Received a retail store demo iPhone 4s?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blkonblk17, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009
    So I went to the apple store today regarding my iPhone 4s which I originally purchased subsidized for $299 (32GB) had a problem where it was over heating. They were able to replicate the problem and decided to replace the phone. They didn't have any certified or refurbished phones so they agreed to give me a brand new phone sealed in the box. I opened it there at the apple store and removed the SIM card it came with and put the sim card that originally came with my iPhone 4s. When I sync the phone to my computer it tells me to input the password for ( I can hit cancel and just proceed. Just wondering if this is normal.. Also, I still have the SIM card that came in the new iPhone 4s I received today. What do I do with this SIM, Is it usable, will it activate another line etc..


    Also, I see this 1 notification in settings telling me there is an update to 5.0.1 has anyone seen this. I recall when I turned my phone in today which was still on 5.0 never indicated there was an update pending.

  2. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Wow that seems sketchy. Try doing a full restore and setting it up as a new phone.
  3. hollowplayer macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2011
    if its sealed brand new, i think you are bluffing. Apple demo units dont use yahoo domain for appstore login.
  4. blkonblk17 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009
    Why I would be bluffing would be beyond me lol, I can assure you it was sealed and I opened it there at the store. Not sure why it's happening but whatever doesn't bother me and thought I'd share..
  5. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
  6. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Take it back and exchange it. It'll have custom firmware on it that makes it useless to an end user.
  7. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    One would think they would use an address and not yahoo.. But whatever.

    Please note OP I am not calling you a lier by any means. I wouldn't bother taking it back or anything. Just a full restore would probably remove anything like that.
  8. Whorehay macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    It isn't Apple Retail for sure. However, I've seen a couple of Best Buy's use Yahoo addresses for their logins.
  9. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    It must bother you or you wouldn't of taken the time to come here and make a thread about it. Also, are you that silly to believe that people don't make things up on the interwebs? Come on now.... If that's the case I have some nice ocean front property to show you, going cheap!
  10. Andrew.s macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2007
    Inland Empire
    Maybe that's a demo email from the manufacturing process? We all remember the pictures they were taking of themselves and left on a phone.
  11. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
  12. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    no one answered about 5.0.1. yes thats normal. its the OTA update process.
  13. ToddH macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2010
    Central Tx
    Apple demos are only 16gb.

    If it is a 32 gig phone, then it's not a demo. Weird things happen when you swap SIMM cards without doing a restore.
  14. blkonblk17 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009
    No, because I never logged in since I don't have the password


    Thanks, I didn't know that


    I think that's most likely it. What about the sim card that the new replacement phone brought? If I use that will it be associated to my account? I didn't try powering on the phone with it just in case so I just swapped my pre existing sim card before powering on the phone
  15. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2011
    Saint Louis, MO
    OP when i got my 4s, i used the backup from iCloud. About half way through the restore i got the same screen you saw there with my id and i put in my password. Then about 1 min later i got that screen popped up again, however this time it was my buddy's email address (he's never even touched my phone) so i just hit cancel and went on with the restore.

    The genius that was working with me had no idea why this was happening.

    Last night my fiance and i went to the apple store to replace her's as she dropped it in the water. When we went to restore it from iCloud, it happened to her too. She signed into her account, then the prompt came up about 2 or 3 more times all with email addresses out of her contacts.

    We just kept hitting cancel and went on with the restore.

    So not sure why you got the email you did, but i think my situation was somewhat similar to yours.
  16. blkonblk17 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009

    I agree with you, come to think of it I was also doing a restore from the cloud. That's strange as to why it would pick that email address or any email address from contacts for that matter. Hmm, not sure. Like you, I hit cancel until it went away and now it's all good. Thanks
  17. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I had that issue too. The iCloud restore was trying to restore iTunes purchased music to my phone that I have in my library but was purchased using someone else's Apple ID. My Mac was authorized to play music from those accounts, but the iPhone I was restoring to had never been hooked to that computer, so I'm guessing it wasn't authorized to play music from those folks accounts.
  18. blkonblk17 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009
    Hmm interesting, I think this is exactly what happend.
  19. rsxmachine macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2007
    I got this too, it has to do with music you put on your phone. If you downloaded music that was from someone elses email, it knows and asks for the password of the song owner. its trying to download the songs right from itunes before you actually sync your phone with computer.
  20. blkonblk17 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009
    Got it, Thanks for everyone for clearing that up. Also, what can I do with that SIM card the new phone brought? Keep it I would assume but if I use it will it associate it to my account or add a new line or something like that?
  21. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Apple stores probably have shrink wrap machines. The folks at the store probably lied to you and just wrapped up a returned phone and called it new.
  22. blkonblk17 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009
    lol interesting thought... but I can assure it was new. I'm not going to get into the whole thing I just know :D
  23. salacious macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    U have an iPhone 4s and claim not to know about 5.01 update? Which was blatantly announced on this website? Ur either a troll, blind or a troll, admit it you just posted up something because you were bored...
  24. uncleho macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    The truth

    The person is telling the truth. I uploaded one of the songs from an Apple Store Demo Mac. The email in the song is Perhaps they made the iTunes account before they started MobileMe?

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