How easy is it to get it replaced?

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  1. bigboomer24
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    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?
     
  2. Givmeabrek
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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.
     
  3. bigboomer24
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    It's still under warranty I've had it since September and I want want another model
     
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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.
     
  5. bigboomer24
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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
     
  6. lordofthereef
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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.
     
  7. CanesDrew
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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)
     
  8. bigboomer24
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    Well here's the post that I was talking about. Check it out
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1572942
     
  9. bigboomer24
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    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
     
  10. CanesDrew
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    Why would it be fair to trade an older device for a newer device?
     
  11. bigboomer24
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    Because its much more better? Lol idk
     
  12. CanesDrew
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    Ok. I'll keep that in mind when the iPhone 6 comes out. It's only fair.
     
  13. bigboomer24
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    Alright
     
  14. CBillups1
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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
     
  15. Brian Y
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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??
     
  16. CanesDrew
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    My point exactly. It's only a matter of hours before this gets shut down too. Grow up, kid. (OP)
     

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