Here's the overall story: I had a 2G 8GB iPhone, running 2.2.1 firmware. It was jailbroken and unlocked for T-Mobile. Its warranty had expired about 6 months ago. Recently, my iPhone had a serious problem with charging and being recognized by my laptop, computer, and macbook air. It would not charge, refused to be recognized by any computer device, and all six geniuses that attempted to help me at three different Apple stores had no idea what happened to my iPhone. There was no water damage, no physical damage, no water sensors were tripped, nothing. I also attempted to restore my iPhone through DFU. Once again, no results. The Geniuses tried to restore through DFU. Two Geniuses managed to get my iPhone to connect to their Macbook Air. The other four couldn't even do that. All six of them couldn't get my iPhone to DFU mode. Apparently, my iPhone was attempting to restore itself over and over again until finally, it killed itself. R.I.P. iPhone 2G. In short, I'm getting my iPhone replaced for $199, as part of the Out of Warranty plan. Now, my question is, would I be able to get my phone replaced as a 2G 16GB iPhone instead of an 8GB? If so, would there be any references that I could use to tell the Genius that would be helping me?