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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Apple repackaging used Iphone 5 As New

Hello, Guys
Just recieved my dispatched email for my BRAND NEW second iphone 5 16gb white. (UK) Everytime I tried to enter my serial number into the support profile. keeps on saying according to our records, this serial number is registered to another Apple ID.
I just hope apple are not repackaging used items and selling them brand new.

https://supportprofile.apple.com/MyS...o?locale=en_GB
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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They won't be repackaging. The would use returns for refurbs.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Around the two-month mark is generally when refurbs start finding their way into the white box as replacement iPhones. It means they've remanufactured it with a new case, screen, battery and the like. The innards should be the only thing they're reusing.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:17 PM   #4
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oops Guys i mean BRAND NEW sealed Phone.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:19 PM   #5
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Call Apple because that shouldn't be happening.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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oops Guys i mean BRAND NEW sealed Phone.
They don't send retail box iPhones for replacements. If you're getting your second iPhone 5, it's most likely a white box, which may or may not be a refurb.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:49 AM   #7
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They don't send retail box iPhones for replacements. If you're getting your second iPhone 5, it's most likely a white box, which may or may not be a refurb.
Just recieved the brand new sealed phone this morning. It was indeed used someone else apple id was already log in. Well just requested a refund.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:54 AM   #8
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If it comes in a sealed official box then it is 100% new from factory. (china)
If it comes in a white small box then it refurbed from the stock-factory. (Netherlands)
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If you have gotten a whitebox within a month after release it is not a refurb, it is a brand new phone set aside for people who have legit issues or the anal retentive people.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 04:33 AM   #10
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If it comes in a sealed official box then it is 100% new from factory. (china)
If it comes in a white small box then it refurbed from the stock-factory. (Netherlands)
Nope my brand new ordered online didn't shipped from china (It was shipped from the uk warehouse). The week the phone build was week 30 (July). That why i was assume it was used most products I order of Apple online come directly shipped from china.
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