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

    Jul 12, 2004
    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?

  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    It shouldnt. If im not mistaken it is attached to the serial number of the phone. Not the IMEI.
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    IIRC, the warranty is transferable. So, it's associated with the phone, not the person.
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    +1 ^^^ I did the same for my brother's hand-me-down 3G 16GB White....:cool:
  5. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    if i buy 2 cars will both of them not have warrantees
  6. imac9556 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    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 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    No reason why it couldn't be tied to the IMEI since both are unique to the phone.

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