Will you buy AppleCare with iPhone 5?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Just wondering how many people will be planning on buying AppleCare with iPhone 5 on release day, or after?

    Is it worth it for an iPhone?
     
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    Cody21

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    I'm thinking seriously about it. An extra year of warranty, 2 replacements for $49 if something happens to your phone. It sure beats paying full price if something happened. And from what an Apple sales rep told me, the Applecare can be transferred to a new phone if you happen to upgrade in a year to a new iPhone. Personally, I like the sound of it.
     
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    moosquared

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    The $49 replacement is for the applecare +.
    Made the mistake of purchasing just regular applecare, and when I broke my iPad, had to pay $250 to get it replaced.
     
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    Cody21

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    oops, my bad. The Applecare + is the one I'm thinking of purchasing.
     
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    davehutch

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    If it comes with the same Home Button and microphone as my iPhone 4...definitely!
     
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    willmtaylor

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    All iPhones come with AppleCare, the OP is referring to AppleCare+ ($99 for 2 years and $49 per incident of replacement, up to 2).

    Yes. I'll be getting it. I'm clumsy as all get out, and it's worth the peace of mind.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    I will definitely get AppleCare+, as that is what I have on my 4S and LTE iPad now.
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    I typically don't so can't see myself doing it this time.
     
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    malias4

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    i think i wont, i have for my imac but for my new ipad i didnt also for the iphone 5 i think i wont do it..
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    I will be buying it.

    I didn't think apple even offered basic applecare anymore. I thought applecare + is all there was? I bought whatever warranty for both the iphone and ipad. I didn't specify which (I believe i referred to it as applecare on the phone with them) but it's indeed the applecare + warranty.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on purchasing applecare+ when I pre-order. This is technically my first iPhone so I really don't know how delicate they are. I rather be safe than sorry. ;)
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    They do not come with the extended apple care. All devices get 1 year. There is the extension of the warranty apple care and then there is AppleCare plus.
     
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    wrkactjob

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    Wish we had + in the UK sounds like a good buy.
     
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    willmtaylor

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    I think there's some confusion here. Apple products come with AC by default; it's included out of the box, but of you want additional coverage for a a longer period of time, then you purchase AC+.
     
  15. macrumors 65816

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    I'm planning on it. It's cheaper than the monthly Verizon Asurion plan and I feel far more comfortable dealing with Apple than Verizon.

    I presently have an Android phone with Verizon. I began having problems with it two weeks ago. As it turns out, Verizon has removed the repair people from their corporate store here. I had no idea. It's been a long time since I've been in that store. A salesperson :rolleyes: futzed with the phone for several minutes and then wandered off and spoke to someone behind a closed door. When he came back he tried to go off on a tangent of 'If this is the result of damage Asurion will charge you a $100 deductible BUT you're out of contract so I can sell you one of these over here.' Obviously, sales had no interest in resolving a phone failure issue and he was more interested in selling me a new phone. I told him I was planning on changing phones in September and would hold off until then. "Why are you waiting until September?" To get a new iPhone. "Oh." And that was the end of the conversation. He just walked away. Nice.
     
  16. macrumors G3

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    No point in getting AppleCare+ for me as I upgrade yearly and my credit card coverage doubles the standard one year warranty anyway.
     
  17. macrumors 65816

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    But does it double it for damage? That's not part of the original warranty.
     
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    mattopotamus

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    No. If you do not buy applecare+ you can get a new phone for $199....applecare+ cost $100 w/ a $50 deductible, so only a $50 difference for one replacement. I would rather save my money and only use it if needed.
     
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    Sorry, I should have been more specific

    I'm in the UK, so here we get a standard 1 year warranty when we buy an iPhone from Apple. We can then extend it to two years by buying "Applecare"

    "Applecare+" isn't available in the UK
     
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    mattopotamus

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    In your case, it would depend how long you plan on having the phone. The UK applecare does not cover accidental damages. If you are going to have the phone 2 years, then it could be worth it. If you upgrade yearly, you are wasting money. Plus, I think you can buy regular applecare anytime within the 1 year stock warranty, so always wait until the last minute
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    please explain, I didn't think Apple does this anymore.
     
  22. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll be buying the iphone 5 outright from Apple as I do a lot of travelling abroad for business and constantly have to change the sim cards over for each country i go to

    Is Applecare and international warranty? SO for instance if it breaks down in China i could go to the Apple shop in Beijing for a replacement? (In Theory)
     
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    mattopotamus

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    They do. If you were to accidently break your phone w/o applecare+, they offer you an Out of Warranty replacement for $199. By far the most economical choice and really makes applcare+ less appealing.
     
  24. macrumors demi-god

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    Out of warranty replacement is $199. :apple:


    Oops, someone beat me to it. :)
     
  25. macrumors G3

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    90 days for accidental damage, loss and theft (it's an excellent time period to allow people to handle your new iPhone :cool: ). After 3 months, it's just $50 more if you were to replace a damaged iPhone without purchasing AppleCare+ so not worth it IMO.
     

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