Apple Store Gave Me Free Upgrade

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lisheran, May 15, 2008.

  1. lisheran macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    I took my phone in because their was a scratch on the screen. I had a screen protector on so that should not have happened considering their was not a scratch on the protector. I originally had a 4 gig iPhone when I got home I plugged in my phone to synch my contacts to notice that they gave me an 8 gig.
  2. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    That store didn't have any 4 Gigs at the time...

    Won't work with trying to get a 3G one.... :eek:
  3. javadh macrumors member

    May 13, 2008
    yeah thats for sure lol
  4. vega07 macrumors 65816

    Aug 7, 2006
    when i got mine replaced, I was secretly praying for an upgrade to 16GB...

    but nope, it was only 8GB. what a bummer :rolleyes:
  5. neven macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Mind if I ask what screen protector this was? In my experience, those things (and cases) TRAP particles and end up scratching up the surface even worse.

    Sweet deal on the upgrade, though.
  6. vi2867 macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2006
    Eastvale, CA
    I had an Agent 18 and it scratched the back of my iPhone.
  7. TXCraig macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2007
    Houston, TX
    You took your phone in because you had a screen protector on the phone and the screen got scratched anyway? But the protector didn't get scratched? So did Houdini scratch the phone? How would this be Apple's fault?

    I'm real surprised they gave you a new phone!
  8. pavvento macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    I thin Apple is being extremely cautious with iPhone return policies. I brought in an iPhone that had a cracked screen. It was experiencing some other small, minor problems, but none as glaring as a huge crack and splintering cracks in the screen. The guy told me that it wasn't performing the way an iPhone should (they had a sweet diagnostic tool to read all info) and gave me a new one.

    I highly doubt Apple would do the same for my MBP if it was performing slower than expected but had a cracked screen.
  9. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."

    I work with Touchscreens all the time. They can tell if it's abuse or just faulty glass and give you a replacement...
  10. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    I only thought apple would replace iPhone if screen protector was officially endorsed by them... its a third party thing..
    i somehow find this hard to believe (That its true) coming from a newbie.
  11. J@ffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2002
    Behind you!
    Maybe the upcoming 3G iPhone has led management to say 'to hell with it' and have told geniuses to be super lenient so they can get rid of the excess stock by the back door?
  12. lisheran thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    i may be a newbie but i have the 4gig box the paperwork that says 4gig iphone replacement and the 8gig iphone.
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
  14. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    They'd have given you the 4 GB one, but they stopped producing them last summer ;)
  15. MattyK macrumors 6502a


    would this work in australia
    say i was to buy a 4g iphone on ebay with somthing wrong with it software, not hardware, as in touch not working or somthing, when the 3g iphone comes out here, i could take in my 4g, but laser the 4 into a 8, because i know the manager of the apple store personally, and they have a lazer that does that and engraves. so maby they might upgrade it for a 3g?
  16. iCantwait macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    i keep telling you just buy my current one, how hard can it be?
  17. MattyK macrumors 6502a


    ahaha for $450. i don't think so :)
  18. newyorksole macrumors 68030

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    I want to get a replacement for mine too, but I love the screen resloution of this phone and Apple changed the color on the phone like after October. The colors of the UI and icons on my phone looks much better than all my friends who have 1.

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