iPhone 4 Apple Care Extended Plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by L0st3489, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. L0st3489 macrumors newbie

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    I am just curious what happens when you have an issue with you iP4 and you go to an Apple Store and they decide to give you a replacement phone. Is said replacement phone going to be a new iP4 or is it going to be a refurbed version and in what condition would a refurb be in. I tried searching the forums for an answer, but finally decided just to ask. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Well I think every apple tech will all say its not a "refurb". Its not likely that you will receive a new phone but most likely a "remanufacturered phone, which is slightly different than a refurb. However, the reman's are in very good and top notch condition.
     
  3. Karnivore macrumors 6502

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    Apple always replaces with refurbs. That said, it's virtually impossible to visually tell the difference between a new and refurb Apple products.
     
  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Apple is perhpaps correct to mention the slight distinction, in that a "refurb" iPhone will generally:

    -have a new exterior (should be free from scratches)
    -have a new battery
    -other parts that are recovered from faulty phones (obviously the faulty parts are replaced).
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, Apple's refurbs are top notch.
     
  6. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68040

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    That they are. Other than the name, you can't tell them apart from a new one.
     
  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    ... some refurbs do have problems. They can't all be perfect.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True. Just like some brand new ones might have problems too. As long as it's covered under AppleCare they will replace it.
     
  9. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Precisely, there is no difference to the naked eye.

    Performance wise, they are exactly the same.

    Apple refurbs can be trusted completely, they are excellent... :)
     

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