Will apple replace my 3gs (discontinued) with a 4?

joelsohood

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just recently my 3gs has stopped working, and since the release of the iphone 5 I heard the 3gs is discontinued. is this true? will my warranty replace it with an iphone 4?
 

Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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They'll give you a 3Gs. They still have those in stock. It won't be a new one, but a refurbished one.
 

iMatt.

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just recently my 3gs has stopped working, and since the release of the iphone 5 I heard the 3gs is discontinued. is this true? will my warranty replace it with an iphone 4?
If it's still under AppleCare then they would more than likely replace it with a refurb 3GS
 

rw3

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May 13, 2008
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Actually Apple is not fulfilling any orders for the 3GS for Genius Bar replacements...they are upgrading you to the iPhone 4.
 

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Actually Apple is not fulfilling any orders for the 3GS for Genius Bar replacements...they are upgrading you to the iPhone 4.
Do you have a source for that? Usually they keep stock in and use it for replacements.
 

dave006

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Actually Apple is not fulfilling any orders for the 3GS for Genius Bar replacements...they are upgrading you to the iPhone 4.
Don't get the original posters hopes up that there is a 100% change of getting an iPhone 4!

This policy is only if they don't have any iPhone 3GS replacment units at the store. It is just an inventory issue.

Dave
 

rw3

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May 13, 2008
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All I can say to reply to the above is I work at a "bar" that does this sort of thing everyday......most stores do not have any 3GS in stock for warranty/out of warranty replacement service.