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iPhone Has Hidden Matrix Code on Shell?

iPhone Has Hidden Matrix Code on Shell?

Posted September 18, 2008 at 8:53pm by iClarified
Using nightshot on a camcorder fsjk85, a user at the Australian Whirlpool forums, discovered a hidden data matrix code on the left side of the iPhone 3G, according to Engadget.

We're guessing that's where Apple imprints the serial and IMEI numbers of each handset since it can't exactly hide them under a removable battery (cough), but we'll leave it to the rest of you to decode this sneaky tag and solve the mystery once and for all.

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iPhone Has Hidden Matrix Code on Shell?

iPhone Has Hidden Matrix Code on Shell?
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Jamie - October 14, 2008 at 4:26pm
i was looking at the new macbook vid and i noticed this. check it out http://www.sendspace.com/file/mzl3z2 (it's just a picture of one of the frames in the movie)
Superimpose - September 22, 2008 at 7:42am
It's just a 2D barcode, Nokia has used them for ages ...
armend - September 19, 2008 at 7:45am
Symbol / Barcode after decoded says: I was here, in Alien Language :)
saoran - September 19, 2008 at 3:13am
you can see S/N and IMEI too at the SIM Card Tray, you guys don't realize that? oh by the way, that matrix code is not new, you can read it yourself with iphone, with program called iMatrix
balderaz - September 19, 2008 at 2:44am
No, it's not new. And yes, it's DataMatrix.
maara - September 19, 2008 at 2:27am
Just a new type of a barcode. You can find more about this codes here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcode
Macopoulos - September 19, 2008 at 2:02am
It's the Deeeeviiils signature..!! :) But we like it! ;)
ketanitem - September 19, 2008 at 1:17am
I believe it's using DataMatrix (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Matrix) not QR-Code.
MrL - September 19, 2008 at 12:41am
Thats a QR Code, if you scan it or take a picture of it with an proper device it will give all info printed in the code
Rit - September 18, 2008 at 11:36pm
You can see some of my pics with a different pattern here http://ritpak.com/post/Strange-Tag-On-The-Back-Of-iPhone-3G-Casing.aspx
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