Apple repackaging used Iphone 5 As New

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  1. ToyGun1, Nov 7, 2012
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    macrumors 6502

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    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/MySupportProfile.do?locale=en_GB
     
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    macingman

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    They won't be repackaging. The would use returns for refurbs.
     
  3. macrumors G3

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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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    GoCubsGo

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    Call Apple because that shouldn't be happening.
     
  6. macrumors G3

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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.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.:mad:
     
  8. macrumors regular

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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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    tymaster50

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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.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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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