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  • Apple Replacing Water Damaged iPhones for $199


    Does your iPhone look like the one pictured above or worse? Good news! Apple is trying to clear out their iPhone 3g stockpile in preparation for the next iPhone due to be announced in June. Just take your water damaged iPhone 3g into your local Apple Store, drop down $199, and walk out with a fresh and working iPhone 3g.

    Instead of the typical out of warranty replacement process which involves the purchase of a new iPhone and extending your contract an extra two years the Apple Store is now just taking your money, popping your sim into the new iPhone, and letting you walk out of the store.

    You could, however, hold on to your money for an extra couple months and spend it on the next iPhone . . .

    edit: US only as far as we know

    [ifoapplestore via macrumors. image via ubergizmo]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Replacing Water Damaged iPhones for $199 started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. lizrusso17's Avatar
      lizrusso17 -
      Pretty cool.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Nice.

      Who's iPhone is that in the picture?
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      Nice.

      Who's iPhone is that in the picture?
      It's probably some picture that they pulled off Google. And psh if I had an iPhone this would be good news....
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      Is there a link for this? I'm asking cause a friend has a water damaged phone and doesn't want to look like a fool going in and expecting a replacement for $200. Is this just US or Canada too?
    1. treble26's Avatar
      treble26 -
      i know a guy who dropped his new white iphone 3G in a puddle on the first day he got it! LMFAO, he tried to return it and get it replaced but i think apple wanted $500 for it. that was in the summer. poor guy. i laughed at him for so long. i guess this is good news for him but if i was him i would just wait for the new iphone.
    1. m-klass's Avatar
      m-klass -
      When the new iPhone is released, how do you think Apple will distribute this?

      I.e. All customers that already have the 3G can go trade in there 3G and pay some thing like 100 and then the contract they already have continues.

      Or

      Will they make you trade in pay money and also take out a new 2 year contract?

      I don't know how Apple rolled out there 3G for the people that had the 1st gen iPhone as I went and bought one off Ebay and then lost it after the 3G came out so I just went and bought a brand new 3G.


      Peace...
    1. woowoodengy's Avatar
      woowoodengy -
      i wonder if you can do this with a 2G version

      i would drop my 2G in my fish tank lol and head over to Apple
    1. treble26's Avatar
      treble26 -
      Quote Originally Posted by equlizer View Post
      Is there a link for this? I'm asking cause a friend has a water damaged phone and doesn't want to look like a fool going in and expecting a replacement for $200. Is this just US or Canada too?
      heres a link to Apple Insider [ame=http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=97908]Apple to replace water-damaged iPhones for $199 - AppleInsider[/ame]
    1. Dust Busta's Avatar
      Dust Busta -
      This is cool, but I still sold a wet iphone that wouldn't even turn on for over $200. Thats the way to go!
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      i wonder if they are doing it in the uk ive got a friend with 2 of them water damaged, and both wer drop whilst being used in the toilet!!! how careless, you think you learn from one mistake no he does it twice! now he just uses a nokia n95 lol. ill spead the work to him lol

      thanks for the notice!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Wow. This is great. I would hold off for a few months tho and spend your money on the new design
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dust Busta View Post
      This is cool, but I still sold a wet iphone that wouldn't even turn on for over $200. Thats the way to go!
      not bad. not bad at all
    1. CrooKid's Avatar
      CrooKid -
      Oh how convenient, another 2yr contract extension
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ They got to slip it in whenever they can! LOL
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      I personally would wait. Hopefully the new design won't have that damn plastic on it!
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzyman500 View Post
      I personally would wait. Hopefully the new design won't have that damn plastic on it!


      you know what your totally right, lets hope that the new design does not have plastic on it... when i first got the iphone 3g i had it for about 3 days and ive looked after it well even it it was 3 days and i noticed that there was scatches on the back already.

      its sad the iphone is expensive you would of thought that they'd atleast make it scatch prrof or use a different material!
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Nice of Apple, hmmmmmm....
    1. Musad's Avatar
      Musad -
      Yeah, it would be nice if I can turn in one of my 2G..
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      i'm waiting on the new one too. My 3g is in great condition now though. :-)
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzyman500 View Post
      I personally would wait. Hopefully the new design won't have that damn plastic on it!
      You know after hearing all the horror stories about people dropping their iphones , I went out and made sure this didn't happen to me . First I put it in a silicone cover then its in a leather holder that snaps shut . I haven't got any scratches on it yet . Sure its a little bulkier , but hey I just put down a lot of money on it and I want to keep it around a while . Another thing is I wont even take my phone into the bathroom while taking a shower to ensure it doesn't get water damaged .
      I am sure Apple saved millions by using plastic instead of some other material . I would prefer carbon or a composite with a unbreakable digitizer . Yeah like thats gonna happen .