Got my replacement 6+ but is it a brand new?

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  1. VoilaiPhone macrumors regular

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    Genius said it's a brand new, but i looked up the serial number

    Here's the info



    The phone was manufactured in September, so I'm guessing it's not a refurb..

    but the model number says NGAU2LL/A (retail ones starts with M not N)

    am i just paranoid?
     

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  2. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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  3. its Dale macrumors 6502

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  4. big samm macrumors 65816

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    where do you go to get this information of your iPhone?
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It's a refurb, whether or not it has been in the hand's of another consumer, I do not know.
     
  6. 0928001 Suspended

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    Sorry, you're not cute.

    OP, the phone is brand new. Don;t worry too much, you still have the majority of your warranty in case any problems arise.
     
  7. bushman4 macrumors 68020

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    This has been an ongoing question since the iphone4. Unfortunately there's no way to really know. However rest with the satisfaction that:
    1. It could be new
    OR
    2. It's a refurb that has been thoroughly checked and put into a new casing

    Either way you have a fully working phone that's cosmeticslly perfect
     
  8. Mr Hands macrumors regular

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    My guess is no, it has not been in the hands of another person.

    I'm going to say this phone came off the assembly line right next to 'regular' phones, and got put into a 'white box' with no accessories, versus the next phone down the line getting put into a retail box with all accessories.

    So it's technically CALLED a refurb, but it's a brand new phone just like the rest.

    Even a true refurbished phone that has been in the hands of someone else is still basically brand new since they replace the body. All they do is slap the old repaired internals into a brand new shell.

    Heck I'd almost rather have one that went through quality control that second time, myself...
     
  9. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Any phone made week 39 and before will be 100% New regardless. Week 39 is September 22-Sept 28.
     
  10. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    awww <3 I am cute
     
  11. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    It might be a return that someone bent and the Genius just bent it back and reboxed...

    better luck next time
     
  12. ssl0408 macrumors 65816

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    Why did you take the refurb in the first place? If you're within the 14-day return window, you should always just return it and then purchase one that's in a retail box with accessories. Were you past the 14-day return period?
     
  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    refurb is not a bad word nothing to worry about

    it carries the same warranty and quality as "new"
     
  14. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    Well .. I disagree generally... but not for the recent 6 or 6+.

    Refurbs may be customer returns cos' the customer is picky... e.g. light bleed, yellowing etc. If these parts are not judged to be defective then it will be tidied up and presented as a refurb.

    I have had refurbs with suspiciously yellow screens.
     
  15. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    That is new: week 38

    Mine is week 38 as well, our phones could be related.
     
  16. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like you enjoy looking up iphone serial numbers on your spare time. Fun.
     
  17. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020

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  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Not if they arrive new from factory as white box replacements, in which case it would not have received a 2nd look over.
     
  19. iWozinator macrumors member

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    What a load of garbage.
    People should stop posting about things they know nothing about.
    Yout yellow screen issues had nothing to due with being a refurb.
     
  20. deaglecat macrumors 6502

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    how rude of you.

    I have practical experience with refurbs... do you ?

    yout ? not even an english word.

    were you even sober when you posted ?

    ignore list.
     
  21. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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    Its a refurb, dont make those fake websites fool you bro
     
  22. MothJab macrumors newbie

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    There are 3 device classifications:

    Retail
    service
    Refurb

    Service devices - screens, faceplate and battery are all replaced. Other internals are refurbed. When you get a whitebox you're getting a service device.
     
  23. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020

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    thats not a refurb. thats a white box replacement
     
  24. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    I tend to agree with this more because everytime I go to the Apple store and when people try to get their device replaced, Genius will always say "Oh we can replace you a service unit"
     
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The subject of this thread is white box replacement. A white box replacement can be brand new iPhone or refurbished iPhone that has received a new case, screen and battery depending on when you get it.
     

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