What do I do?

Jimmy Guphanti

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Okay so today I finally bought the iPad I have been waiting to get for a long time. As I went top attach the Smart Cover for the first time, I put it on the wrong side of the iPad, and thinking it was attached, I let go, and it fell to floor. Now the screen is broken. I never even got to turn it on. If I go to to the Apple Store what are the chances that they will replace it? What should I tell them? I know the people at Apple are usually kind, but I'm broke. Any tips?
 

macduke

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First of all—you're not supposed to hold it by the Smart Cover to begin with. It's just a cover held by a moderately strong magnet.

Second of all—is this post a joke? If not, wow...just wow. Always do the right thing. Don't lie. If you're really financially broke, an iPad was not the right choice.
 

roberthodgson

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Jul 18, 2010
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If you bought the Apple care + then you are covered either way so see an Apple Genius tell him what happended and they may take care of if for you, your house insurance or credit card insurance is somthing else to look at if Apple wants to charge you the out of warranty replacement cost.

One you get your IPad replaced always remember the smart cover is not designed to carry the weight of your IPad it's just a cover.

Let us know how you make out with Apple they have allways been a great company for support.
 

mobilehaathi

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Aug 19, 2008
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Perhaps you put the smart cover on correctly. Why in the world did you think you could hold the iPad by it?

If you go to the Apple store, tell them the truth; you might get lucky.
 

dischNoutTAspd

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Jun 16, 2010
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There's nothing apple can do for you. You dropped it and it broke. You can bring it and and tell them and they may replace it for 100$ .
 

nfl46

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Wow. :( I'm sorry! My heart would have sunk. $500 or more down the drain.
 

TheWheelMan

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Mar 15, 2011
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You thought those magnets would be strong enough to hold the iPad? If they were that strong, it would be incredibly hard just to take the cover off. Wrong side or not, the result would have been the same.
 

andiwm2003

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Okay so today I finally bought the iPad I have been waiting to get for a long time. As I went top attach the Smart Cover for the first time, I put it on the wrong side of the iPad, and thinking it was attached, I let go, and it fell to floor. Now the screen is broken. I never even got to turn it on. If I go to to the Apple Store what are the chances that they will replace it? What should I tell them? I know the people at Apple are usually kind, but I'm broke. Any tips?
you might be able to buy Apple care plus after the fact. You would still pay ~200 bucks or so and the legality of this is questionable at best.

Maybe your credit card covers this.

Why in the world would you buy a toy with your last money?
 

poloponies

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you might be able to buy Apple care plus after the fact. You would still pay ~200 bucks or so and the legality of this is questionable at best.

Maybe your credit card covers this.

Why in the world would you buy a toy with your last money?
Applecare for the iPad does not cover damage. Applecare+ does, but is for the iPhone only.
 
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