iPhone 4 Advanced Replacement

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  1. 0wnage macrumors member

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    I just called AppleCare and had my iPhone 4 replacement shipped as an "advanced replacement". Are these phones usually new or refurbished? Thanks.
     
  2. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    Mine was new, but it didn't change the fact that it was defective: bad display, uneven antenna - big gaps. It was replaced with a 5K phone, which is shiny and new. I think people should stop this 'I don't want a refurb' thing!
    What's the matter?! Apple refurbs come in all new housing and function as good as (or even better) the new ones.
     
  3. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    Who cares if they're refurbished? They look and work like brand new.
     
  4. 0wnage thread starter macrumors member

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    Re-read the post, please. I simply asked if phones shipped by "Apple Care Advanced Replacement" were new, or refurbished. Nowhere in my post did I complain.
     
  5. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    And I told you it was new for me. But it was bad. Well, it was more than a month ago, so, probably, they're sending refurbs now.
     
  6. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    Psst..a 5K is a refurb. Edit your post in order to save face
     
  7. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    Are you on crack?! Where did I say that 5k is not a refurb?!
    They sent me a new phone (88032). And it a was defective one. I swapped it not long ago. Now mine is 5k.
     
  8. crazytiger86, Nov 13, 2010
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    crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    *cough*
    I got that from you. Perhaps, sir, it is you that may be on the crack...
     
  9. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Some people are still on crack in this thread. iPhone has been out for 5 months, they will send refurbished, period.
     
  10. madKIR macrumors 6502

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    WOW! You can edit my post in order to come up with your own delirium! Bravo! If you could read properly, you would understand that the advanced replacement new phone (factory 88) was defective and later was replaced with a 5k phone, which was indeed shiny and new (figuratively speaking), because Apple change the housing, thus 5Ks look like new phones. Full stop.
     
  11. crazytiger86, Nov 14, 2010
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    crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    As you see...you failed to explain that whole "figuratively speaking" thing the first time you said it was new. Read your post below (pasted in full) and tell me with conviction that the sentences you wrote are clear. "Mine was new, it was replaced with a 5K phone, which is new." Dont be mad, madKIR. Just take it as learning experience. Everyone gets one wrong sometimes.


     
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  13. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    Kind of. I just don't appreciate the implication of being a user of a certain Schedule I drug because I read something someone else misstated.
     
  14. 0wnage thread starter macrumors member

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    I got my phone and it's sorta old. It's a 5k (refurb), week 38.
     

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