Difference between iPhone clone and 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thermal, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. thermal macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm looking to buy my first iPhone - a 3G off of Craigslist.

    I read about someone who got ripped of and ended up with a clone; as I've never owned an iPhone before, I'm afraid I might be vulnerable to the same scam.

    Are there some key things I should look for to distinguish a genuine 3G from a clone?

    Thank you kindly.
     
  2. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

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    http://www.uberphones.com/photos/2008/11/m888a-mini-iphone-clone.jpg

    You should be able to tell which one is the real iPhone.
     
  3. draz macrumors 6502a

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    I would go in to a retail store that has a REAL demo iPhone and play up with it and get to know some of the features and how they work.

    So when you get the product in your hands from the seller you can tell if it is real or fake.
     
  4. DaftDrunk macrumors regular

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    Go to your local Apple store. Take a good hard look at the iPhones on display. You'll easily be able to tell the difference once you have a basic understanding of what everything is. Fakes are real easy to spot.

    A scammer won't blatantly hand you a fake, he'll try to hand you a box with a fake in it. make sure you have the actual phone IN HAND before giving him a dime.
     

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