AppleCare+ Replacement Screen or Phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by WuMyster, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. WuMyster macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    I cracked my iPhone 6 screen last night but fortunately, I have AppleCare+

    Now I'm wondering whether or not to get a "new" phone replacement or go into the Apple Store to get the screen switched out.

    Reason why I'm having so much trouble in deciding is because,
    1. My current phone battery is decent, dont want to get a refurb phone with worse battery life
    2. I want to keep my serial number for when I sell the phone in 2 years time.
    3. I really don't want a refurb phone, but if it turns out to have even better battery, it would be good.

    What would you do?
  2. rigormortis, Dec 12, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2014

    rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    i heard they want to change screens in house now. and the videos i saw make it look like the iPhone 6 was made for easier screen replacement. i heard they don't really want to give out replacements anymore.

    i don't know if replacing the screen is something they do while you wait. if i drop off a computer that needs a new hard disk ( a mac mini ) i have to wait a week. if i had to wait a week with no iPhone i would opt for the replacement.

    i heard in some situations, you can book two genius apartments back to back for while you wait service.

    whatever you do back up to itunes before you go there

    i don't turn off find my iPhone until i actually hand over the iPhone for an exchange.

    i would save the total replacement for when you really need it, like cosmetic damage!!! ( in addition to another problem like a bad battery or a bad lightning port of course )

    when my iPhone 5 battery was bad i just opted for the replacement, it didn't matter. plus my home button was a little rotated.

    when it comes time to sell the iPhone , its kind of nice to have the original box that matches the phone. , its an extra touch, but most people don't seem to mind if the box doesn't match
  3. WuMyster thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
  4. Hoppesangen macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    Just get the display replaced, it only takes about an hour if the store isn't completely full. You can always get the phone replaced for free after if you notice any issues since you'll still be covered by the regular warranty.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Why dont you call the particular apple store and ask them?
  6. WuMyster thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    Im just wondering whether or not I should go for a refurb, or get my screen replaced.
  7. compwiz1202 macrumors regular

    May 20, 2010
    Mine had a issue with an unresponsive line vertically down the middle and they replaced the display in about an hour.

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