What happens when you buy a damaged iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HarryWild, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    Bad ENS?


    Locked iCloud account?

    I been looking at these and people are buy them for about 1/3 of the new retail price.

    Is the only thing you cannot do is use it as a phone and connect to the cellular connect but the Wi-Fi is unaffective?

    What happens when you sync it to your iTune software?
    Will it load your personal stuff? Can you add new apps?

    I think you cannot upload to iCloud but how does that effect me?

    Can you use it as a Touch mobile device in any of the three damage situations?

  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Most of the phone you are seeing on eBay are being sold for parts.
  3. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    For all intents, the phone is now an iPod Touch. You can sync it to your iTunes account, use and install apps, and, when on WiFi, browse the web, and use full internet services.

    What you can't do is use it to make/ receive calls, texts, or use cellular data.

    The iPhone is only good as a paperweight or parts.
  4. HarryWild, Jul 3, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2014

    HarryWild thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012

    I am posting using my 3rd gen Touch!

    If price is right, might risk getting a bad ENS or IMEI 5S.

    No iCloud locked.

    I reviewed closely all the bad ESN and IMEI phones. They all seem to have iCloud locks on them.

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