Ugh... Dropped iPhone while drunk last night

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  1. KuchiKopi macrumors regular

    KuchiKopi

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    Title says it all. Can I buy AppleCare and get a free replacement? Also I think the phone is weaker, there is no way the phone should shatter from a 4 foot drop
     
  2. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Nah.
     
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Ouch, unfortunately, no. You will have to suck it up and pay to get the phone replaced.
     
  4. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Many phones have shattered from only inches. Nothing wrong with it. Next time be careful for your actions.
     
  5. EW800 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think Apple is real big on granting Apple Care to phones that are already shattered. ;)
     
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  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Are you drunk NOW?

    Even if they added AC, the replacement wouldn't be free...
     
  8. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    Not trying to encourage fraud here, but if it's within the 60 day grace period you could call and add AppleCare+, then get a replacement for $80.
     
  9. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    No need for AppleCare, take it in and ask for a screen replacement for $129 and since they likely don't have the screens to replace it yet they'll give you a whitebox device.
     
  10. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    Correct me if im wrong, but doesn't he have to bring it in somewhere to inspected to get applecare + this far out?
     
  11. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    sucks to suck. needed apple care before a accident. Why would someone insure a product AFTER it was damaged?
     
  12. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Apple can do the diagnostic by you plugging into your computer.

    I have always wondered if said diagnostic can sense a shattered screen or something.

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    Because he is trying to get it insured and taken in for a replacement.

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    By the way, something that hasn't been said, Apple charges $109 for a new screen. Right now most are just replacing the entire device. And you are unlikely to get a true refurb this early in the game. Actually cheaper than AC+ plus the replacement cost.
     
  13. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

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    Look into square trade. If you bought your phone in the last few days, sign up, then put in a claim about a month from now. Not saying you should do it, but it could technically work.
     
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  15. Crackbone macrumors regular

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    Can't hurt taking it into the Apple Store if possible.

    I put my 2 week old iPhone 5 through the wash.

    The manager of the store allowed me to buy AppleCare on the broken phone after I destroyed it.

    Give it a shot.
     
  16. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    If you do it in store, yes they do inspect. It can be done by phone but they have to run some diagnostic and pass the diagnostic test.
     
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    Did you have a case on it?

    My iPhone 5 has dropped off my bicycle while cycling on the concrete several times and never even got a scratch really. Even landed on screen.

    I just have a soft plastic (non gel) case on the back of it, nothing expensive for fancy.

    I think the screen replacement even on apple care is $80+

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  19. KuchiKopi thread starter macrumors regular

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    I will try to add AppleCare and pass the diagnostic online, thanks guys for the advice!
     
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    AppleCare+ is $99 and the OOW replacement fee is $79. Not sure you can get AppleCare+ without a Genius inspection.
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Too bad more people aren't taking advantage of 90-day accidental damage coverage provided by Amex and others.
     
  23. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    just keep drinking the screen will look fine. beer goggles will do wonders. poor beer on your phone it will then think you are good looking.
     
  24. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    Let me guess... No case? If not, when will you people learn? Why get drunk? Don't understand that...
     
  25. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    LMAO :) More like "bend-over".
     
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