Wait until next iphone to get swap?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ihav0frnds, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I am pretty sure I have dust in my iphone 5 camera because I see two purple specs when I use the front camera. This should be covered under warranty. If I wait until almost one year to swap it out and get a new one to sell, would apple still let me exchange it?
     
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    John T

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    Most unlikely.
     
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    Serelus

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    It shouldn't be a problem, if this particular problem is really covered by your warranty.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't see why it wouldn't. I attached a picture. You see two dots on the lamp. There are none really but it must be a shadow on the lens. It does it for every picture so I know it's the phone
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Woops
     

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  6. macrumors 68020

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    My guess is that a year from now, they will just fix the phone, not replace it.
     
  7. Cergman, Jan 1, 2013
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    macrumors 6502

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    In my experiences with Apple, they will likely replace the entire phone itself for most repairs. If you were using a 4/4S, I would say hands down that you would get a new 4/4S. The reason the 4/4S is more likely to be replaced for front camera issues is in order to get to the front camera, you need to take the entire phone apart. With the iPhone 5, you can easily remove the screen by taking out a few screws, and access the camera. I would take it in now to get it fixed because they probably won't replace your phone, they will just fix it.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry I meant back camera
     
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    Interstella5555

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    Sure, you'll get a replacement for the phone you originally purchased. If you're asking if this will work to get the next iPhone for free, then no, it won't.
     
  10. Givmeabrek, Jan 2, 2013
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    macrumors demi-god

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    Oops, wrong phone....
     
  11. Oui
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    Did you read? It's an iPhone 5 that's not gonna work.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I would want a newer one close to sell date is what would be ideal. Not for the next phone
     

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