Will Apple replace my 4GB iPhone with 8GB iPhone?

iphoneshmeyephone

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My iday phone has started to show some serious wear and tear lately. There seem to be some serious hardware problems with my silent/ringer and volume buttons and I'm thinking about taking it in to a Mac Genius later today.

My question is since the 4gb iPhone is pretty much obsolete these days should I expect to be getting an 8gb replacement phone when getting mine swapped out? Has anyone in NY had any experience with this? I have been putting off taking it in to the store bc I start thinking the longer I wait the less likely it will be that they will have a 4Gb unit to swap out for me.

Any thoughts or insight would be great!
 

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you may have a good chance of getting a 8gb, when they dropped the 4gb price to $299 those devices flew out the door, I know I tried to get one the week it was dropped and I couldn't find one anywhere, and the Apple site's refurb iPhone page has not had any devices in months. So, go ahead and give it a shot, worse thing that could happen is a refurbed 4gb that works :)
 

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We took my wifes 4g in 3 weeks ago or so and they gave her a 4g back. I imagine that your gonna get a 4g back.
 

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Go on and get it taken care of. Worse case you get a 4gig refurb. Best case you come out with an 8gig.
 

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Well in that case maybe better to wait until day 364 of my warranty . . . Who knows maybe the 16gb will be old and obsolete by then :)
 

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Well in that case maybe better to wait until day 364 of my warranty . . . Who knows maybe the 16gb will be old and obsolete by then :)
You maybe right, but you also might find that you have to pay extra if the 4gigs are gone. Just something to think about.;)
 

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you'll get a 4gb. They have plenty refurb 4 giggers left
Is Apple holding all the 4GB refurbs for replacements?, b/c they never list them on their refurb site. I wouldn't mind scoring a 4gb for cheap and selling my 8gb. I don't need the storage, still got almost 7gb of space left after two months of owning it. :laugh2:
 

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I went in to Apple with a 4Gen iPod 20GB, with a sixthtime HD failure.. and this was in 05, and the video was already out for a year now, but they had no problems whatsoever replacing it..

the iPod that was discontinued a year and something before..

>_<

so the point in this seemingly random life story was that they will have old items in stock - they will be refurbished, and they will give one to you. no matter how lob. you wait.
 

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I had a 4g, and a while back I had some issues with mine, and they replaced it with an 8g. They did through Apple care and fed ex, not the store though.
 

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So I took it in today. Good news they replaced my phone for free! Still a 4gb but hey my 8 month old iPhone was getting pretty ugly. I was surprised my phone had been dropped a few times and had some serious scratches everywhere and they still replaced it!
 

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So I took it in today. Good news they replaced my phone for free! Still a 4gb but hey my 8 month old iPhone was getting pretty ugly. I was surprised my phone had been dropped a few times and had some serious scratches everywhere and they still replaced it!
sweeet! Was the replacement in a little white box?
 

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Yeah it did come in a white box. Im pretty sure its a refurbished because the serial number starts with 5K. It looks completely new. I just hope the battery and screen brightness are in good shape. I used my first iPhone a ton so I am sure this will be a major improvement in both looks and performance.