Experiences with refurbished iPhones from Apple.

Caris

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Sep 25, 2006
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Gonna get mine replaced tomorrow and send it back to Apple. They told me I wont get my original phone back it will be a refurb, anyone had one and could they tell me what they have been like? Any marks on them? dust behind screen, dead pixels, cracks in casing etc?

Thanks.
 

Roy Hobbs

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Apr 29, 2005
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Gonna get mine replaced tomorrow and send it back to Apple. They told me I wont get my original phone back it will be a refurb, anyone had one and could they tell me what they have been like? Any marks on them? dust behind screen, dead pixels, cracks in casing etc?

Thanks.
I've had 2 replacements over the past 2 1/2 years and all of them were perfect.

If I'm not mistaken the screen and casing are all replaced in the refurb process.
 

aristobrat

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Oct 14, 2005
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The outer shell and the battery are definitely new on replacement iPhones/iPods, not sure about the screen.

OP, it comes with a 90-day warranty, or the remainder if your iPhone's warranty (whichever is longer). If you have a problem with the replacement, they'll be able to swap you out again.
 

-aggie-

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Jun 19, 2009
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Actually, I just had to get my iPhone replaced with a refurb. They use a brand new case, so you won't have any scratches, as well as a new LCD and battery. Mine was perfect. However, the wifi didn't work, so I had to go back for another refurb. The 2nd one was perfect in every way.

Edit: +1 to what the poster above said about the warranty.
 

sn0warmy

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Mar 26, 2009
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I had my original 3G replaced with a refurb one from apple and it was FLAWLESS. It worked perfectly for 8 months until i decided to upgrade to the 3G S⃣ . At which point I turned around and sold the refurb 3G to a VERY happy buyer for $200.:)
 

dread

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Jun 16, 2009
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I had my original 3G replaced with a refurb one from apple and it was FLAWLESS. It worked perfectly for 8 months until i decided to upgrade to the 3G S⃣ . At which point I turned around and sold the refurb 3G to a VERY happy buyer for $200.:)
I had my 3gs replaced 6 times, the last being a refurb while the first 5 were new. The refurb is the only phone that worked correctly. I think refurbs are better because they get tested more, plus the case, battery and screen are new. I would take a refurb over new phone any day.
 

daytoncj

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Mar 18, 2009
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I've also had two over the past 3 years. I had one issue with the mic not working. Took it to the apple store and it was replaced within 5 minutes. I've had pretty good luck with the refurbs. Especially for the price.
 
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