How to Spot a Fake iPhone 5c

How can you tell if the iPhone 5c that you are about to buy online is fake? Follow these 11 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase.

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iPhone 5C's come in a number of colours, check that the one shown matches one of the official colours.

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iPhone 5C's come in a plastic retail box with clear top. Apple pays attention to every detail of their packaging. Material, corners, edges and logos are all high quality.

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iPhone 5C's come in a plastic retail box. Pay particular attention to the printing quality of the type and barcodes as well as the overall finish quality of the packaging.

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A label should be on the back. IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity, MEID stands for Mobile Equipment Identifier.

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New iPhones 5C's are accompanied by a plug, charging cable and a set of in ear headphones. Check the shapes, size and fittings of these accessories.

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New iPhones are also accompanied by an important product Information Guide, and Apple stickers. As with packaging, genuine guide books and stickers can accompany counterfeit products.

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New iPhones 5C's are accompanied by a pin that is designed to help remove the SIM card. Check the tubular shape of the pin which is different to previous iPhone pins.

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Pay close attention to every detail of the camera lens. The position of the lens and flash, the space between the two features, the edging of each piece and the overall finish.

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Pay close attention to every detail of the camera lens and speaker. Their position, the space between the two, the size of the speaker, the edging of each piece and the overall finish quality.

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The SIM slot is carefully designed and manufactured by Apple and should fit the phone body perfectly. Check the size and placement of the pin hole.

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Again Apple have designed and manufactured the base connection immaculately. If photo quality allows check the finest details carefully, such as the shape and size of the screws.

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