Re: Error 53: How much of a concern is this? From a Buyer's standpoint
... hy bro good to see some one from pak.. i am wondering who are the authorized apple retailers here in pakistan?
i have almost every iphone and currently owning iphone 6 plus and macbook air...was thinking to get iphone 6s plus..but this error 53 thing driving me nuts ....cuz if u break iphone screen or touch id goes bad on u, u have no option but to send to apple store oversea ...and pay nearly 25 to 30 k pkr to get repair.. but glad u took the courage and bought iphone 6s plus.. good to see some one from pak...keep posting.
Hey! To find the proper authorized resellers in your city, just go here: https://locate.apple.com/asia/en/
. Select Sales and then choose Pakistan from the country drop-down and enter in your city name in the search-box. For example, Apple lists the following Authorized Dealers in Karachi, Pakistan: iTech, Future Tech, and Naheed Supermarket.
In my case, I opted to go for Naheed as unlike Future Tech, they provide iPhones with FaceTime enabled, where Future Tech gets their stock from UAE which does not have FaceTime due to restrictions in UAE.
Coming back to Error 53, from what I've learned, this error relates to iPhones that have been repaired and specifically by un-authorized repair-shops. Yes, there have been cases where the error has been encountered when no repairs were made to an iPhone, but those are limited to a few. What's important is that if you purchase from an authorized reseller here in Pakistan, you get the proper 1 year Repairs and Service coverage (which you can extend to 2 years with AppleCare as well, which I didn't opt for yet) and more importantly, if you encounter any issues, you can take it to the shop where you purchased it from and they'll handle everything for you. In case of Future Tech, I've heard they don't charge you anything extra. For Naheed if they need to send the phone oversears, we have to bear the shipment cost which is not more than Rs. 2000/- (i.e. $20).
The first thing I did when I purchased the phone and activated it was check out the coverage by going to checkcoverage.apple.com. Seeing it for oneself is a comforting feeling indeed!