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Latest iOS Update Can Detect Genuine or Fake iPhone Parts

iPhones are highly expensive commodities, so it makes sense that you would want to get it repaired immediately if it ever breaks down. However, one thing that you might be concerned about while it’s getting repaired is whether or not the parts that are being used to replace various components are genuine. Apple makes official replacement parts, but some unscrupulous service providers might try to work their way around that by giving you fake parts.

Luckily, the latest iOS update that has just started rolling out might put an end to that once and for all because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up telling you if a part is fake. All you would need to do is go into the About section of your General Settings and check the repair history of your phone.

You would see a separate section for each of the parts, and if any of these parts are not genuine there would a symbol next to it along with “Unknown part”. This can vastly decrease the incidences of fraud within this industry, and it can also be valuable to people that want to buy an iPhone second hand due to the reason that new iPhones tend to cost a great deal more with all things having been considered and taken into account.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that third party component providers might suffer because of this if they don’t source components from Apple or Apple approved retailers. Apple is notorious for being very controlling over the manner in which its phones can be repaired, but it has recently allowed users to start repairing phones on their own and this might make that a bit easier for the most part.


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