10 responses

  1. Jane Carter
    January 27, 2018

    You can also check if a phone you find is stolen or not. https://stolenphonechecker.org/spc/consumer

    • Paul
      January 28, 2018

      Great tip, thanks Jane!

  2. Pat
    January 27, 2018

    My iPad has ingraving which is termed personalized, but had the model identifier “M”. According to the article it should be “P” instead of M.

    • John Adams
      January 30, 2018

      Same here with my engraved iPad Air 2.

  3. be
    January 28, 2018

    If your Part Number starts with 3A it was a Demo Unit from a Store

  4. Peter
    January 29, 2018

    I have the same comment as Pat. My iPad is engraved, but is marked M.

  5. yes way
    January 29, 2018

    That wasn’t informative. (Said in no way’s Whitney pitch)

    It was actually very informative, never knew this about iDevices. More great intel from OSX Daily. The last site for actual MacOS and iOS knowledge without all the fluff. Thanks for a great website.

  6. Bev in TX
    January 31, 2018

    Is there a way to tell whether a replacement is new or refurbished?

  7. Sebastian
    March 24, 2018

    Rubbish. I’ve looked on my old iphone which was purchased ‘’almost new’’ from Vodafone and has the initial M like brand new. It wasn’t brand new for sure because of the faults it had. At least I’ve paid the right price for it.

  8. James
    May 3, 2018

    Seems questionable.

    How does the iPhone’s firmware know to update itself if someone replaces a cracked screen?

    How does the phone’s firmware know to update itself if someone sells their iPhone.

    I may be that the person in an Apple store performs a tweak on the iPhone appropriately, but if I were to sell my iPhone to someone else, how would that be recorded?

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