iPhone 6(S)(+) Phone flagged by Apple

Radar116

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I have an iphone 6 + and had the screen replaced approx. 12 - 14 months ago and now I have a problem whereby my screen packed up and the phone was doing weird things. Apple Robina said they could fix it then they realised the phone has been flagged by Apple and needs to be sent to Sydney for repairs.
My question is why does it need to go to Sydney firstly when the local shop said they could do it?
What does it mean when Apple has flagged this phone and the local shop can't touch it?
Why when they give you a loan phone it's only 16 GB and it won't work with your info without a lot of grief and drama?
 

nouveau_redneck

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I have an iphone 6 + and had the screen replaced approx. 12 - 14 months ago and now I have a problem whereby my screen packed up and the phone was doing weird things. Apple Robina said they could fix it then they realised the phone has been flagged by Apple and needs to be sent to Sydney for repairs.
My question is why does it need to go to Sydney firstly when the local shop said they could do it?
What does it mean when Apple has flagged this phone and the local shop can't touch it?
Why when they give you a loan phone it's only 16 GB and it won't work with your info without a lot of grief and drama?
I think the only way you will get a valid answer is to call Apple and ask whats going on.
 
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AppleHaterLover

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It could be that your phone (or the parts used to repair it) is part of a batch that Apple has determined to be faulty. Or that Apple is especially interested in the particular issue it’s displaying.
 
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Radar116

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It could be that your phone (or the parts used to repair it) is part of a batch that Apple has determined to be faulty. Or that Apple is especially interested in the particular issue it’s displaying.gh gh get
I think the only way you will get a valid answer is to call Apple and ask whats going on.
[doublepost=1553824928][/doublepost]I have rang Apple and they can only tell me they have the parts in stock rrady to do the job but the local shop already showed me the parts and was about to start on it. My own personal opinion is I think someone from a major provider has hacked the phone and has been making phone calls and sending texts withoit me even touching the phone. Of course iphones are allegedly unhackable
[doublepost=1553825649][/doublepost]I have had some weird and random things happen to my phone and internet ever since a connection to nbn was done . This was followed by some heated and descriptive explanations of peoples dignity and integrity so from that moment on it aboundfully seems I am not in control anymore . Reminds me of a movie called The Poltergeist and the Exorcist .
 

AppleHaterLover

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[doublepost=1553824928][/doublepost]I have rang Apple and they can only tell me they have the parts in stock rrady to do the job but the local shop already showed me the parts and was about to start on it. My own personal opinion is I think someone from a major provider has hacked the phone and has been making phone calls and sending texts withoit me even touching the phone. Of course iphones are allegedly unhackable
[doublepost=1553825649][/doublepost]I have had some weird and random things happen to my phone and internet ever since a connection to nbn was done . This was followed by some heated and descriptive explanations of peoples dignity and integrity so from that moment on it aboundfully seems I am not in control anymore . Reminds me of a movie called The Poltergeist and the Exorcist .


One of the best movies of all time. This is an undisputed fact.

But anyway: if your phone has been acting strangely “as a phone”, get a new SIM card. Send it to Apple and let them repair/replace it. I’m not sure I fully understood what’s happening with your phone but there’s not much else you can do.
 

JPack

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I have an iphone 6 + and had the screen replaced approx. 12 - 14 months ago and now I have a problem whereby my screen packed up and the phone was doing weird things. Apple Robina said they could fix it then they realised the phone has been flagged by Apple and needs to be sent to Sydney for repairs.
My question is why does it need to go to Sydney firstly when the local shop said they could do it?
What does it mean when Apple has flagged this phone and the local shop can't touch it?
Why when they give you a loan phone it's only 16 GB and it won't work with your info without a lot of grief and drama?
Serial number was probably flagged due to suspicion of fraud. Someone may have used your serial to repair another iPhone 6 Plus.