iPhone 4, Bent

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  1. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Ok so my dad has an iPhone 4 that he bought in May. The phone is in a case but the anntenna issue has gotten unbearable. He uses the phone for buisness and cant use the phone anymore. On the other hand my Moms iphone 4 does not have this issue. We where going to take the phone to apple but then he dropped the phone and now the phone appears to be bent. Do you think apple will take it back? http://www.facebook.com/pages/iphone/285864778097253?sk=photos
     
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    Short answer would be no.
     
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    They might replace it for you once if you've never had one replaced by them before. You'd just have to go to the store and ask for yourself.
     
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    I have read numerous threads where people have asked if Apple would replace it and people would always reply saying "they did me a favor and replaced my phone and told me they'd only do it once", etc.

    Just go to an Apple store and ask, you never know.
     
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    Ok... How did that happen?? No offence intended here, but its kinda funny... And it still works??! hahahaah
     
  11. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I said it fell on a tile floor
    I put up two pics of the bent iphone, later I will put some up with a comparisan with another iphone 4
    No, it did not break the screen, although on the side light bleeds through
    Yes, it is fully functional (other then the anntena issue, but that was from before)
    I am going to go to apple today thanks.
     
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    Where in this thread did you say that? I don't see it. :confused:

    A simple fall shouldn't have bent it like that. It would have had to fall on like a pencil or something then be wedged on one end and stepped on the other end to bend it like that.

    I don't buy the "it fell on the floor" bit. But whatever, it makes no difference to me.

    And to reiterate what the others have said, no Apple will not take it back or replace it due to physical damage. You can ask, be polite, but don't hold your breath.
     
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    it seems impossible for this kind of bend to happen because it fell. The way the phone is structured, it would take a lot more force than that which can be generated by the velocity of it's weight.
     
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  15. Kizmatti macrumors newbie

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    Looks to me like it was in someones back pocket, and they sat down........:eek:
     
  16. Lerxst Guest

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    Exactly.
     
  17. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    that was definatley not the case, I heard the phone fall (i was in another room)
     
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    Are we sure this isn't the rumored curved-glass iPhone 5?:confused:
     
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    ^ Lol if so I DON'T WANT IT :p
     
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    aggread :D
    going to apple store to get an ATV so, might as well make an appointment with the genius bar
     
  22. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    Yes it may get replaced depending on what store you go to. I was freaking out about the bent case especially because the screen was coming out but I had Accidental Damage warranty so it wasn't as big of an issue as it may be for you. However the GENIUS member that I spoke to said that the iPhone shouldn't be that way (i'm assuming he meant that if it dropped the antenna shouldn't bent). So if they replaced it for me then I would give it a go.
     
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    Try being honest with them. It works wonders with the Genius bar.
     
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    Take it to Apple and see what they say. Sometimes they will replace a broken iPhone. My daughter recently dropped her 3GS and broke the screen. She took it to the Apple store and they replaced it without charging her. Not saying it will work in your case, but it can't hurt to ask.
     
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