Is it possible that if an apple store ran out of iPhone 5 replacements

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  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    Could they give an iPhone 5S? or that's not possible? Well of course depending on the person's mood do you think they might do it? somehow
     
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    If I told you that Apple had stock to replace the original iPhone up until the middle of last year, what would that tell you?

    Apple has plenty of stock. So, no. Plain and simply no. Your iPhone will be replaced with the exact same model you walk in with. If that Apple store has no stock (highly unlikely) you'll either be directed to another store or over the phone customer service.

    It's only the carriers that run out of stock and replace with something newer.
     
  4. asleep macrumors 68040

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    If Charlie Bucket can find a golden ticket, anything is possible.

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  5. DBZmusicboy01 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So If I went to sprint and had no iphone 5 would they replace it with an iphone 5S ? even tho I don't have any warranty ?
     
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    Only if you have insurance on the device.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If you had TEP, Sprint would direct you to file a claim with Asurion. Once you met your deductible with Asurion then Asurion would send you a refurb. It's possible that the refurb might be a 5s.

    But here's another question. Would you want a Sprint/Asurion 5s refurb, or an Apple iPhone 5 refurb? Also, considering that the quality control for refurbs with the cell carriers is far less stringent than Apple?

    If you do not have TEP, Sprint would offer to sell you a new phone. Apple would give you the Out of Warranty price if you do not have Applecare+.
     
  8. braddick macrumors 68040

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    They won't run out.

    Even in 2012 when I had an original iPhone replaced the refurbished arrived within three days.
     
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    I got my launch day iPad 2 64GB AT&T replaced at my local Apple Store last month. I was shocked that they even had it in stock, I was expecting them to have to order it and let me know when it arrived. I guarantee you won't be getting a 5S as a replacement for a 5.
     
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I've read posts about being people receiving a better replacement. However, it is rare and not likely to happen with an iPhone 5 replacement.
     
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    OP, I just got back from a little vacation to the year 2065. I broke my iPhone 5 and had to have it replaced at an Apple store. They still had plenty of the iPhone 5 models in stock after all those years. No, you will not get a newer model.

    Your best bet is to go back in time to when you purchased the iPhone 5 and just... don't purchase it. Time jump back to the future and buy the phone you really want. Be sure to not post this thread along the way.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Replace your old iPhone 5 with the new iPhone 5s - no that won't happen.
     
  15. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    *waves hand*This isn't the scam you're looking for
     
  16. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Why would you even think that Apple would do this?

    I hate to use this word again but here it goes again: Entitlement!:eek:
     
  17. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Apple even has the iPhone 4S as replacements. iPhone 5 will be in stock for a good while. So OP, stop this with wanting a 5S. Its not going to happen
     
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    In case you are still having trouble hearing the answer... no
     
  19. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    No, you'll have to buy a 5s just like the rest of us.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Not gonna happen.
     
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    :d:d

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    Nope. They aren't going to run out of stock on a 1 year old model anytime soon. I saw looking over the bench when they opened one of the drawers one time. There were hundreds of white boxes.

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    I remember there was a period where 3G owners got 3GS models, but that was only after a few years.
     
  23. MsRandall macrumors 6502a

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    My daughter just had her iPhone 5 phone stolen on Fri- Aursion is sending her a 5s per the rep - we have Verizon

    The Apple store??? Probably not
     
  24. kubota99 macrumors newbie

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    I've seen a 3G customer receiving a 4. They didn't have stock and gave the customer a 4.

    So yes it is possible.
     
  25. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Possible but extremely rare. Especially with the iPhone 5. The OP shouldn't get his hopes up.
     

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