Shattered Glass on iPhone 4 - Is There Any Genius Bar Hope?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by scem0, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. scem0 macrumors 604

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    The predicament:

    1. iPhone 4 fell off counter in bathroom, front glass panel shattered
    2. iPhone is no longer in warranty (which doesn't cover accidental damage, anyways)
    3. I'm poor and the replacement is $200.

    Any magical suggestions about how to schmooze the Apple store into replacing it for free? Any suggestions of other options for repair?

    Thanks =(,
    Emerson
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. scem0 thread starter macrumors 604

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    yeah, that's my plan. I don't have too high of hopes :(.

    Thanks for the response!
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Good luck dude.
    Sometime they do hook up some people with just a one time no fee replacement.
    Hope it goes well for you.
     
  5. talhab macrumors newbie

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    If there are no massive dent marks or anything (which make it seem fairly obvious that it has dropped from quite a height) I would say that it's cracked by a small tap or something. There are many cases where this has happened, so much for this so called "Gorilla Glass"
     
  6. bigbro1096 macrumors 6502a

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    How is the iPhone 4 out of warranty when it hasn't even been out on the market for a year. Also, because the front and back of the iPhone 4 is glass most guinesses will replace it once contemplentemary. I say this because there have been many stories where someones glass was shattered and apple replaced it. Good luck :)
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The iphone 4 doesnt use Gorilla Glass. Its called Aluminosilicate glass.
     
  8. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Not only that, they've mentioned how it's harder. Harder glass means harder to scratch and most likely easier to shatter.
     

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