How to find out the production date of iPhone, iPad, Apple watch, date code table

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Apple product manufacture date explained

The serial number of the device that is manufactured by Apple has information on the date of production. Production date is changed once a week. You can learn more about how to decrypt a serial number from the article Deciphering the serial number of iPhone 2010-2020.

 There was information that in 2021 Apple will change the format of the serial number. Serial numbers will not have production date information. And indeed, serial numbers will be assigned randomly. We are waiting for the year 2021.

Where is the date of production in the serial number of the Apple device

DNPCJ3X073N (iPhone11 Model)

The Apple device’s production date is the 4th and 5th digit of the serial number. CJ the first character is always a letter, the second can be either a number or a letter.

Apple Technology Production Date Format

Since the production date has two characters, the following procedure for announcing the production date at Apple is accepted.

The first digit is a year, but not just a year, but a half year, the first 6 months of the year from January to June and the second half year is July-December.
The second letter or number is the week of the year. A year can be 53 weeks. But only 27 characters are used for designation. Changing the first character makes the production date number unique.

Apple Product Date Cycle

Apple is a high-tech company that manufactures electronics. In the modern world, one model of an electronic device is produced no more than 2 years. Therefore, the company is free to reuse the same characters.

At Apple, the year of production is repeated with a cycle of 10 years. For example, from our example, CJ means production date April 2010, April 2020, April 2030.

But we understand that 2030 – the year has not yet come, therefore it is not 2030. It remains 2010 or 2020, but since this is the serial number of the iPhone 11, which began to be produced in 2019, this is a phone model made in 2020.

Apple product manufacturing date 2010 to 2020, table

For convenience, the table below shows the production dates of Apple electronic products (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch). Using the table, you can easily determine the production date of the device.

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




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