iPhone 5 or earlier iPhone 4 32GB sealed box quandary...

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  1. lubieherbate macrumors newbie

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    Hi.
    I'm not sure if I can explain it correct, but the cover of my "factory sealed" iPhone box is not aligned with bottom part... (?) When you're looking at the box and you turn it back, the all information are upside down. Is it possible that some devices were packed this way? I purchased it on eBay, so don't know the history. The rest is looking fine...
    Thanks for help :)
     
  2. Bballrob macrumors regular

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    I’m just curious as to why this even matters?
     
  3. lubieherbate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just thinking if this is real deal or resealed device.
    Of course I'm not going to use it, just bought it to extend collection.
     
  4. Lekro macrumors regular

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    Can be resealed. Check the wrapping foil on the box, see if it’s aligned correctly. Sometimes you can tell it was applied later by hand, not machine.
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Shrink wrapping is cheap. I'd assume the worst. Post a pic.
     
  6. lubieherbate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!
    Wrapping looks fine I think...[​IMG]
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Shrink wrapping machines are common in the retail industry.

    They do not buy them to not use them!
     
  8. noobinator macrumors 603

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    If I'm reading it correctly they placed the top of the box on upside down? I'd be suspicious of this. I'm glad Apple got rid of shrink wrapping. It was too easy to replicate. The new method better.
     
  9. Lekro macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing the top of the box gets put on on a mass scale by a machine, so there is little chance for the orientation to get screwed up.

    Maybe it can, there is a lot of human interaction during packing the phones.

    I'd check further and inspect everything for red flags.
     

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