Applecare for (discontinued) 128 iPhone 6


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 3, 2014
I found out today that the 128 version of the iPhone 6 was discontinued with the release of the 6S and 6S Plus. Last November I bought a 128 Six with Applecare insurance. What would happen if my phone met a bad end?

I've had the insurance for my last three phones (I go two years per phone) and I've never once needed to file a claim. Now that my device can't be replaced-- it's probably going to happen. And yeah, I'm knocking on wood.


macrumors 603
Oct 18, 2011
Apple iPhone World
Actually, Apple does have replacement units for the 128 GB variant for iPhone 6. So, if your iPhone 6 128 GB goes bad, they will give you the "likes for likes"
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macrumors 68040
Jul 13, 2008
If they don't have a 128GB 6 replacement in stock, you would get a 6s regardless.


macrumors 65816
Aug 12, 2014
I asked this same question in the Apple Store last week as I still have a 128GB Verizon 6 Plus with AC+ on it. The store manager said I should not worry as they will still be able to replace it with the same 128GB model that I have now if it needs to be. This lead me to believe that they still carry a lot of extra stock of the 6 and 6 Plus for replacements.


macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
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Apple has replacement stock for every device it sells, discontinued or not for years to come. Apple has devices manufactured specifically for that purpose and they also take the devices that are turned in, refurbish them and put them back in the system.

To give you an idea of how much stock Apple has for warranty replacement, Apple only ran out of replacements for the original iPhone in 2013.

And to the person who thinks that Apple would replace with a 6s - perhaps in about ten years after the stock has run out.

Apple does not do upgrade replacements. If they did, everyone would be 'breaking' their phones every time a new version came out.

You will always get like for like. Same color. Same capacity. Same model.
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Jul 25, 2013
Remember, Apple was selling iPhone 6/6Plus right up until the preorders began for the 6s/6s Plus.

What do you think happened to the existing stock of 6/6 Plus that Apple had on hand?
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