How to distinguish refurbished iPhone 5s from a new one?
Every time when it comes time to release the new generation iPhone, the dealers are beginning to sell previous generations of the smartphone, which by this time are often “restored” is used, but passed the factory recovery procedure Apple to replace the casing and screen. And all is good, if unscrupulous sellers tried to sell them as new. Today we’ll show you how not to fall for the trick of scammers when buying iPhone 5s in Russia.
The back of each iPhone (unless, of course, not a Chinese copy) specifies the model number of the smartphone — for example, MG492ZD/A for some versions of iPhone 6 and so on. Restored smartphones also have corresponding numbers assigned to them by Apple Inc.
For the recovered iPhone 5s in Russia this number FF354RU/A — included in the box you will be able to know that the smartphone is not new, even went through the recovery procedure. There is nothing criminal in the purchase of such devices if they are all being cheaper than new models. However, it’s another thing when they give for a new one.
Also, the model can be found in the section “Main” device setting — suddenly the label was moving from another smartphone?
But if you follow this link and enter the serial number of the device, you will be able to learn a new device or not.
Now restored iPhone 5s sold in Russia a number of Resellers, including “Hardware” and “the Messenger”. These shops openly write on the devices page that the smartphone is restored.
Now you can protect yourself from possible fraudulent action if you suddenly want to selling refurbished smartphone a new.