iPhone 7(+) Warranty replacement question prior to picking up XS Max

truthiness

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I have a 7+ with a cracked screen (been cracked awhile) but have never gotten it fixed. I just looked up on my wireless account and under my mobile insurance it'd cost me $112 to get a replacement 7+. If I file a claim tonight, how would that impact my pending pickup date at the Apple store this Friday for my XS Max that was to replace this 7+?


I couldn't trade in my cracked phone toward the XS Max, but I'm thinking if I could get a replacement for the 7+ I could then sell that afterwards, no?

Interested in strategy to accomplish this.
[doublepost=1537412661][/doublepost]I should add my 7+ is paid for.
 

truthiness

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And I guess my logic here is I could spend $112 to get potentially whatever these are selling for new in box.
Why would a 7+ you aren't trading for the Max affect picking up the Max?
Just thinking the timing might screw up activation of the new Max. e.g. If I get return box for the 7+ on Friday and send it back, I won't have an active phone at time of pickup, technically. And then would I have to activate the replacement 7+ prior to activating the Max?
[doublepost=1537413135][/doublepost]I'd potentially be arriving at Apple Store on Friday having to explain that my current 7+ is currently being replaced under warranty. Follow me?
[doublepost=1537413234][/doublepost]And I guess my other thought is my 7+ will no longer be insured at that time once the Max is activated. So is it worth spending the $112 to hopefully get more than $112 when I sell it?
 

fjzerty

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do you have applecare plus? or is your mobile through a third party like assurion?

to be honest if the rest of your phone is in pretty good condition and you got your phone's screen replaced directly from apple (and maybe even got the battery replaced under the limited time $30 pricing while you were there) you could easily resell your phone to someone looking to buy a pre-owned (but essentially refurbished with original parts) iPhone for more than that (anywhere from 350-500) and use the profit towards apple care or a nice case/ screen protector for your new device.

however if your insurance is through another third party it’s a little more complicated because they often use third party replacement parts (and it’s hard to know the quality of what you are receiving) but even so you could probably pay the insurance fee and then resell it to a company like gazelle for about $200-300 since they refurbish with third party parts anyway and as long as your device is in working order it probably wouldn’t affect the offer they give you for device
 

truthiness

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it's third party. I'm just thinking for the $112 it's going to cost me, I can then trade in the replacement for $285 on the Apple site. That's my plan anyway, just wondering if it'll work.
 

fjzerty

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yeah you probably could, but they would pay you with an apple store gift card vs. selling else where and getting a slightly higher amount paid in $$$.
 

bruinsrme

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it's third party. I'm just thinking for the $112 it's going to cost me, I can then trade in the replacement for $285 on the Apple site. That's my plan anyway, just wondering if it'll work.
If you go through apple, bright star, they probably won’t give you $285 for a refurb from another insurance company. They will easily detect a third party screen, question the integrity of the components inside. The stores are a little more forgiving.
 

truthiness

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So here's the deal, my claim was approved but the replacement is out of stock. Do I go pick up my Max tomorrow and activate it? Or should I just pick up my Max, wait for replacement 7+ to come in, activate that, then activate max, deactivating the 7+ replacement?
 

truthiness

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If you go through apple, bright star, they probably won’t give you $285 for a refurb from another insurance company. They will easily detect a third party screen, question the integrity of the components inside. The stores are a little more forgiving.
One has nothing to do with the other, in regards to you being able to activate your new phone.
Okay so my replacement phone will just be deactivated and I can trade it in or resell it no problem?
 

fjzerty

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unless you are changing carriers or adding a new phone line, usually all you need to do when switching to a new device is swapping out the sim card from your old phone to your new one and restart it so it can automatically connect to your sim cards network.
 

truthiness

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unless you are changing carriers or adding a new phone line, usually all you need to do when switching to a new device is swapping out the sim card from your old phone to your new one and restart it so it can automatically connect to your sim cards network.
Okay, for some reason I thought I read somewhere that the 7+ SIM would not fit the Max, but maybe that was a different region version.
 
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