Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jul 30, 2009, 03:44 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Apple Begins Offering AppleCare for iPhone in Canada



Apple has begun offering AppleCare for the iPhone in Canada, allowing iPhone 3G and 3GS owners there to extend technical support and hardware warranties to a total of two years from the date of iPhone purchase. The AppleCare plan is priced at $79 in Apple's Canadian online store.

Despite having launched AppleCare for the iPhone in the U.S. shortly after the release of the original iPhone in 2007, Apple has been slow to roll out coverage in other countries, having begun offering iPhone AppleCare for customers in the UK earlier this year and in Asia Pacific markets only last month.

The Canadian AppleCare launch occurs just beyond the one-year AppleCare activation window for those customers who purchased the iPhone 3G at launch, and readers have reported that Apple Canada is not providing an extension for the affected customers.

Article Link: Apple Begins Offering AppleCare for iPhone in Canada
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 03:45 PM   #2
thegoldenmackid
macrumors 604
 
thegoldenmackid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: dallas, texas
Send a message via AIM to thegoldenmackid Send a message via Skype™ to thegoldenmackid
Yay for the Geniuses in Canada.
__________________
thegoldenmackid is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 03:47 PM   #3
miggitymac
macrumors 6502a
 
miggitymac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
If I buy Applecare off ebay now, will it work in Canada?

Last edited by miggitymac; Jul 30, 2009 at 03:55 PM.
miggitymac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 06:13 PM   #4
swalaza
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
In Europe this can be called a rip-off because customers in Europe are entitled to at least 2 years of warranty at the point of sale. The duration of that warranty is not fixed, it is subject to the expected time of how long a product should be able to work.

Although this is not the factory warranty it has the same practical use for customers.

Why doesn't Apple set a trend to show everyone they really make proper products, which should work for a very long time, even in the hands of lame people?
swalaza is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 06:25 PM   #5
ClassicBean
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Torontoland
It's a-boot time.
__________________
Words for sale at LewinCreative.com.
ClassicBean is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2009, 03:35 AM   #6
detoxguy
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Awesome news. Considering in Canada we sign a three year contract and are only eligible for subsidized pricing after 2 years I will finally have a warranty for the same amount of time I may have the phone!

Question: If I sell my 3GS next year in the event I want to get the next version would the applecare be transferrable to the new owner or cease when I no longer own the phone?
detoxguy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2009, 08:01 AM   #7
darwen
macrumors 6502a
 
darwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: California, US
Quote:
Originally Posted by detoxguy View Post
Question: If I sell my 3GS next year in the event I want to get the next version would the applecare be transferrable to the new owner or cease when I no longer own the phone?
Yes. AppleCare does transfer owenership. The only thing checked for when reparing/replacing is the experation date. An Apple Genius will rarely care who you are as long as your products serial number is still within the service dates.
darwen is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2009, 08:05 AM   #8
candan9019
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ontario-> Louisiana-> Colorado-> Ontario
Send a message via AIM to candan9019
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegoldenmackid View Post
Yay for the Geniuses in Canada.
Didn't realize it was Canada's fault, always thought the "deciders" were in Ameriland.

I wonder if It even makes sense to buy it, god knows I'll be getting a new iPhone next year anyways.
candan9019 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2009, 01:00 PM   #9
gkarris
macrumors 604
 
gkarris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: "No escape from Reality..."
"Begins?"

What were our northern neighbors doing before?
__________________
"This gate's plastic - where's the REAL one?" Captain Carter, Stargate SG-1, "Touchstone"
gkarris is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2009, 01:13 PM   #10
planethitsradio
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
Bought off ebay, waiting for the code to register the phone.
__________________
MBP 15" (Mid 09) - 2.53/4GB/250GB/Anti-Glare
Mac Pro (Early 09) octo 2.26/12GB/4X1TB
MBA 11" (Late 10) - 1.4/2GB/64GB SSD
Time Capsule 500GB / iPhone 5 64GB / iPad 64GB 3G
planethitsradio is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2009, 02:04 PM   #11
akhentek
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: elphinstone, canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by gkarris View Post
"Begins?"

What were our northern neighbors doing before?
nothing at all. glad to see this is finally here
__________________
MacBook Pro 15" 2.66 GHz i7; MacBook Pro 13" 2.4 GHz; 30" ACD; iPhone 4 32GB;
akhentek is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2009, 02:53 PM   #12
Rootman
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Miami
They have free healthcare, too.
__________________
Author of 'Human Cloning for DummiesŪ'
Rootman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2009, 03:02 PM   #13
planethitsradio
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
Reading the "Don't Buy AppleCare from ebay" thread, I decided to ask for a refund of that purchase. I'll go pick one up at the Apple Store.
__________________
MBP 15" (Mid 09) - 2.53/4GB/250GB/Anti-Glare
Mac Pro (Early 09) octo 2.26/12GB/4X1TB
MBA 11" (Late 10) - 1.4/2GB/64GB SSD
Time Capsule 500GB / iPhone 5 64GB / iPad 64GB 3G
planethitsradio is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 1, 2009, 08:21 AM   #14
Shasterball
macrumors 6502a
 
Shasterball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Welcome my Canadian brothers!!!!!
Shasterball is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 3, 2009, 01:40 AM   #15
Wakakanada
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Drops?

Gotta hand it to Apple, they keep figuring out ways to separate me from my money! But I was wondering if Applecare would exclude the most common causes of broken iPhones: drops. If you drop it and break the glass, or something worse, would Applecare cover it? [I don't even want to think about all those people with water damage...people, stop putting your iPhone in your shirt pocket when you flush!!!
Wakakanada is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 3, 2009, 03:15 PM   #16
D ROCK
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Dropped iPhone

Does anyone know what I can do with a cracked glass on the iPhone?
What is best solution to getting it fixed or replaced or switched up to a new 3GS?
D ROCK is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 3, 2009, 06:25 PM   #17
ogee
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Earth.
Quote:
Originally Posted by swalaza View Post
In Europe this can be called a rip-off because customers in Europe are entitled to at least 2 years of warranty at the point of sale.

Technically incorrect

The legal requirement is 1 year, the second year is a simplification of the requirement for the customer to prove the device was defective from date of purchase, which is hard to prove.

Quote:
The seller is liable to the consumer for any lack of conformity which exists when the goods are delivered to the consumer and which becomes apparent within a period of two years unless, at the moment of conclusion of the contract of sale, the consumer knew or could not reasonably be unaware of the lack of conformity.
Source directive Directive 1999/44/ EC emphasis mine.

Now how do you prove that a screen defect at say 18 months old was there from the start, and if it was, why did you not get it sorted earlier ?

before you had a long drawn out legal battle, now its a shorter legal battle
ogee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 5, 2009, 12:39 AM   #18
Wakakanada
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Post Applecare excludes the things that will break your iPhone

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wakakanada View Post
Gotta hand it to Apple, they keep figuring out ways to separate me from my money! But I was wondering if Applecare would exclude the most common causes of broken iPhones: drops. If you drop it and break the glass, or something worse, would Applecare cover it? [I don't even want to think about all those people with water damage...people, stop putting your iPhone in your shirt pocket when you flush!!!
Went into the Apple store today to confirm what I expected: Applecare for iPhone excludes damage cause by drops and liquids.
...
In other words the things that will most likely break your iPhone. This is not unexpected as one cannot expect insurance to cover this type of thing as it would be too expensive. But $80 for coverage for a second year for other defects seems a little too expensive. I'm on a three year contract as is pretty much required in Canada. If the coverage was for the full contract term for say $120 it would be worth it as I would be buying the peace of mind that my phone will last my contract. But if I am not even buying that piece of mind, the $80 isn't worth it. I expect the iPhone would either break down in the first year due to a defect, or the last year due to wear and tear. The second year insurance seems to miss the true need.
Wakakanada is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple Begins Offering 'Last Compatible' Version of Apps for Users Running Legacy Versions of iOS MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 183 Apr 23, 2014 02:26 PM
Apple Begins Offering Unlocked, SIM-Free iPhone 5s Models in U.S. with 1-2 Week Shipping MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 136 Feb 6, 2014 02:42 AM
Apple Begins Offering In-Store iPhone 5 Display Replacements for $149 MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 112 Oct 8, 2013 12:30 AM
Apple Begins Offering Free Content in 'Apple Store' iOS App with 'Color Zen' MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 96 Aug 4, 2013 03:53 PM
Time Inc. Begins Offering Digital Magazine Subscriptions in Newsstand MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 50 Jun 18, 2012 09:34 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC