Well, I have gone through 5 phones already between the Apple Retail Store and direct-from-factory "customer" replacements. These replacements have all had a problem in some form or another and it has really perturbed me. Well now Apple is replacing my phone again, and this time they included $165 worth of free stuff of my choice, too. So that appeased to me, however I noticed something strange. The last customer replacement (direct from factory) replacement I got, came directly from Apple in Shenzhen, CN. Now with my tracking number however, it is: RANCHO CORDOVA, CA 95670 US . So, curious as to if I was receiving an iPhone 3G from wayyyyyy old stock (the serial number on the invoice reads: 86826******. So, I called AppleCare in search of some answers. After giving the nice lady my case number and everything, she said "No, it didn't come from a warehouse. We actually have a factory in that region that produces iPhone, in addition to the one in China." I reacted with surprise, as I had known that there was a warehouse in Cali, as well as a factory for MBPs and Macs, but iPhones? Surprisingly, she said that it was a new phone, and that it was manufactured right there in California. I had never known this before, and it is kind of funny. As well, the prediction of the 10 millionth iPhone Sale: <http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pUwZATIrXuTeCVdJHkQY1Zg> From this information, it says (and corresponds with the serial#) that my phone was made back in June. If this is true, could Apple just be sending my a phone from a big warehouse, or a refurbished phone? Well, it is impossible to say, but the latter is almost legally impossible because I signed a document stating that a brand-new phone would be sent and blah blah blah. But what do you think about this? Did you know? As well, have you had to go through many phones to get one that worked or looked okay?