Apple told how to distinguish an original Lightning cable from a fake
Considering the huge number of counterfeit Apple accessories that work with iPhones and iPads only partially and often break, the method of determining the brand name is very important. An official guide on how to distinguish an original Lightning cable from a fake has appeared on the company’s technical support website.
Packaging and text on the cable
Each cable from Apple, in turn, has a serial number and the inscription “Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in China” (“Designed by Apple in California, assembled in China”). Of course, Chinese copies are also accompanied by an inscription and a serial number, only now they look different. The text on the original cable is gray and better printed. The fake font is more bold, applied with dark gray paint. It is worth noting that some proprietary Lightning cables do not have cable markings.
Next, you should pay attention to the constituent elements of the accessory: on each of them there are features by which you can distinguish a fake. The original Lightning plug is one-piece. made of a single metal element. A fake connector consists of several parts. The metal tip of the original is pressed very neatly into the plastic case, while the copy has noticeable gaps. The size of the proprietary connector is 7.7 x 12 mm, for copies it may vary.
Next, you should examine the contacts. On a certified cable, they are even and practically do not stand out above the surface of the connector, the contact boundaries are round. The metal contact itself is painted gray, fakes are light and dark.
The plastic housing of the USB plug bears the USB logo. On the original cable, the paint is light gray, very neatly applied. On the copy, the image is dark gray and has fuzzy borders.
The connector itself is also quite remarkable. The outer part of the original cable has only two holes on the side with the USB logo. A fake can contain four. You should also pay attention to the metal joints on the opposite side of the connector. They are visible, but in the original cable, the parts fit very tightly to each other. In addition, the joints are trapezoidal and equidistant from the edges. The contacts themselves are gold-plated.
The cover of the plug can give a fake. The metal tip of the original cable has a smooth polish, the unofficial one has a rough surface. If you look inside the convector, you can see the flat back. The copy may have grooves and holes.
Fake for 5,500
The box contains instructions written on low-quality paper. There are no stickers. The phone is packed in bubble wrap.
EarPods must be in biodegradable packaging in the original, but in the Chinese version, the packaging does not dissolve in water.
Also included is a Lightning cable that works even with the original iPhone, and an outlet.
The kit is as similar to the original as possible. There are instructions in the fake box, the paper clip looks like the original one, but there are no stickers.
The fake charger is not at all like the original.
EarPods in the old packaging, but very similar to the original.
Lightning cable really fits the original iPhone.
The first thing that catches your eye is the box. It is from the previous model and is inverted.
The boxes are very similar. The green color of the fake does not shimmer and is slightly darker than in the original.
First of all, it is recommended to check the main camera, its lens should be larger than that of standard budget smartphones. At the same time, there is a special protective layer on it, so the lens gives off blue. The Chinese counterfeit is extremely similar to the triple optics of the latest generation Apple smartphone. It is equipped with transparent windows for non-existent cameras, and qualitatively simulates additional modules. In that case, pay attention to the Apple logo on the 11 model. It is installed right in the center of the back panel, and on all previous phones, the bitten apple was shifted to the top edge.
One of the main indicators of originality is the package bundle. If you are going to check the originality of the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, study what accessories the manufacturer has equipped the smartphone with. Apple packs a Lightning cable, 5W AC adapter, SIM tray clip, Airpods, and documentation in a shipping box. The original iPhone cable is much softer than the counterfeit cable, and the plastic molding is free from defects. All components are individually packed. The fake kit is as similar as possible to the original. The kit includes instructions, the paper clip looks like the original one, but there are no stickers. The fake charger is not at all like the original, the Airpods are in the old packaging, but very similar to the original ones. The earphones in the original must be in biodegradable packaging, however, in the Chinese version, the packaging does not dissolve in water.
Apple is responsible for the little things, including the box. The original packaging is made of thick coated cardboard, it has even corners. On the box there is a corporate logo, applied by embossing. There is a sticker at the bottom of the phone’s packaging that contains basic information about the smartphone. The branded label must not have printing defects or spelling, punctuation errors. It is recommended to pay special attention to the barcode, it consists of 13 digits, the authenticity of which can be verified on the official website.
The reverse side of the box is supplied with a sticker indicating the model, serial number, IMEI, built-in memory capacity.
The screen of branded products fits snugly to the body. When turned off, the original iPhone 11 has a deep black screen. Any crevices and gaps indicate that the smartphone in question is a fake. An unpleasant smell can also be produced by a fake smartphone.
There are a number of rules for detecting a fake. Even at the stage of selection, do not be too lazy to go to a large online electronics market and carefully examine the desired model of iPhone 11. Take a closer look at such trifles as the gaps between the case, screen and buttons. Enjoy the quality of materials, clarity of fonts, lettering on the back panel.
The iPhone 11 lid can only be removed by unscrewing the screws on the sides of the charging connector. Therefore, if their heads are scratched or damaged, then the gadget was unambiguously opened, and rather casually.
The original phone only has one SIM card slot. Branded iPhone 11 does not have a memory card tray, USB connector, antenna. Also, a budget replica is given by a removable back cover and a battery. Often, the subject of a fake is the previous model of the iPhone X, which is passed off as the iPhone 11 by gluing a special overlay on the protrusion of the rear camera. The clear signs of a fake include the incorrect spelling of the brand. Sometimes the number of cameras, color or size is different. Such features immediately catch the eye, so you need to be vigilant when buying a smartphone. Unlike Chinese counterfeiters, the manufacturer makes cases from aluminum, not even the highest quality plastic, so the gadget should pleasantly cool your hand.
Another way to determine the originality of the iPhone 11 is by using iTunes. A genuine gadget is easily synchronized, but a fake one will give an error.
Summary table of differences
You can distinguish a replica from the original iPhone 11 by a number of characteristic features, an overview of which is presented in the table below.
|Packaging||Has an attractive, prestigious appearance||Can be made from recycled materials|
|Equipment||Full||Headphones are often missing|
|Performance||Conforms to manufacturer’s declarations||On the level of a budget smartphone|
|Additional slots||Absent||Full of variety|
External inspection of a fake iPhone 11
Some Chinese replicas have clear features to distinguish them from the original. Incorrect brand spelling is a prime example of this. This is the fault of the lowest-grade copies. Sometimes the number of cameras, color or size is different. Such features immediately catch the eye, so it is important to be vigilant when buying a smartphone.
IPhone 11 Smartphone Inspection
If a counterfeit is detected, it is necessary to inspect the iPhone 11 smartphone itself. First of all, it is recommended to check the main camera. Its lens should be larger than that of standard budget smartphones. over, it has a special protective layer. Therefore, the lens gives off blue.
The original iPhone 11 has no build defects. Therefore, the smartphone should be examined from all sides. The screen of branded products fits snugly to the body. Any crevices and gaps indicate that the smartphone in question is of a fake origin.
When turned off, the original iPhone 11 has a deep black screen. If the display gives off in shades of gray, then a fake is in front of the buyer.
Apple pays great attention to the quality of painting. Therefore, the case should not be scratched or erased when you slide your finger over it. An unpleasant smell can also be produced by a fake smartphone.
The iPhone 11 lid can only be removed by unscrewing the screws on the sides of the charging connector. Therefore, if their heads are scratched or damaged, then the gadget was unambiguously opened, and rather casually.
iPhone 11 shouldn’t have the attributes of Android smartphones. So the original phone has only one SIM card slot. Branded iPhone 11 does not have a memory card tray, USB connector, antenna. Also, a budget replica is given by a removable back cover and a battery.
It is advisable to press the buttons available on the phone. They should enter as quietly as possible. The presence of backlashes is unacceptable. Clearances should be kept to a minimum. The original iPhone 11 is crafted with premium materials.
The original phone package contains:
- paper clip to eject boat SIM card;
- wire for connection;
- Airpods headphones;
- headphone case;
When determining a fake, it is important to check not only the completeness of the package, but also the accuracy of the location of the accessories. All elements must be laid out in their places and securely fixed. It is unacceptable to use films with inscriptions of any other brands.
Determining the originality of the iPhone 11 at the software level
Another way to determine the originality of the iPhone 11 is by using iTunes. Genuine gadget syncs easily. A fake will give an error.
The most convincing way is to check the serial number on the official website. A fake product will not pass verification. In the case of the original, it will be possible to verify its authenticity.
How to distinguish an iPhone 11 from a fake
The fake iPhone 11 appeared on the market a month before the official release of the smartphone. It looks very similar to the original, but has a budget internal filling. There are a number of rules for detecting a fake, which also apply to other Apple products. Some tips are relevant and, if necessary, identify fake iPhone headphones, for example, EarPods or Airpods.
Verification of originality by internal filling
If the buyer buys a damaged iPhone 11, then you can check its authenticity by the internal filling. The motherboard needs to be done neatly. The original battery has the brand logo. Information on it should not contain spelling and other errors.
Another feature of the original iPhone 11 is its battery. It has only one connector. The reason for this is due to the lack of reverse wireless charging.
Apple is responsible for the little things, including the box. The original packaging is made of thick coated cardboard. It has smooth corners. On the box there is a corporate logo, applied by embossing.
There is a sticker at the bottom of the phone’s packaging. It contains basic information about the smartphone. The branded label must not have printing defects or spelling, punctuation and syntax errors. It is recommended to pay special attention to the barcode. It consists of 13 digits, the authenticity of which can be verified on the official website.
A correct barcode is not a complete guarantee of the elimination of counterfeit. A dishonest seller could have put a fake iPhone 11 in its original packaging. In this case, an incorrect barcode is always a 100% sign of a replica.
We carefully look at the smartphone
Whatever perfect iPhone replica you come across, its creators technically cannot do everything one-on-one like Apple’s. Therefore, even a quick visual inspection can reveal a fake. What to look for:
- All original iPhones bear the back cover: Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in China, model number and certification marks.
- Oddly enough, the iPhone has no antenna.
- All iPhones since 2012 have a proprietary lightning connector. It looks different from USB-C and even more from mini-USB.
- The back cover of the iPhone is not removable, i.e. bolted.
- All iPhones run on the proprietary iOS operating system. They cannot have an Android system.
- When you turn on the phone, a bitten apple should appear, no hieroglyphs, strange curved fonts and other calligraphic errors can be in the original iOS.
iPhone in a box
Buying a smartphone in a sealed box from your hands is almost a 100% chance of getting caught by a scammer. In this case, the seller does not even need to put a fake inside, a small stone weighing the size of a phone is enough.
How to tell a real iPhone 11 from a fake
Apple produces the most popular and expensive gadgets of our time, such as the MacBook. one of the best laptops and the iPhone. the most famous smartphone in the world. And naturally, dishonest entrepreneurs are trying to grab their market share by organizing the production of copies of the coveted iPhone.
Of course, Chinese craftsmen have already learned how to fake products of high quality, but still they are very far from the originals. For example, the Android operating system instead of iOS, a poor-quality screen and a braking sensor, and much more.
Serial number cannot be falsified
If the appearance and operating system is beyond doubt, we proceed to the most effective way to expose a fake. Namely, we check the serial number on the Apple website. To check, you need to perform several steps:
- In the iPhone itself, you need to go to “Settings”. “General”. “About this device”. “Serial number”.
- We open the page for checking serial numbers on the official Apple website checkcoverage.Apple.com.
- Enter the serial number in the window that says “Enter the serial number of the hardware” and click “Continue”.
- If the iPhone is original, then there will be information about the possibility of receiving support from Apple by phone and the date of activation of the smartphone. If the serial number is counterfeit, then the inscription will read “Sorry, this serial number is not correct. Please check the existing data and try again “.
Feeding iPhone to iTunes
This method is for the lazy who find it difficult to check the serial number manually on the site. But this requires a computer with Apple’s iTunes software installed.
Open iTunes and connect the iPhone to the computer using a USB. lightning cable from charging. All information about the original smartphone should appear in the program. Such as: model name, serial number, memory capacity.
If iTunes does not detect the phone, then this is a replica. Unless, of course, the cable itself and the connector on the iPhone are working properly.
IPhone visual check
Visual inspection is not always effective, because the “Chinese masters” have already got used to designing forgeries that are outwardly identical to the original. However, it is not necessary to neglect the inspection. the check will save you from acquiring the lowest quality “fake” and it will not take much time.
Sellers present the antenna as an advantage. supposedly it will be possible to listen to the radio without connecting a headset. In fact, the presence of a retractable antenna is a sign of a “fierce” fake.
If you can manage to turn on your iPhone prior to purchase, that’s great. An experienced Apple user will always distinguish an original from a fake one by only one gadget screen. the original has a display created using RETINA technology, which has a very high pixel density.
This feature overlaps with the previous one. If you see the seller remove the iPhone battery in order to put SIM cards under it, close the deal immediately.
How to distinguish an iPhone from a fake: other ways
If outwardly the iPhone does not show any signs of a Chinese counterfeit, use other verification methods:
How to tell an original iPhone from a Chinese counterfeit
Nowadays, Chinese craftsmen have reached incredible heights in the production of high-precision copies of Apple smartphones. We will not describe in detail the external distinguishing features between the original and the fake, since there are very high quality fakes, but let’s dwell on the main verification methods, which should not be neglected in any case.
Appearance and accessories
Often, a cheap replica can be identified “by eye”. it will be given by a plastic case, a box of “toilet paper” instead of high-quality cardboard that Apple uses, a connector and, accordingly, a MicroUSB connector instead of Lightning, etc. In addition, some large manufactories avoid confrontation with the apple confrontation lawyers and indicate their names with a mistake (lPhone, iPhon, Spacve Gray, etc.) or draw the Apple logo with an apple bitten on the wrong side.
How to know if iPhone is original or not
But again, the market is overflowing with very high quality fakes that look very similar to the original iPhone. Here is an example of a high-quality Android copy of the iPhone 6.
Please note that externally (design, materials, buttons, graphical interface) the smartphone looks exactly like an Apple product. Even the About this device menu in Settings looks like a real one.
How to distinguish an original iPhone from a Chinese counterfeit on Android using iTunes on a computer
This method is also one of the most reliable. The only drawback is the need to take a laptop with you to the meeting with the seller. How to check?
Install the iTunes program on your computer (you can download it here)
Connect your iPhone using the supplied cable to the USB port on your laptop.
iTunes should detect the connected iPhone (if it’s a fake, iTunes will simply ignore it), an icon with an iPhone should appear, click on it.
You will be presented with a screen showing the iPhone settings (model, serial number, iOS version, etc.)
How to distinguish an original iPhone from a Chinese counterfeit on Android using Apple ID
Apple ID is a universal account for many Apple services. You can create an Apple ID even if you don’t have an iPhone, iPad or Mac. The thing is that counterfeit iPhones are based on the Android operating system, carefully disguised as iOS. the graphical interface will not allow an inexperienced user to detect a deception. However, the Chinese device does not have the functionality of the original.
How to create an Apple ID without Apple devices (any computer with iTunes installed is required), we described in detail and showed in the video in this material.
Having your own Apple ID, you will identify a fake with a 100% guarantee, for this:
Launch the Settings app and go to the iTunes Store & App Store.
If such a section is present and someone’s account is not indicated in it (the Login button), enter your data. If nothing prevents you from logging into your account, then this is the original iPhone. It should be like this:
To be more confident, go to the App Store and search for iMovie or Garage Band. These are Apple apps that are not available on Android. It is logical that if such applications are in the search results, then the iPhone is original.
Even the settings are faked
The Apple website has a special page where you can enter the serial number and check the warranty for the original iPhone, while the system, of course, will not accept a craft. However, you should be careful here. fraudsters can provide documents and a box from a real iPhone with the correct serial number. It can also be viewed in the phone settings, but even there it can be tampered with.
The Serial Number on the above mentioned counterfeit refers to the real iPhone 6. As you can see, Asian craftsmen very competently use original Apple devices to create a counterfeit.
However, an experienced user would find a catch on the above Settings page. Pay attention to the line Capacity. 64 GB and Available. 63.98 GB. The difference between these values is only 20 MB, which in practice cannot be obtained.
In other words, on a real iPhone, the difference between the declared and actual storage capacity shown in the settings will always differ significantly. Why this happens, we described in detail in this article.
Actually, here we come to the description of the necessary actions that must be performed without fail.
How to tell an original iPhone from a fake one
iPhone is a mass device used by all segments of the population, including children, old people and women, most of whom handle technology at the level of an insecure user. It is these people who often become victims of scammers who sell fake Apple smartphones via the Internet or from their hands. In this article, we will show you how to 100% distinguish an original iPhone from a fake one.
Taking advantage of the lack of fundamental differences in the design of some generations of iPhone (5 / 5s / SE, for example), scammers often try to pass off one model for another, or at least sell a device with a memory capacity that does not correspond to the declared one. In this case, a thorough check will be required, which we talked about here.
However, cybercriminals often act even more arrogantly, offering people under the guise of iPhone Chinese (mostly) Android fakes, which differ from the original like a tank from a slingshot. Naturally, an experienced user can easily detect a fake, but a person who is not versed in technical intricacies may well buy a “linden”, especially if the deal is concluded at the meeting. a prepared fraudster has a strong psychological effect on the buyer. However, it is quite easy to bring the seller to clean water; this can be done using the recommendations below.
Checking the package contents
Apple’s packaging almost never changes. Some serious changes are always mentioned at the presentation. Therefore, it is easy to follow this and check the box for the presence of mandatory components.
So, there is always a charger inside, and a Lightning power cable is supplied with it. The original headset is also available to the user. Nowadays, wireless headphones are especially popular. A special envelope contains accompanying documentation. There is a clip for removing the SIM card tray.
Accessories can be considered separately. They are made from durable plastic. They should be free of scratches, burrs, cuts and other defects. The power cable should be soft. Each component is neatly packaged. Now the company is practicing the supply of elements in separate boxes.
How to distinguish an original “iPhone” from a fake? In this case, it all depends on the specific model. It is important to understand the difference in smartphone modifications. Find details and differences. But there are also common elements by which it will be possible to recognize the replica.
All parts of the original device fit tightly. There can be no backlashes and creaks. The presence of gaps is also excluded. The body of the device is monolithic. It is impossible to disassemble, remove the cover, take out the battery, etc.
A lot can be understood by the buttons. They should clearly respond to pressing, not play or creak. There are some points that have always been fake:
- removable battery;
- the presence of two SIM-cards (except for new items in 2018);
- the presence of a slot for a memory card;
- micro USB connector instead of Lightning;
- telescopic antenna.
Serial number and IMEI check
This method will unambiguously give an answer whether you have a replica in your hands or not. Although he will not always save you from an iPhone that has been at a service center.
First you need to compare the IMEI numbers on the packaging and in the system itself. To find it, you need to go to the smartphone settings, find the “Basic”. “About the device” section and collect the necessary information there.
Next, you will need to check the IMEI on a special resource. In general, there are a lot of them, for example, iphoneox. After entering the code, information about the device will appear. Release date, technical parameters and much more are described here.
Also, the resource will help determine if the phone is “black”.
Next, you need to check the serial number. It is also found on the packaging and on the phone. Thanks to him, you can understand how to distinguish the original “iPhone 6s” from a fake.
On the official website of the company, you can check the eligibility for warranty service. If you have the original in your hands, the site will indicate the date of purchase, as well as the status of technical support.
The easiest option
Objectively speaking, the method is not the most reliable one. Sometimes the first impression can be deceiving, and the first glance at the replica will be clouded by the joy of buying a new phone. Therefore, it is better to delve deeper into learning more mundane ways.
Another simplest way to understand how to distinguish the original “iPhone 5” from a fake. This method always helps to identify the cue. The fact is that Apple has created the original iOS operating system, which works only on Apple devices. It cannot be installed on any other smartphone.
To somehow get out of the situation, the developers of fake phones install the beloved Android, but “finish” it to iOS. Despite this, the difference is always noticeable.
It is also worth paying attention to the performance of proprietary programs. The iPhone has popular services like iTunes, as well as a native browser and the famous Siri voice assistant. If the phone is original, then all the above services will work.
Checking the packaging
The easiest way to understand how to distinguish the original “iPhone 7″ from a fake is to look at the box and the package contents.
Apple is renowned for its meticulous attention to detail. The developers try to keep the branded elements throughout. Therefore, attentive users will surely notice inaccuracies in the packaging.
This box is made of thick cardboard. It has sharp corners. The logo is made using the embossing technique. There is a sticker on the back of the box that contains all the information about the device.
In order not to go to court, many Chinese manufacturers indicate different data. For example, they might write an iPhone with errors. Here you can find all sorts of variations: from iPhon to lPhone. In the latter case, a lowercase letter L is used instead of i.
Also, the main logo can be modified. For example, an apple is bitten on the other side. Some display a pear. In general, each manufacturer, as he can, and gets out. The most exact copies usually get identical inscriptions on the sticker, and dense high-quality packaging. In this case, it remains to look inside.
How to tell a real iPhone 7 from a fake?
Upon closer examination, the screen became the most important difference. The original iPhone 7 screen continues the body. The fake has a small step between the screen and the body. The same can be issued by a device repaired with the help of non-original components.
How to tell the original iPhone from the original?
The iPhone case must be of high quality in appearance and touch. Crunching, crackling, backlash are clear signs of a fake. Display. A non-original screen may protrude from the case or fit loosely, the image has faded colors, poor resolution, the sensor may slow down, and the picture may twitch.
How to check the phone for original by IMEI?
To check the IMEI of your phone dial # and the call button on your phone. The phone’s IMEI looks like a 15-digit numeric code. The IMEI code is duplicated under the battery of your phone, on the packaging and in the warranty card.
How to check iPhone XR upon purchase?
- IMEI on the back of the case
- IMEI in “Settings. General. About this device”
- IMEI on request #
- IMEI on the SIM-card tray (not relevant for iPhone SE and “fives”)
- IMEI on the box (if any)
How to determine the location of the phone by IMEI?
You can find it out in advance through the combination #. Since the IMEI is tied to the device slot, a phone with two SIM cards will have 2 identifiers. In addition, you will find the IMEI on the packaging from under the phone or on the warranty card. The IMEI number will help if your phone is stolen and you will be looking for it through the police.
How to recognize the original iPhone by IMEI?
Find Serial Number or IMEI on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Go to the “Settings” “General” and click “About this device”.
- Try to find the serial number. You may need to scroll down to find the IMEI / MEID and ICCID number.
- To paste this information into the registration or contact form in Support Apple, press and hold the number to copy it.
How to check iPhone 11 for original?
To test iPhone 11 for originality, go to the Settings menu and open the General tab. After that, you need to select the sub-item “About the device” and find the line “Serial number”.
How to distinguish an original iPhone XP from a fake?
- There should be no hieroglyphs, spelling mistakes or other calligraphic errors in the system.
- The back cover of the device must be labeled: iPhone, Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in China, model number, certification marks (as in the picture).
- IPhone can’t have antenna.
It’s no secret that in the modern world, the iPhone, like the entire range of Apple devices. it is not just convenient and “sophisticated” gadgets, but one of the most popular and recognizable brands in the world. Despite this, unlike other smartphones, iPhones are more often brought to service centers with a breakdown. Guess which one? Yes, broken case and display.
Along with the new models, Apple is releasing branded protective “clothing” for its products. iPhone, iPad and MacBook cases.
The price tags for original covers for Apple gadgets are off scale, and therefore, so many replicas have been released for a lower price and with sufficiently good quality that it is quite difficult to distinguish an original from a fake. But of course it is possible. And, now, we will tell you:
HOW TO DISTINCT AN ORIGINAL SILICONE CASE ON iPhone 7.
If you choose a leather case, not a silicone case, then there will not be much difference, the signs of a fake are approximately the same.
The first thing to pay attention to. this is the packaging. It should be of no less quality than the cover itself. The fact is that packaging for iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices are created on automated production lines, which gives excellent quality, while the “Chinese” versions are assembled in a semi-automated or even manual mode.
All text printed on the box is in Apple’s San Francisco font, while copies use standard Times New Roman or Arial.
Also, on the back of the original box, you can find two stickers: the first. with information, and the second with a barcode, which, if you get confused, you can check by going to the Apple website and in the page code find the exact model of the case that matches the inscription on the packaging sticker.
This also applies to packages for the Smart Case for iPad. The packaging is original and on the reverse side. detailed instructions for use and all the possibilities of the cover, which also saves you from non-original versions.
The second point, which gives out fakes. Inner side of the cover. On the inside, the accessory has a microfiber coating, which helps to avoid damage to the case from dust. On original products, microfiber is softer, fits snugly to the edges without gaps, does not come off, unlike a replica.
iPhone 11 Fake/Clone. [Purple]. Things Are Getting Serious!
The text on real cases is easy to read, all letters are visible, while on fakes, the text is either absent altogether, or it is difficult to make out.
Picture of the original Apple cover
The same story goes for iPad protective accessories. Absolutely on all variants of the original covers, the inscription is made clearly and accurately.
The most difficult to identify. outer part of the cover. I would like to warn you that if you have a good quality copy in front of you, and at the same time, you have never held an original for an iPhone in your hands before, then you can hardly find differences by touch. Silicone is soft and pleasant in both situations and the logo is flush.
But, there are still differences that are noticeable to the eye. On fakes, the seams on the sides of the product are clearly visible, while on the original there are practically none.
The picture “Original cover-overlay Apple”
Another external difference is that the “apple” on the copies is, as it were, glued over the silicone, in leather versions, as outlined along the contour. In the original versions, the logo is always “depressed”.
Of course, it is important to pay attention to the connectors for the buttons and the camera, they should fit perfectly, in the original case the buttons are easy to press, the edges of the cutout do not interfere with switching the silent mode switch. Counterfeits, however, were noticed in functional inconsistencies, for example, in a case on the iPhone 6 / 6s, a camera connector designed for an iPhone 7.
OTHER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ORIGINAL CASES AND THEIR REPLICA
- Price. The original accessory will be at least twice as expensive as its fake, due to the quality and duration of wear. Therefore, the low price of the cover, first of all, should alert you.
- Sock. Naturally, the original case will look presentable longer. The edges of the originally matte cover will wear off sooner or later anyway, but the replica will begin to shine sooner. Also, the original product gets dirty less and is easier to wipe off if something happens, even models of light colors.
Which cover to choose: original or a copy. it’s up to you, but now, having made a choice in the direction of the original accessory, you will not become a victim of scammers.