Apple Begins Offering AppleCare for iPhone in Canada

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
  3. miggitymac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    If I buy Applecare off ebay now, will it work in Canada?
  4. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    oh great. a little late for those of us who bought the iphone 3g at launch and have expired warranties already. blah.
  5. swalaza macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 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? :rolleyes:
  6. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2004
  7. detoxguy macrumors member

    Jul 24, 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?
  8. darwen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    California, US
    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.
  9. candan9019 macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2003
    Ontario-> Louisiana-> Colorado-> Ontario
    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.
  10. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    "Begins?" :confused:

    What were our northern neighbors doing before?
  11. planethitsradio macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Ottawa, ON
    Bought off ebay, waiting for the code to register the phone.
  12. akhentek macrumors member


    Oct 6, 2006
    elphinstone, canada
    nothing at all. glad to see this is finally here :)
  13. Rootman macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2003
  14. planethitsradio macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2009
    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.
  15. Shasterball macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2007
  16. Wakakanada macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    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!!!:eek:
  17. D ROCK macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 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?
  18. ogee macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2006

    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.

    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 :)
  19. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    no. applecare does not take care of dropped iphones.
  20. Wakakanada macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Applecare excludes the things that will break your iPhone

    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.:(

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