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Applecare claim?

breezyf808

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Hey y’all!
My series 4 has a crack through the screen and would like to make a claim with AppleCare.
Did anyone do a claim for their series 4 recently?
I wanted to know if I’ll be getting another series 4 or since it’s not being manufactured anymore, will I be getting a series 5?
 

waw74

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they have a stock of replacements, you'll probably be getting a 4. and more than likely a refub unit as opposed to one "fresh off the assembly line"
there's a very very small chance you'll get a 5, but probably not.


One thing, if you have a credit card with a little head room, you can have them place a hold for the cost of a replacement watch. They'll ship a replacement watch at the same time they send the return box. Otherwise they don't send the replacement until the return box has made it to you, and then back to them with the defective watch. They won't actually charge the card unless they don't receive the old watch within a set amount of time. and they'll remove the hold once they receive the old watch.
This will get you the replacement quite a few days earlier, in 2-3 days, vs 7-9 if you have to wait for the old watch to make it to them before they ship a new one.
 
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breezyf808

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Thanks for the reply. I’m wondering if I should just get the SE.
Or do the claim and sell the refurb 4.
 
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jz0309

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The purpose of AC+ is not to get you a new watch when you make a claim. You will get the same model as you have unless they are running out of stock.
Only you can decide whether to claim and pay the fee or just get a new watch
 
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Relentless Power

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Thanks for the reply. I’m wondering if I should just get the SE.
Or do the claim and sell the refurb 4.

I personally would not want a refurbished Apple Watch, even though it doesn’t include a one-year warranty and will work perfectly fine. I would just upgrade to the SE, which unless you want the newest health features, then obviously there’s your decision.

The problem with refurbished Apple watches, the casing can still show imperfections/minor wear, Plus, I don’t want a watch that was previously on somebody else’s wrist, but I’m also very particular.
 
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breezyf808

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I personally would not want a refurbished Apple Watch, even though it doesn’t include a one-year warranty and will work perfectly fine. I would just upgrade to the SE, which unless you want the newest health features, then obviously there’s your decision.

The problem with refurbished Apple watches, the casing can still show imperfections/minor wear, Plus, I don’t want a watch that was previously on somebody else’s wrist, but I’m also very particular.
This is on point on what I was thinking, unless I luckily get a brand new one sealed in box.
I might just wait til Black Friday to get a se
Because I don’t need the extra bells/whistle of the 6.
 
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wHD

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As an Fyi, The Series 4 replacement watch I received is brand new, not any scratch and 100% battery capacity
 
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stanza.richi

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Replacement fee is cheaper than buy a new one: if the 4 is SS I will go for sure for the replacement insted of buying an SE. For aluminium maybe I will consider an SE but probably will finish to buy a discounted 6.
 
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