Upgrading to 3GS, will it "void" out my old iPhone's warranty?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by imac9556, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,
    I purchased the iPhone 16GB 3G about 1 year ago and got the AppleCare Extended Warranty on it. However, I plan to give it to my brother and upgrade it to the new iPhone 3Gs. My brother has the iPhone 3G 8GB on the AT&T Family plan.

    Will upgrading to the new 3Gs void out my "old" iPhone's Warranty and if there are any warranty issues my brother cannot take it in for repair/replacement?

    Thanks
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    It shouldnt. If im not mistaken it is attached to the serial number of the phone. Not the IMEI.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    IIRC, the warranty is transferable. So, it's associated with the phone, not the person.
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +1 ^^^ I did the same for my brother's hand-me-down 3G 16GB White....:cool:
     
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    if i buy 2 cars will both of them not have warrantees
     
  6. imac9556 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks to everyone's reply above.

    The REASON I am asking is because I was once told the devices were associated by phone number... Since I am upgrading, it might deactivate the 3G from my account, which in turn deactivates the warranty with the new 3Gs added, @sshole. :rolleyes:
     
  7. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    No reason why it couldn't be tied to the IMEI since both are unique to the phone.
     

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