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      Latest reply on Dec 5, 2016 6:46 PM by sameer.sharma
      sameer.sharma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        We are using a global IMEI database which has stolen/fraudulent device IMEI numbers in it. We need to check against it when user runs our app and not do any operations from the app if it's running on a blacklisted IMEI device. Will it be possible to get the IMEI number in that case? Can we ask somehow to get access to this info? or is this a blanket rule for app to be rejected if it uses any private APIs?

        • Re: Get IMEI on iPhone with user permission
          KMT Level 9 Level 9 (15,825 points)

          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.

          • Re: Get IMEI on iPhone with user permission
            eskimo Apple Staff Apple Staff (13,945 points)

            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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