Buying iPhone or any apple device seconds hand is not always get the real product. I do not mean to all markets It is just for some markets where product is where the seller would like to take huge profit from selling a fake device mixing with this real one. Sometimes we can come into a situation where fake device is showing up. It is not easy to differentiate the real and the fake one. The fake one is always made in the way where simple notice hard to identify. This is the case of when you want to buy second hand products. If your device is running into the case where hardware failure is happening what should you do? Does warranty is still valid? Should you contact support with free of charge?
By checking their manufacturing specifications is one of the things that we could avoid failing into a fake products. It is not just finding fake or original one but also can see whether the device is still in warranty, phone support, …
Currently we can check on Apple website to see whether IMEI(International Mobile Station Equipment Identity)
Where and how can you find IMEI number of your iPhone device?
- Through the box of your device
- Short cut code
Once you can access to dial number, you can easily check device IMEI via short cut command *#06#.
The IMEI code is immediate display just when you finished typing last code ‘#’ of the *#06#
- Phone settings
Phone settings is where every specifications are displayed not just only IMEI. It has also serial number, Operating System version, …
You can get those information by going in to Setting -> General -> About
Then finnaly, you got what you want.
As stated above, IMEI could be already enough for checking for products specifications and their warranty validity.
- You can check your iPhone device IMEI via the following website:
- Officail website of Apple
Official Apple Service and Support Coverage
By keyin your IMEI or serial number of your apple device to point (1), follow by spam validation code at point (2), and finished by clicking on button Continue
As a result, your apple device warranty and support validation period will be shown. The first point which keep your intention in the device model. You can see whether the result shown is the same as device you are currently checked?
If you got an invalid code or something else beside mentioned, that should be a problem.
I have found another alternative website which also provide information about your apple wattanty check base on your IMEI code.