Apple products are very popular, so are many of the craftsmen who, with varying success try to produce fake products. Typically, this counterfeiting comes from our Chinese neighbors. In China almost daily release another copy of the iPhone, but that’s a long life it is no different. In addition, out of the box this is a fake, you may find that it works on the Android operating system.
Many unscrupulous shops and sellers use the similarity between imitations and original iPhone (and much lower price of counterfeit goods) in order to sell a smartphone to unsuspecting customers under the guise of genuine devices. And although there is no universal way to expose the fraud, there are things that you should check when buying iPhone (even in the store). We asked the experts SmartPrice tell you how to distinguish the original iPhone from a fake.
Inspect the appearance
Body. In the first place between the screen and the housing there should be no gaps, the display shall fit snugly to the base. Attention should be paid to the buttons: they should be no “backlash”, it is easy to press, with a characteristic smooth click. Crunch and crackle are not allowed — this is a clear sign of forgery.
Examine the inscriptions on the housing: they were smooth, was read without problems, had no errors and typos. Also specify the model number and IMEI, which can be checked on the official Apple website.
To identify the copy even on the paint of the housing: if it rubs off and leaves marks on the hands, it is necessary to postpone this iPhone to the side. Sometimes on counterfeits also install a plastic casing instead of aluminum — the material is very easy to distinguish: aluminum keeps it cool, and if on it slightly to knock, you will hear a distinctive metallic sound.
Screen. On the iPhone the screen is always deep black in color and can be only slightly lighter than the body, if the smartphone is made in a dark color. If the screen is grey or much lighter than the body, it is no longer original. This does not indicate that the whole mobile — fake, but you have to understand that the iPhone at least has been questionable in the service center.
Camera. The camera lens should be smooth and neatly located in a designated area on the housing. Dust under the glass of the camera and other suspicious effects also show on the autopsy and repair.
Rear panel and ports. The Apple logo in any case should not poddavatsa a nail it is made of stainless steel and is safely recessed into the cover, as it is her element. Back cover must not be removed: case iPhone of any model is monolithic.
To the right is a copy of iPhone
No antennas, spare parts and ports (except for 3.5 mm and Lightning, and iPhone 7 — Lightning) shouldn’t be. The SIM card tray iPhone has no memory card slots — only SIM card (Nano format).
Pay attention to the port of Lightning on his sides, careful bolts are threaded for pentagonal screwdriver. If the bolts are damaged, stripped thread or have noticeable scratches, the device was opened, and the poor. The original “stuffing” can be immediately questioned.
It is also worth to test the slider switch Sound/Vibrate on the side – there should be a clear haptic feedback when translated in silent mode.
Top copy iPhone
Be sure to include iPhone
Sounds strange, but some buyers do not include the iPhone at purchase, relying only on appearance, packaging and box.
First, should work the fingerprint sensor. If you buy an iPhone “with it”, ask them to add their mark.
Screen original iPhone should not give blue, green or other shades. All colors juicy and pleasant. Tilt your device and look at the picture – even at a steep angle colors and the image will not change. the iPhone has very good viewing angles, so the screen will reveal themselves immediately.
The iOS interface needs to literally “pleasing the eye” — a clear readable fonts, smooth, square icons with rounded corners. The operating system is smooth, no “lag” and jerks.
Little trick: note the icon for the Clock app. On the dial arrows definitely will move (in some “pseudo-iOS” such things may be missing).
The subtleties of the interface. Open the app Store and try to download any application for iOS – for example, Numbers and Garage Band. First, when you open the App Store no redirects in the browser (and even more at Google Play) should not be, and the search for these programs that will allow them to install.
Also, look in “Settings” items such as iCloud and Find my iPhone. The fakes have learned with extreme precision to replicate the settings menu, but these features you will not find it.
In fact, the most effective way to check the original iPhone and its operating system – to download to your computer the iTunes application c Apple’s website. After connecting the smartphone to the computer, the program recognizes the original device, providing information about its serial number and model.
Be sure to purchase Apple products from trusted sellers — for example, partner AppleInsinder.ru service SmartPrice. Only then can you protect yourself from falling into fraudsters, which in recent years, the market was very much. SmartPrice sends all their smartphones in a certified center for diagnosis where the experts reveal all the defects of the devices.
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