My white box iPhone replacement has usage on it already

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shyfe, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Shyfe macrumors member

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  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Some cute Chinese girl worker played with it.
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    It's a refurb.

    You give them a used phone, they give you a used phone in return. You couldn't possibly expect a new phone.
     
  4. Shyfe thread starter macrumors member

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  5. oojosheoo macrumors member

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    thats correct. atleast you got your phone back :)
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    A white box does not necessarily mean a refurb. It's for replacement iPhones and to save on the costs of fancy packaging.
     
  7. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    When I was sent a new iPhone it was in a small black box. Don't know if that means anything or not.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    All replacements at the Genius bar come in white boxes (whether new or refurb). All mailed replacements sent via AppleCare come in black boxes (whether new, repaired, or refurb).
     
  9. sgrizzle macrumors member

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    My new 3GS shows useage but I believe restore copied it over.
     
  10. sananda macrumors 68020

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    Is it not the usage from your previous phone (if you set the new one up as your old phone)?
     
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Not another one of these threads! Unless +1 ^^^ of course (pics or it didn't happen)....:eek::eek::eek:
     
  12. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    You should be able to tell whether or not it is a refurb from the serial number.

    Usage doesn't prove it's used, any more than seeing 20 miles on the odometer of a new car proves it is used.
     

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