Can I buy an iPhone at Best Buy and get AppleCare?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by c073186, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    AustinIllini

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    Yes, you can buy AppleCare for any iPhone within 30 days, but you must take it to an Apple store.
     
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    nwmtnbiker

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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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    lelisa13p

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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.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    Can't you just buy Applecare+ from Amazon with the 30 day window?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Not from amazon and best buy doesn't sell AppleCare they sell geek squad protection
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    Amazon does sell Applecare.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    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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    TWO2SEVEN

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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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