iPhone dropped in water/broken iPhone: Exchange at Apple?
Your iPhone may just break down: you drop the iPhone or the iPhone accidentally dropped in the water. Don't have phone insurance and no more warranty, then you're in a financial disaster. A new iPhone will cost a few hundred dollars. But, there is a solution that you're probably better off, namely offering the iPhone for repair at the Apple Store.
It can also act when the iPhone got a big damage that total repair is no longer possible. It costs around $ 310 for the iPhone 5 and about $ 195 for older devices. You get a refurbished iPhone and in many cases even a brand new iPhone.
Please note that it is the following situation:
* The iPhone is beyond repair.
* There is no device insurance.
* There is no warranty.
In this case you have to foot the bill yourself and you would have to buy a completely new iPhone but you can be better off. Using the exchange system from Apple. This article is only meant to indicate a normal and perfectly legal way to exchange it for a working copy through the exchange scheme.