Apple Care for iPhone 3GS

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  1. Krovem macrumors 6502

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    Hey everybody! I am so excited I got the 3GS today to replace my water damaged iPhone 3G (I got pushed into a pool). Anyways, now I am wondering should I get Apple Care its like $70. Worth it?

    Let me know your thoughts & experiences.
    Thanks!
     

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Whether you want to hold on to your 3GS for two years or if you want to sell it in a year from now, either way it will benefit you. The resale value goes up if you JB/UL/AC your old iPhones. Win-Win situation in my opinion....:cool:
     
  4. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    If you plan on picking it up and holding it by the dock connector, then yes, I would get AppleCare.
     

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  5. -bender- macrumors member

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    You have a year to decide. You can just renew in 11 months or so and sell or keep the phone then. Seems pretty simple to me.
     
  6. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Last month, I bought a 2G iPhone from someone on Craigslist. The one I bought had six months Apple Care left on it and that plus the condition of the phone made me buy it over the others.
     
  7. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

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    lol i renewed mine with a day left
    why pay for something when you got a year lol
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Get it when you're 11 months in; you know just in case you get pushed into a pool again.
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Too funny; I would recommend AC for the OP in that situation....:D
     
  10. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    I personally have never and will never buy it since I upgrade every year, but like others have said.. wait and see.
     
  11. -bender- macrumors member

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    Agreed. I set a calendar reminder for a year from the day I got the 3Gs so that i could renew then if I still have the phone.
     
  12. appledude222 macrumors newbie

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    If you are planning to keep the phone for two years then get the plane. Ifyour battery or any of the hardware dies you can get it replaced for free. So it's really worth it. Also it increases resale value.:):)
     
  13. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    I remember asking the rep what was covered by Apple Care.

    If I drop it? - Nope.
    If it gets wet? - Nope.

    What does it cover?

    If it just stops working.

    Umm, no thanks.
     
  14. curly14 macrumors regular

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    wise guy:D i have to admit that was good

    anyone else out there have to use apple care protection ?
     
  15. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I wonder where people get the idea that Apple Care is insurance instead of it being an extended warranty?
     
  16. optophobia macrumors 6502a

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    Also don't buy it direct from apple, buy it from an eBay reputable reseller. I think I got mine for $40
     
  17. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    I would get it if your phone is very important to your job or school or whatever, and you can't risk losing it. And if you tend to not be the most careful person with your phone, it might be a good idea. BUT... you can always get a nice case for it, like a switch easy case, an incase slider, or one of those otter cases. Any will do, your choice
     
  18. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

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    Remember that Applecare does not cover water damage, dropped phone, theft, or losses. It only covers manufacturer defects.
     
  19. Krovem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the info guys! Yeah I have plenty cases :) I am a reviewer on youtube. SO I have plenty accessories.

    I might wait with apple care.
    BTW how can I check how long of the 1 year warranty I have left (for my MB).

    Max
     
  20. John T macrumors 68020

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    In other words, if the problem is your fault - No. If the problem is Apple's fault - Yes

    Nothing wrong with that :)
     
  21. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    Sure thing.
    I have had my 3G since launch, never came close to dropping it.
    I still would like the option of insurance just in case.

    And AppleCare for the iPhone is a sucker's bet.
    How many iPhones stopped working on there own after a year?
    The educated electronic shopper's rule, if it doesn't break on its own in 90 days, it probably won't in another year.

    But go ahead and line Apple's pocket, they need help keeping the lights on. ;)
     
  22. Hmm macrumors regular

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