Can two Apple products have the Same Serial Number? This is a frequently asked question by all of my friends who are apple owners. Should I ask you a question before proceeding further? Can two people have the same fingerprint? The answer is no. So, can we give the same reply to the frequently asked question, “can two Apple products have the same serial number?”
Now let me tell you my story of buying an iPhone. I recently bought a new iPhone from a local Apple store. Then I also asked the same frequently asked question from the salesperson, “can two Apple products have the same serial number?”. He smiled at me and replied, just as two identical twins have no same voice, there are no same serial numbers for two devices. Even the appearance looks the same. Then I replied to him with a grateful smile to accept his reply. Just after I arrived home, I needed to find the things on the apple serial number.
Why are apple serial numbers different?
Apple serial number is an alphanumeric code. It usually has 8-12 characters. You can easily find this serial number of your apple device in “General > About > Serial number.” The characters of the serial number stand for a reason. In other words, every character has a meaning.
|First two Characters||Assembly plant ID||1C||
China (Hon Hai/Foxconn)
|C0||China – Tech Com|
|C3||Shenzhen, China – Foxconn|
|C7||Shanghai, China – Pentagon|
China – Foxconn
|DN||Chengdu, China – Foxconn|
|F||Fremont, California, USA|
|FC||Fountain Colorado, USA|
|VM||Pardubice, Czech Republic – Foxconn|
|The third Character||Manufactured assembly line of the device||*The main purpose of this is Quality Assuarance|
|The fourth Character||The production year|
|The fifth Character||The week of production|
|Remaining Characters||Product’s model||In order to ensure that every product made at the same factory during the same week of the same year has a distinct serial number, the last three digits (which are randomized) are used.
|Digits 9 through 11 identify the device’s generation and model. This list includes all model numbers for Apple products.|
|Final Character||M||Colour of the device|
What if two apple devices have the same serial number?
Let’s say that two devices have the same serial number. This means one is fake. So, there is a way to determine whether your device is original or fake. This is how to do it.
- As mentioned, find the serial number in the “settings.”
- Then go to [http://checkcoverage.apple.com]
- Enter the serial number
- Enter the code below
- They will say whether your device is real or fake.
But keep in mind that Fakes copy and reuse real serial numbers. Therefore, either you, by some miracle, possess the genuine original, the other is the genuine, or most likely, both are fake.
Now you will never get caught with fake apple devices. This article helped you to save valuable money as well as time. So, stay tuned! Let’s meet in another precious article. Remember to leave your comments as well!!!