Iphone Fell On Some Bricks, But...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ryhno45, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. ryhno45 macrumors regular

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    Well I was Sad!..:( but then like 10 seconds later I was over it :cool:

    Thank Fully when it fell, it slammed vertically and then it bounced and fell on it's back ^^ (So not screen shattering problem)

    The damage, I would say, is minimal. A few itty bitty scratches, but a couple larger ones by the camera. Maybe it is because I have the White Iphone, but I do believe they are not that noticeable.

    Anyways my question is, if for some reason in the distant future, my phone starts to fail me, (Sorry, cannot think of a possible predicament, but nothing along the lines of water damage/tripping ,car running over it, etc.), would apple give me a refurb. replacement?

    Thank You ^^, I will upload of pic if anyone wants to see the damage to give better advise upon request:):D
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    As long as there is no major physical damage Apple won't assume it was dropped. All replacements are typically refurbs.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Pics would be nice, but Apple is really the only one that can answer that question....:(:(:(
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    People have scratches on their iPhones all the time. Why would you think that would void your warranty? You'll be fine.
     
  5. apple3g040193 macrumors 6502

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    my friend was using the shotgun app and he threw my phone thankfully it was in a case there was a scratch on the top and wen my phone locked up on me like 3 months later i got a replacement no questions asked. Apple loves you :D
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    I would get a new friend. ;) I always get so scared when people hold my phone.
     
  7. ryhno45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank You everyone for the helpful comments :D
    I really appreciate it!:)

    btw, I tried to take a picture of it, but I guess the whiteness of the phone and the thinness of the scratch really make it difficult for the camera to snap a good, descriptive, photo of the area of damage...
     
  8. apple3g040193 macrumors 6502

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    trust me i then took the phone went to my class and he has not touched my phone since if it would of broke he would shell out the 450 for a new one then a beating would insue lol
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You'd beat your friend for accidentally dropping your phone? 0.o
     
  10. apple3g040193 macrumors 6502

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    not so much for the phone 4 the 450 dollars of it if he replaced it no prob i wouldnt
     
  11. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    thats why you should get a case.. you dont take care of you iphone and then want apple to give you a replacement after dropping it and it having damage caused from drops? get a case first thing.
    you will only do good for yourself. stay protected friendo
     
  12. Bjohnson33 macrumors 6502

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    A case is a great idea. My friend accidentally dropped a square-shaped plate, and one of the corners came crashing down onto the screen of the phone. Luckily he had insurance on the phone, so it was replaced pretty quickly. Still, it's better to be safe than sorry.
     
  13. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, it's a case by case scenario.

    If you have an anal retentive Genius, or a Genius who's having a bad day, or something along those lines, they might refuse to give you a refurb replacement.

    If you have a nice Genius, or one who is a bit lax about the warrant policy, etc, you'd get a refurb replacement.


    If the scratches aren't all that noticeable and doesn't look like you dropped/damaged your iPhone in an accidental way, then you should be peachy.
     
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    You're right, this brings a whole new meaning to the term 'bricking your iPhone'.
     
  16. labman macrumors 604

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    we need

    the youtube video on this sounds amusing, ;) kind ok like those Wii video's when it 1st came out. maybe a t-shirt that says friends don't let friends use shotgun apps. or just there Iphone I think I like that one.
     
  17. ryhno45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    One of my best "reads" ever!
     
  18. JennaLDS macrumors 6502

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    Wow.. bricking the iphone.. been there done that.. although.. mine was shattered.. so it was an ugly brick lol
     

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