Fact of the week: iPhone widgets doesn’t send IMEI

I’m sure there are people not aware of the recent state of Apple iPhone IMEI case.
It was reported by UNEASYsilence blog (pointing to the older forum post of Hackint0sh.org) that “Stocks” and “Weather” widgets send the IMEI number to Cupertino.

I.e. like this:


The fact is, however, that the string being sent is not the International Mobile Equipment Identity code.

Reference: Docpool.org/iphone/The day after.en.html

What the widget sends is UUID code (Universally Unique Identifier).

Hey, IMEI has 15 characters (and only numbers) and UUID has 32 characters.

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