Check iPhone’s Country of Origin or if it is New or Refurbished?

Getting a new or a used iPhone? Then please do check to find out your iPhone’s country of Origin and if it is  New, Refurbished, Replacement or Personalized. It literally takes less than a minute to figure out the details of your Phone!

Especially if you are getting an iPhone from unauthorized shops or a used iPhone, it’s very important to know where it is coming from and if it is a NEW iPhone or a refurbished one – this might give you an idea about the phone conditions.

Go to your iPhone settings > General > About and Look for Model Number. It should look like MGAK2B/A

The first letter means the following, (M) in this case:

M – Brand new device, meaning the device was purchased new
F – Refurbished device, meaning the device has been through a 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


Whereas the letter after the number represents the following country of origin (2B so B in this case)

A – Canada
AB – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt
B – UK and Ireland
BG – Bulgaria
BR – Brazil
BZ – Brazil
C – Canada
CH – China
CI – Paraguay
CM – Hungary, Croatia
CR – Croatia
CS – Slovakia, the Czech Republic
CN – Slovakia
CZ – Czech Republic
D, DM – Germany
DN – Austria, Germany, Netherlands
E – Mexico
EE – Estonia
EL – Estonia, Latvia
ER – Ireland
ET – Estonia
F – France
FB – France, Luxembourg
FD – Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
FS – Finland
GB – Greece
GH – Hungary
GP – Portugal
GR – Greece
HB – Israel
HC – Hungary, Bulgaria
IN – India
IP – Italy
J, JP – Japan
IP – Portugal, Italy
ID – Indonesia
K – Sweden
KH – South Korea, China
KN – Denmark and Norway
KS – Finland and Sweden
LA – Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Panama, Puerto Rico
LE – Argentina
LP – Poland
LT – Lithuania
LV – Latvia
LZ – Paraguay, Chile, and Uruguay
MG – Hungary
MM – Montenegro, Albania, and Macedonia
MY – Malaysia
ND – Netherlands
NF – Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal
PK – Poland, Finland
PL, PM – Poland
PO – Portugal
PP – Philippines
PY – Spain
QB – Russia
QN – Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway
QL – Spain, Italy, Portugal
RO – Romania
RP – Russia
RR – Russia, Moldova
RS, RU – Russia
RM – Russia, Kazakhstan
RK – Kazakhstan
SE – Serbia
SL – Slovakia
SO-South Africa
SU – Ukraine
T – Italy
TA – Taiwan
TH – Thailand
TU – Turkey
TY – Italy
VN – Vietnam
X – Australia, New Zealand
Y – Spain
ZA – Singapore
ZD – Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Monaco, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland
ZG – Denmark
ZO – United Kingdom
ZP – Hong Kong and Macau
ZQ – Jamaica



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