Is my iPhone new?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Blingdar, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Blingdar macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, So.... I had some problems with my iPhone with the serial number 85047 (week 47 of production right?) now I exchanged for a brand new one with the serial number 88021, that came in box with 4.2.1 does this mean my "new" iPhone is in fact refurbished? Or old?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They usually exchange faulty iphones with refurb units.
    But not much of a difference. Apple refurbs are top notch.
     
  3. Blingdar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, mine is replacement is "brand new out of box". I asked apple for a new one because refurbs are worth 100$ less than new and mine was faulty within 4 days of purchase.

    It came in the same packaging a brand new one would.
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    What kind of box? An iPhone box or those black boxes with refurb units? (I think my refurbished iPhone came out of a black box .... can't remember)
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh good, they probably did an exception for you.
    Refurbs usually come in those block boxes I think with no accessories in.
     
  6. Blingdar, Dec 31, 2010
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    Blingdar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A brand new "white" box. Like the same packaging as brand new; headphones, USB connecter, stickers... You know
     
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  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Then it's new.
     
  9. Blingdar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But.... it's a week 21... that means it was produced before apple even started selling them? it's 26 weeks older than the other one I had... That's 6 months...
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Interesting, I was probably one of the first 100 in line on launch day in San Diego and mine is week 24.

    It it was refurb i'm pretty sure it would start with a 5K.
     
  11. Blingdar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh well. I guess I don't really care as long as it all works out :D I think I should double check the battery though... seeing as its 6 months old.
     
  12. Al3x87 macrumors member

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    When 3g was out, i bought one which broke after 3 days. Then, i got a completely new Iphone 3g from them... Not refurb, it was completely new.
     

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