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

    Nov 18, 2010
    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


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    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

    Jan 18, 2012
    When I get it exchanged for whatever reason, will they be giving me an unlocked phone?
  4. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010
    Ok if you are sure
  5. bamafever09 macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2008
    Hoover/Tuscaloosa Alabama
    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

    Jul 13, 2010
    Pasadena, Ca
    They should since yours is unlocked by factory but I doubt it.
  7. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    As long as you're unlocking it without jailbreaking the phone, you should be fine.
  8. LandonDonovan macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    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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