Apple care for Iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marmaladeny, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. marmaladeny macrumors newbie

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    Does it worth to purchase apple care for iPhone?
    I am concerning about hardware problems, such as repairings, battery replacement, crack on case, etc...
    Your sincere and practical advices will be greatly appreciated!:)
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I think so but I don't buy until the device is just shy of a year old. Also, keep in mind it only extends your warranty 1 year.
     
  3. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    Wait until the end of the year before you buy it. You wouldnt want to water damage it or crack the screen before buying it (or even stolen!).

    I have it for my phone. I buy Apple Care for everything, but I always wait till the end of the 1 year warranty to make sure i still have the product.
     
  4. marmaladeny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all!

    Thank you for the prompt reply!
    It was great help to make up my minds!:)
     
  5. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    to add to the point, even if you no longer have the iPhone or decide to sell it, the resale value will be higher with AC.
     
  6. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a

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    +1, this fact always makes me cave to buy it. But really, APC is worth it.
     
  7. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    Let me just add one more thing in regards to Apple Care.

    If you ever have an issue with your iPhone, Apple Care will do an advance replacement for you for FREE vs. if you dont have Apple Care, they will charge you ~$35.

    Some may argue with me on this but the way they treat you is little different. You have more say in how your phone gets fixed vs. replaced with a new one, not newer model.
     
  8. cortexprime macrumors newbie

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    I tend to be a lurker on the forums, but had to chime in.

    Applecare is good and all, but I recently got hooked up with Squaretrade.com
    They are a third-party warranty company and cover a lot of stuff that Applecare does not. They are more expensive BUT they cover 2 years, and accidental handling. If I drop it and crack it, they will repair it or cover me for a new one.

    Best part is I was covered for the iPhone3g for 3 years. When I got rid of it for my 3gs, they paid me back my coverage prorated.

    Just FYI.
     
  9. coolwater macrumors 6502a

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    Can you buy Applecare AFTER you find the problem and still get covered?
     

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