1. mgrayo01's Avatar
    That's a bad start too. Thank you for sharing your experience...makes me feel better. I am supposed to get one tomorrow...called them and told them what happened, they told me not to worry.
    Can you believe that I got TWO lemons before I got my current Verizon iPhone? The first one couldn't make a call without speakerphone on (other person couldn't hear me through regular phone). The second one went into recovery mode when I tried to sync it with my iTunes after activation at the Apple store. Luckily I'm in the NYC area and have a few options in terms of Apple store locations, so it wasn't very hard to get to one, but still frustrating. It'll work out. Eventually you'll get one that works! LOL
    02-23-2011 10:00 AM
  2. trends's Avatar
    Can you believe that I got TWO lemons before I got my current Verizon iPhone? The first one couldn't make a call without speakerphone on (other person couldn't hear me through regular phone). The second one went into recovery mode when I tried to sync it with my iTunes after activation at the Apple store. Luckily I'm in the NYC area and have a few options in terms of Apple store locations, so it wasn't very hard to get to one, but still frustrating. It'll work out. Eventually you'll get one that works! LOL
    You serious? Somebody mentioned I just got a needle in a haystack. You found 2 in the same haystack. I am seriously considering getting my money back and cancelling my contract with Verizon now that I can. I really want to try an iPhone, but it seems they don't want to be tried and won't turn on.

    I have tried Nokias, Blackberries, everything, never a problem.

    Not trying to bash Apple, but before I can like them, I suppose their products will have to work out of the box. Until then, I just don't trust them. So hopefully this new phone works the way it should.

    At least you got a good one this time? How do you like it so far? These lemons you got were Verizon iPhones right?

    I will still try to get the replacement today, and see what happens. I will report back with any news, if any.

    Thank you for your reply
    Last edited by trends; 02-23-2011 at 04:00 PM.
    02-23-2011 03:54 PM
  3. mgrayo01's Avatar
    You serious? Somebody mentioned I just got a needle in a haystack. You found 2 in the same haystack. I am seriously considering getting my money back and cancelling my contract with Verizon now that I can. I really want to try an iPhone, but it seems they don't want to be tried and won't turn on.

    I have tried Nokias, Blackberries, everything, never a problem.

    Not trying to bash Apple, but before I can like them, I suppose their products will have to work out of the box. Until then, I just don't trust them. So hopefully this new phone works the way it should.

    At least you got a good one this time? How do you like it so far? These lemons you got were Verizon iPhones right?

    I will still try to get the replacement today, and see what happens. I will report back with any news, if any.

    Thank you for your reply
    Well, I know for a fact the first one was a lemon. The second one the Apple genius couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. He said it may have been a firmware corruption or something. He didn't wanna spend an hour or more trying to do a company restore so he just gave me a new one and said he would work on the corrupted one some other time to see if it could be saved.

    Don't give up because of what happened to me. I haven't heard of anyone else having to replace twice. And yes, I am on Verizon (iPhone). My current (third) iPhone is working just fine now for about a week and I love it.

    I've been waiting for it for a while. I've had two blackberries before this and the iPhone is so much better in terms apps, entertainment, music, web browsing, etc. The only thing that I could say the Blackberry is better for is push email reliability.

    I'd try at least one more time. If you get another bad one I could understand you giving up on it. I was ready to give up after my second one bricked.
    02-24-2011 10:00 AM
  4. sting7k's Avatar
    Don't worry about it. Apple's warranty will take care of you for a full year. Eventually you will get one that works.

    I had 4 original iPhones, 2 iPhone 3G, and on my second iPhone 4. My first iPhone 4 came with a cracked camera lense (as well as data connection issues), this was 3 days after it's release and Best Buy had no replacements they could give me. I had to drive the hour to an Apple Store to get it replaced.
    Last edited by sting7k; 02-24-2011 at 01:34 PM.
    02-24-2011 01:25 PM
  5. BryanTheRed's Avatar
    That's a bad start too. Thank you for sharing your experience...makes me feel better. I am supposed to get one tomorrow...called them and told them what happened, they told me not to worry.
    So today is Thursday, did you get your issue resolved?
    02-24-2011 08:37 PM
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