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#81432 13-Apr-2011 04:04
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I bought my iphone 4 from Voda with plan and recently the home button didnt work so I took it to voda.
After 9days they replaced the phone (took so long for replacement!) and it looks like brand new but the staff said it's refurbished.

so what parts are new? is it just outer parts or inner part like battery?

many thanks for replies in advance.

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  #458183 13-Apr-2011 11:51
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Refurbished essentially means repaired, but refurbs can also be returned products from a change of mind, damaged boxes, etc.

Apple's refurbs are known to be very good quality as they go through some pretty stringent testing before being allowed to be resold. I've bought a couple of refurbished products from them before and they always look brand new.

So in your case it would be impossible to tell what's been replaced/fixed (if anything), as I'm assuming the phone you've got back isn't the same one you sent in for repair?

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Uber Geek

  #458203 13-Apr-2011 12:43
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could be anything, could be nothing.

no way to find out.

Just curious, why do you want to know?


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Uber Geek

  #458260 13-Apr-2011 14:12
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Had my 3GS replaced under warranty last year. Came with new back cover, bezel, screen and battery. Who knows, could have been all new.

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