HI. I have an iPhone 3G S, and I'm going to take it to my local Apple Store to get a replacement phone. My iPhone 3G S has a mild screen imperfection. Anyways I have digged around the Internet googling what the difference between "Refurbished" replacement iPhones (in those generic white boxes) and BRAND NEW iPhones are. I read in a few places that "Refurbished" iPhones used for replacements, are identical to brand new iPhones. I read that these units are usually iPhones with used parts (or I think parts from other unwanted iPhones-the ones that have been returned either because the customer didn't want it, or because there was something wrong with it). Meaning they are not exactly brand new but there isn't much difference between a brand new iPhone and a refurbished (I don't think Apple actually calls them Refurbished, but rather a different name). Now I am not 100% sure about that. I personally would choose a brand new iPhone over a "Refurbished" as a replacement any day. My question is. Is what I read, about how these refurbished units are virtually the same as brand new units, true? And also is there ANY way, I could get my iPhone replaced with a brand new iPhone in the regular black boxes? If there is, do you think I should go through the trouble and get my iPhone replaced with a brand new iPhone? Or is it really not worth it? Also, for the people that have received "Refurbished" units. Are they EXACTLY like new iPhones, as far as looks and functionality goes? How many of you would go try and get a Brand new iPhone as a replacement, if there was something wrong with your iPhone, and why? Thank you!