Canadian iPhone4 Warranty Work in US?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Kayan, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Kayan macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    I know that the iPhone's warranty is valid in the "country of purchase", however, I heard a rumor that Apple opened up the warranty service to be in effect anywhere in North America. Is this true? I ask because I'm looking to have a friend ship me a Canadian iPhone4, but I would not buy it from there if I cannot repair/replace my iPhone in US if something were to happen. If you have an answer, please provide the link of your source, I want official Apple documentation if this is true.
  2. nidserz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Dubai x Toronto
    I don't know the answer, but if you are looking at unlocked iPhone 4 from Canada, I don't think you will get replacements in the US. You might, but they might be locked to AT&T. As far as I know you can't get an unlocked iPhone 4 in the US.
    They might repair it though. Not sure.
  3. draz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    I haven't seen anything official about it. But if you want service then Apple Store US should offer you something. It is too early to tell yet as I haven't read of someone going to the US Apple store with an iPhone not bought in that country and being denied service.
  4. zigprop macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    Non US factory unlocked iphones

    I just got off the phone with apple care. I was told any warranty repairs or replacement of device are country specific. Furthermore a us apple store can not replace a defective unlocked canadian iPhone with a us phone. You can send to canada a defective device from the us but they will not mail a replacement phone out of the country. In other words you have to travel to canada or have a friend in Canada to resolve warranty issues.

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