Apple Care for Apple Watch

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  1. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    Looks like the basic Apple Care will work for me. I don't think I'll be paying for Apple Care + for my Apple Watch even though I've purchased it, routinely, for all of my Apple devices and computers.

    This is helpful information for anyone to make this decision.
    http://www.imore.com/should-you-get-applecare-apple-watch
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I think it all boils down to price. I personally want AC+ on a $600 device that I wear on my wrist.....even more so than a phone.

    People who never wear watches are probably going to be shocked at the number of things they will "bang" their wrist on: Stairs, walls, etc. I remember when I first started wearing watches I constantly hit them on things. I actually broke my first watch clean off my wrist because of a door. I never noticed how tight I take corners, or how close I walk to a stair hand rail. A thick smartwatch will make this even easier to hit on things.
     
  3. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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    I started wearing a watch just over a year ago, and noted this as well. Within just a couple of weeks it was bashed to bits; luckily it was just a cheap swatch watch!
     
  4. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    How much is AC on on the 42mm SS Apple watch?
     
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    Apple have not said how much it will cost.
     
  7. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    Anyone know how much the AC+ will be in the UK please?

    Thanks.
     
  8. OllyW Moderator

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    See the post above. :D
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Correct, no prices so far. I think most are under the assumption it will be tiered. I personally think $50-75 for the sport and $75-$100 for the SS. Replacements would also be tiered. The edition is a whole different question.

    I decided on those price points b.c it is a slightly cheaper product than the iphone. Granted, it could easily cost more b.c replacements will probably be more frequent.

    I also would not be surprised the see the same old $99 AC+ price tag. In other words, who the hell knows :)
     
  10. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    Lol... Yeah,who knows? Haha. I guess we'll find out. I wear a watch at work and I bang it into all types of stuff. This is going to add up. Two SS watches with leather bands plus 1 sport band. Can't forget a extra charging cable and two apple cares to go.
     
  11. Shadow Runner macrumors regular

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    Wow, you all seem so reckless. I rarely bump my watch into stuff and will have no worries getting the sport without AC. There is no way I'm dropping or losing the device (at least I won't lose it outside of home), so AC is a lot less meaningful to me for this purchase.
     
  12. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    Not reckless at all. I've had every iPhone since day one and have never dropped one and I've never used a iPhone case. However,I did notice with my watch it gets hit on doors,walls,car door etc. maybe it's because it's inexpensive,so I'm not as concerned about it? Who knows. I guess having a 700.00 watch on my wrist.....I'd just like to prepare for the worst I suppose.
     
  13. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    What I found interesting was the stock warranty of 2 years. I think that does point to a slower product cycle then other Apple products that include a 1 year warranty.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Maybe in other countries, but in the US it's still one year for all except the Edition models (two years standard).
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I probably would not get AC+ on the sport at $350, but the SS at $550 I will.

    The edition has 3 years applecare!
     
  16. AJsAWiz thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Pricing for Apple Care + for the Apple Watch hasn't been announced yet.

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    I have never damaged any of my watches. I, eventually, get rid of them when they are old and get newer replacements. I suppose that trend, for me, will change next month. I will most likely, trim my current collection to 2 or 3 and dispose of the rest. I think I'll keep one sport watch (as a back up) and two casual/dress watches. Yes, I'll probably still were my regular watches after I get my Apple Watch.

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    And, indeed, considering the price it should.

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    I'd have to really work at it to do that (hitting on doors, walls, etc.) ;)
     
  17. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    Lol you know what I mean. Lol. Not full on into a door. Haha.. But as I'm passing into a door it's happened a few times lol
     
  18. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    Seems safe to shower with the watch. I don't know if I will....but if I do, I want to make sure that it would be covered. One day running and it starts to rain and then find out that Apple wouldn't cover it would be annoying.

    I have also banged my watch on a metal stair well going around corners too quickly.

    So yes for AppleCare + for me. Well yes as long as it is reasonable. $49-$79 sounds reasonable for the Sport model and $79-$99 for the SS.
     
  19. AJsAWiz thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh, I see. You had me going there for a minute. Thanks for the laugh :D
     
  20. jaymc macrumors 6502

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    Looking a SquareTrade. $105 for 3 years. :)

    $80 for the Sport versions.
     
  21. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    That's not strictly true. It's two years on the :apple:Watch Edition ( the gold model ). On the Aluminium and Stainless Steel models it's the standard one year.

    Personally I will most likely be getting AppleCare Plus depending on the cost and the deductible.
     
  22. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if the bands will also be covered in Apple Care+, and in Square Trade?
     
  23. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Nonexistent for the stainless steel. Only covers up to $500.
     
  24. jaymc macrumors 6502

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    You're covering the watch not the band. ;)
     
  25. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    According to Apple, that Watch costs $599, or if you could separate the band, $550. This would mean that only the 38mm SS version, and not the space black one, would be covered.
     

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