iPhone 5 back cracked - pics

Fontane

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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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GoCubsGo

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And I assume you don't have AC+? I don't think you can find replacement parts yet, can you?
 

Fontane

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I have Applecare+ but I thought it didn't cover cosmetic damages like the back?
 

dave420

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

Fontane

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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.
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.
 

wiivile

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

Sedrick

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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.
 

Fontane

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

Fontane

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Call up and get AppleCare+ added... They allow you to within 30 days. :-D
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+
 

tymaster50

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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+
Damn it hasn't even been a month since the phone came out lol wtf did you drop it on for it to crack?
 

BFizzzle

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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?
And I assume you don't have AC+? I don't think you can find replacement parts yet, can you?
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.
 
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Fontane

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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?
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.
 

GoCubsGo

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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+
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).
Folks sure are quick to suggest committing fraud.
If it weren't "fraud" then they wouldn't require the inspection.
 

BFizzzle

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Folks sure are quick to suggest committing fraud.
i know right.. its ridiculous.

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