Step 1: Case Colour
iPhone 5C's come in a number of colours, check that the one shown matches one of the official colours.
Step 2: Retail Box
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. Beware that genuine packaging can accompany counterfeit iPhones.
Step 3: Retail Box Back
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.
Step 4: Serial Number
A label should be on the back. IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity, MEID stands for Mobile Equipment Identifier.
Step 5: Box Inside
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. Also check the workmanship of the box, all edges should be straight and clean with no defects.
Step 6: Guides and Stickers
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.
Step 7: SIM Card Pin
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, and note the design of the instruction graphic which shows the tubular shape of the pin.
Step 8: Back Camera
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.
Step 9: Front Camera
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.
Step 10: SIM Slot
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.
Step 11: Base Connector
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.
Step 12: Download our App
We hope that this guide helps to educate you when identifying a genuine iPhone 5c. To prevent you from falling victim to counterfeit goods, always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase.
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