information inside your iPhone itself. But not everyone knows about it.
All you need to do is go to the settings. Go to generally about. So usually we all checked by the serial number or the ime number. But surprisingly most important information is saved in the model number itself.
Usually what people do, is always check the serial number, and they type the serial number on the Apple website to check the authenticity and the warranty. The most accurate way to find out is through the model number.
iPhone Model letters and Meaning
Now the device which is released and launched in the EU will have a different model number. The device, which is an international version when you click again you will have this model number starting with “M”
Now the most important thing over here is the starting letter. Now the starting letters can be either MF N or P.
When you have an iPhone which has a model number starting from the letter M, it means your iPhone is a new device that was purchased from Apple Store Online or any other Apple retail store. So this definitely certifies that.
Now in the second scenario, you might have a model number starting from the letter “N”. Which means that your iPhone is a replacement device. It was replaced by Apple or Apple authorized Service Centre due to a problem. Now replacement iPhones are usually refurbished devices as well.
So suppose your model number is starting from the letter F. It means that this is a refurbished device. There are some issues with the device which have been fixed but there’s no guarantee that is going to work well in the future.
And the last one is if the model number is starting from P, which is very rare like out of 100% maybe 5% of the cases where you have a model number starting with the letter, Apple does sell some devices with a personalized embossing. So basically it means that your iPhone is a personalized device, which means that the device has a personalized engraving.