Replacement iPhone = reduced warranty?

tekno

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Original poster
Oct 15, 2011
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My friend has an iPhone 4 which has stopped working ('SIM not recognised'). His previous iPhone had a faulty mic and was replaced after 6 months.

Although this current iPhone 4 is less than 12 months old, my friend seems to think that, as it's a replacement, the warranty just carried on from the faulty first phone and has therefore expired.

Surely the year's warranty should reset with the replacement handset? Anyone heard of this?
 

Brian Y

macrumors 68040
Oct 21, 2012
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My friend has an iPhone 4 which has stopped working ('SIM not recognised'). His previous iPhone had a faulty mic and was replaced after 6 months.

Although this current iPhone 4 is less than 12 months old, my friend seems to think that, as it's a replacement, the warranty just carried on from the faulty first phone and has therefore expired.

Surely the year's warranty should reset with the replacement handset? Anyone heard of this?
Technically, it's a repair. By swapping the handset, they aren't actually replacing what you bought - you bought the box, headphones, charger etc too.