Applecare iPhone Upgrade

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wilymon, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. wilymon macrumors member

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    When Apple gives you a new iPhone (because yours isn't working and it's covered by Applecare), do they give you the same phone every time? Can you request a newer phone (like the 6 or 6s) and just pay the difference?

    I have a 5s and Touch ID keeps failing. I wanna take it in, but I'm wondering if I should wait until the 6s hits stores.
     
  2. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    You get exactly the same one, down to color and GB... Sorry
     
  3. wilymon thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I feared, thanks.
     
  4. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    If it was the former, then people would "break" their phone just to upgrade or switch colors.
     
  5. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    If you had Apple replace it in the mail, you would get it still wrapped in plastic (the device, not a box). The factory refurbished with original plastic device might get a little more money on eBay than your standard used device, if you wanted to sell it. You could emphasize that it was never used yet.

    Now I have seen iPods get updated to newer models if you do say a battery replacement, but that was when the model was like 5-7 years old and their stock was so much higher on the newer device. So if you wait maybe 7 years, who knows? :)
     
  6. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    ROFLMAO.

    Thanks for the morning chuckle. Still laughing.

    (can you imagine how many people would take advantage of this "low cost upgrade plan"?
     
  7. wilymon thread starter macrumors member

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    You're very welcome
     

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