Replacement iPhone = reduced warranty?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tekno, May 27, 2013.

  1. tekno macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    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?
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    He's right, the warranty only lasts for 12 months from the initial purchase unless you have purchased an additional extension.
  3. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    Yep, it's based on the original date of purchase.
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    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.

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