question on genius replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kailibur, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. kailibur macrumors member

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    i posted a thread recently asking for help on my unresponsive iPhone 4s. i went to the genius bar as suggested and they told me to restore it as a new iphone, because it could have been the software. i di that, and it has not helped. so this leads me to my question. when i go in to get it replaced, is it possible to pay and have my phone replaced with the current model?
     
  2. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    No you can't. You have to buy the iPhone 5 for early upgrade price depending on how long you had the 4S or outright. Or test your luck at target/radioshack and sell it for whatever they'll give you
     
  3. kailibur thread starter macrumors member

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    but then i have to pay for a brand new 950+ iphone don't I? sorry that i am sounding stupid i just have no clue on these things.
     
  4. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    they can only give you the exact model and color that you have. So if you have a black 32gb for AT&T you can't just tell them to give you a white 64gb for Verizon.
    They can't give you a 16gb iPhone 5 when you have a 32gb previous model iPhone. So yes you have to pay for the iPhone
     
  5. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    You could get a replacement that has the screen protectors and everything and sell it as a brand new iPhone 4S without taking it out of the packaging. Those will sell for a lot of money on eBay. Then just use that money to buy an iPhone 5, with or without carrier subsidy.
     
  6. kailibur thread starter macrumors member

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    ok. that was what i was wondering. i will just go to the apple store.
     
  7. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    I've seen people at the Genius bar with older iPhones and if they don't have any in stock they will automatically upgrade you. i.e. iPhone 3G to 3Gs. But I doubt if the stock on the 4s is low.
     

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