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Released September 20, Apple's largest and most expensive 2019 smartphone features a 6.5" OLED display, a triple-lens camera system, and greatly improved battery life. Successor to the iPhone XS Max.

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Am I being conned by an Apple authorised dealer?

I have my iphone 11 pro max off to replace a cracked front screen under an apple care warranty, however the apple authorised store it’s with has just sent me a very suspicious sounding note saying they can’t get the screen off and that they want to order a brand new phone with a £79 excess instead…

In my 13 years of iphone ownership and multiple cracked screens, I’ve never come across this. So is it a thing or am I being conned??

The stores original email here:

I’m afraid I have slightly unfortunate news. I’ve been trying to take the display off you device to replace it and I just can’t do it. I’ve used several adhesive display covers which I’ve allowed to set for long periods of time and all the relevant Apple tools but it’s not budging. This can happen sometimes particularly if there’s been pressure to the display pushing it into the enclosure and means that I have to quote to replace the whole phone instead. Fortunately you do have your AppleCare so a new device would only be for the £79 excess fee, are you ok for me to go ahead and order a replacement for you at that price?

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Are you sure you gave your phone to an authorized repair person? I would contact Apple support to see if they are listed.

At this point I would get the phone back. Now the worse of it is they may have damaged things.

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Basic rule in business, you don’t pay for other people’s problems.

If you did nothing wrong, he should eat up the costs of this complication.

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Go get your phone back and take it elsewhere.

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