When are the default develop settings applied to a new photo?

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in Lr you can develop an image and set the changes as default. When you do so you can decide if this is bound to the camera model or additionally plus the serial number of the camera. Lets take the first way for my question.
I have mad a default setting and want to know when this settings are made to a picture!? Are the made during the import or if I entered the develop module the first time with one picture? I want to know this because I am asking myself what happens if this settings would be first applied when I am going to the develop module and I have a few pictures which never were opened in the develop module. What then would happen if I buy a new camera and make new default settings? Can Lr only save one default setting or does it store the settings for each camera modell and additionally with the serial number?
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It stores settings for each model / serial number (and ISO if stipulated). They are applied upon import, or when clicking Reset.
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It will not affect pictures that are already imported, even if they have different adjustments.