iPhone 5 back cracked - pics

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Fontane, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Fontane macrumors regular

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    Never cracked a phone before, but all it took for the iphone was one drop.

    Top of the back is nicked, bottom is cracked pretty badly.

    I have a genius bar appt tonight, but assume they won't replace it under Applecare.

    Does anyone know if I can replace the bottom part of the back, or am I pretty much screwed?
     

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  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    And I assume you don't have AC+? I don't think you can find replacement parts yet, can you?
     
  5. AJAAY macrumors regular

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  6. Fontane thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have Applecare+ but I thought it didn't cover cosmetic damages like the back?
     
  7. PrestonWard macrumors member

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    Applecare+ will for $50.
     
  8. DieAllianz macrumors member

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    does the white iphone have the same material on this insets?
     
  9. imazu macrumors regular

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    I believe that's accidental damage. Whatever sensor under that crack might be affected.
     
  10. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    AC+ should cover the back. It will use one of your two replacements though, so you may decide it is worthwhile to use it like it is for a little while.
     
  11. Fontane thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea, I might get a cheap rubber case from amazon and just cover it up for now to save one of my AC+ replacements.

    FML.
     
  12. wiivile macrumors regular

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    umm.. no, get the phone replaced, and only start using a case when you have 0 replacements left
     
  13. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    The shatter prone glass of the iPhone 4 and the bend-ability of aluminum, all rolled into one!

    These phones, at minimum, need a bumper case. I wouldn't use my 4S without one. Too damn slippery.
     
  14. Fontane thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I'm putting a case on regardless. So maybe replace this one if they let me and then put on a light case. Leaving for Europe for a few months..don't need to take any chances when I'm not near an apple store.
     
  15. monaarts macrumors 65816

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    Call up and get AppleCare+ added... They allow you to within 30 days. :-D
     
  16. Fontane thread starter macrumors regular

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    I already have it.

    But for anyone looking to do that, you have to take the device into the store for an inspection before they will give you applecare+
     
  17. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    Damn it hasn't even been a month since the phone came out lol wtf did you drop it on for it to crack?
     
  18. BFizzzle, Oct 18, 2012
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    yep you can!
    doesnt look to easy to replace a back though.. and the price is rather steep
    https://mendmyi.com/parts-shop/product/iphone-5-aluminium-back-housing-mid-frame-black/


    $200... i know the ip4/s was only $30 for apple to replace the back.. but its not as easy now. regardless cant you get an out of warranty replacement from apple for $250? not much more than replacement parts.
     
  19. Fontane thread starter macrumors regular

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    Slid out of my hand getting out of the car...smacked on the concrete. I'm usually very careful..first time I ever busted a phone like that. iPhone is pretty fragile.
     
  20. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Folks sure are quick to suggest committing fraud.
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's what I thought but someone here told me I'm wrong. Apple told me I had to have the phone inspected when I checked (with the 4s).
    If it weren't "fraud" then they wouldn't require the inspection.
     
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    i know right.. its ridiculous.

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    you can get around the inspection. tell them you live really far away.out of town.. etc.
     
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