Apple care

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  1. Prof Farnsworth macrumors member

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    So after the whole chaos that was the Note 7, I've decided to try an iPhone. And I'm pleased with my choice so far. I have no complaints and have really enjoyed my jb iPhone 7+ so far.

    I've read a little about apple care and apple care+. What's the difference between them? Are they worth having? What should I know about apple care?
     
  2. itsray macrumors 6502

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    i didn't know they still sold regular apple care, but get the +. you get 2 replacements for a lower cost (screen replacement, or whole device replacement if they can't fix it first) over 2 years. I believe with the regular apple care, if you damage it, you would have to pay a lot more and it only covers manufacturers defects.
     
  3. Abs_p macrumors 6502a

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    They don't sell "regular" AppleCare. AppleCare is what's bundled with the phone. It's the first 12 months of warranty.






    AppleCare is what is standard with the phone. You can't buy it.

    AppleCare+ is what you can buy. It's an extended warranty with 2 incidents of accidental damage with the deductible which is 99 AFAIK and a $29 screen change.

    Having said that, If you used your credit card to buy the phone, you most likely got 12 extra months of warranty so unless you are extremely lousy and break your phone often i don't see the point in buying AppleCare+.
     
  4. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    Battery replacement is free if it falls below 80% health within two years with +.
     
  5. itsray macrumors 6502

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    actually they sold apple care along side apple care + when it came out. it costed less and all it did is extend the 1yr warranty to 2 with the same rules as what you get for free in the first year. so you're wrong. do your research.
     
  6. Prof Farnsworth thread starter macrumors member

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    I actually got the phone from my carrier and not from apple directly. So I think I only have the 90days.

    That alone could make it worth buying the apple care +. Thank you
     
  7. Abs_p macrumors 6502a

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    All iPhones have 12 month of warranty,regardless of where you buy it from.
     
  8. itsray macrumors 6502

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    you can probably call or buy it online depending on the rules where you live.
     
  9. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    The one thing that has always bothered me about AppleCare+ is that it doesn't cover loss/theft. Now granted that's never happened to me, and I've had an iPhone every year since the original, but it's something to consider. If someone walks by and grabs the phone out of your hands and runs, you're out the full cost of another phone. So I usually get the carrier insurance, but it's a personal decision. There are also third party warranties like Squaretrade as well.
     
  10. Prof Farnsworth thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I have always had the carrier insurance. And I made sure I kept it with this purchase. Just wondering if I should have the apple care on top of the carrier insurance. Seems like they cover different things.
     
  11. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 6502a

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    I always get my carrier's insurance to cover loss and theft and AppleCare+ for the Genius Bar appointments and in case I need it. When it's time to trade my iPhone in, I cancel my AppleCare+, and get a prorated refund back of almost $60 each time.
     
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  13. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

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    Extended warranties are always a bad deal for the buyer. If they didn't make money from it, they wouldn't sell it. You are better off paying out of pocket for damage repair on the off chance it happens.
    The regular cost for screen replacement is $129. With AppleCare plus it is $158 (129+29).
    Leave the money in your account and even if you completely demolish 1 phone every 2 years and have to pay the out of warranty replacement you will still be ahead.
     
  14. itsray macrumors 6502

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    yes, just bring in your phone with you since they run the serial number to replace the lightning cable.
     
  15. BigDO macrumors 6502

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    This basic math concept seems to escape so many people.
     
  16. JulesJam Suspended

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    They used to sell AC+ if you bought it within 30 days of purchase and it was 2nd year of warranty + 2 accidental damage claims. But up to 1 year from the date of purchase you could buy AC for $20 less than AC+ and it was just a 2nd year of warranty.
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    I do this too but it is quite expensive. The Asurion insurance through Verizon is $7.50/mo when you factor in the taxes/fees so $90/year and the deductible is $200 + sales tax.
     
  17. itsmilo macrumors 65816

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    Isnt that the "Protection Plan"? I got it on my iPad Air 2 for 20 bucks a while ago
     

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