Exchanging iPhone 3GS for cracks, one week out of warranty

Macman756

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 24, 2008
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Atlanta, GA
My white iPhone has developed those mold line cracks around the dock, volume, and sleep button. I just discovered them and I am 8 days out of warranty. Will they do anything? I really want it replaced since they've started growing now that I took it out of the case. Any hope?
 

JayLenochiniMac

macrumors G5
Nov 7, 2007
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Did you purchase it using an Amex or equivalent card with extended warranty? It mirrors AppleCare for the 2nd year.
 

darngooddesign

macrumors G3
Jul 4, 2007
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Atlanta, GA
You are probably close enough to your warranty for Apple to do the swap. They gave me a new 3GS two days before my warranty was finished. Call Apple Care.
 

millerb7

macrumors 6502a
Jun 9, 2010
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My white iPhone has developed those mold line cracks around the dock, volume, and sleep button. I just discovered them and I am 8 days out of warranty. Will they do anything? I really want it replaced since they've started growing now that I took it out of the case. Any hope?
I was given a new screen on my 3G 12 days outside of my warranty... I didn't even purchase the applecare.

Be nice, they'll do it for you.

Surprisingly, apple customer support is pretty superb.

Everytime I go in with broken keys on my laptop, they don't' even ask for applecare stuff, they just run in the back and bring out new keys and swap em.