I contacted Apple again, and they made me pay £29 for a quick repsonse replacement. So my 3 Iphone arrives and UPS take the old one. This was about a week ago, UPS dropped a package off at my home and guess what...
It's my recently returned Iphone with a message saying that because the damage is classed as accidential I'm not covered and that because i had the rapid replacement they'll debit £370 from my account for the new phone.
To top it off my old iphone was not in the box but loose in the plastic UPS bag and was covered in scratches on both the plastic case and glass.
I was shocked, upset and angry so called Apple. I ended up being passed about from pillar to post before talking to someone in Cork who was the rudest person I've spoken to in some time. He told me my phone had water damage and thus it was not covered. He sent me an image of this pink moisture indicator and told me tough.
I explained that I'd never got it wet, not once and that regardless my issue was cosmetic. he refused to discuss the cracks, talked over me, raised his voice and blamed me. I told him about the additional damage, he laughed and told me to contact UPS. I told him i was disgusted by his attitude and wanted to escalate this. He refused and told me he was the most senior guy there, he emailed me the image of the moisture sensor and again told me it was tough.
I demanded to speak to someone senior, he told his boss was on holiday and his boss did not want to speak to me. I got there names and ended the call.
I've emailed Apple with my experience and included pictures, I'm also utter gutted in Apple. My one question is this, if they offered me the £29 quick rpelacment on the phone and never mentioned the potential additional cost, is this not miss-selling?
Any advice, support ideas would be massively appreciated.
Ironically I'd worked with Apple as a consultant in 2004 when they were thinking about using T-mobile in the UK as an MVNO carrier for the original Iphone.