Apple to Replace Water-Damaged iPhones for $199

5 May 2009 | Apple | 0 comments


iphone 3g refurbishedAccording to a report by ifoAppleStore, you can now replace your water-damaged iPhone at the Apple store, without having to purchase a brand new one. The new policy will allow you to swap your phone for $199 and will not require you to extend your AT&T contract by 2 years.

In order to determine if the phone was affected by water or other liquids, the iPhone is equipped with four liquid submersion indicators in the headset jack, dock connector, and two more on the inside.

We don't know whether this is a way to make things easier for the careless iPhone users, or if Apple is just clearing out the iPhone 3Gs before a new model arrives this summer.