Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Can I use logic boards purchased here in New Zealand?

Couldn't find an answer after searching. Can I use any of the logic boards on I fixit in New Zealand? And if not does anyone know any reliable sources for boards I can use?

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I won't recommend any source for logic boards because I wouldn't buy logic boards except from very reputable sellers such as iFixit themselves. This is because of possible hardware issues and possible Activation-Lock issues.

And frankly, to date, I don't know of any other source that I would trust.


Iam from newzealand . Rany was right with what was said same thing really applies if I tried to buy parts from the U.S. But really l liked ifixit but only price.


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Any factory unlocked iPhone 5 board that accepts a SIM (meaning a phone unlocked for all GSM networks) should work in New Zealand for placing voice calls.

However, the 4 available iPhone 5 models [ A1428 (GSM), A1429 (GSM), A1429 (CDMA), A1442 (CDMA-China) ] differ in their cellular data network compatibility. In other words, you should get a GSM-A1429 to be fully compatible with New Zealand's data network and to support 4G.

Here's an article that explains the main differences between A1428 and A1429. You can look up more articles.

And this guide from Apple shows you the different models and their network/country compatibility.

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