GPS out of warrantee vs upgrade advice

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by djdsas, Feb 21, 2016.

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Should I upgrade to 6S or pay $299 out of warrantee repair

  1. Upgrade to 6S!

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  2. Pay $299 out of warrantee

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  1. djdsas macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi All,

    I'd like some opinions on the following:

    My iPhone 6 64GB is out of warrantee. MY GPS chip is dead. I've tried everything, it's definitely done.

    I need my GPS, I use it daily from traveling for work.

    Knowing that I will want an iPhone 7 in September, should I:


    1. Pay the $299 out of warrantee repair

    or

    2. Trade in the phone to apple for a $300 credit towards the iPhone 6s

    Thanks for the advice
     
  2. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    A MFI Bluetooth could work.
     
  3. von franklin macrumors regular

    von franklin

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    well you could suck it up for the ne
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    Why wouldn't you just use google maps GPS chip being dead would not effect its use.

    Here is why If you ever fly and turn your phone on it and put on the maps it only shows your a guess with in a few hundreds miles of here you all. If you really need a GPS pick up a cheap one from a pawn shop for less then $70 then wait till Sep and get then 7
     
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G4

    lordofthereef

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    If you're sure they'll give you $300 for a faulty device, it seems like you are out about the same money. If you are getting a 16GB device you're out $50 over a repair. If 64, you're out $150. You've just upgraded your phone for $50-150 out of pocket. No brainer in my eyes. If you know you're getting a 7 and can live with 16GB, go that route. Then trade that phone towards the 7.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G4

    lordofthereef

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    Have you already taken the phone in and been told it's a full out of warranty repair of $300? Might it not be cheaper?
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Agreed.

    OP - Apple may be able to replace only the chip.
     
  7. djdsas thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, but I've read on multiple other threads, particularly on Apple's boards of people with similar situation (Gps just stops working), that their only option was to get their out of warrantee swapped for a new one for $299.
     

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