Need Your Help...Please my already broken iPhone 4 dropped in water

pickmeup212

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May 28, 2012
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Hey guys,

I just bought an iPhone 4 a little over a month ago, and within the past month my home button stopped working. I have an extended warranty until next year in April, so I decided to schedule an appointment to take it to Apple, because the same problem happened to my brother and they replaced it.

My appointment is tomorrow night, and I made it last week. This weekend I went to Nantucket and my phone got water damaged and, of course, no longer works.

Seeing as I was going to get my iPhone replaced anyway....do I have any chance of getting them to replace it even though now it's water damaged?
 

runtohell121

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Mar 12, 2010
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You might have to pay for the replacement since it is water damage and not hardware malfunction.
 
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pickmeup212

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May 28, 2012
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You might have to pay for the replacement since it is water damage and not hardware malfunction.
But it already had a hardware malfunction, and I made an appointment planning to replace it before the water damage even happened.
 
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Roller

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Apple has no way of knowing when the water damaged occurred
Unfortunately, the liquid sensors don't time stamp
Technically, if the iPhone had a defect verifiably unrelated to water that would warrant replacement, it wouldn't matter when the water damage occurred. I doubt if Apple will see it that way, but it couldn't hurt to ask.
 
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pickmeup212

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May 28, 2012
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Thank you, MacDawg and Roller...I hope it turns out that way.

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would i might be able to qualify for Out-of-Warranty service?

I read this on the Apple site: "However, an iPhone that has failed due to contact with liquid may be eligible for out-of-warranty service."

...i would be MUCH more willing to pay a hundred and something dollars than the ridiculous 545 replacement.
 
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NM08SRT8

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but how is that fair if i was going to get it replaced anyway?
Fair? You broke your phone.. Should have been more careful. I understand initially it was a hardware issue, but your negligence has now turned it into user damage via water. It's still fair that they will make you pay for a replacement due to water damage. Not fair is them charging out for a hardware failure within your warranty time frame.

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Technically, if the iPhone had a defect verifiably unrelated to water that would warrant replacement, it wouldn't matter when the water damage occurred. I doubt if Apple will see it that way, but it couldn't hurt to ask.
Then they should fix his button and give him back a water damaged phone.. Lol
 
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runtohell121

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Mar 12, 2010
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Thank you, MacDawg and Roller...I hope it turns out that way.

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would i might be able to qualify for Out-of-Warranty service?

I read this on the Apple site: "However, an iPhone that has failed due to contact with liquid may be eligible for out-of-warranty service."

...i would be MUCH more willing to pay a hundred and something dollars than the ridiculous 545 replacement.
Yes, you're eligible for out of warranty replacement. It would cost $149 + tax for the iPhone 4 and $199 + tax for iPhone 4S.
 
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pickmeup212

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May 28, 2012
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Fair? You broke your phone.. Should have been more careful. I understand initially it was a hardware issue, but your negligence has now turned it into user damage via water. It's still fair that they will make you pay for a replacement due to water damage. Not fair is them charging out for a hardware failure within your warranty time frame.


....i got pushed off a dock into the water because i wouldn't give some drunk stranger guy my phone number. so yeah, i guess saying "no" is my carelessness.

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Yes, you're eligible for out of warranty replacement. It would cost $149 + tax for the iPhone 4 and $199 + tax for iPhone 4S.
thank you very much, runtohell, I really appreciate it.
 
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ThatsMeRight

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Sep 12, 2009
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Fair? You broke your phone.. Should have been more careful. I understand initially it was a hardware issue, but your negligence has now turned it into user damage via water. It's still fair that they will make you pay for a replacement due to water damage. Not fair is them charging out for a hardware failure within your warranty time frame.

....i got pushed off a dock into the water because i wouldn't give some drunk stranger guy my phone number. so yeah, i guess saying "no" is my carelessness.

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thank you very much, runtohell, I really appreciate it.

Than that guy should pay you.
 
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