iPhone X Apple swapped my iPhone

Hieveryone

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Apr 11, 2014
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Went in for dust under camera lens, and also complained the screens straight garbage. Easily smudges and scratches like crazy - easier than other iPhones in the past.

About 1.5 hours later, new iPhone (white box) bc there was some problem.

Thousand bucks on a phone...was hoping it’d go smoother than this.
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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Wouldn't they get fired for not doing their job?
Just pointing out a quicker alternative that many companies take often enough.

The other possibility is that they could have had you send it in at your own cost so that they could look at it and try to fix it and send it back to you weeks later (potentially even without anything being fixed).
 

Man on the moon

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Jun 7, 2010
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Went in for dust under camera lens, and also complained the screens straight garbage. Easily smudges and scratches like crazy - easier than other iPhones in the past.

About 1.5 hours later, new iPhone (white box) bc there was some problem.

Thousand bucks on a phone...was hoping it’d go smoother than this.
Couldn't you have just returned and got a new phone ? LOL
 

Hieveryone

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Just pointing out a quicker alternative that many companies take often enough.

The other possibility is that they could have had you send it in at your own cost so that they could look at it and try to fix it and send it back to you weeks later (potentially even without anything being fixed).
Ummm it's still under warranty. I didn't have to pay
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Couldn't you have just returned and got a new phone ? LOL
It's past 14 days :(
 

off_piste

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Oct 25, 2015
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Usually. Sometimes they give trouble I guess. Still kind of frustrated with the overall process tbh.
I can be one to give Apple grief but their customer service is not something to complain about. You must not realize how crappy of customer service other companies provide.
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Went in for dust under camera lens, and also complained the screens straight garbage. Easily smudges and scratches like crazy - easier than other iPhones in the past.

About 1.5 hours later, new iPhone (white box) bc there was some problem.

Thousand bucks on a phone...was hoping it’d go smoother than this.
I think it’s also fair that you should let others know you have had your iPhone X for almost a year, and now all of sudden you’re complaining about scratches/smudges and dust? How do we know that you have not abused the display yourself and you’re blaming Apple?
 
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ApplePersonFreak

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Sep 23, 2016
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Went in for dust under camera lens, and also complained the screens straight garbage. Easily smudges and scratches like crazy - easier than other iPhones in the past.

About 1.5 hours later, new iPhone (white box) bc there was some problem.

Thousand bucks on a phone...was hoping it’d go smoother than this.
Just because you spend a certain amount of money on something, doesn’t mean it’s all going to be a perfect product. There are bad seeds with everything now. You got a new phone, and yet you’re still complaining? Go to Samsung and see if you’ll get that same type of service. They’re going to say it’s your fault and make you pay.
 

Jordan921

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Went in for dust under camera lens, and also complained the screens straight garbage. Easily smudges and scratches like crazy - easier than other iPhones in the past.

About 1.5 hours later, new iPhone (white box) bc there was some problem.

Thousand bucks on a phone...was hoping it’d go smoother than this.
They replaced your phone. Be grateful
 

PBz

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Nov 3, 2005
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Just pointing out a quicker alternative that many companies take often enough.

The other possibility is that they could have had you send it in at your own cost so that they could look at it and try to fix it and send it back to you weeks later (potentially even without anything being fixed).
It’s called a “capture”. They have you send it in for engineers. They keep it.
 

jk1211

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Sep 13, 2018
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You're not the only paying Apple customer in that store at any one time. Perish the thought of the other peasant device owners who should wait on thou to go first who also have pending service and work orders or came into the store first and were waiting.

There very likely was other repair work going on at the same time and they had to diagnose it before simply handing over a new device blindly.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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Thousand bucks on a phone...was hoping it’d go smoother than this.
Dude, I think you're being unrealistic. Go to any apple store and the place is hopping, and people are waiting. You paid a 1,000 for a phone, well the person next to you paid 3,000 for his MacBook Pro and is waiting. The other person paid 7,000 regarding his iMac Pro. Doesn't matter, you make an appointment and you wait your turn.

Most of us don't want to wait an hour, or two for for customer support, but in the end, you got a replacement. Isn't that's what is important
 

techspin

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Jul 21, 2014
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You'd probably still complain about something if they got you out in five minutes and upgraded you to an XS.
 
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Ifti

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Every time I make an 'appointment' I still end up waiting at least 30 mins AFTER my agreed appointment time. Im always frustrated before I even get to the so called 'Genuis'.
 

maflynn

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Every time I make an 'appointment' I still end up waiting at least 30 mins AFTER my agreed appointment time. Im always frustrated before I even get to the so called 'Genuis'.
I'm not dismissing the frustration part, I agree if we made appointments why do we end up waiting for a long time, but paying 1,000 doesn't give anyone a right to jump ahead of the line or a faster turn around time
 
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