Bought of October 8th...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Liquinn, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    But the warranty runs out on the 7th of October 2016? I bought the iPad on the 8th of October.. is this because of the leap year? Shouldn't the warranty run out on the 8th?
     
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    if you check your apple support page and log in with your iTunes account, it tells you the warranty info and duration of all your devices.
     
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    You warranty started at the beginning of Oct 8th and runs out the close of business Oct 7th. 1 year right on the button. If it needs service 1 day after warranty they will honor it. Even several days after warranty.
     
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    Shouldn't it end of October 8th?
     
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    Nope that would be 1 year and 1 day. Can't count the 8th twice and one year. :)
     
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    Bought October 8th 2015 - end of warranty October 8th 2016 - why is it a year and one day?
     
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    That's 1 year and 1 day - you can't count October 8th 2015 and Oct 8th 2016 in the same "year"
     
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    I don't think it's because of leap year. It's because there counting the 8th as the beginning of the 1 year which means it would end at the end of the 7th the following year.
     
  11. profets macrumors 68040

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    It's not to do with the leap year. It's simply because the the warranty begins on the day you bought it - Oct 8, 2015, and it'll run through to Oct 7, 2016 which is a full year. If it ended on Oct 8, 2016 it would be counting Oct 8th twice.
     
  12. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    Yup. Imagine what would happen if the warranty started the day after you bought it, and you dropped it on the day you purchase it. Yikes.

    That said, it also ends on the 7th in 2016 because the warranty is only tracked for "full days". So it starts on the "full day" you purchase, and ends on the last "full day" of the year. They won't give you a couple hours just because of when you buy it on a given day.
     
  13. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    Think of it this way: If you purchased it on January 1st 2015, then the last day of your one-year-warranty would be on December 31st 2015, and not on January 1st 2016.

    But to be honest, I doubt Apple would not honor your warranty a few days after your warranty expired.
     
  14. af21187 macrumors 6502

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    Your warranty is exactly 365 days. The same day a year later would be 366 days. Not that hard to understand, nor is it that much to worry about.
     
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    The 1 year warranty is based on your home planet... not the one you made your purchase on.
     
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    I think the OP feels that if he bought it at 2:00 p.m. on October 8, the warranty should run until 2:00 p.m. the following October 8. That would be an exact year. But they don't keep track of the time of day of the purchase. So the warranty begins at the beginning of the day of purchase (even though you hadn't bought it yet) and ends at the end of the day, a day earlier the following year, or 365 days.

    If they were really strict about this you'd have an argument they were cheating you out of several hours of warranty. But since they'll likely honor the warranty for a day or two after the end of the period, they're actually giving you a bit more than a full year. Of course, if the device does break down on October 8 the following year, you'd be well advised to go in and ask nicely, rather than begin by blustering about its not being a full year.
     
  18. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Good point. :)
     
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    Do not RESPOND to this guy on the message threads and board! He posts useless half a$$ questions or statements and does not care for the responses. There is tons of threads he started in last 3 weeks over nonsense statements or questions. This guy drives me nuts!
     

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