Clarification on lock status transferring to Genius replaced iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 1080p, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. 1080p macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    I know that when you have an iPhone unlocked through the carrier or a factory unlocked, the lock status gets transferred to the replacement iPhone from the Genius bar. Anyone know if the same is true for eBay unlocked iPhones? Will my Genius replacement carry the same status or does Apple somehow it was from an unauthorized source with access to the whitelist?
  2. d123 macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2009
    Yes, as long as it is on the official Apple whitelist it will always transfer over, it's part of the replacement process.
  3. dave006 macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2008
    Yes the unlock status should be transferred to the warranty replacement during the replacement.

    The Apple Genius has access to a screen that displays the lock/unlock status of the iPhone. The screen indicates the status and even the date the unlock was processed! :eek::D

    It is always a good idea to verify that they confirm with you the correct status for any unlocked device before you accept the replacement.


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