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wildonrio

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...don't buy it online. I've heard that all online iPhone purchases with problems need to be mailed to Apple for repairs/exchanges. Go buy your iPhone at an Apple store. They will gladly replace it as often as you need if you run into dead pixels, a bad battery, or other problems.

Plus, if you buy online you'll have to anxiously wait for 2-4 weeks! Who wants that?
 

brinky

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...don't buy it online. I've heard that all online iPhone purchases with problems need to be mailed to Apple for repairs/exchanges. Go buy your iPhone at an Apple store. They will gladly replace it as often as you need if you run into dead pixels, a bad battery, or other problems.

Plus, if you buy online you'll have to anxiously wait for 2-4 weeks! Who wants that?
You sure about that? I have always bought my Apple products online, as I usually do a BTO on them and the local stores have always been more then willing to help me out.
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wildonrio

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You sure about that? I have always bought my Apple products online, as I usually do a BTO on them and the local stores have always been more then willing to help me out.
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No I'm not sure, can anyone confirm? I've just heard this. People talk about mailing it in and getting replacement phones, who is doing this when the Apple store will replace it?
 

Errk!

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...don't buy it online. I've heard that all online iPhone purchases with problems need to be mailed to Apple for repairs/exchanges. Go buy your iPhone at an Apple store. They will gladly replace it as often as you need if you run into dead pixels, a bad battery, or other problems.

Plus, if you buy online you'll have to anxiously wait for 2-4 weeks! Who wants that?
I would recommend that too...unfortunately Apple stores aren't easy to come by. The closest one to me is an hour and a half away.
 

Martlet

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If you're buying online, chances are that is because there isn't a local Apple store. In which case, your best option for repairs is also the next day FedEx mail in option.

But as far as I know, you can repair any Apple product at any Apple store, regardless of purchase location (like Best Buy purchased iPods, etc).


There is something about store buying and online being different, but I can't remember what it is exactly... I thought it was something about getting in store classes only at the store you purchased the device from?
 

minivini

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Plus, the vast majority of the population don't have a local Apple store. I live in a very nice urban location, but the nearest Apple stores are 2.5 hours south in Atlanta, GA or 2 hours north east in Charlotte, NC. No thanks! I bought mine at a local ATT store. I'm hoping that I'm one of the majority who don't have any issues...