Shattered iPhone 3G, wait?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aggies2010, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. aggies2010 macrumors newbie

    aggies2010

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    So I shattered the screen on my 3G, everything still works fine (minus the fact it is extremely slow running ios4).

    What should I do? Buy an iPhone 4 or wait for the new one? Does anyone know if AT&T will do anything special for me like exchange the 4 when the new one comes out or give me a loaner?
     
  2. outlawarth macrumors regular

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    Wait it out a little longer if you can and get the next iPhone.
     
  3. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

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    Slap a screen protector on it so it doesn't cut you and wait. Exactly what I have done. I also just bout a $7.55 screen replacement kit on ebay. It will be good as new when I replace it.
     
  4. d0minick macrumors 6502

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    i personally buy broken iphones with shattered screen because they are so cheap to sell and ROI is handsome.


    I recommend waiting but getting your iphone fixed. it only cost about 40 bucks. I am not gonna post a link to where I get mine fixed unless you PM me, but a quick google search should find something in your area.
     
  5. aggies2010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip areyouin. Just watched a video on how to replace the screen and it doesn't seem to hard and parts are cheap. Probably why there are so many people doing it and charging $40-$50.
     
  6. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    Definitely wait until September to see if the next Gen iPhone is released.
     
  7. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    Get it fixed or do it yourself, not really expensive.
     
  8. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely buy some high quality doulble stick tape or glue of some sort if you plan to do it yourself. I just had to take the screen off my sisters 3GS and put it on mine because the replacement screen I ordered came with cheap tape and I didn't have any glue handy. I'll put the new one on hers when I get some tape.
     
  9. Kentochan macrumors 6502

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    I fixed my 3G's glass myself with iFixit's guide and an $8 digitizer from Amazon. Worked like a charm :D
     
  10. Alaerian Guest

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    My original iPhone bit it a month ago, so I was inthe same situation as you. Don't wait. Just get the iPhone 4. It's an amazing device and I couldn't be happier.
     
  11. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    I swear almost half of iPhones I see people using are shattered to hell, and they just keep using them :rolleyes:

    I'd hold out if I was you
     
  12. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I'm on an iPhone 3G too, hold out buddy only 3 more months left. Then we can enjoy the best iPhone yet :p
     
  13. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, seriously why pay like full price for a device that's a year old? Just wait a few more months and get something brand new.
     
  14. flipster macrumors 6502a

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    My friend just shattered her 3GS today. She was within the 1 year limited warranty and spider cracked the screen (shattered it). She went to Apple, and they replaced it for free. Try your luck.
     

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