Other what to look-out for when buying a used iPhone?

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  1. zoran macrumors 68040

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    I want to buy a used iPhone, and since im looking for a cheap price ill prolly go for one close to a 6S series.
    Let me know what you think and what should i be looking out for? What's going on with the bending issue?
     
  2. Relentless Power, Apr 29, 2018
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The bending was resolved with the 7000 Series aluminum used on the 6s, the bending issues was with the iPhone 6 that used the 6000 series aluminum. The 7000 series is a much stronger aluminum.

    When you purchase a used iPhone, you want make sure its paid off and not locked to a specific carrier and also removed from the iCloud account.

    If you’re purchasing an iPhone online used from a seller, be sure to reference their feedback and look for plenty of pictures, and always ask questions if you have any.
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Check battery life.
    Check for signs of drops or unusual gaps or tool marks.
    Check it's not reported or stolen.
    Check it's been wiped and isn't linked to an iCloud account (so it can't be remotely locked).
    If it seems to good a price, walk away. These things have a known value. If it's significantly cheaper, there is usually a good reason.
    Pay through PayPal or similar for some buyer protection.
     
  4. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How do i do that?

    and that? :)

    and that? :D

    Why is this better than paying cash?
     
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    Battery

    Stolen

    iCloud

    PayPal

    Some answers.
     

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