Serial Number iPhone decode, explained 2010-2021

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The serial number of Apple’s smartphones is assigned to the phone according to a special algorithm. It contains information about the manufacturer, the date of manufacture of the phone with details up to a week, the model number of the phone and technical specifications.

What does iPhone serial number meaning

Since 2010, the iPhone serial number consists of 12 characters.

IPhone 11 Pro Max 512Gb Model A2161 S / N G6TZL899N70M serial number decryption example

  • G6T is the identifier of the factory on which the iPhone is assembled. The main assembly place for the iPhone is China, but the phones are assembled in many factories. The average user does not particularly need this information, it is more in demand by Apple to identify the place of assembly of the phone. In more detail:
    • G6 – a factory in China, located in Shenzhen, the factory is owned by OEM assembler Foxconn.
    • T – identifier of the assembly line number on which the telephone is collected; information is needed by Apple to control the quality of manufactured devices.

How to find out when my iPhone is made

  • ZL – G6TZL899N70M phone production date. Apple indicates the phone’s production date in the serial number. Z (this is the fourth character of the serial number indicates the year the phone was manufactured. Apple indicates the year in two different letters, the first half of the year and the second. For more details, see the table. The fifth character indicates the week of the year.
    • ZL – means that the phone was made in 2019, 46 weeks. November 2019 In more detail, the phone was collected between November 11, 2019 – November 17, 2019.

IPHONE ASSEMBLY DATE (DATE CODES IN SERIAL NUMBER) 2010-2029

monthweek codeweek of the year2010 20202011 20212012 20222013 20232014 20242015 20252016 20262017 20272018 20282019 2029
C/DF/GH/JK/LM/NP/QR/ST/VW/XY/Z
January11С1F1H1K1M1P1R1T1W1Y1
January22С2F2H2K2M2P2R2T2W2Y2
January33С3F3H3K3M3P3R3T3W3Y3
January44С4F4H4K4M4P4R4T4W4Y4
February55С5F5H5K5M5P5R5T5W5Y5
February66С6F6H6K6M6P6R6T6W6Y6
February77С7F7H7K7M7P7R7T7W7Y7
February88С8F8H8K8M8P8R8T8W8Y8
March99С9F9H9K9M9P9R9T9W9Y9
MarchC10CCFCHCKCMCPCRCTCWCYC
MarchD11CDFDHDKDMDPDRDTDWDYD
MarchF12CFFFHFKFMFPFRFTFWFYF
MarchG13CGFGHGKGMGPGRGTGWGYG
AprilH14CHFHHHKHMHPHRHTHWHYH
AprilJ15CJFJHJKJMJPJRJTJWJYJ
AprilK16CKFKHKKKMKPKRKTKWKYK
AprilM17CMFMHMKMMMPMRMTMWMYM
MayN18CNFNHNKNMNPNRNTNWNYN
MayL19CLFLHLKLMLPLRLTLWLYL
MayP20CPFPHPKPMPPPRPTPWPYP
MayQ21CQFQHQKQMQPQRQTQWQYQ
MayR22CRFRHRKRMRPRRRTRWRYR
JuneT23CTFTHTKTMTPTRTTTWTYT
JuneV24CVFVHVKVMVPVRVTVWVYV
JuneW25CWFWHWKWMWPWRWTWWWYW
JuneX26CXFXHXKXMXPXRXTXWXYX
JuneY27CYFYHYKYMYPYRYTYWYYY
July128D1G1J1L1N1Q1S1V1X1Z1
July229D2G2J2L2N2Q2S2V2X2Z2
July330D3G3J3L3N3Q3S3V3X3Z3
July431D4G4J4L4N4Q4S4V4X4Z4
August532D5G5J5L5N5Q5S5V5X5Z5
August633D6G6J6L6N6Q6S6V6X6Z6
August734D7G7J7L7N7Q7S7V7X7Z7
August835D8G8J8L8N8Q8S8V8X8Z8
September936D9G9J9L9N9Q9S9V9X9Z9
SeptemberC37DCGCJCLCNCQCSCVCXCZC
SeptemberD38DDGDJDLDNDQDSDVDXDZD
SeptemberF39DFGFJFLFNFQFSFVFXFZF
SeptemberG40DGGGJGLGNGQGSGVGXGZG
OctoberH41DHGHJHLHNHQHSHVHXHZH
OctoberJ42DJGJJJLJNJQJSJVJXJZJ
OctoberK43DKGKJKLKNKQKSKVKXKZK
OctoberM44DMGMJMLMNMQMSMVMXMZM
OctoberN45DNGNJNLNNNQNSNVNXNZN
NovemberL46DLGLJLLLNLQLSLVLXLZL
NovemberP47DPGPJPLPNPQPSPVPXPZP
NovemberQ48DQGQJQLQNQQQSQVQXQZQ
NovemberR49DRGRJRLRNRQRSRVRXRZR
DecemberT50DTGTJTLTNTQTSTVTXTZT
DecemberV51DVGVJVLVNVQVSVVVXVZV
DecemberW52DWGWJWLWNWQWSWVWXWZW
DecemberX53DXGXJXLXNXQXSXVXXXZX

How to find out the phone model by serial number

  • 899N70 – a unique code in which the technical parameters of the phone are encrypted. Moreover, N70 is the phone model code in this case, it is the Pro Max model
    • N70 – iPhone 11 Pro Max
    • N72 – iPhone 11
    • N73 – iPhone 11
    • N6X – iPhone 11 Pro
    • KPF – iPhone XS
    • KPH – iPhone XS MAX
    • KXK – iPhone XR
    • JCL – iPhone X
    • JC6 – iPhone 8
    • JCL – iPhone 8 plus
  • M is the color identifier of the phone. But Apple does not have a single standard for encoding the color of the phone. The color palette is standardized for a specific phone series. For example, for iPhone 11, one set of letters is used, for other phone models, the same letters mean completely different colors.




IPhone 11 Pro Max Phone Color Code Example

  • K, P, F, V – Gold
  • W, G, L, Q – Midnight Green
  • D, J, N, T, Z – Silver
  • M, H, X – Space Gray

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