1. Genericmessage00's Avatar
    I dare someone to go into an Apple Store and pour liquid on an iPhone, iPad, or an iPod touch. See what the employees do to you.
    lol, what?

    Are the hipsters behind the bar going to fight me?
    08-01-2011 09:24 PM
  2. SteezyAR's Avatar
    Honesty or deviance aside, nearly every cell phone in the last 8 years (this includes the iPhone) have moister triggers that go off when exposed to water.


    The second they pop the back off your phone, they'll know.

    So lying will only make you look stupid, on top of being a jerk.
    Yup this is true. I have a friend who tried to do the same and they said it was OBVIOUSLY submerged.
    08-01-2011 09:56 PM
  3. wboyle3's Avatar
    Well it was just a question everyone, didnt mean to come off as some arrogant guy trying to scam a company.

    Regardless, tomorrow I am making the voyage to my "local" Apple store to talk to the reps there and see what they can do for me.

    And yes, I will be telling them the truth
    08-02-2011 03:44 AM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar

    And yes, I will be telling them the truth
    Good deal. Let us know how you make out with this.


    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk.
    08-02-2011 09:17 AM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    Well it was just a question everyone, didnt mean to come off as some arrogant guy trying to scam a company.

    Regardless, tomorrow I am making the voyage to my "local" Apple store to talk to the reps there and see what they can do for me.

    And yes, I will be telling them the truth
    Good for you... but not sure how you can make the claim that you weren't trying to figure out a scam with statements like this:

    Does anyone know of any way that I could possibly trick (for lack of a better term) the Verizon or Apple reps to give me a new phone? Any way to make it look as though this is a manufacturers defect and has nothing to do with the water damage?
    Sounds rather "scam-ish" to me... but I'm not judging you.
    08-02-2011 11:10 AM
  6. wboyle3's Avatar
    @HankAZ -_-
    08-02-2011 01:07 PM
  7. iMalum's Avatar
    I agree with @BizFox. Honestly is the best policy at the Genius Bar (for the most part). Once the water strip comes in contact with water, it changes color. It's pretty definitive. There's really no way to get around it.

    You should just tell the Genius that you accidentally got the phone wet. Ask if there's anything they can do. It really all depends on the Genius you get and their mood. I know people who have gone to the same Apple Store with the same problem, but had different outcomes (e.g. one of my coworkers dropped his iPhone --cracked screen-- and the Genius gave him a new iPhone on the spot because it was "the first time.").

    Just be honest, keep your fingers crossed, and just see what they say. Whatever will be, will be.
    08-05-2011 03:50 AM
  8. takeshi's Avatar
    Does this site actually allow discussion on how to engage in warranty/insurance fraud? Most that I frequent do not.
    08-05-2011 06:46 PM
  9. Fausty82's Avatar
    Does this site actually allow discussion on how to engage in warranty/insurance fraud? Most that I frequent do not.
    Absolutely not.
    08-05-2011 07:41 PM
  10. Aleksandria Chalando's Avatar
    I. Went there to with. Friend who iphone was over heating we had 2 guys try somthing that did not fix the phone so we had another guy who did not fix the proply and 4 guy looked at it and gave her new phone and did not even charge. Tip stay at the store and don't leave
    06-28-2014 11:17 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I. Went there to with. Friend who iphone was over heating we had 2 guys try somthing that did not fix the phone so we had another guy who did not fix the proply and 4 guy looked at it and gave her new phone and did not even charge. Tip stay at the store and don't leave
    Thank you for your reply, but please be aware that the last post in this thread, prior to yours, is dated August 5, 2011.
    06-28-2014 11:27 AM
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