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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 Chipped - Options?

I stupidly dropped my black iPhone 5 when the earphone wire got tangled in a cord, just wondering what my options are to get it fixed/replaced? The chip is on the right side towards the front of the phone. Can I get it fixed by Apple, or do I have to request a replacement at full cost?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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I stupidly dropped my black iPhone 5 when the earphone wire got tangled in a cord, just wondering what my options are to get it fixed/replaced? The chip is on the right side towards the front of the phone. Can I get it fixed by Apple, or do I have to request a replacement at full cost?
Why you would want to replace your phone just because it has a chip is beyong me however, I will answer your question. If you have AppleCare+ just pay $49 and get a new/refurbished one. If you don't pay $229 and get a new/refurbished one. Or the option I would go with, just live with the chip and save the money for when something really bad happens.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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I stupidly dropped my black iPhone 5 when the earphone wire got tangled in a cord, just wondering what my options are to get it fixed/replaced? The chip is on the right side towards the front of the phone. Can I get it fixed by Apple, or do I have to request a replacement at full cost?
It's just a chip. Live with it
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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http://scuffgate.net/how-to-repair-a-scuffed-iphone-5/

You can try fixing it with a marker.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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3 reasons why I think its best to replace it.

1. Its actually a pretty deep and without a cover it's pretty rough to hold the phone

2. The resale value of something is prominent goes way down


3. It sticks out like a sore thumb after 6 weeks of using a damage free phone
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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3 reasons why I think its best to replace it.

1. Its actually a pretty deep and without a cover it's pretty rough to hold the phone

2. The resale value of something is prominent goes way down


3. It sticks out like a sore thumb after 6 weeks of using a damage free phone
Which is why you should just keep it and wait until you really need to replace it. You aren't planning on selling it before the iphone 5s comes out anyway. Just put a cover on it and move on. If you are that OCD about just replace it but it seems like you are leaning that way anway so just pay the $49 with applecare+ or $229 without it and move on.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:56 PM   #7
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get a case that will cover the chip.

another question, is it really a chip or a junk missing
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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get a case that will cover the chip.

another question, is it really a chip or a junk missing
its a relatively deep chip. Aluminium exposed, not just scratched off
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:57 PM   #9
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its a relatively deep chip. Aluminium exposed, not just scratched off
It would be nice if you post a picture so we can see how much you really shouldn't replace it.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:58 PM   #10
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Which is why you should just keep it and wait until you really need to replace it. You aren't planning on selling it before the iphone 5s comes out anyway. Just put a cover on it and move on. If you are that OCD about just replace it but it seems like you are leaning that way anway so just pay the $49 with applecare+ or $229 without it and move on.
do i need applecare if its 90 days from sale, or is that just for premium phone support?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:58 PM   #11
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wow, sounds like a gouge to me. yeah that would bug me
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 02:02 PM   #12
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So lets say you pay for a replacement or whatever, and then drop it again.

As long as glass isn't shattered, just live with it.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 02:04 PM   #13
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do i need applecare if its 90 days from sale, or is that just for premium phone support?
You either got AppleCare+ in the first 30 days or you didn't. There is no way to avoid paying $229, unless you have AppleCare+ or if there is a warranty issue.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 02:07 PM   #14
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You either got AppleCare+ in the first 30 days or you didn't. There is no way to avoid paying $229, unless you have AppleCare+ or if there is a warranty issue.
Applecare+ isnt available in Ireland. nyone know how much it will cost in Europe?
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Applecare+ isnt available in Ireland. nyone know how much it will cost in Europe?
You can call an Apple store in Europe and find out for sure how much it will cost you. I'd think it's whatever the european equivalent to $229 is.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:45 AM   #16
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Just noticed a pretty big chip on mine too, only had it less than week, definitely not dropped it and there are no scratches on the phone just a pretty big chip

Going to hit the Apple store at lunch to see what they say.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:14 AM   #17
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Get a case. Theres some nice cases out there. Findinf an attractive and functional case will solve your problem. Out of sight ....out of mind!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:31 AM   #18
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So you dropped your phone and chipped it now you want apple to replace your phone for something you are at fault for?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:33 AM   #19
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So you dropped your phone and chipped it now you want apple to replace your phone for something you are at fault for?
I never said I want apple to replace it. I asked what my options were, including me to get it replaced out of pocket..
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:26 AM   #20
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You can purchase AppleCare+ up to 30 days from date of purchase. However, unless you buy AppleCare+ with a new phone, you have to take the phone to an Apple Store with proof of purchase in order to enable them to check the phone is still in pristine condition.

If the OP doesn't already have AppleCare+ he wont be eligible for a new replacement.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:43 AM   #21
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Ask yourself what you're going to do the next dozen times you chip your phone.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:48 AM   #22
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Applecare+ is not available outside the US.

Easiest option is a case.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:15 PM   #23
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Just noticed a pretty big chip on mine too, only had it less than week, definitely not dropped it and there are no scratches on the phone just a pretty big chip

Going to hit the Apple store at lunch to see what they say.
"yep thats a chip..."
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:22 PM   #24
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There's no way your damaged phone will go down $200 in value if you don't replace it. I'd keep it... And cover it... You might drop it again.
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Applecare+ is not available outside the US.

Easiest option is a case.
Yes it is.

Thumb resize. is probably the kind of damage that he has. Not worth replacing it over.
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