$200 replacement fee for iPhone 5?

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  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    I'm trying to figure out if Applecare+ is worth it or not....

    Does Apple still offer the $200 replacement fee for the iPhone 5? If so, does that cover ANYTHING? Say I drop it in a lake or something?

    If so, I feel like Applecare+ wouldn't be worth it. If something happens, I can just replace it for $200 vs Applecare+ for $150. Basically Applecare+ is $150 just in case something happens? But if I never drop it, I don't have to pay $150.

    Any input?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    not sure, but i think you get two replacements with applecare.. so its for sure worth it
     
  3. dand1996 macrumors regular

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    You get 2 replacements but each one is another 50$ deductible....
     
  4. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's a little more for the iPhone 5. I was in an Apple Store last week and there was a girl there who dropped her new 5 and shattered the glass after just two days. I believe he told her some something in the $230 area, maybe $239.
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It's $230 or so for the iPhone 5, $200 for the 4, and less for the 4.
     
  6. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    What I wonder is... Is it still $230 (or $240) for each size of iPhone, whether it is 16, 32, or 64 GB???
     
  7. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    right..

    so $200 will get you two replacements vs $200 with no applecare

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    i read somewhere that they might be doing screen replacements in store for $100? since its much easier to replace now
     
  8. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm...But still that's not awful, compared to full retail price. I'm very good with my electronics, I'm not planning on dropping it. Maybe I should just take a chance and not get Applecare+.

    Does that replacement cost only apply to the first year of warranty though?
     
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  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No I think it lasts until you have exhausted your 2 $50 repairs.
     
  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    At least in the US:

    $99 for AppleCare Plus, which entitles you to two replacements for accidental damage at $49 each. After you use your two accidental damage replacements, you'll be billed the standard out-of-warranty replacement cost. Also increases the manufacturer's warranty from 1 year to 2 years.

    Out of warranty replacement cost (after AppleCare expires, or for accidental damage not otherwise covered) is $229 for iPhone 5, $199 for iPhone 4S and $149 for iPhone 4.

    Manufacturers defects (non-accidental defects) that occur during the warranty period (either standard 1 year or AppleCare Plus extended period) are covered free of charge.

    AppleCare Plus does not cover loss/theft. You have to have possession of your broken phone to get a replacement.
     
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  13. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I think its worth it if you plan to keep your phone for the full 2 year length of a carrier contract. If you plan to upgrade in a year to the next model--then I think its not worth it.
     
  14. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Are the replacements cost more for unlocked or the same?
     

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