iPhone 6S Battery/Screen Replacement
After the whole battery controversy I had my Battery checked and indeed was suffering from issues. Quality had dropped way faster than it should have with the usage. I decided to come back later this year because it was quite busy.
Fast forward to my vacation in Florida last week, lost my iPhone on a parking lot and something drove over it before I was able to locate and get it back with Lost my iPhone.
My screen is absolutely destroyed, I can’t read much anymore from the top of the screen. I have a sturdy Spigen case so the rest of the phone is fine, the screen is also fully functional except for the camera. So I went into an Apple store requested a Screen and Battery replacement. I was quoted C$220 before Tax. 1 Hour later I could pick it up, they gave my not repaired iPhone back and declined the repairs because the liquid indicator was triggered. I was baffled.
I am guessing that indicator was triggered last winter with the rain/snow we got, or maybe even way before. At least not related to the damage I have now.
The only option I was given was to accept a replacement iPhone 6S for C$380 before Tax. Which I can still accept before Monday.
I am quite pissed, my first phone was an iPhone 2G that shipped with iOS V1.1 that wasn’t even called iOS back then. I’ve upgrade every 2-3 years, never had an issue/damage or needed Apple’s services and now the one time I do they pull shit like this.
TLDR: Have an iPhone 6S that needs Battery/Screen replacement but refused because the liquid indicator triggered unrelated to the damages.
Would it be an option to do a Battery/Screen replacement at a 3rd party without bricking the iPhone. I have heard they are also in that sort of stuff now.
What to do?
C$220 Quoted repairs (Refused by Apple).
C$380 Quoted for Apple replacement.
C$740 for a brand new iPhone 6S.
C$930 for a brand new iPhone 8.
C$1320 for a brand new iPhone X.
I understand I have a nice deal for an iPhone 6S here but I already bought that one over a year ago. I am just pissed I am being overcharged $160 for replacement phone that I feel I do not need. So preferably I would have it repaired, but I understand there could be some risks. What would you do?