Can you buy parts at the Apple store?

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  1. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I need to buy a replacement back for my brother's iPhone 4. Anyone had any luck getting these at the Apple store? I won't have the phone with me so I'm hoping they will just sell me the part.
     
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  3. spiderman0616 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Just curious--do they give you a particular reason why they won't do it?
     
  4. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    yes they will sell you any part you would like for the Iphone 4.

    Price: $199 w/2 yr contract

    :cool:
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I never really cared enough to ask, but it's probably one/all of the following:

    -If they sold you the part they wouldn't be able to charge you for labor,
    -Requests for individual parts are rare, so it's not financially reasonable to carry a stock,
    -Selling you a part implies they trust you enough to fix it yourself. This mentality is completely incompatible with Applecare. If you break something and try to pass it off as a warranty repair it wastes their time and money.
     
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    They wont sell parts but if you bring your brothers iphone to apple they will replace the back glass for $29 I believe.
     
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    Correct
     

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