I doubt it, unless you can provide a use case to app review that outweighs their current stance towards user privacy, while convincing them you have nothing but the best of intentions, of course.
If you’re building a standard App Store app then the only supported way to get the IMEI is to ask the user to enter it.
If you’re deploying to managed environments you have other options (specifically, MDM allows you to get the device’s IMEI, and you could integrate your app with the MDM server).
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