iPhone 3G Hidden Matrix: What does it mean?

Australian Whirlpool forums member fsjk85 decided to have a play around with his camcorder’s NightShot function, when he just happened to stumble over something that is quite interesting.

fsjk85 discovered a hidden matrix code on the left hand side of the Apple iPhone 3G handset.

So what does this hidden Apple iPhone 3G matrix mean? Well we’re just guessing that this is where Apple imprints the serial number and IMEI numbers pertaining to each individual iPhone 3G handset.

However, it is possible we are wrong in our assumption, but can you come up with a better answer?

Source — whirlpool