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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Do iPhones come with 1 year of Apple Care free?

I heard somewhere that if you purchase an iPhone in the Apple store specifically that it comes with 1 full year of free Apple Care, can anyone confirm this?

This includes: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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Yes.
However, it does not have the features of AppleCare+, which has a $50 deductible to get a new phone if you destroy your phone. You'll have to pay roughly over 200 bucks.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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One thing to note - if you decide you want AppleCare+ after your purchase, you have up to 30 days to purchase the service. It costs $100
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 06:10 AM   #4
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One thing to note - if you decide you want AppleCare+ after your purchase, you have up to 30 days to purchase the service. It costs $100
Don't forget that this is also subject to a physical examination of the phone at an Apple store.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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Don't forget that this is also subject to a physical examination of the phone at an Apple store.
Yes of course, don't smash your iPhone and THEN try to purchase AppleCare! It's best to purchase it from the start and know that if you have any problems, Apple will be there to take care of you.

Our iPhones are expensive devices, it's always best to have them covered!
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Don't forget that this is also subject to a physical examination of the phone at an Apple store.
I just added AppleCare + to 2 new iPhones today, over the phone. What they did was send a diagnostic to both phones to make sure they were not damaged (assume water damage was what they were checking). The whole process was fairly easy and they didn't require me to bring them in. Nearest Apple Store is about 60+ miles away so that wasn't an option. Just thought I'd mention this, someone might find it useful.
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Don't forget that this is also subject to a physical examination of the phone at an Apple store.
I saw a guy in the Apple store with a cracked screen on his iPhone 5 and the Genius offered him AppleCare+ for $99 + $50 deductible instead of the standard $225 or whatever it is to replace the phone.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 02:32 PM   #8
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I saw a guy in the Apple store with a cracked screen on his iPhone 5 and the Genius offered him AppleCare+ for $99 + $50 deductible instead of the standard $225 or whatever it is to replace the phone.
Yeah, you'll frequently read of Geniuses and managers occasionally going above and beyond the normal policies.

It's just that you can't depend on that.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 02:42 PM   #9
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(The fact you are on this forum speaks that you most likely won't need to take advantage of this.)

You'll only have 90 days of tech support instead of the two-years if you don't purchase the AppleCare+.
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