I didn’t Jailbreak it or break it. I cracked it.
I was talking on the phone, holding Zacharie and walking down concrete stairs. I hung up the phone, missed the last stair and almost threw my son’s head into the concrete. The iPhone hit instead.
Here’s the damage:
The phone still works, the touch screen is still accessible and works, although the cracks make it tough to read. I’m guessing the screen protector I picked up at Metrotown is holding the thing together right now as it’s a nasty shattering gash.
So what do you do with a cracked iPhone?
Is it the same as losing one? I’ve heard people having to pay upwards of $800 to get a replacement they left in a cab or bus or plane.
Is it covered under warranty? I bought my phone July 08, so I’ve still got 7 weeks of warranty left. I’m just wondering if “I cracked my iPhone instead of my baby’s skull” is a warrantable issue.
Do I have to pay Apple’s out of warranty charge of approx $250 to get it replaced?
For now, I’ve made a Genius appointment for Monday and will try to chat up a Fido rep this weekend to see what can be done.
Did you break your iPhone? How did you get it replaced?
I took the phone to iRepair.ca in North Vancouver. They replaced the screen and gave me 6 months warranty in 30 minutes, no appointment. $60 cheaper than the Apple store solution, and INSTANT. Not a bad deal.