This is How iPhone 5′s (Complex) Schematics Diagrams Look Like

Do you love the look and feel of the iPhone 5 in your hands? Of course, they are a wonderful piece of engineering and you can tell by looking at these schematics.

Looking at these diagrams is probably like an artist appreciating Mona Lisa’s portrait.

I’ve studied electronics engineering for more than 10 years and engineering diagrams such as these never fail to awe me.

If you’re an electronics hobbyist this will help you understand how all components on the logic board interact and work with each other, if you run a repair shop this will help you identify and troubleshoot hardware problems on the iPhone 5.

There are literally hundreds of micro components mounted on the logic board, each playing a vital role to give you the best experience on your iPhone 5 right now.

People may be too easy to judge that the iPhone 5 is “just longer” than the iPhone 4S. If you look at these diagrams, there are more to the iPhone 5.

Didn’t your teacher say “never judge a book by its cover?” Now let me get back to these schematics and try to learn something new today…

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What Ever Happens to IMEI Blacklisted iPhones or Other Popular Smartphones?

If an iPhone is blacklisted, what will really happen to it? Why did it happen in the first place?

In today’s world, it’s impossible to see anyone without a smartphone in their hands. Your friend has a smartphone, your brother/sister has a smartphone and probably even your grandma has a smartphone!

Due to the extreme popularity of having such devices, they become a prime target by thieves and muggers.

In the past, once a phone is stolen, the thief can simply sell it to someone else and the new owner can use it right away without any issue. Nowadays, this has become a bit of a challenge, well, not really a bit.

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Smartphone developers and network service providers have been working together on creating solutions to prevent people from using smartphones which were reported stolen or missing. This is done by blocking the smartphone’s IMEI – a unique device identifier which is made up by strings of digits. Other popular terms used in this industry are blacklisting, blocking or barring.

If you’re new to using iPhones, you can check your 15-digit IMEI number under Settings, General, About. Well, since this is not really a post about IMEI, I shall write more on this next time.

In the States, it was not until last year when telecommunication companies started blacklisting smartphones. Once a device is blacklisted by a service provider, it can never be used on that network. For instance, there are plenty of AT&T iPhones out there which have been reported missing or stolen will have issues activating normally.

Other popular reason smartphones get blacklisted are insurance claims (legit or otherwise), non-pay devices, terms of used were not agreed upon etc.

Carriers in some countries have started sharing one huge database of all registered smartphones used there. A smartphone is pretty much disabled in that country once it’s blacklisted.

One of the worst effects from this issue is wastage. It takes a lot of resources to make these phones but at the end of the day, they are not able to serve their purpose – iPhones become iPods because you can’t really use them as phones. Most of you would call it a ‘Glorified iPod touch.’

There are still possible solutions available to extend the life of these ill-fated phones. They all deserve a second or even a third chance, and we always do that by fixing broken iPhones which are usually thrown away or not properly recycled in many developed or developing countries.

Currently, we can do the following IMEI related services to save blacklisted devices:

Many countries have yet to fully implement IMEI blacklisting so there are still markets for these smartphones. The whole world sharing one common database for blacklisted devices? Nah, I don’t think that would happen soon.

We can’t always provide the solutions so it’s best to prevent this from happening. Take good care of your smartphones and always be careful and vigilant. If you’re looking into getting a used smartphone, I’d suggest that you read this first.

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iPad Vodafone UK Official IMEI Factory Unlock for Any Model Now Available

We’ve been unlocking iPhones, and now we’ll be unlocking iPads too! UK based customers will have the option to choose their favorite carrier.

This service will fully unlock any iPad that is currently locked to United Kingdom Vodafone.

This is the only LIFE TIME UNLOCK solution for Apple iPad as the IMEI is registered as UNLOCKED in Apple’s database. Your iPad will always be unlocked even after each new update of your iPad firmware, just like our popular iPhone official unlock service.

If your iPad is factory unlocked you can use any SIM card worldwide. This ideal if you are a frequent traveler when you need to avoid high roaming charges from your original carrier.

Permanent unlock means that you will be able to update, restore and sync your Vodafone iPad UK in iTunes without ever having to worry that it will locked up again. An official unlock is not a hack so it will never void your warranty.

Watch this space as we bring more carriers and devices to our list of reliable and innovative services.

Get your Vodafone UK iPad permanently unlocked here!

Official iPhone IMEI Unlock for Si.Mobil Slovenia and Vodafone Egypt Now Available

We are bringing more “exotic” network to our reliable and popular official iPhone unlock service.

Using this service your iPhone will never be locked out and you can always use any SIM card worldwide.

This is the only permanent unlock solution for Apple iPhone as your IMEI is registered as ‘unlocked’ on Apple’s database.

  • Simply use iTunes to have your iPhone officially unlocked by Apple forever.
  • Extremely easy and no technical knowledge required.
  • Legal and no jailbreaking needed.
  • Update to iOS 6 and beyond freely without having to worry about your baseband being updated.
  • No more messing around with Gevey or jailbreaking.
  • Unlocks all currently available and future basebands.

How does it work?

1. Submit your IMEI number from your iPhone in the order page (get this 15 digit number by going to Settings > General > About on your iPhone 4).

2. We will send you an email once it is ready to be officially unlocked.

3. Install the latest version of iTunes and backup your iPhone.

4. Restore to the latest iOS version.

5. Once restore is complete, disconnect iPhone and reconnect it after 10 seconds.

6. Now insert a different carrier SIM card (not your official carrier SIM card).

7. Wait until iTunes detects your iPhone. iTunes will then display:

Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked.

Watch this space as we bring more network to our list of official iPhone unlock service which has already been enjoyed by our great customers!

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iPhone with EMEA Carrier Explained and Yes It Can be Officially Unlocked

If you’ve done an IMEI check before, some of you may notice that you have an iPhone with EMEA carrier. Odd? Here’s some brief explanation.

According to Wikipedia, EMEA is an abbreviation for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which is a regional designation used for government, marketing and business purposes. Many European based carriers are operating in these regions.

A few years ago, French carrier Orange worked together with Apple and brought the iPhone to customers in Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and Orange’s African markets.

iPhones sold there may have their carriers marked as EMEA in the Apple’s database, and may not necessarily be tied to a specific carrier.

Let’s just say that this is Apple and their partners’ strategy on working together to earn their extra millions.

If you have an iPhone with EMEA carrier, you may want to know that it can be officially and permanently unlocked.