Yellow Sticker on iPhone 6S+ Box

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ManOfWood, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. ManOfWood macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, just got my iPhone 6S+ in, and after opening the box saw this yellow sticker. Anyone knows what it means? Did I get a refurbished phone? Did I win a lottery?

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  2. The Afroman macrumors regular

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    How could possibly get a refurbished iPhone, when there are no iPhone 6s out in the wild to be "used" then refurbished..
     
  3. OceanMindedBoy macrumors regular

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    You have the second iPhone 6s+ ever made. Tim Cook has the first one.
     
  4. krspkbl macrumors 6502

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    Did you reserve it? It might be a sticker just to let staff know which ones are reserved.
     
  5. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    Some carriers put stickers on their boxes after they pre-package their SIM card at the warehouse, back when I had Cingular if you pre-ordered(online/telesales/local corp store) they'd also write a number related to the pre-order list. My mum had a Motorola SLVR L7(aka 2nd iTunes phone) with a similar sticker.
     
  6. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Looks like the store used those stickers to count them?
     
  7. maka344 macrumors 6502a

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  8. ManOfWood thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It isn't reserved and was an outright unlocked unit. I purchased it in-store via walk-in.
     
  9. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    it is definitely a refurb dood. take it back and demand a newer one.
     
  10. ManOfWood thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK I'm bringing this in first thing in the morning
     
  11. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    So the store placed a yellow sticker placed under the plastic film, to count the iPhone?

    Right...
     
  12. DarthVader! macrumors member

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    Do you realize what a refurbished phone is? Its a returned iPhone (or repaired) that apple puts through its own tests and cleans it up. There's absolutely no way on day 1 of a roll out that apple has ANY refurbished phones.

    Beside, refurbs come in a different color box

    The other members are toying with you.
     
  13. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    :p
     
  14. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    Oh man. The things the Apple Store employees must see...
     
  15. asleep macrumors 68040

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  16. DarthVader! macrumors member

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    I can see it now.
    Customer: My iPhone 6s has a yellow sticker, I want to return it.
    Sales: That was used to help count our iPhones.
    Customer: Please exchange it for a sticker free model
    Sales: Goes into the room, grabs another phone and peels off sticker
     
  17. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    lmao, I can honestly see people doing that.
     
  18. hutrebug macrumors regular

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    Maybe it's a quality inspection sticker. Pass = sticker.
     
  19. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    it's probably for inventory / reserve marking.
    if you got it from other place than apple store /apple.com, you probably got a fake.
    kidding aside, enjoy your purchase, don't worry about little thing.
     
  20. frifra macrumors 6502a

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    OP, I wouldn't trust him, he is the one responsible for the VW Diesel Gate ;)
     
  21. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    of course i realize it lol do you realize sarcasm over a silly thread? And they aren't always in a different color box. I got my 6 replaced with a identical box as the new ones except it was more shallow.
     
  22. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    It's a yellow sticker.
    - On the bottom of the box.
    Why does it need to mean anything?

    If your only choices are:
    1. It's a refurb.
    Or,
    2. you won the lottery.
    I would choose #2. (It can't possibly be a refurb)
    Maybe you won the lottery :D

    Or, (choice #3) you are just making too much ado about a random sticker.
    I would go back to the store to complain about that sticker, and the fact that (apparently) no store employee showed up at your house to watch your unboxing. What a terrible way to treat a customer!
     
  23. bugelrex macrumors regular

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    Look closer, it might be a message for help from a child forced to work in the factory
     
  24. Speechless macrumors 6502

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