Now in stores you can find an iPhone of almost any model not older than five years old, and with the same look the same iPhone 7 in two different stores does not differ from each other. However, there are already five kinds of iPhone in open sale – and these are not just different models, but quite different devices in terms of hardware. And with one of these species, unpleasant problems can arise.
All iPhone can be unofficially divided into five types:
- New iPhone with Apple's official warranty;
- Used phones that are still under warranty (or with expired warranty from Apple);
- Officially restored by Apple iPhone (REF / CPO / "As new");
- Unofficially restored iPhone.
Nuisances, as a rule, happen with unofficially restored smartphones, which are not quite honest stores are selling under the guise of officially restored by Apple. The main problem is that the user can not determine the originality of the iPhone "by eye". So, the "bugs" in the device are detected only during operation or at the opening. For example, trying to reset settings or content, updating through iTunes, resetting the operating system, or resynchronizing the device will result in failure when the iPhone is further activated.
The reason lies in the chip, installed by the craftsmen (usually from China), on which incorrect or partial information was packed. In iOS 11, Apple has removed the ability to activate such a device, so the owners of such iPhones can solve the problem only in two ways:
- Do not update your iPhone and do not reset to factory settings – this will avoid the need to reactivate;
- Contact the service center for troubleshooting problems with the microcircuit if an activation failure has already occurred.
The repair process takes from two to four hours and costs from 2990 rubles to 5990 rubles. Specialists dismantle the iPhone, remove the microcircuit, install it in a special programmer and prescribe all the data correctly, and then collect the iPhone back.
Service centers strongly recommend buying either new or officially restored iPhone, and only in trusted stores that give an annual warranty. But if you have already encountered such a problem, you can contact the Modmac service center, which, as always, gives Appleinsider readers a 10% discount on any repairs.
The material was prepared with the support of the ModMac service center