In case anyone is curious about the "5K" numbers

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  1. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    I got off the phone today with a senior adviser named Emily and her supervisor named Jesse who set up my advanced replacement.

    They both said that "Apples refurbs will all start with 5K." "But we also have different sets of numbers like 61 that are not refurbs but are only made for replacements when the 5Ks run out for the day"



    Just posting this to tell some people that are always wondering what the 5K means.
     
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  6. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure, I was on the iPhone tech support.


    How are everyones 5Ks?
     
  7. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. Mine is 5K but Looks and feels new to me:D...I'm a happy camper
     
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    Mine works better than the original. I only switched because the home button was soft on the first one
     
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    I got a refurb for my then 20 month old 3Gs about 3 weeks ago. It's a 5K.

    It looks and feels new (nice to havea FRESH oleophobic screen!), but is slower than molasses with 4.3.2 (mine had 4.3.1 or 4.3) and the bluetooth is very hard to connect to my horseless carriage whereas the old one connected fine. If I like and get the iPhone 5 this fall, no biggie, but if I do not like it and hand another year with the 3Gs I may be an unhappy camper.

    Mike
     
  10. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You can always go to Apple and ask for a new "Replacement." Its a replacement phone that isn't a refurb.
     
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    I thought the same thing after having my phone replaced earlier this week. The screen feels amazing! Does anyone know how long it takes before it fades off?
     
  12. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I noticed about 5 months for me. Im not a heavy user, but I think it faded off faster from sliding in and out of my pocket.
     
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    I received my ip4 replacement today. It was physically worse than my 10 month old one. Dent on the antennea band as if someone dropped it. Plastic part of bezzle was coming loose from glass. I know some replacements won't be exactly new but I just couldn't except it. Still waiting on a call back from case manager.
     
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    Ya the current 5K I'm using came with scratches all over the band. Can't wait for my brand new phone from advanced replacement.
     
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    It says in my very first post. A 5K is a refurbished model at Apple.


    However, in my opinion, refurbs were better than new for the 2G, 3G, and 3GS but that is not the case with the 4.
     
  17. svenn macrumors 6502

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    Got that part, but what does it mean? Does the genius take a sharpie and write 5k across the screen or something
     
  18. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's the serial number. Go into your settings, click about, scroll down to serial number and see what your first 2 numbers are.
     
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    Funny thing is, the one I received was from advanced replacement and wasn't a 5k but was still in rough shape.
     
  20. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The one I'm receiving is a brand new in retail box. It shouldn't have scratches unless a Foxconn employee messed up.
     
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    If I may ask, how'd u manage in retail box new? They're gonna send me a new one this time but it won't be in a retail box. Good luck.
     
  22. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I called Applecare. Asked for a senior adviser, and complained about my bad luck of refurbs, ect ect.... Emailed her pictures of my current yellow phone.


    Note: I do not have Applecare nor did I pay for the 29$ for advanced replacement. They did, however, put a hold for 500$ on my card.
     
  23. collisos macrumors member

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    haha here I am thinking I was the luckiest man in the world getting a free new phone, only to learn that its a refurb. haha oh well, still works like a charm
     
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    I see, well good luck again with the new one.
     
  25. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thank you. The new one is perfect. Somehow, it feels lighter than my 5K. Girlfriend first noticed it.
     

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