Experiment shows iPhone moisture indicator is all washed up

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Experiment shows iPhone moisture indicator is all washed up
We've all heard the horror stories from iPhone users who were refused warranty coverage on their handset because the moisture indicator had turned red even though the phone did not get wet. It could be that these unfortunate (and poorer) people were telling the truth. Like the Scarlet Letter, the red moisture indicator is supposed to show that someone did something wrong and all the world now knows. In the experiment that you will see in the video, even though the iPhone meets the specs for wetness and other weather related conditions, the indicator turns red. If you live in a cold environment or in an area with harsh weather, make sure you cover up your iPhone to save your warranty.

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source: MojeJabluszko (Translated)

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8 Comments

1. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

warranty? seriously....is this site this dumb or are they that brain washed. Even apple care reps will tell you the "warranty" is more like a courtesy and not a guarentee ! D R O I D FTW

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

The warranty actually is a gaurantee. I've had my iPhone rplaced without paying a cent because of bad pixels. They gave me no guff about it. The even found the moisture indicators were slightly red, and like others I never got it wet, although this did happen right after a huge week long storm, but they replaced it anyway because they found no actual moisture damage. I'd say that's not just a good warranty but also good customer service.

5. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

guarantee*

6. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Do you have to go to a Mac store to get your iPhone exchanged under warranty, or can a direct AT&T store do it too?

2. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

poorer? wow thats rude as hell.

3. djroggen

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Pretty sure they are referring to them buying a new phone, and without as much of a discount on a new phone. thus poorer.

7. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

They need to find a new way to "identify" liquid damage on electronics. The Razr had this same problem, the indicator would turn red just from a sweaty palm holding the device....unacceptable in this day and age, IMO.

8. iphoneCrap

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

I was denied service because the phone had it's moisture indicator tripped. Just the bottom one where your moist palms cover the charging port on the bottom. I never had water get near the phone. It never left my side. They claim I did drop it in water. Pure Bull!! ATT supports these greedy crooks too. I spent 5 hours of my time talking to ATT and Apple store crooks. I have a recording of my conversations too. Want to hear them? This is not good. STAY AWAY FROM I-PHONE_PAD_ANYTHING.

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