My friend bought an iPhone 4S about two weeks ago

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stephen1108, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    3 days before the iPhone 5 was released he purchased an iPhone 4S unlocked for $650. 3 days later, the price of that phone dropped to $550. Is there a policy at Apple that will allow him to receive the $100 difference since it was so close to the price drop? Or is he S.O.L? :eek:
  2. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
  3. surfer17 macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2012
    I agree, he should be able to return it within the return period if they don't return the difference to him..
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    What did Apple say when your friend called them?
  5. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    My iPhone 5 arrived on launch day. After using it until two days ago, I found the various problems, shortcomings, and odd narrow display more than I was willing to put up with.

    I've shelved the iP5, gone with my iP4S, and appreciate it more than ever.

    Little did I realize just how nice it is to have a bug free phone, with Googles excellent, far superior maps. Using maps daily was the final straw causing me to dump the iP5. Of even greater interest is the other iP5 owners I know that have dome the same thing.

    Even the guy in my department that sold his iP4S before ordering his iP5. He hated the iP5 experience so much he bought another iP4S.

    Just when you least expect it, Apple reminds us newer is not always better.
  6. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    He didn't call them...
  7. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    is your

    should of just bought a 5, why buy a 4S?
  8. havenhamilton macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2005
    You do realize that the display isn't any more narrow the 4s right?
  9. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    lol @ ixodes Google map messed up too. Just like any of the map search. Stop thread jacking.
  10. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    NO, I actually pre-ordered the 5 the day it was available at Best Buy, coming from the 4S. I finally got my 5 yesterday (Sunday) using Personal Pickup!

    My friend bought the 4S unlocked, and got the 4S because he was on a time constraint (couldn't wait for the Apple stores to get regular stock in of 5's), and he's using it on Straight Talk, which doesn't produce nano sims yet. Now that the price is cheaper, he's wondering if there's anyway he can get the $100 difference.
  11. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    I asked a friend of mine what to do in your friend's situation and my friend said your friend should return the phone and either buy an iPhone 5 for the same price or rebuy the 4S, or just ask the Apple store's manager's friend for a price adjustment.

    After the dust has settled, I think my friend and your friend and the Apple store manager's friend should get a drink.
  12. m0no macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2009
    Did he purchase it from Apple? Just return it. Seems like the most logical thing to do.
  13. vastoholic macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    This should be the first response to every thread asking a question about apple policies.
  14. stephen1108 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    Well played.



    So the general consensus is what I imagined, I'll let him know to give them a call and see if they'll be willing to do it, and if not then just return it. Thanks everyone!

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