Replace a phone towards end of warranty

eclipse01

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May be a dumb question, but lets say your warranty ends on say Nov. 1st and you get your phone swapped on Oct 30th, do you get another 30 days or so with the new phone?
 

C DM

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I thought you get something like 90 days (or at least 30 days) from the warranty replacement, or till the end of the existing warranty, whichever is longer basically.
 
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I thought you get something like 90 days (or at least 30 days) from the warranty replacement, or till the end of the existing warranty, whichever is longer basically.
Maybe so but I have had to have one replace after 6 months and I was told that the new one had six months warranty left.
 

C DM

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Maybe so but I have had to have one replace after 6 months and I was told that the new one had six months warranty left.
That makes sense and would be consistent with what I mentioned as that's what you still had on your original warranty (and it was the longer of the 90 days, or 30 days, or whatever a replacement comes with if you no longer have warranty or have less time remaining).
 

eclipse01

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Well you basically had a working phone through out your entire warranty period. Are you wanting them to give you an extra year just cause you got you phone replaced?
True, but for me I have an issue that i'm not sure will get worse or not if it does it will be getting pretty close to the end of my warranty period, also I don't exactly live close to an Apple store so trips are a bit limited
 

Newtons Apple

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That makes sense and would be consistent with what I mentioned as that's what you still had on your original warranty (and it was the longer of the 90 days, or 30 days, or whatever a replacement comes with if you no longer have warranty or have less time remaining).
It would seem fair that they give you at least 30day, maybe someone here knows for sure.
 

macher

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Maybe so but I have had to have one replace after 6 months and I was told that the new one had six months warranty left.
Might be a different situation... A family member got their 6 water damaged with no Apple Care. Got a replacement under the $299 replacement. The warranty started the day he got the replacement.
 

lakaiordie

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Might be a different situation... A family member got their 6 water damaged with no Apple Care. Got a replacement under the $299 replacement. The warranty started the day he got the replacement.
thats not true

quotes from apple's site

"A replacement part or product or a repaired Apple Product assumes the remaining warranty of the original Apple Product or ninety (90) days from the date of replacement or repair, whichever provides longer coverage for you."
 

Enjoylife1788

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I believe that IS a different situation. That $299 is basically getting you a new phone.
You might have checked the same day of the replacement. It normaly takes 2-3 days to reflect the warranty status of the replaced product. I have had many replacements and it assumes the original warranty or 90 days from the replacement, whichever is longer.
 

maflynn

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May be a dumb question, but lets say your warranty ends on say Nov. 1st and you get your phone swapped on Oct 30th, do you get another 30 days or so with the new phone?
As mentioned you get 90 days which seems to be a standard practice. I've had warranty work from other companies and the replacement work was warranted for 90 days.