Why does my iPhone's IMEI show as invalid?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SHNXX, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. SHNXX macrumors 68000

    Oct 2, 2013
    I have a sealed iPhone I purchased from the apple store which I bought for work which I'm getting rid of because I never used it.
    While I was trying to sell it, a lot of people asked me for the unlock status and the IMEI number.
    So I tried entering the IMEI number to see if I could provide the information they were looking for and when I used multiple sites, it showed that the IMEI number is invalid.

    What gives?
    Why is the factory unlocked iPhone I bought from the LA's Apple store showing up as invalid?
  2. nox5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2013
    You or new owner has to activate the iPhone with a SIM card
  3. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

    Apples n' Stone

    Apr 13, 2015
    Greater-than-London (Maidstone, U.K)
    In other words, seen as it has never been activated there will be no information to find.

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