Bent iPhone 7+

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by skimamm0th, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. skimamm0th macrumors member

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    So long story short, I received my iPhone 7 plus on Monday and immediately put it in an otter box. I took It out of my case yesterday after biking to make sure no dirt was in it and it was BENT pretty badly. Does anybody have any advice on how to go about getting a replacement without using one of my replacements on apple care and spending another $100. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
     
  2. skimamm0th thread starter macrumors member

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    I will try to get them up but my only camera is the bent phone haha
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  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I have heard of the Geeks just handing someone a new phone before and other times where they asked you to buy AC+ so they could replace it under warranty. But they will likely notice that you have AC+ and want you to use it.

    Now you are wanting to know to get the phone you bent replaced free and not even use your AC+?o_O
     
  4. skimamm0th thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I would rather not use one of my replacements 2 days into having the phone. So you think it just depends on what Genius I get?
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I understand that you do not want to use your AC+ but do not understand why you should expect someone to fix this for free?
     
  6. skimamm0th thread starter macrumors member

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    I just wouldn't expect a brand new phone 700$ phone to bend so easily, an I know that apple replaced some bent iPhone 6 for free when they were bending.
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 601

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    That had to be some massive force applied to that to get it to bend so much.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    If it was in your back pocket and you were sitting on a small bike seat . . . .
     
  9. ftf macrumors member

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    Let me guess - you had it in a pocket while you were biking?

    Perhaps take better care of it then. I hope they laugh at you when you ask for a free replacement.
     
  10. b00st4ddicted macrumors member

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    I had a bent iPhone and it was always in my front pocket. Took it to the Apple store and they replaced it for free. Good luck!
     
  11. shez macrumors member

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    LMAO. Legend.
     
  12. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    Did you sit on the phone while biking? how else would it bend like that? you must have had it in the back pocket and sat on it
     
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    Only when carried in your pocket. I bike with my 7 Plus but have a little pouch to put it in.
     
  15. skimamm0th thread starter macrumors member

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    What is the point of having a phone if you aren't going to use it to its all potential. For example, seeing the distance and and elevation gain when I ride a bike. Using it for that doesn't seem too outrageous to me.
     
  16. Mr_Killjoy Suspended

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    Just a bit of entitlement, eh?

    You should work on selling the act a little harder. Even in text it shows through that you know you messed it up.
     
  17. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    You should be able to keep a phone in your pocket. That said I'm not sure how it was able to bend that much in a case, my guess is it had nothing to do with being in the OP's pocket and it has a lot more to do with it being improperly removed from the case.
     
  18. xthine macrumors regular

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    Perhaps this is why the guy in the commercial had his phone on a mount. ;)
     
  19. skimamm0th thread starter macrumors member

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    Pretty fitting name, Im sure people love having you around. The only reason I posted a thread was to hear other peoples experiences with exchanging a bent phone. Yes I did make a mistake, but that doesn't mean that I can't try to find the best and cheapest way to fix it.
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It bent even inside the otterbox? This wasn't the hard case kind, right?
     
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  22. skimamm0th thread starter macrumors member

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    It was in the symmetry
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    No it was in a side pocket of my bike shorts
     
  23. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Write a blog post about how it spontaneously bent while sitting on your desk. You will be e-famous.
     
  24. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    A phone shouldn't bend, but nothing is indestructible.

    If the phone was in his back pocket, and he was legit biking, it wouldn't just be the weight on his body applied to the iPhone against the seat. Your bum flexes, and is capable of producing a large amount of force. His phone would of been subjected to that as well,

    Live and learn OP. Play dumb, don't admit you know how you bent it. You might get it replaced for free. But realize that it most likely was you mistake, so be ready to pony up. Good luc.
     

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