Today UEEPHONE will show you the versatility of the iPhone XR! In this blog article, we will look at why the iPhone XR is versatile and how the iPhone XR could be modified into other iPhone models. And most importantly, how mobile phone wholesalers and retailers can avoid buying iPhone XR-converted iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13, and even iPhone 13 Pro.


We have to start by saying that the iPhone XR is the greatest iPhone of all time. The iPhone XR was released in 2018 alongside the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. With its low price, iPhone XR quickly snapped up market share, becoming the best-selling iPhone of the year. At that time, some people criticized the iPhone XR for its huge screen bezel and low screen resolution.

However, adhering to “the lower the price, the narrower the bezels” belief, many people still buy this iPhone model today.


Besides the low price tag, another reason why the iPhone XR is so popular in the international market is its versatility. It can be modified into iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13, and even iPhone 13 Pro. As long as the notch is there, there are not any models it could not be modified into. Yes, even the iPhone 14, if without any surprise.


Note: the iPhone 6S is the greatest iPhone of its generation, often being modified into the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.


A huge quantity of high quality modified iPhone 12/13 started shipping from Huaqiangbei


According to leaks, a huge amount of modified iPhone 12/13 have come from Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen, China. These iPhone 12/13 looked exactly the same as the original iPhone 12/13. Because the iPhone 13 is not a whole lot different from the iPhone 12. The iPhone 13 has a smaller notch and a smaller camera module on the back.

Nothing technically difficult when it comes to modifying for iPhone 12/13. Just need to alter the position of the camera module on the back.


As of now, this batch of modified iPhone 12s and iPhone 13s has gone on the shelves in many physical mobile phone shops. It goes without saying that they appear on major e-commerce platforms too. And ill-informed consumers who are looking for iPhone 12/13 online/offline might come across these modified devices and will be ripped off once they placed orders.


Why are modified iPhone 12/13s so popular?


Apart from those who like modified devices, being able to experience the latest iPhone without breaking the bank is probably why. Also, the modified iPhone 13 is different from the knockoff, as the knockoff is easily recognizable. The fake iPhone 13 looks like the original iPhone 13 on the outside, but it runs the Android OS inside. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that it’s not the real iPhone 13. On the other hand, the modified iPhone 13 uses the real Apple iPhone XR as its body. It’s common for users who are not familiar with the iPhone to fall for this. Some don’t even realize they are using the iPhone XR until they are changing to new phones.


In fact, before the launch of the iPhone 13, there already were iPhone XR-converted iPhone 12/13 in Huaqiangbei. At that time, the modified device did not support functions such as MagSafe, etc. But this time Huaqiangbei was well prepared. The new modified iPhone 12/13 body is able to support MagSafe, with strong magnets and charging coil inside. It even shows the MagSafe wireless charging animation. If you don’t look closely, it looked basically the same as the iPhone 12/13.

How to avoid buying iPhone XR-converted iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13, and even iPhone 13 Pro?


Under this circumstance, how can buyers and consumers tell the difference? Actually checking the device serial number will reveal the device’s true identity. Plugging the device into testing software will show the true device model too. We believe this type of modified device cannot fool professional mobile phone wholesalers and retailers. However, UEEPHONE strongly advised against selling the modified iPhone 12/13s to consumers online and offline. Modified devices are yet to be safe for use and have high chances of crashing and rebooting.