Anyone getting Refurbished Replacements?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by r03dz, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. r03dz macrumors member

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    I had the rattling noise in camera issue and a stuck volume button on my iPhone 6. What are the chances my replacement is a refurbished model? After checking the model number the replacement was made in week 41.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    There is a chance it's refurbished, but there is really no way to tell if it is or isn't.
     
  3. 11bE5 macrumors 6502

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    I believe the only way to tell if it's refurbished is by checking the serial number and if it starts with an N I was told. Y another macrumor member that means refurbished take it for what you want but that's what I was told
     
  4. r03dz thread starter macrumors member

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    I know individuals with Models numbers starting with N that bought their new phones on launch day.
     
  5. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    For you, it's 100% refurb. Maybe with a few salvaged parts thrown in from the 5C assembly line too. :D If everything works, then you should have no worries and just enjoy the phone.
     
  6. 11bE5 macrumors 6502

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    Well as I said in my post this is what I was told and explains to take it how you want to. I'm guessing you didn't read that part ?
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Don't worry about it.

    Refurbs get new casings, all parts are tested and have to pass the same QC checks new phones do. Any failing parts are replaced with new parts. Finally, the entire phone goes through the last QC check that the new phones have to pass as well.

    Phones in the white boxes are a mix of new/refurb.

    In the end, there's no way to tell the difference.
     
  8. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    If there is no way to tell the difference, there is no difference.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    If there is a difference, you should be able to tell the difference!:p
     
  10. HotIce macrumors regular

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    Apple replaces the battery, TouchID and the screen I have been told on their replacements. Practically a new phone.
     

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