By 2021, the world will have more than a billion iPhones. Apple’s billion iPhones might not look the same. Apple has to modify its hardware in order to comply with government regulations.
Learn more about the origins of your iPhone to uncover some interesting facts. There are subtle differences in the iPhone models made in different countries. This is why it is important.
Why it is important where your iPhone was made
Apple’s original iPhone models came with dual SIM card slots. It was only available to iPhone XR, XS Max, and XS Max models produced in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Hong Kong.
You can use two SIM cards with iPhones manufactured in these countries instead of one. This is due partly to the ban in mainland China on eSIMs.
Before buying a secondhand iPhone, verify its origin. Japan is known for stricter quality control measures, especially for refurbished iPhones.
Find out the origin of your iPhone
For more information about your iPhone’s origins, visit Settings > General > All about.
Take a look at your Model number. You should see two letters after the slash to indicate where your device is located.
The complete list of country manufacturing codes is here
|Country Code||Manufacturing Origin|
|AB||Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE|
|B||Ireland and UK|
|CS||Czech Republic, Slovakia|
|DN||Austria, Germany and the Netherlands|
|FD||Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland|
|LZ||Paraguay , Chile and Uruguay|
|MM||Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro|
|NF||Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal|
|PP||Republic of the Philippines|
|QN||Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden|
|QL||Spain , Portugal|
|X||Australia New Zealand|
|ZD||Austria, Belgium. France, Germany. Luxembourg. Monaco. The Netherlands. Switzerland.|
|ZP||Hong Kong, Macau|
Find where your iPhone is
There are subtle differences in iPhone models depending on where they were made. These differences may be more important as more countries adopt hardware requirements specific for their country.
Apple and its official retailers will ensure that all iPhones sold are quality-tested. All iPhones bought from quality retailers will be covered by a warranty, regardless of their origin.