applecare and new iphone pricing? does this make sense?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kb152, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. kb152 macrumors member

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    I have an 8gb and am apparently ineligible for an upgrade to a new iphone. If I keep my current iPhone for another year, does it make sense to get applecare?

    If my iphone breaks a few months from now, will I have to pay the extra several hundred dollars to get a new iPhone 3g, or can I just pay $99 for a new one? If that's the case, there isn't much point in paying $70 for applecare now. Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
  2. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    It depends on several factors:

    Apple Care only covers defects and not you dropping your phone or water damage. For the price of Apple care, you can get the battery replaced from Apple so you really need to make your own decision.

    If you break your current iPhone and your are not Upgrade Eligible, you will have to add $200 to the listed prices. For example the $99 you mention might cost you $299 for the iPhone 3G 8GB (yea, that is not a iPhone 3G S) if you are "Early Upgrade" eligible and sign a new two year commitment or $499 if you want the "No Commitment" pricing.

    Dave
     

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