iphone 4s ships from?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GodofDeath, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. GodofDeath macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2008
    When you order the iphone 4s or after ATT or w/e provider orders it, where does the phone ship from?

    Does it come directly from China if the store doesn't have it?

    How can you authenticate it? for fears of fakes.
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    My phone ordered from AT&T shipped from Fort Worth.

    :confused::confused::confused: If you buy from Apple or an authorized carrier, I don't think you have anything to worry about. Craigslist or eBay might be another story.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You really think AT&T or Apple will send you a fake iphone?
  4. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    My release-day 4S came directly from Shenzhen, China.
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    All iPhone's are manufactored in China.

    AT&T recieves their shipment from China and are stored in a warehouse in Forth Worth, Texas.

    Same goes for Apple, each retail store receives the shipment from China every day except Sundays.

    If you are buying from AT&T, it will not be fake at all. So no need to worry.

    They only way to tell that the iphone is authentic is to type in the Serial Number on the apple site: https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do

    This will tell you your warranty status. A fake iphone would probably not show up there.
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    As stated above, they're all manufactured in China. If you're that paranoid then you'd better authenticate whatever you buy from the store as well. :rolleyes:
  7. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    My main 4S came directly from China (launch day phone ordered from Apple).

    And if it accepts official iOS firmware, it's authentic. If there's a company that's skilled enough to reverse engineer the device to such an extent that it works 100% with Apple's software and implements the RSA security properly, then that company is probably skilled enough to make a phone much better than the iPhone.
  8. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    Guess you user name doesn't really reflect your true feelings.

    If bought from an authorized retailer you have nothing to worry about. Silly issue to worry about.
  9. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
  10. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If you buy an iPhone 4S from Apple and it's "tested" fake, than how is it still a fake?

    If Apple makes it and sells it to you, and it's different from everything else out there, it still means you have the real deal.

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