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Old Oct 1, 2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Can I buy an iPhone at Best Buy and get AppleCare?

I'm thinking about buying the iPhone 5 at Best Buy but couldn't find AppleCare on their website for purchase. Can I not buy AppleCare with a Best Buy purchased iPhone? Is the warranty different bases on whether or not you get it at the official Apple Store?
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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I'm thinking about buying the iPhone 5 at Best Buy but couldn't find AppleCare on their website for purchase. Can I not buy AppleCare with a Best Buy purchased iPhone? Is the warranty different bases on whether or not you get it at the official Apple Store?
Yes, you can buy AppleCare for any iPhone within 30 days, but you must take it to an Apple store.
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I bought mine from AT&T and only could get AppleCare+ at time of purchase. Called apple today and bought AC+ over the phone. Apple rep said i had 30 days ftom time of purchase. Saved me an 80 mile trip.
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If you buy an iPhone, go online at Apple.com and register your device. You can buy AppleCare+ at that time, too, and extend your support.
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Can't you just buy Applecare+ from Amazon with the 30 day window?
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 10:44 PM   #6
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Not from amazon and best buy doesn't sell AppleCare they sell geek squad protection
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Amazon does sell Applecare.
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Can't you just buy Applecare+ from Amazon with the 30 day window?
No amazon sells the old applecare which works with everything from a 4s and back. Applecare+ has to be added in store within 30 days if you did not purchase it with your order. They will inspect your phone before the sale.
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I took my launch day phone into the Apple store on Sunday. I was in and out in five minutes with AppleCare. No genius appointment needed.
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