$200 replacement fee for iPhone 5?

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!
 

BFizzzle

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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!
not sure, but i think you get two replacements with applecare.. so its for sure worth it
 

andyx3x

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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.
 

willmtaylor

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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!
It's $230 or so for the iPhone 5, $200 for the 4, and less for the 4.
 

Want300

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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-$240 price range.
What I wonder is... Is it still $230 (or $240) for each size of iPhone, whether it is 16, 32, or 64 GB???
 

BFizzzle

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You get 2 replacements but each one is another 50$ deductible....
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
 

adamvk

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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?
 

xraydoc

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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.
 

barkomatic

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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?
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.
 
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