new or refubrished iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ikaveh, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. ikaveh macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2008
    within 90 days of purchase if I encounter a problem with my iphone will Apple sweep it with a brand new one or with a refubrished one?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think within the first 30 days you get a new one, and after that you get a refurb. It all depends on inventory. Go into an apple store and if they don't have refurbs on hand to give you one, they'll give you give you a new one.
  3. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    The replacements are not truly "refurbished".
    Apple calls them "remanufactured" units.

    The difference?
    In most cases, a refurb means the unit has been brought back to a facility and cleaned and tested. If it tests good, it can be resold or used again.

    A remanufactured unit usually means it was taken apart and each part individually tested. If the test was good, that part can be used again to build an entirely different unit with other reman'd parts. These are normally higher quality replacements compared to a refurb.

    Each time I've been to an Apple store, I've always heard them state that the replacements are reman's and not refurbs.

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