Do replacement iPhones come with the protective film?

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  1. Gary500 macrumors regular

    Gary500

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    The ones that the warranty covers, do they come with protective film on the screen and the back?
     
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    When I got my replacement iPhone 4 last year it did, but I got mine in the Apple store and as soon as they activated it they took it off.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Yes. But since the front film blocks the earpiece, you need to take it off immediately unless you don't plan to use it for phone calls.
     
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    yes, white box replacement iphone 5's come with plastic over the front and back.
     
  5. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    Last time I got a replacement from an Apple store it did not have any protective film on it. The cosmetic condition was excellent though, and I have no complaints.
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    They always have the film on its just if they remove it to activate.
     
  7. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    They're all refurbished. Nothing to worry about.
     
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  9. itjw macrumors 65816

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    To answer the "real" question:

    Yes, even dirty refurbs come with protective plastic.

    You give Apple a broken used phone. They give you a working, refurbished, used phone... that isn't brand new.

    The big deal is? I mean, besides the 3rd grade response of "because I waaaant one..." (or on this forum): "because Apple OWES me one" :p.

    :apple:
     

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