Dangers of Getting iPhone 4 Early?
Any of you know of any previous past issues with getting the iPhones early as soon as the first batch of them are out and released? Im hesistant to get it on the June 24th. Im coming from a Blackberry where mostly every phone had a bad batch at the beginning of the releases. But i thought i heard something about iPhones in the past. Anything anybody?:o
- 06-09-2010, 03:13 PM #2
While there is always a device or two around, I can't recall anything like that with the 3GS release last year. Apple also has an amazing return/exchange policy. You make an appointment, walk in, and they fix it right there and then or exchange it with a new one on the spot.
- 06-09-2010, 03:16 PM #3iMore Intermediate
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The big danger: getting one's @ss kicked out of envy for having one on 06.24.10 j/k
I got my 3GS on July 1 last year, fairly shortly after the initial launch & had zero issues. I used to be w/Sprint, and it seems like their new phones - especially the smart phones/higher end - always had issues w/the first run. IDK about the iPhones, but I'm willing to find out for the iPhone 4.
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- 06-09-2010, 03:20 PM #5
apple's phones are usually pretty solid. and if you do have a problem within the first year apple will take care of you. if you have any issues get applecare and it gives you an extra year of warranty plus unlimited phone support.
- 06-09-2010, 03:25 PM #7
I got my 3G on launch day and also my 3GS on launch day and had NO problems with either. Apple tends to make solid products and normally won’t release them if they have any known issues. That may be why they only release 1 phone per year. They take pride in their products. Alot of the other companies and phones you see come out release more than 3 phones a year. When you start releasing a bunch of different products a year you tend to rush or half do things.
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- 06-09-2010, 04:41 PM #10
So I wouldn't worry, as long as it's not physical damage Apple will replace it within the first year.
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- 06-10-2010, 01:29 PM #14iPhone Newbie
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So the consensus is that the iPhone is a solid product, and Apple stands behind their product. That's good to know. I've heard lots of horror stories about bad Apple service. I picked up the Apple Care, and my local AT&T rep claims they will honor service above and beyond what the Apple Care covers. I will believe that when I see it, of course.
Still, I'm hoping the feelings about Apple here are reflected in reality - should I need the service.
- 06-10-2010, 03:02 PM #15
My friend had a Sony phone for 3 months, the buttons started chipping off from regular use. She sent it in for repair, she got it back 8 months later, and they charged her $30.
Just to give you an idea of how bad it gets with other companies.
- 06-10-2010, 03:10 PM #16