I'm on my 2nd iphone 5 - my 1st had major cosmetic damage, this one as well. I was told by the manager at my local apple store to come back another day when they have more retail 32gb white at&t iphones in stock. I've been calling this entire week with no dice, I'm tired of waiting and thinking about just settling for a "service" replacement in those white boxes. After much perusing these forums, it almost seems like those whitebox replacements - whether new or refurb (as there doesnt seem to be much of a consensus on this issue), are either as good or even better than retail boxed iphones. Mainly due to the idea that if they are refurbs, they would be "retooled" to cosmetic and functional perfection. So my question is, for those of you who did get a white box replacement, were they just as good or better than your retail-boxed iphones?