Want to check if your Apple iPhone 13 is fake or original? Here’s how you can do it!
Everyone wants an iPhone but not every place you buy it from sells a genuine one. Unless you are buying the product from an Apple store, it is always better to double-check if the phone is fake or not.
Even though iPhone 13 come with the most sophisticated look, intelligent operating system, brighter screen, expensive camera sets, it can be easy for some to create fakes.
With that in mind, here’s how you can find out if the iPhone 13 is fake or not.
you can also use the tips on this article to identify a fake iPhone 13 mini, fake iPhone 13 pro, or fake iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Pay attention to the physical appearance
One of the most common ways to check whether an iPhone 13 is fake or original is to look at its physical appearance. Expect perfection when it comes to the design and build of an iPhone. Often on a fake iPhone 13, the hardware just looks cheaper. So if the hardware is flimsy, the iPhone 13 is a fake. You will get a sense of satisfaction when you hold an iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 features a durable flat-edge design and an elegant aluminum frame. Look out for specific characteristics such as positioning of the buttons and logo, a Lightning connector on the bottom instead of a USB-C/A port. Pay attention to details that counterfeiters often overlook, like finding out the colour of the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 come in five beautiful aluminum colors, including (PRODUCT)RED, starlight, midnight, blue, and pink. Replicating the exact colour scheme isn’t easy. It’s easy to spot a fake iPhone 13, provided you have done your homework before meeting a seller.
Visit an Apple store
If you are planning to buy an iPhone 13, try to go to your local Apple store first. Check out the iPhone 13 look and feel there. Feel the texture and know the price. If someone is selling you a used iPhone but if the price is too low, this should ring an alarm bell. Another way to check if the iPhone 13 is fake or original is by visiting Apple’s official website. Note down the specifications and important features that could be a deciding factor in buying an iPhone.
Check the IMEI or serial number
An original iPhone 13 should have an IMEI or serial number. That way you get to know if you are buying a new iPhone, a refurbished one. In Settings, tap “General” and then “About.” Scroll down until you see the IMEI number listed (visit https://checkcoverage.apple.com/in/en to know the location of the IMEI number for various models). If the iPhone 13 lacks an IEMI or serial number, or none at all, it is probably a fake.
Double-check the OS
What makes the iPhone so unique is the operating system it runs. Unlike other smartphones that are powered by Android, the iPhone runs iOS, a proprietary operating system designed by Apple. But often counterfeit iPhone 13 devices are powered by Android but have an iOS-like skin on top to fool consumers. Because of that, fake iPhone 13 can look genuine. You are spending a big buck on buying an iPhone. Therefore, you should test the device and examine the product carefully. Check if the iPhone comes with default apps like Safari, Health and Calculator. Try to download a few apps from the App Store, if possible.
Check for Siri
Siri is a voice assistant that works only on Apple devices. Simply hold down the side button for a few seconds until the voice assistant appears. If Siri appears, the iPhone 13 is authentic. If you see Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or any other voice assistant, it’s fake.
Pay attention to the storage capacity
The iPhone 13 does not feature a microSD card slot as the internal memory is non-expandable. Fake iPhone 13 usually have an expandable store. If the iPhone 13 supports a microD card slot, it is fake!
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