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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Wow worst luck ever iPad 4

Few days ago I received an iPad 4 16GB as a gift , last night I was doing some late night studying on it , fell asleep, woke up 5AM busy busy day , Came home just now Picked up the iPad and its cracked........... I have no idea how the crack happened and its a big crack, the purchase date was Dec 28th didnt even get a chance to buy AppleCare+ which I planned on doing is there anything Apple can do or am I SOL? any in warranty replacement or anything???
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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OoW replacement is around $249
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:51 PM   #3
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Ask the person who bought the Ipad for you if they used American Express for the purchase. It covers accidental damage for 90 days.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:51 PM   #4
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I will give you the benefit of the doubt and say the crack happened all by itself. Apple OTOH will treat any major crack as neglect or abuse.

You have a few options. Take your iPad 4 to your nearest Apple store and plead for mercy and hope they will exchange. Call your credit card company and see if you have a 45 day accidental insurance with your CC purchase. Most CC companies include that in their member benefits.

If you are covered by your CC company then get it replaced.

In the future don't keep your iPad in bed if you think you will fall asleep. The last thing you want to do is roll over and accidentally crush it.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:56 PM   #5
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it was a GIFT from my boss.............. I can ask him if he paid with an AMEX card, Will going to the Apple store do anything?right when I thought about purchasing AppleCare+ this happens not even a week .... so depressed
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:02 PM   #6
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That would not be the best thing to ask your boss. He could take it as you being irresponsible.

Your best bet is to hope you get a nice Apple Rep to replace it for free, or pay the $219.00 and you still are coming out ahead.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:49 PM   #7
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OoW replacement is around $249
iPad 4 is $299 according to Apple's website.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:59 PM   #8
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I would try the begging route first, and if that doesn't work, go buy some clear packing tape. It looks like you only damaged the bottom and you'll be able to get a lot of use out of the device before paying $200-ish dollars for a replacement. Just cover up the bottom with tape to stop glass falling out and you'll be fine.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:03 PM   #9
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Apple store in 2 hours, fingers crossed this just sucks...
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 07:54 PM   #10
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Apple store in 2 hours, fingers crossed this just sucks...
You can buy insurance for up to 30 days from Square trade.com. I would check them out for the damage to your iPad. I use them and they are very reputable. Let us know how everything works out for you.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:00 PM   #11
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:04 PM   #12
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:32 PM   #13
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Here is the pic excuse the smudgy screen didn't want to wipe anything and cause the screen to just fall apart
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 12:48 AM   #14
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Here is the pic excuse the smudgy screen didn't want to wipe anything and cause the screen to just fall apart
That'll buff right out.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 07:23 AM   #15
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The cracks are up near the camera, does the camera still work?

If everything still works, I wouldn't even worry about it personally. Like someone else said, throw some tape over the broken areas to prevent getting cut and any glass from falling out and call it good.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:39 PM   #16
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Well, take it to the Apple store and beg. Here are some success stories.

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 12:45 AM   #17
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People need to quit giving the OP crap. People have had their devices replaced for free, he just had to do a little extra talking and he got it for free. There's nothing unethical about it. He was honest about what happened. He didn't lie or try to deceive anyone.

Quit trying to give him a hard time. Congrats to the OP. My iPad 3 got its screen cracked while I was sleeping. Apparently I knocked it off my bed and it the screen smacked into the wheels of my chair. I had AC+ so paying $50 wasn't an issue. I was actually happy that it happened because the replacement iPad that I got had 5.1.1 which meant that I could jailbreak my iPad 3 again (for some reason I lost my sense and upgraded it to iOS 6 when iOS 6 was released).
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 12:59 AM   #18
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So,


Guy did you a favour outside of company policy, after pulling you aside and taking you out the back so people wouldn't hear about it, and you repay him by posting it on the internet?

Good job.



Seriously, glad you got it sorted out, but....
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:53 AM   #19
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Commuting fraud would be to purposely break your iPad and get it replaced with AC+ when you say that it "accidentally" broke so that you could resell it.
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