Original iPhone or China-made???

Philippines
February 8, 2008 10:29am CST
What are the ways to know if an iPhone is originally manufactured by Apple or just made in China? Help me out on this one?
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4 responses
• Singapore
9 Feb 08
All iPhones are designed in California, but they are made in China.
• Philippines
9 Feb 08
No I mean which of those are built really by Apple,because some are China-made.I'm trying to figure out what are the differences in both of them.Is it heavier or lighter,it lacks funtionality,etc.
• Singapore
9 Feb 08
Well, there are some diffrences that can help you check if the iPhone is a real one. 1. Real iPhone has Wifi. Many of the fakes does not. 2. Real iPhone does not have a stylus. Some fakes have stylus. 3. Look at the back of the phone. Many of the fakes have the word "iPhone" or "HiPhone" written on the back, but real iPhone does not have the word "iPhone" on the back. 4. Real iPhone has internal un-removable batteries. Fakes often has removable batteries. Hope this is useful! :D
• United Arab Emirates
7 May 09
Thank you for the info But my phone is original and the is Iphone at the back plus Designed in california , made in china. if that fake due to the iphone at the back or what?? Thanks in advance.
• Estonia
7 Dec 09
Hei guys! I was looking throught internet,to find the best place that would sell original iphones 3gs fo rthe cheapest price.. And what I found was this website: http://www.elecsplaza.tk/ The prices are increadibly low!!!!??? That immideatly caused me a great doubts about authenic and originality of their products!!!! After the conversation with their support consultant, he told me that all products are original.. that they come from California factory!??? Aren't all of the iphones are made i China ??? All I want to ask is: 1. Does anybody have bought something on this website!!!??? 2. Can somebody tell me exactly are this products are original or not !!!??? And is this ok, to buy from them or not!?
• United States
29 Jan 10
HI Qwaszx1 Did you ever get an answer to your question? I'm interested to buy one if it's genuine too. Read the website and it says their phones are from Hungary, Finland and Singapore, not California.
• United States
29 Jan 10
HI Qwaszx1 Did you ever get an answer to your question? I'm interested to buy one if it's genuine too. Read the website and it says their phones are from Hungary, Finland and Singapore, not California.
@goldwin65 (937)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 08
iphone is actually an Apple product from California USA. However in order to get cheap labour, Apple had built a production plant in China and it is original of Apple product. Nowadays, we can also find an imitation iphone made in China but not under Apple.The product looks identical but some features are not exactly the same. One way to know if it is an imitation is the warranty card and also the word Apple on the product. If the imitation has an Apple trademark, Apple are liable to sue them. I hope this will help you to distinguish between the original iphone or the imitation. Good day to you.
8 May 11
yay my iPhone has an Apple trademark at the back... but... is it still real if it has dual sim?? pls reply
@kianli (546)
• China
10 Feb 08
I know what you mean. You mean those have the same shape as the original iphone and have less functions, right? Those are low quality in fact. I would like to tell you how to tell them apart. 1. Check batteries, if the iphone has two batteries and they're not built-in ones, they are just fake ones. 2. Try if the phone can do good with wifi, if not, that one is a fake one coz in China there's no wifi. If you want more imformation please check this blog, there's detailed imformation. http://motoe2.blgogbus.com Have a nice day! Jailbirdx0x