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 65816

    Apples n' Stone

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

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