No one wants to spend their money for a fake product when they intend to get the original version. Fake iPhone decreases your business’ credibility, some connectivity and functional problems as well as lost data. There should be no worry if you purchase the iPhone from the Apple store directly or buy it from a participating cell phone carrier. However, you must do some things if you buy iPhone from eBay or Craigslist. How can I know if my iPhone is original?, below, we provide you the guide on how to check original iPhone.
Simple Steps to Check Original iPhone That I Have
To check the Original iPhone you have, there are some easy steps you can do. Check out the guide here.
- Serial Number
A serial number is the big help to identify your iPhone. Each iPhone has its serial number. Look up the serial number and verify whether it is available in the Apple’s database or not. Do the steps below to check.
Settings > General > About > Serial Number
After seeing the serial number, write it down. Then, you must visit https://checkcoverage.apple.com/ and input the serial number. If you get a message says, “we’re sorry, but this serial number is not valid. Please check your information and try again,” it indicates your iPhone is not original or fake.
- Visible External Clues
iPhone comes with different hardware features. If you examine it, you can see that a sleep/wake button is on the top-right corner, while a Home button is at the center beneath the screen. The ringer switch as well as the volume buttons is on the upper-left side. In addition, there should be an Apple imprinted logo on the back. If these components are missing, or in different location it means your iPhone is fake.
- Carrier Connectivity
The iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS were avaialble on AT&T network, the other is T-Mobile. It is not an original iPhone if you purchase the earlier models with a CDMA network, such as Verizon or Sprint.
For an iPhone 4, the SIM card slot placed on the right side is for GSM, while the iPhone 4 without a SIM card slot is for a CDMA network. If you use the iPhone 4S, it works for both types of the network. The iPhone is not original if there are any discrepancies between the hardware and the connectivity.
It can be your option to know whether your iPhone is original or not. All iPhones are able to connect to Bluetooth, EDGE, and Wi-Fi. All models are able to connect to the 3G and 4G. Your iPhone is not original or designed for another country if you purchase it that lacks of the connection options of these networks.
Those are some ways on how to check original iPhone. Before you decide to buy the iPhone, you should know this way so as not to regret later.