Cómo saber si tu iPhone es nuevo, reacondicionado, personalizado o de reemplazo

How to tell if your iPhone is new, refurbished, custom, or replacement

If you are thinking of buying an iPhone or have already bought one, and you want to find out if the iPhone you bought is new, refurbished or if it is a replacement device provided by Apple through a service request.

Wonder no more, you can use a cool device model identifier trick to find out if an iPhone is new, refurbished, replaced, or even customized. This can be useful information for used device buyers, if you've received a device as a gift or have it delivered to you, if you're troubleshooting or repairing an iPhone, and more.


  1. Open “Settings” on iPhone
  2. Go to “General” and then “About”
  3. Look for “Model” and then read the model identifier next to that text, it will look like “MN572LL /A”, the first character will tell you if the device is new, refurbished, replaceable or custom:
  • "M": is the letter that will identify that the terminal is a new drive
  • "F": it will be a refurbished unit; Apple has restored it and sells it at a better price since in this case it is second-hand
  • "P": it is a custom drive; that is, it has been taxed on its back
  • "N": is a replacement unit that is transferred to the user because a repair service has been requested, for example