Originally Posted by Kerr
How far out of warranty is the phone?
I've seen people take their phone to an Apple store outside warranty and either been offered an exchange or a refurbished model at a highly discounted rate.
Well worth asking.
This is true, usually about £140 for a refurbished item if you go to an apple store with your current phone, you may even get them on a good day and they will do a free exchange for you depending how long the phone has been out of warranty.