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Old Apr 28, 2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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How easy is it to get it replaced?

I have an unlocked At&t iPhone 5 (MD640LL), I'm using with T-Mobile, that I got 4 months ago and I'm thinking about going to an apple store and getting it replaced with T-mobile version. My question is how easy is it to get it replaced?
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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Replaced? Under warranty? Do you have AppleCare+?
Is it defective, damaged?

If you just want another model you will have to buy a new one and sell your old one.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 10:26 PM   #3
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Replaced? Under warranty? Do you have AppleCare+?
Is it defective, damaged?

If you just want another model you will have to buy a new one and sell your old one.
It's still under warranty I've had it since September and I want want another model
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 10:28 PM   #4
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You'll just have to sell it and then buy the model you want. A lot of people are doing it for TMobil.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 10:35 PM   #5
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You'll just have to sell it and then buy the model you want. A lot of people are doing it for TMobil.
Well i'm looking at other posts and I figured since most people are replacing their original iphone 5's for the newer models, instead of selling them I thought I could do it too
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 11:20 PM   #6
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Well i'm looking at other posts and I figured since most people are replacing their original iphone 5's for the newer models, instead of selling them I thought I could do it too
I think people that are replacing them are doing so due to some defect, be it apple care plus damage coverage or manufacturers defect. I haven't read of anyone simply waltzing into an apple store, saying I want a new phone, and having it happen.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 11:25 PM   #7
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Yeah. You can't trade it for another model. This is to prevent people from trading an AT&T iPhone 5 for a Verizon iPhone 5 and making more money. (As Verizon iPhone 5's are worth more via arbitrage since they are factory unlocked)
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 11:25 PM   #8
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I think people that are replacing them are doing so due to some defect, be it apple care plus damage coverage or manufacturers defect. I haven't read of anyone simply waltzing into an apple store, saying I want a new phone, and having it happen.
Well here's the post that I was talking about. Check it out
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1572942
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 11:36 PM   #9
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Yeah. You can't trade it for another model. This is to prevent people from trading an AT&T iPhone 5 for a Verizon iPhone 5 and making more money. (As Verizon iPhone 5's are worth more via arbitrage since they are factory unlocked)
Isn't it the same model though? I mean both tmobile and AT&T are gsm and I'm not gonna trade it for a Verizon. I just want to get the newer, tweaked A1428 model that just came out
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Why would it be fair to trade an older device for a newer device?
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 11:44 PM   #11
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Why would it be fair to trade an older device for a newer device?
Because its much more better? Lol idk
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Because its much more better? Lol idk
Ok. I'll keep that in mind when the iPhone 6 comes out. It's only fair.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 11:52 PM   #13
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Ok. I'll keep that in mind when the iPhone 6 comes out. It's only fair.
Alright
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 01:35 AM   #14
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Its much more better? UHHH NO? its only good if you have tmobile otherwise its worthless.

if you want a new phone sell yours and buy it straight up. Apple isnt gonna give you a different phone. I mean you could try and you MIGHT get lucky with a genius but i doubt it
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 07:28 AM   #15
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That's quite a self-entitled attitude you have there.

If you want a new one, buy one. Do you go to your TV manufacturer to ask them to swap it when they release an updated model??
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That's quite a self-entitled attitude you have there.

If you want a new one, buy one. Do you go to your TV manufacturer to ask them to swap it when they release an updated model??
My point exactly. It's only a matter of hours before this gets shut down too. Grow up, kid. (OP)
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