iPhone manufactured April 2016 yet no warranty?

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  1. dj1891 macrumors regular

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    I bought a second hand iPhone 6 64gb of eBay. Any ideas?

    The Apple warranty page says.

    Telephone Technical Support: Expired
    You are eligible to purchase telephone technical support from an Apple Advisor.

    Contact Apple Support

    Repairs and Service Coverage: Consult Place of Purchase for Consumer Law Claims
    This product isn't eligible for consumer law coverage. Apple's Limited warranty and benefits under AppleCare Protection Plan or AppleCare+ are separate from rights provided by consumer law (see detailsOpens in a new window).

    Set up a repair

    So no warranty. Yet if I check chipmunk.nl I get.

    Colour: Silver
    Production week : -13- (April)
    Production year : -2016-
    Model introduced: -2014-
    Capacity: 64GB
     
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  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    2nd the calling of Apple. They would need to make a change if it's possible or incorrect.
     
  4. dj1891 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK chatted to Apple they said chipmunk is incorrect and it was activated early 2015. Chipmunk also says refurbished yet Apple say no. This is all the details from chipmunk.nl Is there something dodgy about this phone?

    Nice Name: iPhone 6 (Global / Sprint)
    Machine Model: iPhone7,2
    See how much my machine is worth
    Please visit our facebook page
    Family name: A1586
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2: 6
    Generation:
    CPU speed: 1.4GHz
    Screen size: 4.7 inch
    Screen resolution: 1334x750 pixels
    Colour: Silver
    Production week : -13- (April)
    Production year : -2016-
    Model introduced: -2014-
    Capacity: 64GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Memory - maximum total: 1GB
    Factory: FN (Refurbished)
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Not necessarily, they're probably just wrong.
     
  6. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone 6 was discontinued when the 6s came out last year. The phone is probably fine. Chipmunk is all wet....
     
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  8. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Its probably a Genius Bar replacement iPhone.
     
  9. dj1891 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK mystery solved. I got in contact with the seller, he said it was a replacement from the genius bar in April 2016, he got his previous phone in 2015 so that is where to two dates are coming from.

    Are the replacements from the Genius bar reliable enough? Checking the battery stats its only had 30 charge cycles and the phone itself looks like new.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    You have the same chance of a defects with a refurbish as you do with a new phone. I do not buy that the refurbs are checked over more carefully. Both have about the same chance of defects.
     
  11. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    I would say, at worst, it is the same chance of failure or defect, but it could be slightly better.
     

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