Other Refurb phones and IP rating

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by steve23094, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    Does anyone know if refurb iPhones with an IP rating still have one? This would also then apply to phones replaced under warranty, as you often get a refurb.

    I wonder because at the point of refurb they would have been opened.
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    It’s always like to like. So they standby their products including any ratings.
  3. noanker macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2015
    Just upgraded my SE to a 7. The 7 is a refurb from Apple's site. I've previously purchased a 2015 MacBook refurb and several iPads as refurbs. I'm absolutely sold on Apple's Refurb products. They're solid, warrantied for a year and the pricing is quite good if you're willing to wait.

    I would have no reason to doubt the efficacy of the IP rating on refurbs.
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    The IP rating is the same for refurbished and new.
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It’s a good question, yes, the seals are replaced upon opening if they replace the battery and display, which it still would retain it’s water resistant IP rating and one year warranty as well. It did not include the IP rating, then Apple would not be able to advertise and market a phone as they do under ‘tech specs’ with refurbished iPhones.

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