1. Jimbos Jumbos's Avatar
    I bought a used iphone 4 on eBay. the seller was clear about the description. Does not read SIM.

    I bought it anyway, thinking I could restore it, and get it working. It actually reads "Invalid SIm"

    I searched online and it appears to be a common issue for iphone 4 after upgrading to ios5. I restored the phone several times, but still getting the same issue.

    I called Apple support and read my serial number to them and I was told it was out of warranty.
    My serial number starts with QR140C

    From my searches on the web, the phone should have been manufactured in the 40th week of 2011??? correct? The 3rd digit is the year, the 4th and 5th are the week

    But when I called, I was told it was sold in Dec 2010?

    Shouldnt all iphones have a 1 year warrant?
    Doesnt that warranty transfer?

    Anyone have any idea if I am reading the serial number correct? I am on my way to the Apple store to get upset.
    02-27-2012 05:48 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Warranties typically only apply to the original purchaser - Apple has been lenient on that issue. Perhaps they're becoming less lenient?
    02-27-2012 05:51 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    check your warranty status right here direct on Apple site --> https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do
    02-27-2012 07:45 PM
  4. Tanbam's Avatar
    Warranties typically only apply to the original purchaser - Apple has been lenient on that issue. Perhaps they're becoming less lenient?
    Apple doesn't treat their warranties as "typical". One of their selling points for AppleCare is that it increases resale value.

    Perhaps this is one of the reasons why they're doing so well vs. much of their competition.
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    02-28-2012 12:02 AM
  5. Oliverg109's Avatar
    I have personally bought a 3Gs from a random person on Craigslist and lucky me it still has warranty until 2012. When I purchased it, the lock bottom was a bit faulty so I took it in and they lady checked the serial and they swap the phone, no questions asked.
    02-28-2012 12:15 AM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    Warranties typically only apply to the original purchaser - Apple has been lenient on that issue. Perhaps they're becoming less lenient?
    Apple warranties always transfer whether its regular or Apple Care
    02-28-2012 02:10 AM
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