The serial number will tell you. It varies from color, size, and carrier.Is there any way to identify what the original colour of iPhone by serial, IMEI or anything? I am buying a white iPhone but i want to make sure whether its not tampered with and replaced with white housing. How do i find out?
i just tried on mine, however it doesn't show what color it originally was.Ask for the serial number before you meet up, then check here to see what comes up https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do
I recently bought an iPod on Craigslist and I told the guy that I didn't want to drive across town to just find out he miss labeled which version he was selling, so I ask for the serial number so that I can very on Apple's website what he did in fact have a valid product.
I always see on Craigslist people selling "The newest version iPod shuffle", until I see the image, its generally always a 2nd generation.
Some of the higher end kids include the headphone port and the dock connector in the new color, so that would not be totally definitive..... When my phone was swapped from black to white, the guy swapped both as well...I've heard that if you look in the inside of the dock connector or down the headphone jack, the original color will show. Supposedly you aren't able to change these out with any of the conversion kits out there. Don't know the truth to this. I think a really good way to tell other than this is plugging into itunes, it'll display the color.
You got the lucky black-white iPhone 4S. There's only a few in the world.
Apart from the original iPhone, iPhones don't have the serial printed on the backplate. They are printed on the SIM tray.Here is what I would do...
There is a serial number and IMEI on the backplate of every iPhone. This should also be in Settings>General>About. If they match, it is no lie. The backplate is original. If they don't, regardless of the color, the backplate has been replaced.
But it only works with iPhone 5+, the 4's will always show the black boot screenThe boot screen in iOS 7 is designed to match the device's original colour ;
White background + black apple = white iPhone
Black background + white apple = black iPhone
You can Restore the phone, change the case and do whatever you want with it (except swaping the motherboard) and that boot screen will remain colour coded to match the device's original colour.
Agreed, if you plug it into itunes it will tell u however if your buying it off ebay i doubt u can do that(actually u cant unless u buy it) and the seller probably wont give u the serial so just buy from a trusted 109% feedback seller and make sure it is a good phone...Simply plug it into iTunes, it will appear in whatever color it originally was.
If you can get your hands on it before you buy!
Go to one of those IMEI unlock sites. Put in your IMEI to check unlock status and it will always give you the color it originally was.Is there any way to identify what the original colour of iPhone by serial, IMEI or anything? I am buying a white iPhone but i want to make sure whether its not tampered with and replaced with white housing. How do i find out?