Apple replaced my iPhone for $200, how long will they do this for?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chris227, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. chris227 macrumors newbie

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    I got some water in my iPhone and they replaced it for $200. Just in case anything happens down-the-road I don't want to pay the full retail. So, how long will they replace my phone for the cheap $200? And can I extend it?
     
  2. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    You got water in it, so that's probably in-warranty non-covered replacement price. So AppleCare might extend it. The only way t be sure is to ask Apple though.
     
  3. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    $200 is the out of warranty repair price.

    Out of warranty can be because of time or because it got wet or damaged.
     
  4. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    There you have it. That should be the price for the entirety of the time Apple support covers the phone.
     
  5. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Hes asking how long will Apple continue to replace your Out of warranty device (such as water damage, ect) for 200$. Who knows, but Apple has done this for as long as I know. They still replace the 2G for 200$.
     
  6. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

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    Right. And I'm saying that it should happen until Apple stops backing warranties of any sort on his model of iPhone.
     
  7. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Oh haha I kept this tab open and your comment was never there because I didnt refresh the page. But yeah Apple shouldn't change this anytime soon.
     
  8. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

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    the correct answer is this:

    they will repair out of warranty damages for the length of your original warranty, or 90 days from repair. which ever is the longer

    so if you repair it at 5 months you have your original warranty

    if you repair it the day before your warranty expires you get 90 additional days

    so a maximum of 15 months warranty coverage is possible

    cheers
     
  9. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    you didnt read the question either.

    Op. Apple WILL NOT get rid of the 200$ out of warranty fee. So down the road if you ever get water damage or crack the screen, then you will pay 200$ for a refurb.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    For as long as people break their iPhones Apple will keep replacing them for $200.
    If it's 4 years old or more you might have problems finding a store that has refurbs of your model in stock but still doable.
     
  11. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    They will do it as long as you have a broken iphone to give them in exchange. This courtesy that apple bestowes is only applicable if you have a unit to turn in. so a stolen or lost iphone will not be eligible for it. I think they will continue to do it as long as they have replacment units to give. When they mfg a model they run extra parts for inventory and they refurb old ones as they come in. Once those parts supplies run low they will stop replacing that model.
     

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