That new $1,099 iPhone you bought may be a refurbished model, but luckily there’s an easy way to tell if you’ve sold one.
Aakaanksh Autade, who goes by @kaansanity on TikTok, shared a trick to tell if your phone is new or used.
This code, hidden in your device’s settings, can reveal things about your iPhone, such as whether you’ve sold a new or refurbished device.
TikTok user @kaansanity revealed a trick to see if you’ve been sold a refurbished device
To find out if your phone is new or refurbished, find the model number in Settings
Here’s how to tell if your iPhone is new or refurbished
To find out if your iPhone is new or refurbished, you need to find out the model number.
You can find this out by clicking About in the General tab of your settings.
The first letter of your model number tells you what type of phone it is
M stands for “New”
F stands for “Refurbished”
P stands for “Personalized”
N stands for “Replacement”
Techie Aakaanksh shared the tip in a video that got 12.1 million views and is nearing a million likes.
In the short video, he said: ‘Watch this before you get a new iPhone. Open Settings and tap About.
‘And then look at the beginning of the model number. If it starts with M it stands for “New” and F stands for “Refurbished”.’
He added that if you have the letter P as the first letter of the code, it stands for Personalized, while the letter N stands for Replacement.
The TikTok star continued: “The letters at the end tell you where the phone would be sold. Share this with your friends so you don’t get scammed.’
According to the creator, LL means USA, CH means China, C refers to Canada and F means it was meant to be sold in France.
Additional codes include JP, which stands for Japan, PY, which stands for Spain. and the letter B stands for Great Britain and Ireland.
Refurbished phones aren’t necessarily bad, though, as companies like Apple often put the product through intensive testing to ensure the customer gets a reliable device.
On their website, Apple says: “Each Apple Certified Refurbished product completes a rigorous refurbishment process that includes full functional testing, with special savings of up to 15 percent.
They add that these refurbished devices have “genuine Apple replacement parts (as needed) that have been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.”
Refurbished iOS devices come with a new battery and outer shell. Each device comes with all accessories, cables and operating system,” explains Apple.
If you bought a refurbished phone from Apple, you would have a standard limited warranty of one year “with every Apple Certified Refurbished product”.
The last few letters of your model number can also tell you where the device was intended to be sold
But this iPhone trick helps users to check if the seller was honest if the device is new or where it came from.
If your Apple device was intended to be sold in another country, you may run into problems.
An example of this is FaceTime, which is banned on iPhones in the United Arab Emirates.
But if you know what you’re getting into when you buy the product, a refurbished phone is a great way to save money and save the planet.
A 2017 report by the World Economic Forum found that billions of smartphones used by many of us every day could be responsible for producing 3.5 percent of global emissions within ten years and 14 percent by 2040.
The smartphone industry will play a major role in producing greenhouse gases
They wrote: “This would result in industry using around 20 percent of all the world’s electricity by 2025.
“This growing problem threatens to disrupt progress toward climate change goals and exacerbate increasingly stressed power grids.”
According to the Swedish researcher Anders Andrae, the industry’s power needs are set to rise by 200-300 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity per year to 1,200 or even 3,000 TWh in 2025.
He said: ‘The situation is alarming. We have a tsunami of data coming our way. Everything that can be is digitized.
‘It’s a perfect storm. 5G [the fifth generation of mobile technology] coming, IP [internet protocol] traffic is much higher than expected and all cars and machines, robots and artificial intelligence are digitized and produce huge amounts of data stored in data centers.
TRILLION DOLLAR INCREASE FOR APPLE
The company’s journey to the top of the tech industry has been rocky, having seen Jobs (pictured right in 1976) leave the company in the mid-1980s after his pet project, the first Macintosh computer, struggled and he tried to oust it at the time. CEO John Sculley. Wozniak is pictured on the left
1976: Founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne created the company on April 1, 1976 when they began selling computer kits to hobbyists, each built by Wozniak.
The first product was the Apple I.
1977: Apple released the Apple II in June, which was the first PC made for the mass market.
1981: Jobs became chairman.
1984: The Macintosh was introduced during a commercial break for the Super Bowl and later officially unveiled during a launch event. It was shut down a year later and Jobs left the company.
1987: Apple released the Macintosh II, the first color Mac.
1997: Apple announces it will acquire NeXT Software in a $400 million deal that sees Jobs return to Apple as interim CEO. He officially took the role in 2000.
2001: Apple introduced iTunes, OS X and the first generation iPod.
The first iPod MP3 music player was released on October 23, 2001, at an event in Cupertino and could hold up to 1,000 songs.
Steve Jobs unveils Apple Computer Corporation’s new Macintosh February 6, 1984 in California.
Apple’s then CEO, Steve Jobs, with the iPhone
2007: Apple presents the iPhone.
2010: The first iPad was presented.
2011: Jobs resigned in 2011 due to illness and handed over the CEO title to Tim Cook. Job died in October of pancreatic cancer.
2014: Apple presented the Apple Watch. It also unveiled its first larger iPhones – the 6 and 6 Plus.
2015: After buying Beats from Dr. Dre, Apple launched Apple Music to compete with Spotify and other music streaming services.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.
2016: Apple returned to its roots and announced the 4-inch iPhone SE. Meanwhile, the company is embroiled in a legal battle with the FBI, in which the agency is demanding access to the locked phone used by Syed Farook, who died in a shootout after carrying out a deadly December attack in San Bernardino, California with his wife. The court order was overturned on March 28 after the FBI said a third party was able to unlock the device.
2017: Apple introduces the iPhone X, which ditches the home button to make way for a futuristic edge-to-edge display design and a new FaceID system that uses advanced sensors and lasers to unlock phones with just the owner’s face.
2018: In a first for the company, Apple is introducing new features in its latest operating system, iOS 12, that encourage users to manage and spend less time on their devices. The move was prompted by a strongly worded letter from shareholders urging the company to address the growing problem of smartphone addiction among children and teenagers.
2019: In January, Apple reports its first decline in revenue and profits in a decade. CEO Tim Cook partly blamed sharp declines in revenue from China.
2020: In March, Apple is closing all of its brick and mortar stores outside of China in response to the coronavirus.
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