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Dropped iphone 5, next step?

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dgnr8 wrote:
Jan 19th, 2013 5:43 pm
I bought AppleCare plus over the phone last year. Dropped my iPad off the roof of my car 2 weeks after I bought it. It's a long story....

I didn't tell them anything happened and they didn't ask. Call to buy it.
1) Try this. Buy 99$ AppleCare+ over the phone and say you're from out of town - no apple stores within an hour drive or something....
Bring it in and pay the $50 Deductible.

2) If not, see if the rep will let you buy AppleCare+ and use one of the accidental damages on the spot - most likely thing that will happen.

3) Ignore all the other people saying you'll get some sympathy, complain or getting a girl to go. It not gonna fly and piss off the rep and they wont offer you #2.
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Shackles unbound.

Seriously though, sounds like a the BB suggestion is the best. $200+ for a new phone again is worth it if you really want to keep the iP5

Apple will likely fix the screen, casing, etc IT ISN'T BRAND NEW, DAMNIT! Use the warranty from BB.
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buy the hdmi output cable and us it on the tv only :p
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Yes..why not replace your iPhone 5 with the best selection of first party apps for a BB with a limited selection of butchered translated apps.

(Btw, for the people who say Note II / S3 is better, the stock OS is garbage and laggy).
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Rainne wrote:
Jan 21st, 2013 12:34 pm
Yes..why not replace your iPhone 5 with the best selection of first party apps for a BB with a limited selection of butchered translated apps.

(Btw, for the people who say Note II / S3 is better, the stock OS is garbage and laggy).
A friend of mine is a Application Development Consultant at RIM (basically dev evangelist). They are doing everything they can to get developers to bring their apps to BB10. I mean everything. At this point app count is the driving factor. They recently send out a message asking people, non-developers, to do apps if they have blogs, youtube channels, etc. They'll pay you $100 just to use their dev tools to wrap your blog/youtube/etc URL into a BB10 app (apparently takes about 10 minutes to whip together a wrapper type app). Funny stuff.

Expect lots of garbage.

I imagine lots of this:
"John's great Flickr stream"
"My youtube"
"John on youtube"
"John's youtube channel"
"Just John"

John might have just made $500 for submitting those apps.
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Lol at the bb and android vultures

Fix the device for $229 or try the apple care+ root then resell if you want to move away from iPhone
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If Best Buy says they will replace it I would.
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shaolinmonk wrote:
Jan 21st, 2013 2:11 pm
Lol at the bb and android vultures

Fix the device for $229 or try the apple care+ root then resell if you want to move away from iPhone
They're not vultures. They are evangelists, here to save us all.
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ceredon wrote:
Jan 21st, 2013 3:32 pm
They're not vultures. They are evangelists, here to save us all.
if anything, we're Athiests. Eyes wide open compare the facts and specs. If something better comes along, I'll drop Android like a hot potato.

IOS is like a cult that won't let you leave and tells you what to do.
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Psykopathik wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2013 4:29 pm
if anything, we're Athiests. Eyes wide open compare the facts and specs. If something better comes along, I'll drop Android like a hot potato.

IOS is like a cult that won't let you leave and tells you what to do.
Atheists don't tend to go door knocking or trying to save people. Here we are in a specifically apple related thread and the door knockers can't help themselves, they are here trying to save us and trying to sell their religion.

Evangelists.
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gilboman wrote:
Jan 20th, 2013 3:05 pm
Good time to upgrade to much better android , wp8 or even new bb10 that don't have dated hardware and ancient software like iOS. You're lucky to get this chance
No thanks /thread
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OP, when you pay Apple $229 to "fix" your phone, they are just going to replace it on the spot. It will come from an unmarked white or brown box, and they won't tell you if it is refurbished or new, but either way I guarantee you it will look better than yours does right now.

Make the appointment with the Genius bar. As others have said, you may get lucky and have them replace it for free. They are under no obligation to do so, but it has happened.

Good luck.

And LOL @ yet another thread devolving into an Apple vs. Android vs. BB debate.
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Update:
Got a refurb one as replacement from the Apple store. Will bring it to best buy to claim it has 'problems' and get it replaced to a brand new one.

Total damage: $229 for a brand new iphone5. Damn it :/

p.s I wouldn't jump on the bb10 right when it launches, will probably wait few weeks for feedbacks first.
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