Is there a chance a used iPhone 7 could have been somewhere really disgusting?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    I was thinking of buying a used iPhone 7 in Swappa.

    But my concern is what if the previous owner dropped it in the toilet or something?

    Sorry in advance for being grotesque.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Well if it was dropped in the toilet, at least you would know it has water damage when you receive it.

    Honestly, I doubt that would be a probability of somebody sold you an iPhone That was dropped in the toilet. I would be more concerned of where somebody's hands were before you received it
     
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Umm the iPhone 7 is water resistant...
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Correct. It is water resistant. But that doesn't mean an iPhone 7 submerged in water will survive. Water resistance is merely an added layer of protection. Search through the iPhone forum and you will see how many iPhone 7's have NOT survived water submersion.
     
  5. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Which is completely different from "waterproof."
     
  6. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a

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    You realize how many ch nasty **** we do ourselves in 24 hour time frame smfh
     
  7. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    Try to buy it in person, then you can give it a good sniff first and decide if it's ok to buy. But don't forget the iPhone 8 will have a much better selfie camera.
     
  8. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Only premium users with premium behaviours use a premium product like the iPhone. There's no chance of getting a tainted one.
     
  9. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a

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    Huh
     
  10. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah but what if it was in the toilet for just a min until he fished it out
     
  11. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Then it may or may not have water damage and may or may not have fecal matter all up in it. Honestly, this should be the least of your worries.
     
  12. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I know of someone who dropped their smartphone in the toilet which is why I ask.

    They cleaned it up and still use it.

    But my concern is what if someone does that then sells it to me???
     
  13. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    A drop in the toilet is just not possible. It may have been used as a sex toy, though.
     
  14. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a

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    This some funny ****. Let me create a thread in fear of a iPhone dropped in toilet
     
  15. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    :D...sniff test.
     
  16. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Scratch test. If t makes you itchy after you touch it it's probably tainted.
     
  17. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    If he's lucky, it might have been owned by a gorgeous woman and it'll smell of perfume.
     
  18. LunarFalcon macrumors member

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    Buy it, and if when you see it in person you're still worried, wipe it off with a disinfectant wipe. I think your risk of danger here is extremely low.
     
  19. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    Clearly the used iPhone marketplace is not for you. Buy a new one from Apple, it's certain it will never have been dropped in a toilet.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    This is a very strange question and I don't know how to answer it.
     
  21. actcyclist macrumors member

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    The toilet is actually one of the cleaner parts of some people's homes. It could have been in a flea ridden, semen stained bed where the sheets weren't changed for months.
    Enjoy
     
  22. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    LOL!!! I literally laughed out loud. Thank you, sir.

    But on a serious note, are refurbished from Apple iPhones at risk??
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Replacement iPhones from Apple are not necessarily refurbished. They receive a new display, battery and aluminum casing. The only thing that might be used in a replacement iPhone is the logic board. And yes, they are like new.
     
  24. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Of course there's a chance. How can you expect anyone to say otherwise? If it makes you feel better, do everything in your power (that won't damage it) to disinfect it. But really, there's no telling what's on anything that you touch. Every door handle, staircase rail, piece of fruit at the grocery store, etc. Don't even talk about how many hands money passes through, and the average computer keyboard or mouse has way more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

    We're exposed to this stuff all the time, but that's what our immune systems are for.
     
  25. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It just freaks me out to think it could've been in someone's toilet and then on my bed.

    Can you really disinfect all of it?

    Maybe I'm just being ridiculous idk.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 28, 2017 ---
    I will want a refurbished iPhone 7S haha but of course that will take awhile to come.

    The iPhone 7 should come refurbished soon right?

    But I don't really want the 7 once the 7S is out.

    I'll probably just end up getting a new 7S.
     

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