AppleCare plus cosmetic replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gregintosh, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Gregintosh
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    Hey, I was wondering if I can swap out my iPhone 5 via AppleCare plus if I have some dents from dropping it. The damage is all cosmetic for now but it's starting to bother me.

    I'm willing to pay the $50 fee.

    I'm just curious if they will let me do it if there's nothing wrong functionally with the phone.
     
  2. barkomatic
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    Technically no. However, that doesn't mean they won't make an exception and swap it out for you anyway.
     
  3. BeeJee
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    Run over the phone with your car and put it on youtube, you will in turn receive enough views to pay for the replacement
     
  4. dave420
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    I've been wondering the same thing about a 4S I have had since October 2011. I'd be interested to hear what other people's experiences have been.
    I'm thinking of scheduling an appointment at the Genius bar to ask them about a replacement because the battery is starting to show its age after all this time. Would also be nice to get a replacement device that doesn't have small scratches all over the screen. I'd also be happy to pay the $50 replacement fee.
     
  5. Givmeabrek
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    Normal wear and tear will not get you an Applecare replacement. The phone has to be damaged!!! ;)
     
  6. ihonda
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    take it in, ask for replacement if they refuse pick it up off the counter and let it slip out of your hand onto floor. pay $50. walk out
     
  7. MVRL
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    Well, it covers accidents now, so submerge it in water and take it to the store
     
  8. cruzmisl
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    I don't understand why anyone would purposefully do an AppleCare replacement this early in the iphone 5's life. Use it as a phone and I'm sure a legitimate opportunity will eventually present itself.
     
  9. Gregintosh
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    I'm abroad right now and I figure I'd do it when I get back in May. If something else happens then I still get one more replacement (with another $50 fee) as AppleCare+ covers two accidental damage claims.

    By the end of the year I may get the next version and give this one to the wife (who will probably use a crazy case so any new cosmetic issues won't be a problem - she uses the survivor case on my old 4S right now).
     
  10. MVRL
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    U could still transfer your remaining AppleCare+ plan to a newly purchased iPhone, if you are getting a 5S, that is
     
  11. JediMeister
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    Coverage does not transfer between phones unless its a service replacement. An upgrade would have to have a separate APP+ purchased for it. However, the OP could see about getting a pro-rated refund.
     

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