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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joelsohood, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. joelsohood macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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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.
     
  3. iMatt. macrumors 6502

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    If it's still under AppleCare then they would more than likely replace it with a refurb 3GS
     
  4. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    Nope. They still have refurbs for this very reason.
     
  5. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Do you have a source for that? Usually they keep stock in and use it for replacements.
     
  7. batting1000 macrumors 604

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  8. dave006 Contributor

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    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
     
  9. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  10. TSX macrumors 68030

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    They still have the original iPhone in stock for replacements.
     

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