Geniuses told to replace white iPhone 4 with 4S due to constraints

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  1. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

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    http://9to5mac.com/2012/04/14/apple-store-genius-bars-told-to-replace-select-white-iphone-4-models-with-4s-due-to-constraints/#more-160590


    "Due to atypical inventory shortages of white 16GB iPhone 4 replacement units, 16GB white iPhone 4 customers seeking hardware replacements at Apple Store Genius Bars may get a free upgrade to the newer iPhone 4S. According to multiple sources, Apple has notified Apple Store Genius Bars that inventory of white iPhone 4 16GB replacements units is heavily constrained, and until further notice, stores lacking white iPhone 4 16GB replacements units should upgrade customers seeking a replacement phone to an iPhone 4S.

    This iPhone 4S would be a refurbished white iPhone 4S 16GB. This situation will not affect all customers and Apple Stores, but it seems like many white iPhone 4 16GB owners seeking hardware replacements may get Siri, an A5 chip, and an eight megapixel camera out of their next Genius Bar appointment. Sources specifically said that the issue pertains to Apple Stores in the United States and Canada, but the sources did not mention other countries or regions."
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    I was just about to post this and was going to ask if this has happened to anyone?

    I have an appointment this Thursday for my White iPhone 4 and was curious if this was true, though if I do go in and the Genius decides to replace my iPhone 4 with another iPhone 4 I am not going to throw some hissy fit and feel some sort of entitlement to an iPhone 4S, but I am just curious.
     
  3. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Interesting, I guess it's because the white 4 was launched so late in the game. I wonder if this applies to both gsm and CDMA iPhones. And I wonder why the 16GB is specifically constrained, but not 32
     
  4. /user/me macrumors 6502

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    Is the 16 the most common?
     
  5. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    No idea; probably. But you'd thing their refurb inventory would be proportional to the total sales for each model.
     
  6. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    16 gb model is the most common because its cheaper when people use their upgrades. Some people don't use up all that space either, so they just go for the cheapest one.
     
  7. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Ooooooo I'm taking my white 16GB iPhone 4 in next week due to battery issues, will see what happens :)
     
  8. /user/me macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so that would make sense that they're short stocked on 16s then right?
     
  9. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    True and if those who have a 16 gb and keeps replacing them
     

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