iPhone 14: How To Know If It’s Authentic (2024)

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Last Updated on June 19, 2024 by Ch David

You’re probably here because you:

  • Have an iPhone 14: Base, Pro, Pro Max, or Plus
  • And you’re not sure if it’s authentic
  • So you need to legit check it

By the end of reading this, you’ll know the verdict yourself. Alternatively, you can reach out to our expert iPhone authenticators.

How to know if your iPhone 14 is original

To know if your iPhone 14 is original, scan its serial number on Apple’s Check Coverage service. A fake serial number can’t ever be scanned.


1. Serial number

Let’s take it step by step.

1.1. Where to find it

iPhone 14 Serial Number Fake VS Real

Your iPhone 14’s serial number can be found in two ways:

  • iPhone: Unlock the phone > Settings > General > About > Serial Number.
  • Box: Flip the box upside down > Look at the bottom > Serial Number.

Still didn’t find it? Have a look at Apple’s Official Guide to finding the serial number.

1.2. Scan it

Apple Check Coverage Online Service - Website
  1. Go to this website: checkcoverage.apple.com
  2. Enter your serial number in the box
  3. Complete the captcha
  4. Click “Send

You’ll then get the results.

1.3. Original

iPhone 14 Serial Number Authentic

Signs of an authentic serial number:

  • Purchase Date: Valid
  • Serial number: Same as yours
  • Coverage: Various services included (e.g. warranty)

1.4. Fake

For fakes, you most likely won’t get past the “Enter a device serial number” box

iPhone 14 Serial Number Fake

Signs of a fake iPhone 14 serial number:

  • Invalid: Unrecognized in Apple’s data base.
  • Purchase date: Cannot be registered or manually introduced.
  • Warranty: Not existing.

In very rare occasions, fake manufacturers can replicate a serial number and add it into the fake device.

However, no fake serial numbers can get through Apple’s database.


Finding it too hard? Reach out to our Apple experts:

2. Lock screen

iPhone 14 Fake Vs Real Lock Screen
  • Authentic: Correct basic iPhone 14 date + time font.
  • Fake: Android font — never provided by Apple.

3. Frame

iPhone 14 Fake Vs Real Screens
  • Authentic: Correct, Apple signature frame and corners.
  • Fake: Android screen frame, with uneven corners.

On the fake iPhone 14, the left side is thinner than the bottom.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

4. Apps (UI)

We’ll talk about appearance of the official Apple User Interface.

iPhone 14 Fake Vs Real Apps UI

This is most visible if you look at the fake Settings app.

5. App Store

iPhone 14 Fake Vs Real App Store
  • Authentic: The original Apple App Store.
  • Fake: Wrong app — no fake can get it right.

6. Speakers

We’ll look at the ones on the bottom.

iPhone 14 Fake Vs Real Speakers
  • Authentic: Larger holes for the speakers.
  • Fake: The holes are too small.

7. Cameras

iPhone 14 Fake Vs Real Cameras
  • Authentic: Thick cameras, coming out of the glass.
  • Fake: Thin frame for the cameras.

The fake cameras don’t come out of the glass at all.

8. Box

iPhone 14 Fake Vs Real Boxes
  • Authentic: Lots of text — covers the whole box.
  • Fake: The text for all languages is missing.

Conclusion

There you go!

This guide just took you through everything you need to know so you can make sure your iPhone 14 is authentic.

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Thank you for reading this,

Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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