What happens warrantee-wise if I brick my 3.0 iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chrisa107, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. chrisa107 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    #1
    Question to all of you developers out there - would my phone still be covered under AppleCare if it bricks or something happens to it while testing 3.0? I just signed up for the developer program, so I've got access to the firmware, but am wary over the chance of something happening to my only phone.

    I wouldn't be doing any kind of jailbreaking, tethering or other such things - just the new firmware, but want to make sure that if something DOES happen and I mess something up, Apple will still fix my phone.
     
  2. lftrghtparadigm macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    #2
    A better question is why wouldn't they?
     
  3. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    #3
    Applecare includes specific exemption for software classed as Beta in the small-print

    In otherwords ... unless you need to use it for dev purposes leave it alone
     
  4. lftrghtparadigm macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    #4
    Sorry but whether or not this is true, it does not apply in the real world. I've been a dev for a long time. Do you think I would still be a dev if Apple turned me away during issues I periodically experienced while using their beta software? Would anyone bother?

    LOL!
     
  5. JPyre macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2005
    Location:
    Pistolvania
    #5
    I was running 3.0 and got a warranty swap on the spot due to significant battery issues not related to 3.0, but then again the lead genius is a long time friend...

    I have never in my life seen a bricked phone that couldnt be restored to some working os version, so unless you have a hardware prob or cant downgrade it yourself you should have no need to even worry about it.
     
  6. chrisa107 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    #6
    That's what I was figuring - even if there's some exclusion in AppleCare for development purposes, it would seem pretty cheap for Apple to turn away a paid developer using their own product.
     

Share This Page