Hey, guys and girls.
I've recently run into a few dillemas with my (now-ancient) 2 month old iPhone 4. I recently called Apple (I bought the thing in late September so thank God I still have AppleCare) and they told me that I can come in to an Apple Store for an on-the-spot replacement. I'm scheduling an appointment at the store this Friday.
However, I realized something.
I called them yesterday, when the 4 is already considered ancient. I have doubts that they still make my phone (iPhone 4, 16 GB). So, what's gonna happen when they replace it? (not trying to sound stupid or anything, but I'm a noob.) Are they gonna replace it with a refurbished one, a new one of the same model, a new one with less storage (like the present-day 8 GB model) or (chances of this happening are very slim to none) a 4S? Just out of curiosity.
I may sound dumb (and I probably do), but I'm a noob at Apple and my iPhone is currently my first.
Thanks in advance,
A noob to iPhones.
- 12-19-2011, 10:07 PM #2
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- 12-20-2011, 01:14 AM #5
I asked a apple genius about refurbished iPhone's and he told me there is no such thing, the way he explained it is if you buy a brand new phone then have a issue within a day or so and it has to get replaced how is it fair that you get a refurbished phone?? the short answer is it's not!! They are all brand new without packaging ( to save a few buck i suppose). You will get the exact same as what you currently have without the hardware issue.
Hope this explains it and helps you a bit.
- 12-20-2011, 08:39 AM #6
I called Verizon about this issue when the 4s came out 1 month and a half after I got my 16 gb phone. They told me that they would replace it with a 16 gb iPhone 4 and if they did not have any in stock then they would give me a 16 gb 4s. They would never downgrade your storage size.
@Monkeymiike420: LOL that just made my day.
@Garz: That's good to know. I was kinda getting worried.
@kshen1: Again, thanks. That helps. Seriously, it does.
@shooter03: That helps a lot. I certainly don't want a refurbished iPhone. My last two experiences with a refurbished device (one was a slim PSP and another was this Samsung Captivate I absolutely hated) didn't go well. Especially with my iPhone's frequent "No SIM" issue and a list of other problems, a refurbished one would be a nightmare.
@jclif: Awesome. Although I'm not sure how Rogers would do this sort of thing, though. If I'm extremely lucky (and pray a Hail Mary while I'm at it) I'd end up with a 4S.
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