iPhone 3G + AppleCare = how strict about battery issues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by micsaund, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. micsaund macrumors 6502

    micsaund

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    May 31, 2004
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    #1
    Hi all,

    My 3G OEM warranty is up tomorrow, so I was thinking about (and most likely will) getting AppleCare. I know, I know... talk about last minute...

    Anyway, thus far, my phone has been pretty flawless other than the inherently flawed ties to AT&T's craptastic service.

    So, the only repair I'd expect to need in the next year might be a battery if the charge-life starts deteriorating badly like every other cell phone I've had does in the last year.

    So, my questions are thus:

    If I have AppleCare, how bad does the battery life have to be before they'll replace it?

    How do I prove it or is it simply an assumed issue for an older iPhone?

    If they do replace it, do they give me a new/refurb(?) phone, or do I have to live without the phone while they service my own unit (and how long would that take)?

    I'm still on the fence about AppleCare and while I get a decent partner discount ($61 vs. $69 normal price) it's still close to $70 that I may not need to spend if the battery isn't an issue or is too much of a pain to get replaced.

    Thanks for any input,
    Mike
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    Location:
    San Francisco California, USA
    #2
    Get AppleCare, even if you're on the fence.....:eek:
     

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