Interesting week this was for my Apple devices.
My iPhone 5S's home button crumbled under it's own weights. Lucky, it was still under warranty. But wait, mine was a Insurance Replaced Unit and the Genius told me if there was any 3rd party modification done on internals, the warranty would be invalid and I would have to pay for repair. Interesting that we must give consent to this even before they open-up the device.
I took the chance. It took the Geniuses 3 hours to find that
- The warranty was valid.
- Device couldn't be repaired.
- Device must be replaced.
At least I came back with a new working device.
Much has been written about the Apple Refurbished program. Hey you get a like new device for a bit less. Then Why not!
Beware, as you must always, the devices could still be possessed by the angry souls of their previous owners, despite all the Apple Kaboom wash.
As you can see in this video that I uploaded, my iPad had a mind of it's own.
Good thing, I took it to an Apple Store where a Genius opined that "Refurbished" weren't really worth it :)
Note that, per Apple, refurbished items go through the same quality control as new items.
Sorry Apple, but something isn't right about that statement.