Many were accepted, with a phone.
Over 1,500 of the claims were refused, but just as
Rick Rojas, reporting for The New York Times:
scheme that prosecutors said two college students in
Oregon replicated on such a scale as they shipped in hundreds of counterfeit phones that it amounted to nearly $. […]
Records provided to investigators by Apple enabled them to connect
The con was simple
All of them indicated”No
Power/Wired Charging Issues” because the main reason behind the claim.
I don’t know these men thought they’d eliminate this, but I have guessed they’d have already been flagged a lot sooner than 1,500 replaced iPhones and 3,000 attempts.