Apple care for 6s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by john991, Sep 30, 2015.

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Who has Apple care for the 6s iPhone?

  1. Yes I have Apple care for 6s

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  2. No I do not have Apple care for 6s

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    45.5%
  1. john991 macrumors 6502a

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  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    first time I did not get it b.c of the new prices. It makes sense (financially) to actually not insure the phone through apple.

    1 broken screen = $149 w/o applecare+
    1 broken screen with applecare+ = $228

    I would have to break my screen twice for it to make sense, and even then I would rather pay the extra only if I had to. It is the opposite of what insurance is suppose to be.
     
  3. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    You'd still pay more with AC if you broke it twice. $300 vs $329 for a 6s+.
     
  4. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

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    For me AppleCare+ is more then just getting a reduced rate on a broken screen.

    I can have my 6S replaced unlimited amount of times for defects for 2 years.

    Out of warranty replacement = $299.

    I seem to have bad luck with defects especially in the 2 year so I happily pay for AppleCare+
     
  5. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    I still buy AC+ on my iPhones to protect from stuck/broken buttons, water damage, the express replacement (I don't live anywhere near an Apple store) and the extra year of warranty (My kids get hand-me-downs each year, and it's nice to give them a phone that has a year of coverage left). Always bought it, used it only once in 6 years and that was for a defective camera but no regrets. Peace of mind. Generally, I'll buy AC+ on items that leave the house a lot (Phones, Watches) but not on items that don't (iPads, Macs etc)
     
  6. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    There is nothing wrong with your choice and it's definitely the best choice for you. However, just to offer an alternative perspective, if there is a true Apple defect at the 15-month point and you don't have Apple Care, Apple is usually pretty good at taking care of you anyway as long as it is a real product defect and not the imaginary defects that some people are finding with microscopes.

    Of course, it should be noted that the only guarantee that Apple will take care of you at the 13-month point is buy Apple Care, but they often take care of you anyway. That alone is enough to sway me away from purchasing Apple Care.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    They replaced my original iPhone 5 years later b.c the battery went bad.
     
  8. john991 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    One thing.

    With Apple Care plus you get
    • Express Replacement Service
    Without Apple Care how long is your phone gone for?
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    0 seconds b.c they replace it in store. Express replacement is only important if you do not live by an apple store or with the apple watch b.c the stores do not stock replacements.
     
  10. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

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    I've known people who have run into both positive and negative out of warranty experiences.
     
  11. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    Express replacement is also good for people that want their entire phone replaced when there is screen damage. If you have scuffs on the outside and want it to look brand new then you can order the express replacement.
     
  12. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I think thats a key part.
     
  13. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    It's like any insurance you buy....piece of mind. It's not just for broken screens, if you drop it in water, concrete, anything happens outside of lost or stolen, covered on the spot. Plus it gives your phone a higher resale value you should you sell it. If you sell it to Gazelle or trade in, the portion of the 2 years NOT used can be refunded.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    With AC+, I have never had them repair my screen. They always just give me a new phone.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That is the biggest benefit. If you do not have a claim, you can get money back.
     
  16. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    In my case the Apple Store refused to replace the entire phone and instead insisted they replace just the screen. That was fine with me, but I had no control over what they did.
     
  17. nickkrumors macrumors member

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    Wow, this I did not know. Thats really helpful information. Thanks.
    I did just sell my iPhone 6 to a person on Swappa and advertised it as having a year left of AppleCare and I do think it helped me rise above the noise to sell mine faster and for a bit more. I of course won't do the refund of the AppleCare on it, but its good to know thats an option in the future if I don't want to advertise it as such.
     
  18. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It depends on the store, their workload, and who's working at the time. An increasing number of Apple stores have the ability to do in-store repairs and will avoid swapping out when they can. But if the store isn't set up for repairs (rare), or there's a lot of repairs in queue, or maybe they're out of parts, or the employees trained in repairs aren't in, OR if your phone is just that far gone, they'll do a swap instead. How they handle it is pretty much at their discretion.
     
  19. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    After shattering the screen on my 6+ last week I went ahead and got Apple Care this go around.
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    It doesn't really add much to the overall resale value, but I do think it helps sell it faster. I know I would much rather buy one with AC+ than without it. I also would want the person to transfer the AC+ in my name.
     
  21. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I didn't know you could get partial refund. how do you go about this? Does apple do it or gazelle?
     
  22. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    If I were around water more often I might consider it. Screen damage I will cover out of pocket but water damage or complete destruction would be costly. I have only bought the plan for my Watch but not for my phones.
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Apple does it. If you have not had a claim, they give you a pro-rated amount back. They are very generous about it to. I had returned an iPad and forgot I purchased AC+. I called them a few weeks ago and they refunded me the whole amount since I returned it within 30 days....even though it was a year later when I called.
     
  24. nickkrumors macrumors member

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    Isn't AppleCare registered to the device now and not the person? I looked at my AppleCare items and the phone wasn't listed. But when I looked up the phone, it was listed as having AppleCare
     
  25. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    You can definitely transfer it to the new owner of the same device. That way the original purchaser can no longer cancel it and get a refund.
     

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