NOOO...I dropped my iPhone 5 :(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xxRONNIExx, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. xxRONNIExx macrumors regular

    xxRONNIExx

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    I had my phone in my lap while driving my car. Got out the car and my phone hit the ground. Now I have a terrible looking scratch on it. Im so sad!! Wondering if my 90 day apple warranty covers any cosmetic damage. I also bought the square trade warranty for two years the day I bought the phone.
    I tried to call them all day but been on hold for over 15 minutes...my case wont be here until next week.
     
  2. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    Pic! :)

    And no the warrenty doesn't cover damage like that to my understanding.
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    While AppleCare might be generous enough to help you, don't count on it because that's not what its for. This sounds like an issue for SquareTrade.

    On the plus side you can stop obsessing about having a pristine phone.
     
  4. xxRONNIExx thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know Ive been showing off my phone for over a week now. I should have bought a cheap case until the one I wanted arrived ;( Yes Im hoping Square Trade will help me out. I'll even try apple care and beg, maybe that will work too :)
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    In the end it's a daily-use device and it will get scratched.
     
  6. richmds macrumors regular

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    Look at it this way your phone now has more character.
     
  7. kanesaba macrumors newbie

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  8. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    It continues to amaze me how extremely good people are at dropping their phones. I had a Sony Ericsson for 3 years and didn't drop it once. I've had my iPhone 4S for more than a year now and I haven't dropped that once.

    But I feel you. Good luck with that!
     
  9. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    That's called karma.
     
  10. kalexn macrumors 6502

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    How big is the scratch? Unless you bought Applecare + it won't help you out, only phone issues/problems from the Phone, not user error sadly. But the square trade should help you out. Good luck!

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    and put a screen protector or case on it :)
     
  11. xxRONNIExx thread starter macrumors regular

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    I said "showing it off", not bragging, gosh!!
     
  12. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    Did you contact apple? What did they say?

     
  13. xxRONNIExx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Heres a few pics :mad:

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    Im going to call apple on my lunch break...
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    File a claim to your credit card company to get it replaced under the 90-day accidental damage protection and you'll get reimbursed the $229 or up to the price you paid for it.
     
  15. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't look too bad considering it was dropped.

     
  16. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    It's still amazes me that people don't protect there phones with a good case like an Otterbox defender . If you had used an Otterbox there would be no need for this thread:D
     
  17. darster Suspended

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    Don't worry. You will likely drop it a few more times. And then it will be broken. And then you will be covered.
     
  18. Adutrumque macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. I have a couple of scratches on my iPhone 4 screen. Not a big deal.
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    b.c they look awful! Squaretrade for sure. I doubt apple would replace it for cosmetics w/o applecare+. Maybe if something was not functioning you could get lucky and they would replace it. Purely for cosmetics with no applecare+....maybe a 1% chance.
     
  21. Radio macrumors 68000

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    That's not bad.
     
  22. cababah macrumors 68000

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    If you are still within 30 days you might be able to add AppleCare+ but that could be considered fraud...
     
  23. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    All I see is an overreaction.
     
  24. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    They don't look bad at all I think that my phone looks sexy and feels better to use and I don't have to worry about scratching or dropping my phone . Where I live you have to use a case or your will mess your phone in the first week. Sand and the Iphone don't mix so I will always go with an Otterbox defender for the win :rolleyes:
     
  25. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Not fraud, OP'd still be able to add APP+ since the phone (in theory) still works just fine. Why would Apple be against making an additional $150 for less than 15 minutes worth of work?
     

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