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Determine Fake vs. Real Iphone

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How to check if my iPhone is real or fake?

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The thought of buying a fake iPhone is very scary. It would be an expensive mistake, and you wouldn't get the beautiful, genuine hardware from Apple that you want -- which is why you're trying to buy an iPhone in the first place. Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can check to see if the iPhone you just bought was indeed made by Apple -- or if you purchased a fake. First, follow all of the steps in the great VisiHow article below. If you're still unsure if your device is genuine, look at the back of your box and write down the IMEI and serial numbers. Then, call Apple's customer service line. Give the customer service representative the numbers. If the representative finds the information, you have a genuine device. If they don't, however, you unfortunately have a cloned iPhone.

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Please explain fake iPhone and real?

Please, I am confused. cannot determine iPhone fake vs real

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Is there a difference in the markings on the shrink wrapped box between a real iPhone 6 and a fake?

I am about to purchase a brand new iPhone 6 and want to know if I can spot a fake by looking at the box

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The box has strict right angles and even colors without any blemishes. The IMEI code from the back of the box should match the IMEI of the device itself (tap on "Settings", "General", and "About" to see your IMEI in the device). Check the accessories: the SIM card tool, a charger with any prong, white headphones with a built-in microphone, and all of the documents should be there.

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Please watch our tutorial on spot everything that you should meet in a real iPhone: "How to unbox a new iPhone 6 phone".

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How much a duplicate iPhone 6s life will be?

I want to buy an iPhone only for show off because investing a huge amount on a phone I don't think its good..

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How to spot a fake iPhone 6 visually?

I am not a technical person, but I have a plan to buy an iPhone 6, so if there is a way to identify visually, especially without Internet connection? Thank you

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Why I didn't screenshot my iPhone 4S?

If I want to screenshot something or else. I search in Google on how to screenshot in iPhone 4S, but I already try it all and it is fake!

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How to check the originality of iPhone 6?

How to check the originality of iPhone 6

We have a special article that will explain you the basic physical and software differences between a real and fake iPhone 6. Please click here to read it.

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Planning to buy iPhone 6 plus please help to recognize between fake nad original?

I have gone through article at VisiHow and its really helpful. but when we go to store to purchase the iPhone we will not get that much time to check all the points which are mentioned in article to find out the fake or real.. . can you suggest one valid point so it will be easy to recognize between the fake and real.. . as you know lots of store are selling iPhone so which store should we buy iPhone that will be trust worthy.. . please advise.

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What is jailbroken iPhone?

Explain jailbroken iPhone and how can we check whether an iPhone is jailbroken or not, please explain'

A jailbroken iPhone can have these benefits:

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    third-party application installation;
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    access to the file system that allows your, for example, to play emulator games by copying them over to the phone;
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    easier music and photo management without the need for synchronization;
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    phone carrier change if the phone is "locked" (this can be illegal, depending on the country);
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    modifying the user interface.
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Basically, you just remove all of the restrictions imposed by Apple in exchange for lower stability, lower security, virus infections, and spy programs being installed by your jealous partner or coworker.

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It is sometimes very hard to check whether your phone is jailbroken, and advanced methods of entering the file system and examining files is used. For suspicions about your device being jailbroken, search for applications such as Cydia, Icy, Absinthe, and Installer. However, it is possible to hide these applications. Check if some stock applications are missing (Mail, Safari, Game Center, Music, Photos, Camera, and other applications, depending on your iOS version). If they are, then your phone is jailbroken.

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How can I access internet 3G on my iPhone fake?

I cannot access internet 3G on my phone

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Are there fake iPhones in form of Android?

I bought a brand new iPhone 6s plus in Dubai just last week. Exactly iPhone shape and logo, with IMEI numbers and iPhone specifications. But a technician I asked (back home in Nigeria) to set up the phone for me today just told me it is a fake, a mere Android. He even touched one or two buttons on the phone and brought out Android signs. I will appreciate an explanation for this

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I received an iPhone 6s plus as a gift, must the "s" be on the back order?

I received an iPhone 6s plus for a gift, must the "s" be on the back order

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If the iPhone is stolen, but it is not activated or it is not signed to iCloud, will the police find it still?

I want to buy an iPhone 6 plus from craigslist and I'm scared because its a lot of money, and my only question is if the phone is stolen, but its new and not activated, will the police still take it away from me or not?

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Hello is there such thing as a fake Samsung Galaxy phone 4?

Answer please, I really need details

Yes, there are fake Galaxy S4 phones, and you can successfully identify fake S4 phones, especially when comparing them to real S4 phones! Please follow the tips and steps in the article that we have linked in the answer.

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I Purchased my iPhone from ebay site. So want to verify its originality?

Sir, I recently purchased I Phone 5 S with 64 GB for Rs. 22999. since from inception at the time of its charging, body of mobile has given mild shock to the hands. Also there is some issue in body. So I want to verify its originality as whether it is original or duplicate. . Sagar Anjikar

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Is the box of a true iPhone has the actual picture or just a cut out of the phone?

I decided to buy at ebay but I was confused about the model of the iPhone that I chose the first picture the phones box has the actual image of the phone and the second picture just have the cut out or lining of the phone

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