How To Check Your iPhone’s Manufacture Date

27 Jan 2012 by

iPhone manufacture date

If  you have an iPhone and you are just too curious to find out the manufacture date of your device, then dear you have landed at the right place. Checking the manufacturing date of your device is not a big deal. To check iPhone manufacturing date you just need to know the serial number of your iPhone. Lets see how to check the serial number of iPhone first and then how this serial number helps in finding out the manufacture date of the handset.  Using this guide you can find manufacture date of iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S.

How to check iPhone Manufacture date: (iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S)

Follow the simple steps to check the manufacture date of your iphone:


Tap on “Settings” icon > General > About. Then note the serial number of your device. (like the screen-shots below)

iphone manufacture date

iphone manufacture date

iphone manufacture date

iphone manufacture date

Step 2:

Now you just have to note the 3rd, 4th and 5th digits of iPhone’s serial number to know the manufacture date of iPhone. So in the iPhone screenshot below the 3rd digit is ’0′ shows manufacturing year ’2010′ and the 4th-5th digits ’21′ shows the manufacturing week, 21th week. So the iPhone manufacture date is 21th week of year 2010.

iphone manufacture number

Here is another example, if the serial number is xx742xxxxxx then manufacture year is 2007 and 42th week.

If you want a detailed info regarding the manufacture date of your iphone then you can visit appleserialnumberinfo.com.


Sherjeel Bin Aamir is from Islamabad and loves to write articles & tutorials on gadgets, apps, infotainment, lifestyle and trending technologies.

  • slepdep

    with appleserialnumberinfo.com you can check only 2 serial number per day. Use http://sndeep.info/en it has no limits and shows more info, even iPhone purchase country and carriers

  • gangcil

    hey…..Will it work for iPod touch? The third character of my iPod touch’s serial number is D and 4th and 5th is W0……??

  • kumboz

    Actually you can check even iPhone purchase date via IMEI number.
    Try to use free IMEI checker like http://www.iphoneox.com.
    It can be used to check iPhones/iPads purchase date.

  • Jack