iPhone warranty question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by boomhower, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. boomhower macrumors 68000

    boomhower

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    I bought my iPhone 5 in October of 2012. My power button has went on the fritz so for giggles I checked the warranty and it's valid though 2/14. Certainly a pleasant surprise but I thought it was only a year? Anyways I'm a happy camper I got a refurb on the way to get me through until the 6 is released.
     
  2. charlituna macrumors G3

    charlituna

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    You bought apple care. Thats two years from date of purchase
     
  3. boomhower thread starter macrumors 68000

    boomhower

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    I couldn't remember if I did or not, but if I did it should be valid through 10/14 not 2/14. I'm pretty sure I didn't but let me see if I can find my purchase history.

    edit
    Nope, didn't buy Applecare+. Only used it once before I used a credit card to extend the OEM warranty for a second year.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The standard warranty is only a year. Apple probably made a mistake and started the warrant late?
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Apple made no mistake you got extra due to the holiday period exception
     
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Nope - you don't get extra warranty because of holidays!

    Sometimes they make mistakes. If there was a system error/the warranty didn't register when you first bought/activate it, the warranty will start on the next software update/activation. So my guess is the activation didn't go through properly, and you reinstalled iOS/did an update a few months later which triggered a reactivation, and thus the warranty to start.
     
  7. charlituna macrumors G3

    charlituna

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    Correct. Extended returns, perhaps extended time to get extended warranty. But that's it

    You can run into such things if you get a swap as well. All service parts get a 60-90 day warranty of their own regardless of the original period.
     
  8. boomhower thread starter macrumors 68000

    boomhower

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    I was just curious, thanks guys. At any rate feels like a belated Christmas gift.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Bought and received my iPhone 5 right during the Christmas period in 2012 and yet my 1-year warranty shows up as already being expired.
     

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