Iphone 3G for iphone 3gs replacement?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Makman8, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Makman8 macrumors member

    Makman8

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Location:
    Noho CA
    #1
    Does anyone know what the rate is to swap out a water damaged 3G for a refurb? Also is it possible they are starting to switch them out for 3GS? Just curious as I acquired a broken 3g for free and wondering if its worth swaping it out for a new one :)
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    #2
    Out-of-warranty repairs for anything other than the iPhone 4s was $149 the last time I looked on Apple's support website.

    And at the store I worked at, they could do out-of-warranty repairs for iPods that were like 5+ generations behind (although it'd take a day or two to get the replacement shipped over to the store), so I don't think you're likely to get a 3GS.

    Here you go:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=servicefaq&geo=United_States&product=iphone

    Expand the bottom "My iPhone is not eligible for warranty service. What are my service options?" option.
     
  3. Makman8 thread starter macrumors member

    Makman8

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Location:
    Noho CA
    #3


    Ahh I see, so no luck then :( Well thanks for taking the time to reply!
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #4
    They will not replace it with a 3GS. Company policy.
    An out of warranty replacement for an iphone 3G is $150 so its not worth it getting a replacement for that much money for an old and slow iphone model like that IMO.
     
  5. Makman8 thread starter macrumors member

    Makman8

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Location:
    Noho CA
    #5
    Yeah I was hoping their refurbs would be depleted by now lol. I know there are special occasions where they do replace units with newer models but that is rare as you said because of company policy.

    Maybe I should hold on to it for a couple more years in hopes!? haha :p
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #6
    You'd be surprised.
    They still have 2G replacements so iphone 3G shouldnt be that hard to find.
     

Share This Page