iPhone $79 replacements at Apple Store

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  1. jz7410 macrumors member

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    My friend and I were both offered a $79 iPhone replacement due to bad batteries (3gs & 4) Has anyone done this replacement? Do they just give u a white box refurb? or do they actually change the battery in your phone? Also does anyone know if they offer this for the iPhone 2g?

    As a side not my buddies 3gs had major hardware issues and the nice genius said he'd put it under battery repair and only charge $79 for the replacement when his battery was fine, so I guess they will just give u a new unit for $79 which is pretty sweet
     
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  3. jz7410 thread starter macrumors member

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    neither, i think as long as the phones are not physically destroyed then u can get a replacement.

    My main question tho is do you think they still carry 2g replacements in store?
     
  4. Zalatorisaurus macrumors member

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    That's pretty sweet. Maybe refurbs for the 2G and that's a big maybe. Definitely not new.
     
  5. MACis122 macrumors regular

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    wtf i just paid 199 for water damage replacement a few weeks ago
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Besides luck of the draw on Geniuses, I can see them drawing a line at hardware "failure" vs user inflicted damage.
     
  7. epiciphonehack macrumors member

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    Do you have to give them warranty information or anything? I have a 3Gs from craiglist i want to trade in...
     
  8. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    this is true
    I think the fee for replacement may vary on which model you have.

    I had this done with my white 3gs, I came in my battery was horrid and had a headphone issue screen has small crack. I asked if they could fix the problem simply said replacement for 79.00. I asked what would stop me from getting this rater or fix, he said water damage.
     
  9. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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    it must be all about luck because jumped in a pool with my iphone on accident a few weeks ago and my apple genius swapped it out for a refurb free of charge
     
  10. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    that is awesome!

    I guess it really depends on who you get on what day.
     
  11. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I should dig mine out and take it in just to see what they say. Battery was having issues last year; left it unplugged for too long after I got the 4 last summer and now my ol' faithful 2G is completely DOA. Wouldn't mind having it around as an iPod or for hacking a bit, even with a $79 fee.
     
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    The $79 is only if the battery is faulty.
     
  13. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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    yea i was so grateful that they were so cool with me. i went there expecting to spend 200 bucks but they definitely surprised me. they did say that it was a one time thing though, so hopefully i learned my lesson lol
     
  14. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    For the uk it's £55. If you send it in you get your iPhone back if you go in store thy tend to swap it for a brown box iPhone.

    And re the 2g iPhone yes it costs the same!
     
  15. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I believe they do. A very small amount, but I'm pretty sure they do. They'd be refurbs for sure though.
     

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