Does a replacement (refurbished) iPhone look new?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by powerbook911, May 27, 2010.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

    powerbook911

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    My 3Gs was having several issues including a battery going from 80 to zero percent.

    I did mail in service, and I'm suppose to get a refurbished (replacement) phone tomorrow.

    My phone was in very good cosmetic condition, basically no scratches, etc.

    Are the refurbished phones in like new cosmetic condition too?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    My replacement looked better than my original did when I got it.

    So, I guess the answer to your question, is yes!
     
  3. Hellishness macrumors 65816

    Hellishness

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    I had my iPod touch and iPhone replaced. Both replacement units looked brand new, and actually the iPod looked better than the first one when it was brand new.
     
  4. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    refurbished phones from Apple are phones that have been tested, cleaned and then put in a new case and a new battery. Therefore it will look new and the only way to tell a difference is by the serial number.
     
  5. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

    GfPQqmcRKUvP

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    It will look great and, since it's been tested, will have a lower probability of being a dud than a brand new one.
     
  6. cobie454 macrumors regular

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    Yes, when I got my replacement it looked very new like I had just taken it out of the box!
     
  7. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Yup they look new. If you close your eyes and not see the Genius take them out of the white boxes, you won't tell if it was a refurb or new one when you open your eyes! :p
     
  8. cwubbels macrumors regular

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    When I had mine replaced the Genius told me that they don't know if the phone is NEW or a refurb. According to the Genius I dealt with, it could potentially be a new phone.
     
  9. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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