What happens to all the Apple iPhone demo units in stores?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zub3qin, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816

    zub3qin

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    There are thousands of demo units of the 1st gen iPhones in all the stores.

    What happens when they switch over to 3Gs in July? Does Apple refurb these? Do they give em to Apple Store employees? Those old iPhones are VALUABLE- the only ones that will be able to be unlocked or hacktivated.
     
  2. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    they will most likely re-condition/refurbish them and keep them on hand to use as warranty replacements for 1st generation iphones since those sold recently will still be under warranty for several more months...
     
  3. arnette macrumors 6502

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    Probably same treatment as demo iPods....

    they'll get refurbed by Geniuses at the store and sold on the refurb/discount list that's a by-request only kinda thing.
     
  4. zub3qin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What is this by-request refurb list? Sounds interesting.
     
  5. iPhonedHome macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking a 'Will It Blend' convention is in store!;)
     

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