How do stores still sell brand new 1st gen iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tropicz, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. tropicz macrumors newbie

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    If they don't make them anymore, how the hell do stores still sell them brand new, are they fakes?

    Can't wait to find out lol
     
  2. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

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    Please go to the nearest car dealership. I'm sure you will find new 2007, 2008 and 2009 models.
     
  3. tropicz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lmfao...

    But how I ask?
     
  4. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    what stores? first gen iphones ran out around may 08
     
  5. milani macrumors 68000

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    Overstock? What the hell are you asking?
     
  6. tropicz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's in canada, customs will put a dent in ur pocket if u cross it through there border, I learned my lesson lol
     
  7. tropicz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what i thought, but don't the batteries die sooner?
     
  8. vipergts2207 macrumors 6502a

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    Not if they're not used.
     
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Batteries don't usually 'die' unless there is current flowing through it regularly. In other words, using an iPhone every day and charging it every night will cause the battery to lose capacity over time. This clearly can't happen if the iPhone has been sealed in a box and unused in almost two years. There's a guy here that bought a brand new, sealed iPod mini (discontinued way back in 2005) a few days ago that said they've had absolutely no problems with the battery after it was fully charged.
    It really isn't that big an issue.
     
  10. tropicz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thnx guys, I feel better now with my worries that I had :D
     
  11. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

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    WHAT!, I never got my 1st gen replaced under the warranty because I thought I'd end up with a 3G!!! It crashes at least 5 times a day, and it's definitely not a software problem, and now my warranty's run out!!!
     
  12. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Warranty? Dude go to any Apple store, show them the problem. They have a diagnostic program that will check logs and see crashing and other issues.

    Usually they'll replace it for you. They have a stock of 1st gen phones for swaps. I've had my 1st gen iPhone swapped twice as recently as 4 months ago. I might actually have to go again because the phone they gave me has a lot of light leaking.
     
  13. renewed macrumors 68040

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    I think he is implying that his AppleCare coverage has expired, therefore an exchange wouldn't work without money out of his pocket.
     
  14. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    For servicing and warranty work, Apple keeps plenty of older generation products around, ... way after they've stopped selling them.
     
  15. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Canada never officially had the 1st Gen ....

    You are all kinds of confused.
     
  16. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Canada? WTF is a Canada... :)

    Mail it to someone, I won't tell.
     
  17. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    I want to know what store is still selling 1st gens...
     
  18. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    i want to know what is going on in this thread.
     
  19. milani macrumors 68000

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    I can't figure it out for myself either.
     
  20. Stiss macrumors 6502a

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    I wish i could get a 1st gen iPhone...

    I have a 3G one but it would just be nice to have an original.
     
  21. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, Well I suppose could give it a try, I have 02 insurance, but that would mean being without it for a day or so, and don't think i'd be able to cope,
     
  22. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    lmfao:D:D:D
     
  23. magiic macrumors regular

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    I wanna know what love is
     
  24. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Here ya go:
     

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