If You’re Buying a New IPhone, Set a Calendar Reminder for Apple’s Return Deadline

If you are planning to buy a new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR , there is one important thing you will want to do after securing your pre-order (if you can manage to get it with reasonable shipping times.). Make an appointment in your calendar for the day you receive your iPhone … and make an appointment exactly two weeks later . Call it “Are you really sure?” Day.

That’s why. Apple offers a 14-day return policy for many items that you can buy from its online stores or retail stores. If you are not satisfied with your new iPhone, you have buyer’s remorse, or you can actually use that $ 749, 999, 1099 or whatever you paid for your new iPhone, you can return it to the Apple store , no questions asked asked, within two weeks from the date of purchase. (You can also mail it back to Apple, free of charge, if you prefer to go that route.)

No, you cannot bring the iPhone you purchased to Verizon, for example, and expect Apple to process the return. It won’t happen – but you knew that, right? Also, make sure you store everything in Apple’s nice little iPhone box, as your iPhone should be “repackaged with all cords, adapters and documentation that were included when you received it.” And I probably don’t need to tell you that your iPhone needs to work, not scratch the hell out of it, and be something that you “accidentally” let fly off the roof.

Apple’s policy is great for anyone looking to sell their old devices on sites like Craigslist or eBay because you can see if you get any success on your old phone in those 14 days before you switch completely to your new one. … If no one is buying and you don’t feel like buying this $ 1,000 iPhone without being able to sell your old one to recoup the costs, you have little wiggle room.

If you happen to buy a new iPhone from one of the Big Four operators – and you can return it without canceling your entire account – Verizon , T-Mobile , AT&T and Sprint will give you 14 days from the date of purchase. your iPhone to change your mind too. However, carriers may charge you a return fee, usually around $ 50. Ugh.


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