Apple is making it difficult for phoney manufacturers to sell counterfeit iPhone 15. The retail boxes of the new iPhone 15, as well as the iPhone 15 Pro, come with a new security mechanism that proves the authenticity of the device. It is a new ultraviolet light-based mechanism that will help customer verify if the iPhone 15 unit they are buying is genuine and authentic. It is a necessary security measure because there is plenty of scams involving Apple devices, including the iPhone. Whether or not it is a foolproof method is unclear at the moment, but Apple chose not to mention anything about the new security mechanism possibly to keep related scams at bay.
An X user who goes by Majin Bu posted a video on the social media platform to demonstrate how the new UV labels on iPhone 15 retail boxes work. There are holograms on the boxes, which, when held against a UV light, glow. These holograms are printed in addition to existing security mechanisms such as QR codes to give customer extra peace of mind when buying the new iPhone 15. It is a small detail that you are very likely to ignore, but if you are concerned about whether or not the iPhone 15 unit you are buying is genuine, carry a UV light with you.
By not mentioning anything about the new mechanism Apple may have prevented any potential scams waiting to unravel for the iPhone 15. Moreover, it looks slightly difficult for phoney sellers to replicate the same UV light-based mechanism on iPhone 15 boxes. Some sellers, for instance, pack used or refurbished iPhone devices in new retail boxes, which are fake but so identical to the original ones. These iPhone units are, thus, easy to sell at new prices.
The boxes of the new iPhone 15 are equipped with a security system that displays holograms under a UV light. This is a measure introduced by Apple to recognize real boxes and prevent people from being scammed pic.twitter.com/oBhQoc5IDI
— Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) September 21, 2023
Other than the new holograms, there are other ways to verify if you are buying a genuine product from Apple.
There are different ways to check if the iPhone you are buying is authentic and not fake. Some of them are:
— check the retail box carefully for any spelling mistakes, change in Apple font and colour, and misprinted details.
— ask the shop or store owner to show you at least two more retail boxes and compare them with each other to find any dissimilarity.
— if possible, unbox the iPhone 15 right in front of the seller after you have bought the device to match its IMEI and serial number with what’s printed on the box.Get latest Tech and Auto news from Techlusive on our WhatsApp Channel, Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram and YouTube.
Author Name | Shubham Verma