Refurbished Iphones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by luvmshavd, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. luvmshavd macrumors newbie

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    Do you guys think that the refurbished iPhone's you get from a the genius bar are better quality than the NIB iPhone's... Just curious on everyones thoughts???

    My iphone 3Gs has 2 smudges under the glass and has some small light leak coming from left side, time to go see the genius bar again....
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Refurb.
    Refurbished.

    My refurb 3GS is just fine. Out of the box it was perfect, and side by side to a new one, I wouldnt have seen a difference. My refurb has the yellow tinted screen, but its whatever.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    It is hit or miss with any iPhone is my conclusion from stalking these boards.
     
  4. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    I had my 3G replaced due to a dark spot on the bulb for the backlight causing a yellow tint to the lower right of the screen. Since then the refurbished iPhone that I got has been fine. I think that they are good. It seems like Apple replaces the parts that matter during the refurbishing.
     
  5. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    they're just as good, if not better seeing as they are checked twice.
     
  6. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, I've no idea why some people are against refurbs. They are like new but they've gone through more quality checks. The fault has been removed and a new part put in that's all.
     
  7. luvmshavd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok cool that makes me feel better... ithought they would be better, i assumed they went through more quality control checks
     
  8. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I'm curious as to what you mean by smudges under the screen?
     
  9. luvmshavd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It looks like a grease print but under the glass and you can only see it in certain light.
     
  10. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    OP: Could you please edit the first post in this thread to correct the spelling of "Refurb" (or better yet use a more descriptive title like "Refurbished iPhone Build Quality"? It appears this thread isn't going to die, and the misspelling is very annoying.
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It annoyed me too, but I wasn't going to say anything. However, he may not know how.

    OP, go to "go advanced" under "edit" and you can change the title.
     
  12. luvmshavd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for the bad spelling, was trying to type quick while at work....
     
  13. samven582 macrumors 6502a

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    no. They are actually worst
     
  14. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    How much do the refurbed 16 and 32GB 3GS cost?
     
  15. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You can't buy them, they give them to you when you have to exchange your current iPhone when you have a problem with it.
     
  16. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    I traded in my 3G for a new 3G due to a warranty issue. I know everyone will say it is a refurb. I honestly cannot tell the difference and I am very happy with my current 3G.
     

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