MB046LL/A - When was this iPhone Made?

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  1. red0n macrumors member

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    I have been told by apple that i will be getting a "New" iPhone from them. Of course i don't trust them when it comes to this.. Is this a refub?? when was this iPhone made? (like before 3.1 was released or what?)

    Thank You.
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    MB046LL/A is the iPhone 3G. Most likely, you're getting a "refurb." I put that in quotes because, as has been noted numerous times on here, an Apple "refurb" isn't really a refurb. Returned units are completely taken apart, the exterior components replaced with new ones, and the batteries and defective compomnents are replaced. New serial numbers are then given to these units, they're reassembled, and sent to Apple stores in white boxes.

    A more accurate term would be "re-serialized." And aside from the serial numbers that identify them as replacement units, it's usually impossible to tell them apart from new iPhones.
     
  3. red0n thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, but i was told i am getting a new phone and i have gone thru a new process than the usual "Check Repair Status" thing i check it as an "Order" also i had to sign a paper and fax it in. am i getting a new phone?
     
  4. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    If its an 8GB 3G, then you could be getting the new phone. If its 16GB 3G, then its def a refurbished.
     
  5. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    everything is refurbed nowadays, there really is no difference just the box, the covers are all brand new
     
  6. pullfocus macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it's not always a refurb.
    I took mine into the store, and they swapped it out with a whitebox replacement.
    I looked up the serial number here http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html and found it had been manufactured about a week before.

    So it makes me think it's a roll of the dice.
     
  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Does it start with 5K?
     
  8. pullfocus macrumors 6502a

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    87
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    At this point, I would take a refurb if it got down to where I needed to get my iPhone replaced....:cool:
     
  10. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    No, it had been refurbished about a week before.

    When they refurb a product they use new serial numbers with current dates. That's why that site think it had been manufactured a week before.
     
  11. pullfocus macrumors 6502a

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    Well, either way.
    It works flawlessly, so I'm not going to mince hairs.
     

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