How is stock of iPhone 4 in Apple Stores?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mossme89, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. mossme89 macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to running some errands later today, and was thinking about stopping by local apple store. It's like 10 minutes away and I need to get a replacement iPhone 4 because mine has a yellow band that is ugly and won't go away.

    So how has stock been by you? Have you been able to get your phone replaced?

    I know I can call, but they don't open for 2 hours and often don't have time to answer all the calls on busy weekends...
     
  2. Skinfaxi macrumors member

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    I called my store just to check. They said they're getting a shipment around noon that will possibly contain phones. I've got the day off, so I'll be there.
     
  3. uhhitsjames macrumors member

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    I read somewhere in the forums that they have phones to replace ones that have issues with them. So you don't need a store to have stock of phones for sale because they have individual phones that are meant for things like the yellow band that won't go away.
     
  4. MVPinFLA macrumors 6502

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    I had my iPhone 4 brick that was delivered on the 24th replaced at an Apple store on Friday. I was concerned that they wouldn't have replacements yet; but thankfully they did.
     
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Replacement stock is different from retail stock. Geniuses have new "no-box" phones to replace defective units. Check w/ the ones at the store you will visit to see if they have replacement units available. They should.
     
  6. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Will you post a screen shot?
     
  7. mossme89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A picture of one 'band' that looks almost identical to mine is in this thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=952089&highlight=

    I called and they told me that it should fade. It's not horrible and is harder to see in brighter light, but I paid a lot for this phone and expect no blemishes like this, especially right out of the box.
     
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Did you call the store or AppleCare? If the store refuses to replace I would def. call AppleCare. Worst case you get a case # so at least if they also refuse to replace you can come back to them in a week or so if it hasn't still disappeared. I would also pin them down on a time frame for when it's suppose to 100% fade away. One week OK, one month, unreasonable. I'm glad I switched mine out before the "fade away" line was established.
     

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