Taking JB 7 plus in for replacement

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  1. DUIduckSAUCE Suspended

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    Has anybody taken their JB plus to a Genius Bar for replacement? Did they have white box replacements in stock?
     
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  3. itsray macrumors 6502

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    I was at the store near me (theres 2 close by) and i saw some guy brought in a jet black and they had a replacement for him. But I live in Miami, so it just depends where you live.
     
  4. macTW Suspended

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    Seeing as they barely have enough in stock to sell... No.

    I brought back my iPhone 7 JB for replacement, and they shipped a brand new phone out to the store within a week for me. And the 7's are much more available.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If it looks brand new, and works good then what difference does it make if it comes out of white box or purple box?
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Why do people do this? What's the fun in taking up stock from people who really want a specific color but can't due to the nondecisiveness of some?
     
  7. itsray macrumors 6502

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    theres some people who care about that. idk why when you know those phones are new since the 7 just came out. even so they're still pretty much new.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I know.
    They act like its the largest purchase of their existance or the most important thing to worry about in life:D
     
  9. DUIduckSAUCE thread starter Suspended

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    It slipped out of my hand, hit the tile and went for a swim in my pool.
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    It doesn't look brand new anymore. I don't care if it is a white box
     
  10. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have insurance or going to try to replace for water damage?
     
  11. DUIduckSAUCE thread starter Suspended

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    Apple care plus
     
  12. itsray macrumors 6502

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    depending on where you live they might/should have replacements. you will pay the apple care plus fee though which i think you know already.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What I meant is the replacement in the white box will look and work like brand new.
    Not saying yours looks brand new now.
     
  14. Riley0818 macrumors member

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    Based on the reaction here, I'd argue that in many cases IT IS. As ridiculous as it seems, there are literally people on the verge of financial ruin that will purchase iPhones anyway just because they have to have one.

    There's a distinct difference between "good customer service" and just doing whatever the customer wants all of the time, with no questions or restrictions. If you bring in a phone for warranty work, you are entitled to a fix for the problem, NOT a brand new device. But listen to people whine about "white box" models and whether or not they are "brand new" and you'll start questioning if they got a different warranty than everyone else. That clause certainly isn't in mine.

    If when you get your device back everything works, that's all anyone deserves. Apple has created a monster out of a small portion of their customer base that expect a brand new device everytime they bring one in because they think the screen looks a little yellow if they hold it sideways while watching it during a solar eclipse.

    Apple has PLENTY of refurbs within a month of launch. Think about all of the returns/exchanges that happen the first week alone (for outright silly reasons). They slap a new case on em (which is nice of them to do), give em a new serial number, and voila: white box refurb ready for a warranty swap! They say it's new? Okie dokie! Genuises have NEVER lied before, so I certainly believe them :rolleyes:.

    It doesn't take months to build up refurb stock when you're selling the most returned product in the world (well... maybe it's the Note 7 THIS year =P)!
     
  15. itsray macrumors 6502

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    plenty is not a good word when a new phone comes out. if you've worked for apple then you might understand. for a month the replacements are limited and not through the genius bar. most likely you can just return it and get a new one brand new in box if you got it from an apple store. anything else is just through the genius bar. either way they try hard to give you good customer service.
     
  16. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    This is not a valid excuse for a free of charge replacement or exchange, expect to be charged.
     
  17. itsray macrumors 6502

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    you just admitted you dropped your phone and it fell in your pool.

    now why would you expect it to get replaced?
     
  18. Applejuiced, Nov 1, 2016
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    One of the best common sense posts ever.
    Very well put.
    The sense of entitlement is crazy.
    Im bringing in my banged up and scuffed up iPhone after 5 months of use but offcourse I dont want a white box replacement.
    It has to be brand new:D
    The screen tone has to be "warm" and I'd like a replacement that has the qualcomm baseband chip, also my Jet Black gloss finish is supposed to be pristine forever and without a single hairline mark if I hold it under a light and on an angle 3 inches from my face :D
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    You will have to pay the $99 deductible and you will get a fully functional device that works and looks like new.
    And you will also have about 23 more months left of warranty so Apple will take care of you.
    You have no say whether the device comes from a white box or any box or how.
    As long as it functions properly and looks good then that's the end of it.
    It will work and look way better than the device you're handing in that's for sure...
     
  19. DUIduckSAUCE thread starter Suspended

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    To be more specific. It doesn't work (water damage) or look brand new. Who said anything about a free replacement?
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    AppleCare plus covers accidental damage.
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    A white box replacement is what I am asking about.
     
  20. Riley0818 macrumors member

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    IF you want to use a 99$ deductible AC+ replacement that's awesome. It's 1 of your 2 strikes and you are not entitled to anything but a refurbished phone even in THAT case, but go for it if it's worth it to you.

    The point we were trying to make is that a segment of people here believe Apple exists to make "perfect" products because they spent "a lot" of money on them, and because of that they deserve the right to exchange ad nauseum for BRAND NEW phones until they find one they think is perfect (until they find the flaw they missed and start again).

    There are also people that try to abuse AC+ by swapping "under warranty" when it is really accidental damage. As long as you are using the deductible and are ok with a refurb that looks good as new, you are NOT one of those, but they definitely do exist.

    If you use AC+, pay the deductible, and get a shiny new refurb that makes you happy, good for you!
     
  21. Elwots macrumors member

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    If you receive a defective device, you should absolutely be entitled to another brand new device within the first 14 days.
     
  22. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    He already said he wants to use AC+.

    OP: You can also call AppleCare and get an express replacement.
     
  23. Riley0818 macrumors member

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    That's ENTIRELY different. That is essentially a return/repurchase. This is not.

    The entitlement doesn't come from that scenario, it comes from owning a device for months, USING it, and then expecting a "brand new" one for warranty work.
     
  24. digitalfx macrumors 6502a

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    wow...the OP simply asked if the replacements would be in stock...why all the entitlement crap?

    So my question is about the water resistance, I thought it would survive a drop in the pool or toilet :)
    but couldn't stay submerged for more than 30 minutes...is this not the case?
     
  25. E.Lizardo macrumors 65832

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    My wild guess is the damage from dropping it on concrete breached the waterproofing?
     

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