Apple Watch Applecare (after the fact)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Foss, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. Foss macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2008
    I'm sure many people are in the same boat as me as neglecting to add Apple Care to the basket in the rush to get the actual Watch ordered. I read the fine print later and it says the following:

    Purchase AppleCare+ with your new Apple Watch. Or buy it within 60 days of your Apple Watch purchase:
    At an Apple Retail Store (inspection of Apple Watch and proof of purchase are required)
    OR call (800) 275-2273 (requires you to run a remote diagnostic and provide proof of purchase)

    I'm thinking it will be wiser to get the watch and add it later per the directions listed above rather than get it added to the order. Thoughts?
  2. AustinIllini macrumors G3


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Adding AppleCare is a hassle. Just wait until the watch arrives.
  3. splogue macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2008
    RTP, NC
    This happened to me with my iPhone 6+.

    I called them to see if I could add it to the order, and they couldn't do that. They said if they did, the AppleCare wouldn't be linked to the phone. They told me to call them after the phone arrived and they could take care of it then. That's what I did, and the rest is history.

    Short version: wait until the watch arrives, then call them.
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    I'm in the same boat...
    I plan on going to the store to buy it once the watch comes to my house. They inspect it. I might not just open the box and run down to Apple to do it.
  5. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    Yeah once I get the watch I'll be getting it at the Apple Store and probably pick up an extra charger while I'm there. #
  6. Foss thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2008
    I thought of the same thing, but I'm afraid it will be impossible to not open it as soon as it lands in my greedy hands. I doubt the stores will make an issue of it as I should get it as soon as it just comes releases.
  7. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
    i just made a quick phone call when our iphone 6+s arrived and it was added easy peasy over the phone!

    i did add it onto my watch purchases though, since the option was there (those few seconds to hit that option probably cost me the apr 24 delivery slot, though)
  8. kovey macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2011
    Don't forget to see what Squaretrade offers. Their plans are usually around the same price as Applecare, offer the same service, allow you to bring it to an Apple Genius bar, reimburse you for the full amount they charge, etc. The also have 3 year total warranty coverage instead of just 2 year from Apple.

    For example, I paid $114 for 3 years of coverage and $75 deductible for my iPhone 6 Plus. Apple would have charged $99 for 2 years of coverage and $79 deductible.
  9. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    So is the purchase date the date it arrives, or the date of pre-order. Asking because it may take over 60 days to ship!
  10. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    For iPhones it's from the date it's delivered to your door. I know because I forgot to call for my 6+ until that 60th day and they said my cutoff was actually the day before (it includes the day it arrives) but they let it slide and let me purchase it anyway.
  11. zmunkz macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2007
    I had a chat with their livechat agent last night after doing the same thing as you... you can't order it on its own, and the girl I spoke with seemed to think if we added it to the order you might lose your place in the shipping queue. She said to wait for the watch to arrive, then purchase applecare.
  12. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Correct. You can't add it to your order after the fact. For the iPhone 6, I just went to the store after I got the phone, they took a look to make sure it wasn't already broken, and then sold me applecare.

    With such a tight inventory last night, I didn't want to risk extra clicks.

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