If I unlock my iPhone 5 via eBay will AppleCare still cover me?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Myiphone7, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    Let's say I unlock before buying AppleCare. Will they cover me?

    Let's say I unlock it after buying AppleCare. Will I still have coverage?
     
  2. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    You're not altering the phone, hardware OR software when you unlock it. You're just freeing it up from your carrier's specific, network-imposed use limitations.
    When AT&T or Verizon unlock your phone, it doesn't impact your warranty. This doesn't either. It's the same process.
     
  3. doctorandrew macrumors member

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    When I get it exchanged for whatever reason, will they be giving me an unlocked phone?
     
  4. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok if you are sure
     
  5. bamafever09 macrumors regular

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    I also have my 4s and now 5 unlocked. I would also like to know what happens if I have to get a replacement. Do I get a unlocked phone, or one that's locked? Honestly not a big deal either way, but I'm curious.
     
  6. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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    They should since yours is unlocked by factory but I doubt it.
     
  7. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    As long as you're unlocking it without jailbreaking the phone, you should be fine.
     
  8. LandonDonovan macrumors regular

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    If the IMEI is the same, it will be unlocked. You can just tell them, "It was unlocked by the carrier, will the new one be unlocked?" If not, buy the $8 unlock code on eBay again.
     

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