What happened here, I'm confused

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rockitdog, May 29, 2015.

  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    Purchased a new sealed iPhone 6 from a guy at a good price. Ran Apple's IMEI self-check when I purchased it and it had not been activated so there was no warranty info yet. I activated the device and I see now that the warranty date on it is 2/4/16. I'm confused on how that changed when it had never been activated. I thought the warranty was tied to the activation date, not the sales date.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Think about that.

    If someone buys a bunch of new phones and never activates them, then a few years down the line does activate them does the warranty start then?

    Is Apple then on the hook for phones that are well over a year old?

    You know someone would take advantage of that. So, no. Warranty is tied to date of purchase.
     
  3. placidity44 macrumors 6502

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    Warranty is tied to date of purchase. What would happen if you have a sealed iPhone 3GS for example is apple expected to provide Apple support for that device when they don't have any of the components or anything of that such. Doesn't make any sense. But yes it's tied to date of purchase.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm going to be technical here for a moment…actually Apple does have the components and the phones.

    It was only two years ago or so that Apple finally ran out of replacements for the original iPhone. They still have plenty of stock on hand for everything else.

    That said, the main gist of your post is entirely correct.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Not technically true as 3GS owners have been upgraded to 4's in the past. It's depends on stores stock and manager/genius approval.
     
  6. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    You could even exaggerate that point to decades. Seems self evident that warranty should be tied to purchase.
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Hey man I bought this Lisa 1 unopened on eBay. I fired it up the other day and it wouldn't boot! Luckily I still have Apple Care one year from the date I opened it!
     
  8. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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  9. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Select your device on the Support profile page.
     
  10. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    huh, never knew that

    Thanks
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If this has happened, I have not been aware of it. I guess it would come down to that though as Apple is not known to 'upgrade' you because they didn't have your model or parts for your model.
     

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