Apple Care Replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thepandamancan, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. thepandamancan macrumors member

    thepandamancan

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    So I'm pretty happy with my iPhone and have no intention to upgrade to the iPhone 3G any time soon. Like most of us, my iPhone will be turning one in a couple months which also means the warranty will be up.

    Should I still get the Apple Care for it, while I can, or should something happen to it (god forbid) just upgrade to the iPhone 3G? If I do the latter, does anyone know if Apple allows me to trade in the phone or something like that? I remember once my friend tried to get her iPod fixed but it was out of warranty and they offered her credit towards a new iPod.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    That depends, are you willing to spend an extra $10/month for the 3G service? If that doesn't bother you, I would skip AppleCare and buy an iPhone 3G if anything happens to your current iPhone. After all, AppleCare is over 1/3 the cost of a new iPhone. Also keep in mind, that you could buy AppleCare, drop your phone the next day, and be forced to purchase a new phone anyway. ...Just a worst-case scenario to consider.

    However, if you're not interested in a higher monthly payment (or don't want to be with AT&T in three years), then get AppleCare and enjoy your current iPhone.
     
  3. TINCAN78 macrumors regular

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    I have my phone insured ..... question is with applecare or insurance would they still be able to get 16gb Version 1 iphones or would i have to geta 3g as i really would prefer V1 iphones......
     
  4. thepandamancan thread starter macrumors member

    thepandamancan

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    Actually I'd be paying $25 dollars more than the original basic service plan due to my 1500 texts a month. It's the main contributing factor why I'm not willing to go 3G just yet.
     

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