Every Apple product comes with their own individual IMEI number, and an iPhone comes with a unique IMEI which is different from the IMEI. The IMEI number is a cellular phone’s unique ID, but to keep track of Apple manufactured products the company has equipped their iPhones with a very unique IMEI number for each device. This number could come to handful of purpose like advertising the device for sale, signing up for a device insurance policy, submitting the handset to an authorized Apple service center etc. There are several different ways of doing this, and we have explained them all.
Why do you need to check iCloud activation lock status before you buy a used iPhone? iCloud activation lock is a security feature on any iOS device that prevents the misuse of a stolen or lost iPhone. Having this feature activated would allow an Apple iOS device user to protect the data they store on their iPhones, iPads or iPods, as well as remotely erase the whole smartphone if the situation asks for it – all remotely. Once an iPhone is activation locked, it will ask for the Apple ID and password the iPhone was initially signed in with, and unless the user can provide these credentials the iPhone won’t be opened for use.