I'm sure this has been talked about to death with previous models etc..and I know everybody always things that the genius bar iphones that apple gives out as a replacement for people with issues on their current iphones etc. are refurbished or have been damaged in some way and then fixed. I was there today and the store manager and the guy that was helping me both told me that apple sends a batch of iphone 6's to give as a replacement while all the rest get sealed for retail sale..meaning, phones get made, phones get sent to apple genius bar and to retail for use. Who believes the genius bar iphone 6 (only talking iphone 6 here) is refurbished? or bad units that didn't make the cut and then were fixed up etc etc thus becoming genius bar replacements? who belives they are indeed brand new phones just like you would get from the retail box? If you think the iphones have been damaged or bad units at one time and then fixed up to become replacement phones what is your proof? I'm currently have flickering lights on my slo mo video mode on an iphone 6 and not sure what to do. They offered to replace and I declined. Might have to though as they are all back ordered.