Shattered iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by carrako, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. carrako macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    Went out to my car tonight, iPhone slipped out of my hand and .... Landed Screen first on the concrete. Had a brand new Speck candyshell on it, which of course did nothing for screen protection. brand new 3GS has a completely shattered screen :mad: FML... Just venting pretty much.

    Now, i am off to buy a new one i guess. Apple doesnt cover this type of thing right? Question...though i think i already know the answer... Since i bought the new 3GS under subsidize pricing ($199) and apple wont cover screens breaking, so i am going to have to buy a 2nd one to replace my new one for the list price or can i get the subsidized price again?

    Any idea if i could sell it on ebay or here for... $100?
  2. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I believe if you give them that one, Apple will replace it for $199.
  3. Switz213 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
  4. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
    =O. Yes you will have to pay unsubsidized pricing. once again =O.

    CC warrenty dosent cover physical damage I believe.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I thought apple fixed screens for $200 and theres also a few online companys that do it for less. You just gotta send it in and wait till they repair it and send it back.
  6. Switz213 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    Amex covers anything within the first 90 days.:rolleyes:
  7. carrako thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    they will replace my phone with a new one ...or just do a screen replacement on mine?
  8. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Oh man... I make sure mine is secure first thing before getting in and out of my car for this very reason.
  9. alexbates macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2008
    Georgia, USA
    I would suggest a screen replacement unless you are willing to cough up another $199
  10. carrako thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    when it dropped, i was surprisingly kinda calm, thinking about how good the Speck candyshell is but then i looked down and saw it was screen down...and then got scared :(
  11. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I believe they just give you a warranty replacement if you take it into the store.
  12. carrako thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    that would be amazing if true... going to go by tomorrow and see what my options are

    The damage :(

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  13. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal

    I'm so sorry.

    Yeah, the $199 refurb (which will be new at this point) seems your best (only?) option.

    BTW, list price is $599/699, so...
  14. David-fr macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2008
    Bay Area
    go to any repair shop like mobile kangaroo or something like that and they will replace it for less than 150$ I've done that July 15 2008 after lining up for the 3G for 12hours. Then go to the apple store and make something up so they will exchange for a new one.
  15. carrako thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    $199 for a replacement phone? Thats fine with me...if that is what apple will give me.
  16. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Yeah, I know it's supposed to be for water damage, but I think other people have had success with other types of damage. $199 is way better than $599, so it's worth a try.
  17. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    If you paid for it on your credit card, there might be a warranty program. I know there is with AMEX.
  18. harry20larry macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Just take out some phone insurence for it, if they ask to see the phone, ask your friend if you can borrow his to 'prove' that it isn't already broken and remember to your sim in it in case they call it.
    Then, a few days later, claim it on accidental damage, they repair it for free or give you a new one. If they only cover lossage just say you lost it, you can then keep or cancel the insurence after you got your new iPhone.
  19. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    Amex does. :D
    You can run it over with your car and Amex will replace it.
  20. ttech10 macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2008
    Yea everytime I'm wearing sports shorts (loose/meshy) I'm hesitant about getting into and out of vehicles.

    OP, sorry to hear about that. As said you should be able to get it repaired by Apple for about $200.
  21. TehBest macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    No no dont sell it for $100 are u nuts? whoever gets that is lucky! all theyd have to do is go on the net and buy a replacement screen (when and if they become available) then theyd turn around and sell that for 5-600 bucks.
  22. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2008
    i'll give you $100 for it. you can keep the case though. candy shell fail.
  23. funkyc macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2008
    i'm in my school's library and when i saw ur photo i shouted 'oh no!'
    and everyone looked at me weird.

    anyway tough luck on that. i'd be shattered if i dropped my few day old phone and that happened. oops sorry abt the bad pun. didn't mean it!

    just go to apple and get the screen fixed. everything else should be ok. better than buying a brand new phone
  24. carrako thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    ive scratched that idea after finding out that i could get a replacement through apple for $199. I probably will be going that route.

    Any idea of wait times for a replacement?
  25. chinarider macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    No wonder my insurAnce rates are so high!

    Why do so many people here think that they can get away with Theft?

    Liars and thieves......And we ALL pay for them in the long run....

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