Does applying "skin" void the warranty?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by winter27, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. winter27 macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    The title really says it all. Wondering if I apply an icarbonz skin to the back, if the warranty would be voided (i.e. if something goes wrong with the device and they need to swap it out)?

  2. sotie macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2007
    Skins are easily removable so I don't see how they could void the warranty.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Not unless they can show the skin caused the problem or you tripped a liquid damage sensor
  4. Surrylic macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I had a skin on my phone when I dropped it, broke the screen and took it in to have it replaced. I realize this isn't a typical warranty type of repair, but the apple genius girl said because I was honest about what happened that they'd fix it for free :p. But yeah, at no point did they mention the skin on my phone. I was just out a screen skin once I got the thing back.

    You should be totally ok.
  5. icecrystal23 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    If heat is used to apply the skin (like at the Ghost Armor or PhantomSkinz booths), then sometimes Apple will blame the heat for causing issues. It depends on the issue, though.
  6. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2010
    If you remove the skin before going to the genius bar they would never know it was there. But if it's just software related problems you canleaveit on since there's no way the skin would have affected that.
  7. bluebermuda macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2009
    The iPad 2 does not have a liquid damage sensor.
  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010

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