Swapped your black iPhone 4 for a 4S at the Apple Store?

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  1. walt7788 macrumors member

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    9to5mac.com is reporting that some Apple stores with low black iPhone 4 inventory will be swapping them for 4S units (if they have some sort of an issue). See http://9to5mac.com/2012/04/14/apple...e-iphone-4-models-with-4s-due-to-constraints/

    Have you had your black iPhone 4 swapped for a 4S? Were you at an Apple store? Or carrier store? What store in what city/state?

    Did you swap an AT&T or Verizon iPhone 4 for a 4s?

    Were you in warranty or not? Did you pay the $149 replacement fee?

    Did the Apple Store genius tell you you would be getting a 4S before you handed over your cash/credit card? Has anyone called any stores to see if they will release this information over the phone?

    Any other relevant details?

    Let us know!
     
  2. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    I saw this on gizmodo too. I think they have to run out of stock of your 4 before they can get you a 4S.
     
  3. Gorge macrumors newbie

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    Going to try tomorrow. My iphone 4 has some backlight issues.
     
  4. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    All the news I read about this issue states that it's for the 16GB models.. where's the love for the 32GB? :[
     
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    I knew the minute this story broke the vultures would start circling. :rolleyes:
     
  6. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Because 16GB models sell the most, stock for that size depletes the fastest...
     
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    My sleep/wake button has been screwed for a while, and I'd love to get mine swapped. I might try this out this weekend.
     
  9. google macrumors regular

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    I called two Chicago stores and they both had them in stock...:mad:
     
  10. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    I know haha, I'm just being selfish :p Doesn't seem like they're running low on the 32GB white iPhone 4's. I might call from time to time just to see if they are.. definitely wouldn't mind an upgrade to the 4S
     
  11. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I read about this 2 weeks ago and it was about white 16gb iphones 4 in Canada and the US only
     
  12. EngageWithRage macrumors 6502

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    LOL, ahh this is funny. I foresee a shortage on iPhone 4s' and then a sudden and not so coincidental surge of refurbished iPhone 4's in stock
     
  13. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    So anyone get their iPhone 4 16GB Black replaced for a 4S at yorkdale mall in canada? a friend of mine has been aching to take in his iPhone 4 on which he's having home button issues but he's waiting for the jailbreak for iOS 5.1/5.1.1 to take it in
     
  14. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    May I ask how you got through to the actual store? All the numbers I call lead me to the automatic machine thing and I can't get to the store itself.
     
  15. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Hit 0 once or twice
     
  16. google macrumors regular

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    I kept asking for store representative.
     
  17. runtohell121 macrumors 6502

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    I would want to go to Apple Store and hope I get an iPhone 4S... but 1 hour drive to find out and paying $150-$200 since I have a broken glass screen..
     
  18. runtohell121 macrumors 6502

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    So anyone able to do this in California? I'm thinking about going to the Apple Store in Monterey, CA but I'm thinking they would have the iPhone 4 in stock...
     
  19. runtohell121 macrumors 6502

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    ^Which I do have the iPhone 4 16gb Black GSM (AT&T) version. Out of warranty, willing to pay $200 for a replacement if it's the iPhone 4S since I have a broken glass screen + the annoying yellow glue on the screen.
     
  20. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    The replacement cost is $149.99.
     
  21. runtohell121 macrumors 6502

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    Went to the store yesterday and walked out with an iPhone 4 only :/ Paid $149 to replace the broken screen. Oh well. Worth a shot.

    Now my question is warranty, is it 90 days or I'm still out of warranty? My phone was originally bought on 06/24/2010 (launch day) and since my phone is unlocked by AT&T (previous iPhone), is my replacement unlocked also?
     
  22. google macrumors regular

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    Which location did you go? Has anyone been successful at getting 4s?
     
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    Now my question is warranty, is it 90 days or I'm still out of warranty? My phone was originally bought on 06/24/2010 (launch day) and since my phone is unlocked by AT&T (previous iPhone), is my replacement unlocked also?[/QUOTE]

    I recently had my my iPhone 4 replaced. I had 4 days left of warranty and they gave me a new one with a 90 day warranty. My replacement was unlocked too. AT&T had unlocked it for me two weeks earlier.
     
  25. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    I recently had my my iPhone 4 replaced. I had 4 days left of warranty and they gave me a new one with a 90 day warranty. My replacement was unlocked too. AT&T had unlocked it for me two weeks earlier.[/QUOTE]

    The carrier lock carries over. So if the orignal was unlocked it would carry over. The system they uses makes things easier. I could litterally have an O2 Uk locked iPhone replaced in the US and it would be locked to O2 UK still.
     

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