iPhone 7(+) Are Apple certified refurbished or replacement iphone 7 water resistant like new ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jenif, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Jenif macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2018
    I lost My iPhone 7 and my insurance covered me with another iPhone 7. The Model number starts with "N" which means its replacement unit.. Now is My IPhone 7 water resistant like new ?

    Are Apple certified refurbished or replacement iphone 7 water resistant like new ?
  2. fitcious macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2014
    Yes and replacements from Apple gets 1 yr warranty too.
  3. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    If it came from Apple directly through official channels I’d say yes. I’m not sure if you want to test it though. I won’t even take a chance with my X. If it happens by accident it’s fine but, I wouldn’t just take it in the pool to find out.
  4. Jenif thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2018
    Even if it is refurbished through Apple ? Water resistant exist ?
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Apple refurbished iPhones are completely certified. Which means they go through inspection and should be like factory condition when they are sold. Which also means, they receive a new display, battery and outer aluminum casing.
  6. lambertjohn, Mar 2, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2018

    lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    Why would it not be waterproof?? It's the exact same iPhone 7 sold in the Apple stores, except it's been returned for whatever reason and brought back to like-new condition, and re-sold as a refurb unit. With a one-year Apple warranty, I might add. Do you really think Apple takes away the waterproofing when they refurb an iPhone for re-sale? I don't think so. Your replacement phone is exactly the same as a new phone. Enjoy it!!
  7. posguy99, Mar 2, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2018

    posguy99 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2004
    Who did the replacement? There's no such thing as "refurbished through Apple" unless Apple provided the replacement. I.e. if Asurion gave you a new phone, and claimed it was "refurbished through Apple", they lied to you. If you have AppleCare, and Apple replaced your phone, then the replacement phone has the same capabilities as the original one.

    You said "insurance", which sounds like your carrier replaced it, so gods only know what kind of shape it's actually in.

    Edit: "replaced"... Apple does not replace lost/stolen phones, so this is definitely carrier insurance you're describing. Good luck with that.
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Yes, they are like new and come with the same 1 year warranty.
  9. cygnusjen macrumors newbie


    May 14, 2015
    Cincinnati, OH
    Our experience reflects this as well - last year my daughter's iPhone 6 was replaced through Asurion with a refurb, and within 6 months the screen went bad. At this point I had already cancelled our insurance through AT&T, so I was going to have the screen replaced out of pocket. The Apple Store was able to replace the screen, and advised us at that time that the bad screen on the refurb was not an Apple part, and told us that if anything besides the screen or the battery went bad on our phone they would not be able to help us - all they could do was hand us the phone back and we were on our own.

    Asurion does not use Apple parts to refurb their units - they use aftermarket parts. I will NEVER use a 3rd party insurer ever again. AppleCare is the only way I can trust that the very expensive high-tech phone I bought will be repaired or replaced with a genuine product, and not a knock-off.

    In that light, I wouldn't trust a refurb to be water resistant unless it came from Apple directly, and even in that case, Apple does not cover water damage even on their own brand new phones, as a drop can effect the seal.

    Despite that - I have dropped my 7 countless times, and still bring it in the shower with me :) My AppleCare runs out in September ;)

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