How does apple know which is which

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SuperMiguel, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. SuperMiguel macrumors 6502

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    When i got my 4S on the box it said AT&T on it, now that i have my 5 it doesnt say the carrier on it... at least i didnt see it...

    And been reading about people able to put their nano sim from verizon on a att i5 and it works.. So are all the early sold models unlock?

    also dev.mk reports my imei to be unlock, not sure if it is a problem with their tool
     
  2. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    No, AT&T models are sim locked to AT&T. Are you really asking how apple knows which iPhone is which since they didn't put the carrier on the box?
     
  3. SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yup
     
  4. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Your iPhone becomes locked to the carrier that you activate it with. If you activate it without a network it remains unlocked.
     
  5. SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well the sim card inside must match the carrier no? so ^ doesnt seem to be true
     
  6. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    I am pretty sure they have a much more advanced inventory system than having some guy just looking at boxes to guess which phone is which.
     
  7. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't true. There are specific models for AT&T, CDMA, and unlocked iPhones. AT&T models are locked to AT&T.
     
  8. SuperMiguel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i guess but if that is the case, they have to be dam well organized, 18 different types of phones
     

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