Apple released the iPhone 3G on July 11th, 2008, which gives you early adopters just a few weeks before your one-year warranty runs out.
What does this mean? It means you should give your iPhone a good hard look to determine if it’s in your best interest to take your iPhone to your local Apple Store to try to obtain a replacement.
There are at least 18 well-known defects with the iPhone, all of which oblige Apple to replace the handset for free. All are detailed are over the next few pages, including ways to test your iPhone to make sure everything is functioning properly.
Issues that Apple considers grounds for replacement include hairline cracks, discolored screens, dead pixels, flakey WiFi, dodgy GPS and crackly speakers.
If your precious iPhone is suffering from any of these problems, read on to make sure you’re properly prepared before you head down to your local Apple store and get a replacement. Hurry, before it’s too late.
The purposes of this article are twofold: to help the average iPhone owner decide whether or not to seek a replacement iPhone pursuant to Apple’s 1-year warranty; and, to prepare the average iPhone user for the process of replacing his or her iPhone.
Should You Replace Your Old iPhone?
There are three main questions you should answer before bringing your iPhone to a Genius. First, does your iPhone have a problem caused by a legitimate defect? Second, is your iPhone still covered by its warranty? (July 10 is the last day if you purchased your iPhone on July 11th, 2008). Third, do you really want to replace your iPhone? Ultimately the decision is yours to make and should be made honestly – it is not in your best interest to try to obtain a new iPhone based on false pretenses.
The bottom line: if you genuinely believe your iPhone is defective, it is your right to demand that Apple repair or replace it pursuant to its 1-year warranty. Let’s discuss.