Factory Warranty / Return-Exchange Policy ?
My brother bought an iPhone 4 off of CL, with original box packaging, but not sealed. He dropped it and now his Sleep button does not function. There is no physical damage to the phone and I'm curious to know if Apple would replace it.
I know warranty doesn't transfer, unless it's the apple care plan, but given that the phone is less than a year old, and their track record with great CS, is it likely that they would replace his phone?
The reason I ask, before actually going to the store, his phone is Jailbroken and unlocked. If there's a slight chance they'll replace it we will restore and head to the store. But I would hate to restore and then they turn us away and he be stuck without a phone to use.
- 01-17-2011, 01:30 PM #2
- 01-17-2011, 01:35 PM #3iMore Newbie
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Last I checked the warranty age was tracked by serial number. So there is no reason why it would not transfer, since it's not tracked by a customer account. Unless, that has changed, which I don't think it has. Just plug your serial number into the form at https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreemen...mic.do?newid=y
It will tell you when the warranty will expire.
- 01-17-2011, 01:40 PM #4
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- 01-17-2011, 06:40 PM #10
It has been my experience that Apple always handles warranties with the customer's happiness being the top priority. Everyone I know has received replacements without question. The only complains appear to be from people with obvious visible damage.
- 01-18-2011, 10:01 AM #11
Just go in and tell them what happened, they will still replace it ... Even if it was dropped, I have had dropped iPhones replaced in the past, just tell them the truth they will take care of you. Unless of course you drop it and it breaks some glass, normally with no physical damage evident they replace with a smile.
- 01-18-2011, 12:22 PM #13
Sorry for taking so long to post back up but I finally made it to the apple store. I got there and the first guy I talked to told me he saw minor wear on the antenna, near the sleep/wake button, and thought it could be physical damage that would cause the button to malfunction. This of course would void the warranty. Anyway, he said the Genius would have the final say after inspection.
Maybe I got lucky but this is my conversation with the Genius I spoke to;
Genius - "what's the isssue"
Me - "this button doesnt work"
Genius - *presses the button* "ok, lemme get you a new phone"
That's basically it. He went to the back, grabbed me a new phone and threw my sim card in there.
- 01-25-2011, 05:01 PM #15