Dropped iPhone 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by paleriderc2d, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. paleriderc2d macrumors member

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    I dropped my iPhone 4S on tiling from about 4 feet. It landed on the top left metal frame near the headphone jack. It bent it in and the section sticks out from where the black section is above the silence switch. The screen and left side metal band has a very small gap where you can see the backlight coming though.

    Is this something that will be covered out of warranty replacements? I'll pay the $150 or $200, but Apple's caveats weren't exactly clear. It's not catastrophic damage, but is is banged up despite being functional.

    Thanks
     
  2. marine0816 macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my cracked iPhone 4S 64gb for $400 on eBay. Started the bid at a penny
     
  3. paleriderc2d thread starter macrumors member

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    My biggest concern is debris getting through the gap and it ending up being visible behind the glass. Cosmetically, the phone looks like she has a missing tooth up close.
     
  4. thegardentool macrumors newbie

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    My understanding is if the phone was purchased after AppleCare Plus was available then you are **** out of luck if it wasn't purchased at time of the phone purchase (or the 30 day grace period). If you got it before then they might still offer you a replacement for $200 like they did in the past. If it does have AppleCare Plus then it should be $50 for a new phone.
     
  5. paleriderc2d thread starter macrumors member

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    I did not buy Apple Care. Is an out of warranty replacement contingent on having Apple Care? I did not see that on Apple's website.
     
  6. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    No, you can replace for $199 out of warranty.
     
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