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Question: My IPhone 7+ Product Red

So my parents just bought me this new IPhone 7+ product red that says it’s designed in California and assembled in China. On the top left corner, it says No SIM Card. I’m multitasking (double click home button) the top left has Chinese lettering and the top right has a different battery percentage than the one I have if I go out of multitasking. The phone is also in iOS 10.2. I’m pretty sure this iPhone is fake, but can I get full confirmation?

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Nov 12, 2017 5:40 PM in response to Mr.Mysterious In response to Mr.Mysterious

Go to Settings > General > About, and look at the serial number. Does it match the serial number on the box that it came in?


Does it show up if you enter the serial number at http://checkcoverage.apple.com?

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Nov 12, 2017 5:59 PM in response to Mr.Mysterious In response to Mr.Mysterious

1. The Product Red iPhone 7 was a limited edition iPhone released in March. Apple stopped selling them in September.

Apple introduces iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition - Apple


As its manufacturing date precedes that of iOS 11, and even iOS 10.3.3, its not surprising it has iOS 10.2 still if its been sitting in a store or warehouse for several months.


2. All Apple iPhones carry the label "Designed in California, Assembled in China". All iPhones and most Apple Products are assembled in China.


3. The No Sim message is pretty standard when there is no sim card installed in the iPhone.


None of those things even begin to hint at it being a fake product. In fact they all pretty much add to the not-fakeness of it.


4. The battery issue is a little confusing, can you maybe clarify it?


Other than that, you can go to Check Your Service and Support Coverage - Apple Support and enter the serial number found in Settings->General->About->Serial Number to verify its authenticity.

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