Like some, it needed repair.
Unlike most(?), I just found out that you can't have your phone (oficially) repaired outside of its intended market. You just can't.
This, regardless of whether the parts you need are market specific or not, or whether the phone is under warranty or not.
It's simply just not possible, and it's not even up to the good will of the repair center.
And if you're thinking "it's ok, I'll just send it to wherever it came from, pay whatever shipping fees and go through any customs import/export hassle, and be cool about it", well...
I've got news for you:
You still can't. As I've been told by their online support, you simply just can't do that, either; you'll have to have someone to send it to, so that they then can send it for repair on their own. That's the only way you can have it repaired abroad.
So, good luck if you're travelling, half way across the world, and need your phone repaired asap.
This is how things work smack in the middle of the XXI century, with the leading brand in the world, as well as with every other brands. Except for...
So, bottom line is diss Apple all you want for whatever reason, but the fact is, at least on this particular, it seems it's the only brand with a minimally acceptable customer support policy for these days and age.
Wonder how many of you are aware of this.
Think XDA should address this issue and raise awareness with an article?