Help! Dropped black iPhone 4 in the toilet! How do I replace with white one tomorrow?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Goldfrapp, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    I'm 41 years old and I teach at school. I've owned black iPhone 4 since day 1 and find it indispensable, esp. for teachers. Alas, yesterday I dropped it in the toilet bowl full of poo. Do you think they will allow me to exchange it for the white iPhone 4 since it's still within warranty? Also, should I tell 'em the truth as to why it's not working? Any other tricks I can play to make them give me the white one? Please, advise. :eek:
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Warranty doesn't cover water damage. You tell them or not they will check the moist sensors.
    The replacement fee they charge is $200 and only with the same model and color.
  3. Tapiwa macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2011
  4. ann713 macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2008
    The phone's water sensor was tipped off when it fell into that 'toilet bowl full of poo'. Your warranty doesn't cover accidental damage/water damage.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Yes, it has been asked before.

    Apple's warranty does not cover you dropping it in a crap filled toilet. Since water damage voids the warranty, Apple will do an out of warranty replacement that costs you $199 for 16GB or $299 for 32GB. Since you are having to pay, I'm not sure if they will switch colors for you.
  6. 87am macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    I hope you have the decency to tell them the truth so they know to put gloves on before handleing it!!! Just don't be a dick. The trick to getting the white iPhone is to just slip them $599 and they will get you the phone from the back room. If you are really a teacher, act like one.
  7. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Why would you want a white one when you have a brown one??
  8. SL4VE, Apr 27, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2011

    SL4VE macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    theres been storys of apple replacing handsets like yours for free when people have been genuine and honest...
  9. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    I don't think you are 41 years old. If you are really a teacher, then I feel really terrible for your students who are learning...

    With that kind of mind, our societies are doomed.
  10. coooolwhip macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2011
    If you're serious, how did this happen? I mean I take my iphone into the bathroom with me often but when I'm done I put the iphone down on the sink and wipe. Did you try to wipe your a$$ with your iphone by mistake?
  11. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    I'm sorry but I had to thank you for literally cracking me up! :D

    this is golden!
  12. juliuspierpont macrumors member

    May 11, 2007
    If you even are a teacher and not a troll... Take responsibility for your actions for Pete's sake. You want to know of any "tricks" you can pull to essentially steal a new phone? Next time you're trying to tell one of your students to be responsible, bask in the irony and hypocrisy. Man (or woman) up, admit you made a mistake, and buy a new damned phone. An expensive lesson, but lessons are what being a teacher is all about.
  13. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
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    Your best bet to be completely honest, if you lie they will find out and that bridge will be burned.
  14. Ponderous macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2011
    New Jersey
    Wait, so why would I carry the insurance then with a $169 deductible?
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I dont know what insurance you have but the OP was talking about the Applecare warranty against defects. Not an insurance option.
  16. Mark98xlt macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011
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    For all of you that mentioned the tripped sensor, my sensor tripped on the charging one but the one in the jack has not and no my phone hasn't seen water at all just work in a humid environment at times. Now I'm not switching to white but my question is if I have an issue with my phone and I plan on a new one before July and year warranty is up will apple give me an issue with swapping for a new one?
  17. italeki macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2010
    Water damage is NOT COVERED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! I have friends who damaged their iPhone in water and even professionally lied about it to Apple who can ALWAYS tell when there is water damage. No ways around this.

    So we all wipe our a$$? hahahaha. I guess all pride goes down to the toilet with everyone (regardless of who we are) at that moment. LOL
  18. SAIRUS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2008
  19. Subwaymac macrumors regular


    Apr 1, 2009
  20. James L macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2004
    You obviously don't teach ethics though, right? :)
  21. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Wow, nasty. Put your phone down, jeez.
    1) warranty doesn't equal insurance
    2) Apple will know if you dropped your phone in water
    3) they charge 200 for an out of warranty replacement
    4) they are more likely to help you out if don't BS with them
    5) even if you pay for a out of warranty replacement, you will get the same color. Theres almost a 0% chance that they'll replace it with a white one since a) they probably don't have white refurbished iphones yet b) they haven't done that in the past
  22. phaggard macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2007
    I have replaced two Iphones in the past for honest defects and each time the first thing they did was look inside the phone with telescopic light to see if it has water damage etc. There are stories where people have gotten their Iphone replaced after something that was their fault but they must have found someone at the Apple Store that didn't care about the company's loss or their store would rather please a dishonest person if they might become a future follow on customer. If I were in your shoes I would want them to replace my Iphone as well but I don't think my conscience would even let me try; or I guess it's more my embarassment than conscience.
  23. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2008
    Southern California
    You don't want a white iPhone. The next time you drop it in the pot, it'll come out yellow or brown.
  24. ani23 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2008
  25. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    Well in all fairness you did get a color change on your iPhone, it just wasn't white.

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