Did he hive a refurbished iphone4????

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  1. Black.Infinity macrumors 6502

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    today i went to apple store to change my iphone4 and he did but he gave me the iphone out a black box not new iphone original box and actually there was a sticker on the box for opening so he had to cut it and then he put my old iphone into that box and i even asked him is the iphone new or refurbished and he said there in no refurbished cuz iphone came a week ago but still I'm worried
     
  2. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

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    Does your phone work better than the one you traded in? If so why does this even matter? Christ..
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wow! That's a mouthful OP! It's a new phone but it's stock reserved for replacements.
     
  4. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    ummm CHECK google earff see if it works and tell us the stats thanks. google earff baby!!!
     
  5. koilvr macrumors 6502

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    he is allergic to periods dont you know google earff baby
     
  6. Black.Infinity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for reply it came to my mind t0o
     
  7. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    As long as the iP4 that you received as a replacement is working better than the one you exchanged it with, enjoy the phone mate, and don't worry about what kind of box it came out of. ;)
     
  8. Black.Infinity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for reply

    the reason i went to apple store was for death-grip and apple guu showed me his phone and his phone was like my phone he had less signal
    the phone came with ios4 and i think but maybe I'm wrong but i had better signal than i updated to4.1
     
  9. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 4.0.1 will typically display fewer service bars, but the actual signal strength is unchanged. It merely displays a more accurate count of bars.
     
  10. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Apple refurbs (if it was a refurb) are as good as new.
     
  11. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Check the serial number. That should tell you.
     
  12. miki66 macrumors 6502

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    refurbished phone is almost always as good as new one or if you're not feeling safe, take it to apple store for replacement
     
  13. Black.Infinity thread starter macrumors 6502

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  14. Black.Infinity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    replacement serial id 5k0290pka4t

    description
    iphone 4, 32gb, black, ar-can



    and what is this mean ar-can
     
  15. SmackP macrumors member

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    Numbers that start with "5K" are definetely returns and not new.
     
  16. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    Strong run-on sentence. I'm actually not even sure what you're talking about.
     
  17. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Although all refurbs come in a brand new shell with a brand new battery, so you shouldn't visibly be able to tell it's not new
     
  18. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Periods are for p***ies.


    Why does it matter if the phone is a refurb or not?
     
  19. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    Well with all the people swapping their iphones out for any and every reason, refurbs were bound to start popping up soon. Don't know why it matters tho.
     
  20. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you used a period.
     
  21. RalphMac macrumors member

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    I wanna know this as well. I went in for replacement about a week ago for all the drop issues. my serial doesn't even have k in it but begins with 88029....Sorry, Idk know the rest off hand, but im 100% sure theres no "k" in it.
     
  22. Black.Infinity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i called apple store today and talked to them and asked them about my replacement iphone that the serial id start with 5k and i heard it means refurbished phone and she said no we have these unit in case we can not fix the phone we give them to customers and the reason it start with 5k is so they can distinguish the product between new one and replacement one
    and even i asked them if they sell refurbished phones in store and she said no and they sell refurbished items online and they just have refurbished for ipod and macs

    and i asked them about my old iphone which they put it back into to the black case that they used for replacement iphone and ask them whether they sell it again and she said no your old one will go back to the factory for recycling.
     
  23. Cmjkxa macrumors member

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    Mine says 83030.
    And I replaced it two days ago
     
  24. Black.Infinity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    maybe they did not have replacement ones at store and they have to give a new one

    BTW did they give the iphone from a black box or original box the one they sell iphone
     

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