Post Pics of Cosmetically Blemished Refurb iPhone4s

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  1. chiseenchinaman, Mar 13, 2011
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    chiseenchinaman macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, i (and i'm sure others) would like to see the extent of the cosmetically blemished iPhones that AT&T sells. I ordered a 32g iphone4 thats a refurb cosmetic blemished iphone. i'll chip in and post pics of it when it comes.

    Note: don't post strictly refurbished iphones as they will look like new phones (doesn't really help the thread)

    Edit: pictures. gotta say... damn good deal for a 32gb iphone4. looks good, works fine. paid 179.

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    one scratch, barely visible
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  2. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    This is from previous experience, I got a refurbed iPhone 3G and it came looking like a BRAND New iPhone like it comes with original screen protector, it's hard to tell a refurbed iPhone from a new one


    The one you ordered will probably look new or have possibly a small scratch other then that there should be no blemishs
     
  3. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    I have bought abou 10 iPhone refurbs over the last 2yrs and they all come looking as brand new
     
  4. Merkie macrumors 68020

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  5. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    maybe because a refurb iPhone uses new cases all round and the only thing refurb'd is the internals which are tested more vigorously than new models as they are a refurb
     
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Getting new cases is often true for Apple refurbs.

    More vigorous testing is not. Apple states that they're tested to the same standards as factory new items.

    In any case, I like buying Apple refurbs because of the price :)
     
  7. war eagle macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered one of these from AT&T a couple months ago. It came looking brand new but the earpiece didn't work so I had to get it switched at Apple.
     
  8. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't order refurb from AT&T, but from Apple, I definitely would.
     
  9. jameskk macrumors regular

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    I ordered a refurb iPhone 4 from at&t a couple of weeks ago for $79. Looked brand new when it arrived
     
  10. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    ah but a new product gets tested than the same product gets tested at refurb stage so if its going to fail it would at the 2nd stage of testing surely? hmm i think were both right in different ways :cool:
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    True, They've tested the iPhone more times times then buying a new one and it's much cheaper...it's a win win situation
     
  12. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    You're right: each module has been tested twice. (Assuming no new parts are used.) (*)

    So that argues that the original testing should be twice as long, eh? (Since you appear to claim that a second stage of testing would show up any failures.) *grin*

    In addition, they could easily use modules from several phones to put together a refurb, and it'd be the first time they were ever used together, providing a possibly new failure path.

    What we don't know, is what are the major failure causes. If, for instance, the CPU and memory rarely fails.... but most iPhones fail after X number of Home button pushes, then burning in the CPU and memory is fairly moot.

    Some things to think about. Cheers!

    (*) Heck, they might've been tested even more times, if that part came back over and over again in refurb'd phones.
     
  13. chiseenchinaman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What cosmetic blemishes are you talking about?
     
  15. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Why do you need to see blemishes? I don't understand your posts.
     
  16. chiseenchinaman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    to see the extent of the damage on the refurb cosmetic blemished iphones that at&t are selling. they sell new (that are new). refubs (used, fixed and are in new/like new condition) and refurb with cosmetic blemishes (used, fixed but have cosmetic blemishes).

    i'd like to see how cosmetically blemished is cosmetically blemished.
     

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  17. chiseenchinaman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mmm, i hope mine doesn't have any chips on the glass.... scratches i can deal with. but chips, thats a different story.
     
  18. chiseenchinaman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and yours was a blemished phone? i hope i have luck on my side.
     
  19. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Well make sure you post pictures to share when you get yours!
     
  20. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Really? I could never stand the tiniest visible damage... maybe its ocd.
     
  21. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Wrong. New products are only tested at random or lightly.

    Apple refurb is tested more.
     
  22. chiseenchinaman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i will when i comes in. But if i'm lucky and it's perfect, i'll just tell you guys.
     
  23. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Most of the people here are missing the point of his post. He's not talking about "Refurbished" from Apple or AT&T. He's talking about Cosmetically Blemished. It's an offer that AT&T does online only. For example a blemished 3GS is $20. I am curious about this myself, as a friend is looking to sign onto our family plan but can't afford a new iPhone.
     
  24. chiseenchinaman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    omg... someone that actually comprehended my simple OP (i thought i made it pretty clear.) thanks for showing me that someone on the board isn't hearing what they wanna hear. :D
     

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