How long until in-store exchange runs out?

Marco123

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Jun 14, 2012
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I have decided to exchange my reserved ip5 black that I received this morning.
It has scrapes on the side and although everything else is okay, I am not happy with what I've paid for.
I would like to hold onto this until a new batch comes in but how long can I hold onto this phone?
 

Marco123

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Jun 14, 2012
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I know but I don't want to refund this phone as it's the only phone I have but I don't want to go in October and find that my in-store exchange as expired.
 

Defender2010

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Jun 6, 2010
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If u call Apple or arrange a genius appointment and tell them the issues they will make a record of this.....so, when u go back in October for an exchange they will have some evidence you contacted them before...this should secure you for an exchange when the demand has died down a bit.
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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If u call Apple or arrange a genius appointment and tell them the issues they will make a record of this.....so, when u go back in October for an exchange they will have some evidence you contacted them before...this should secure you for an exchange when the demand has died down a bit.
This is probably the best bet. Make an appointment, if they do not have stock....they will probably let you keep your phone until they get stock to replace it.
 

El3ctronics

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Mar 30, 2011
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I was advised by the Apple Store that if I wanted to swap out my phone I could try reserving one online, and if I'm successful then doing a return should be no problem.
I was told the same thing. Unfortunately, you can't reserve a phone on your cellular account if you just purchased one on that line so that makes it impossible.
 

JD92

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Apr 14, 2005
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I was told the same thing. Unfortunately, you can't reserve a phone on your cellular account if you just purchased one on that line so that makes it impossible.
Ah, apologies, I'm talking sim-free.