iPhone replacement?

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  1. applefiend95 macrumors regular

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    Hey people,
    I had an issue with my 4S and got it replaced. my question is, the replacement phone was for CDN $200 (i got it for free), how much would a replacement iPhone 5 cost? the replacement phone is acting up again so would i be able to swap for a 5 this time, i would pay the difference in the replacement cost.....
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    The replacement 5 would be the same price ($200). The replacement fee goes down $50 each year for each iPhone. But if your replacement is on the fritz , apple will replace it for free, as you know.
     
  3. applefiend95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    you think apple will let me swap a 4S for a 5? i am having trouble with the replacement set as well....
     
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    No - it's like for like. They don't do upgrades unless you fancy a new 2 year contract.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Never.
    You're not getting an i5 for replacing a 4S.
    You're getting the same model, storage and color.
    Company policy.

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    If you break your i5 the replacement fee is $229 now.
    They raised it.
     
  6. applefiend95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i bought mine unlocked

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    im gonna take it in again see what they do....
     
  7. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    I didn't know that. Wonder why they raised the price. Luckily I bought AppleCare+ (first time) today.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Good question.
    The 4S dropped to $150 now and the i5 instead of the usual $200 went up to $229.
    Maybe costs more to repair. Hope price drops down later. I don't have AppleCare+:)

    Good luck:D
     
  9. KojiH, Oct 21, 2012
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    I am sure Apple won't do an "upgrade" replacement especially since they still have the 4S in production.

    The only way I can see this would be through something like a BestBuy Replacement Plan where they will replace with the newer model if they no longer have the same older model in stock. My sister did this when she broke her iPod Touch 3rd gen. The store gave her a brand new 4th gen as a warranty replacement.
     
  10. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Most of the time when I'm in the Apple store they are replacing someone's phone, it seems like a popular activity.
     
  11. KojiH macrumors 6502

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    ...but not "upgrade" replacements...

    However, if your 4S is within the 30 day initial return window then you could return it outright and pay full price for a 5.
     
  12. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Yes "Upgrade Replacements" they did one for me.
     
  13. KojiH macrumors 6502

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    Really!

    What replacement upgrade did you get?

    If thats the case I think I'd like to get a iPhone 5 for my old 4... LOL!
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im just going to bring my iphone 3G to get an iphone 5 too:D
     
  15. KojiH macrumors 6502

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    How much do you think they'd charge to get my iBook Core Duo swapped for a Retina MacBook?
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Same price, CDN $200 :D
     

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