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Old May 7, 2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Question Swapped your black iPhone 4 for a 4S at the Apple Store?

9to5mac.com is reporting that some Apple stores with low black iPhone 4 inventory will be swapping them for 4S units (if they have some sort of an issue). See http://9to5mac.com/2012/04/14/apple-...o-constraints/

Have you had your black iPhone 4 swapped for a 4S? Were you at an Apple store? Or carrier store? What store in what city/state?

Did you swap an AT&T or Verizon iPhone 4 for a 4s?

Were you in warranty or not? Did you pay the $149 replacement fee?

Did the Apple Store genius tell you you would be getting a 4S before you handed over your cash/credit card? Has anyone called any stores to see if they will release this information over the phone?

Any other relevant details?

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Old May 7, 2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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I saw this on gizmodo too. I think they have to run out of stock of your 4 before they can get you a 4S.
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Old May 8, 2012, 01:53 AM   #3
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Going to try tomorrow. My iphone 4 has some backlight issues.
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Old May 8, 2012, 01:57 AM   #4
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All the news I read about this issue states that it's for the 16GB models.. where's the love for the 32GB? :[
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Old May 8, 2012, 02:05 AM   #5
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I knew the minute this story broke the vultures would start circling.
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Old May 8, 2012, 02:33 AM   #6
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All the news I read about this issue states that it's for the 16GB models.. where's the love for the 32GB? :[
Because 16GB models sell the most, stock for that size depletes the fastest...
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Old May 8, 2012, 07:34 AM   #7
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OP, that link is to the original story covering the white iPhone 4. The current story states that black iPhone 4 is now experiencing shortages (both 16GB and 32GB):

http://9to5mac.com/2012/05/06/apple-...o-swap-for-4s/

If anyone does get their iPhone 4 swapped for a 4s, can you please post store location and which model you had replaced?
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Old May 8, 2012, 07:54 AM   #8
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My sleep/wake button has been screwed for a while, and I'd love to get mine swapped. I might try this out this weekend.
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Old May 8, 2012, 09:38 AM   #9
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I called two Chicago stores and they both had them in stock...
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Old May 8, 2012, 10:45 AM   #10
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Because 16GB models sell the most, stock for that size depletes the fastest...
I know haha, I'm just being selfish :P Doesn't seem like they're running low on the 32GB white iPhone 4's. I might call from time to time just to see if they are.. definitely wouldn't mind an upgrade to the 4S
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Old May 8, 2012, 10:49 AM   #11
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I read about this 2 weeks ago and it was about white 16gb iphones 4 in Canada and the US only
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Old May 8, 2012, 10:54 AM   #12
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LOL, ahh this is funny. I foresee a shortage on iPhone 4s' and then a sudden and not so coincidental surge of refurbished iPhone 4's in stock
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Old May 8, 2012, 11:36 AM   #13
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So anyone get their iPhone 4 16GB Black replaced for a 4S at yorkdale mall in canada? a friend of mine has been aching to take in his iPhone 4 on which he's having home button issues but he's waiting for the jailbreak for iOS 5.1/5.1.1 to take it in
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Old May 8, 2012, 03:17 PM   #14
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I called two Chicago stores and they both had them in stock...
May I ask how you got through to the actual store? All the numbers I call lead me to the automatic machine thing and I can't get to the store itself.
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Old May 8, 2012, 09:01 PM   #15
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May I ask how you got through to the actual store? All the numbers I call lead me to the automatic machine thing and I can't get to the store itself.
Hit 0 once or twice
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Old May 9, 2012, 10:09 AM   #16
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May I ask how you got through to the actual store? All the numbers I call lead me to the automatic machine thing and I can't get to the store itself.
I kept asking for store representative.
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Old May 9, 2012, 11:30 AM   #17
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I would want to go to Apple Store and hope I get an iPhone 4S... but 1 hour drive to find out and paying $150-$200 since I have a broken glass screen..
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:06 AM   #18
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So anyone able to do this in California? I'm thinking about going to the Apple Store in Monterey, CA but I'm thinking they would have the iPhone 4 in stock...
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:43 AM   #19
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^Which I do have the iPhone 4 16gb Black GSM (AT&T) version. Out of warranty, willing to pay $200 for a replacement if it's the iPhone 4S since I have a broken glass screen + the annoying yellow glue on the screen.
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:30 PM   #20
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^Which I do have the iPhone 4 16gb Black GSM (AT&T) version. Out of warranty, willing to pay $200 for a replacement if it's the iPhone 4S since I have a broken glass screen + the annoying yellow glue on the screen.
The replacement cost is $149.99.
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Old May 15, 2012, 01:54 PM   #21
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Went to the store yesterday and walked out with an iPhone 4 only :/ Paid $149 to replace the broken screen. Oh well. Worth a shot.

Now my question is warranty, is it 90 days or I'm still out of warranty? My phone was originally bought on 06/24/2010 (launch day) and since my phone is unlocked by AT&T (previous iPhone), is my replacement unlocked also?
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Went to the store yesterday and walked out with an iPhone 4 only :/ Paid $149 to replace the broken screen. Oh well. Worth a shot.

Now my question is warranty, is it 90 days or I'm still out of warranty? My phone was originally bought on 06/24/2010 (launch day) and since my phone is unlocked by AT&T (previous iPhone), is my replacement unlocked also?
Which location did you go? Has anyone been successful at getting 4s?
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Old May 15, 2012, 04:00 PM   #23
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Now my question is warranty, is it 90 days or I'm still out of warranty? My phone was originally bought on 06/24/2010 (launch day) and since my phone is unlocked by AT&T (previous iPhone), is my replacement unlocked also?[/QUOTE]

I recently had my my iPhone 4 replaced. I had 4 days left of warranty and they gave me a new one with a 90 day warranty. My replacement was unlocked too. AT&T had unlocked it for me two weeks earlier.
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Now my question is warranty, is it 90 days or I'm still out of warranty? My phone was originally bought on 06/24/2010 (launch day) and since my phone is unlocked by AT&T (previous iPhone), is my replacement unlocked also?
I recently had my my iPhone 4 replaced. I had 4 days left of warranty and they gave me a new one with a 90 day warranty. My replacement was unlocked too. AT&T had unlocked it for me two weeks earlier.[/QUOTE]

The carrier lock carries over. So if the orignal was unlocked it would carry over. The system they uses makes things easier. I could litterally have an O2 Uk locked iPhone replaced in the US and it would be locked to O2 UK still.
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