Is my iPhone 7 a returned device?

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  1. alexdafirst macrumors member

    alexdafirst

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    #1
    Is there anyone out there who knows how to find out if my iPhone 7 was a device that was returned to store for a refund? It's a Jet Black that I bought at the start of the month and the UK didn't have many of those models left.

    A link or something would be super handy XD
    Bumps appreciated too lol
     
  2. iphonedave1984 macrumors newbie

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    is your replacement phone damaged in any way? or is this a "principle of the thing" question?
     
  3. alexdafirst thread starter macrumors member

    alexdafirst

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    It isn't a replacement device. I'm just curious as the UK Jet Black stock was still very low at the start of October
     
  4. iphonedave1984 macrumors newbie

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  5. alexdafirst thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it was - but I read somewhere earlier this month (can't remember where) that Apple redistributed devices that were returned.
     
  6. iphonedave1984 macrumors newbie

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    not in new white boxes. apple is very vague about what they do with returned devices, and some parts are recycled but those end up in replacement phones. the returned iphones end up at the genius bar as replacements (but everything on the outside of the phone is replaced) and the returned macs end up on the refurbished section of apple's website

    if there was some conspiracy...

    you wouldn't know about it

    aka

    you have a new iphone
     

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