4-inch iPhone released in March 2016 with similar hardware specifications to the 6s. Available in Silver, Space Grey, Gold, or Rose Gold with 16/64 GB storage options. Model A1662 and A1723.

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Always has "Could Not Activate iPhone" error

As stated above, it's getting this error every time you try activating it, either via local or iTunes activation. Various software resets etc have all been tried. CDMA based unit. Some techs suggested the SIM slot could be damaged. I'm looking for advice what the actual issue is called in the repair world, and if anybody knows a good tech to help with it locally in South Bay Area / San Jose, CA, or via mail order since it's somewhat more involved than a typical phone repair would be.

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Use 3UTools and check if the IMEI is being displayed on there. If it is not then the issue is related to the baseband circuit area which can only be fixed by microsoldering.

iPad Rehab should be able to help you out, not sure where they are located in.

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Maybe this will be a little help for you:

How to fix iTunes error -1 in an iPhone SE

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