11 posts in this topic

Posted

Technology is great, but it can also be expensive to repair. If you don

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

You should be cautious as third party parts and services may invalidate any warranty left on the phone

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Should go to ifixit.com it's a much more widely known site.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

^ Never heard of it. :shifty:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

You should be cautious as third party parts and services may invalidate any warranty left on the phone

lol the moment that screen cracked pretty much threw that warrenty out the window

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

or buy the screen yourself

 

costs around

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

lol the moment that screen cracked pretty much threw that warrenty out the window

 

Um Nope. Apple will still provide you with a warranty on everything but the cracked screen. Ive seen people get components replaced like speakers and cameras while having a cracked screen and not pay anything for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Um Nope. Apple will still provide you with a warranty on everything but the cracked screen.

 

That makes absolutely no sense to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Cracked screen doesn't fall into the regular Apple warranty. If you get AppleCare then you're set.

Every manufacturer is like that

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

That makes absolutely no sense to me.

I also have 2 friends that work at the apple store. Without getting them in trouble, Apple is strict about not COVERING whats broken, also it depends on the crack. If you have a shatter, cant take the screen off without cracking it more. If its a hairline crack/cracks or a small dent crack in the corner, you can pull the screen off and fix everything else. Especially with the 4/4s you can slide the back cover off and service most stuff without having to touch the screen.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Breakdown of iPhone protection and warranty in my experience:

 

Without AppleCare+:

* If an iPhone is broken, and Apple determines that the damage is not covered by warranty (or the device is outside of the ~1 year warranty), they will either charge you the amount it costs to fix the device (i.e., replace the screen) or provide you with a refurbished iPhone of the exact same color and model for ~$249 (in my experience).  I think $249 as a replacement for an iPhone is completely reasonable for a device that retails for $649.  If you drop it in your toilet and the screen is cracked with water damage you can get it replaced for an extremely reasonable price unless you have a better deal lined up with your provider (which may give you a discount).

 

With AppleCare+:

* Same if out-of-warranty as previous

* Warrant is extended to 2 years total (1 additional year)

* While under warranty a broken device that is due to some fault of the user (i.e., dropping in the toilet) costs $49 to replace (limit 2 per customer)

I think AppleCare+ is pretty decent "insurance" for $99.  The only thing is it doesn't scale with device cost.  The folks buying the more expensive 64GB iPhone with Apple+ will be getting a better value than the ones with the 16GB model.

 

If I were outside of my iPhone's warranty, then I would send it to one of these shops to be fixed most likely.  While in-warranty I'd have Apple fix it even if I had to pay for it (depending on how close I was to the end of my warranty status...obviously if I only have a month left...yeah).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.