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

Myiphone7

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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?
 

Mliii

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Jan 28, 2006
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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.
 

Myiphone7

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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.
Ok if you are sure
 

bamafever09

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Aug 6, 2008
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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.
 

LandonDonovan

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Jun 24, 2010
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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.