Applecare+ for iPad (scratches)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by samk8000, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. samk8000 macrumors regular

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    I ordered my new 32gb, black iPad 3 on the day it was released along with the applecare+ warranty. I am wondering whether apple will repair scratches as part of 'accidental damage from handling of your iPad'. Can anybody help me?
     
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  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    if you look at the full terms of applecare+, it explicitly states that it does not cover cosmetic damage (including scratches).

     
  4. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    For a $50 deductible yes they will repair scratches, but with your iPad being so new they might just give you a new one anyway.
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Ummmm, no. Please read the AppleCare terms.
     
  6. samk8000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, they don't cover scratches... Guess the Otterbox will be going on it :(
     
  7. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    (iii) up to two incidents of accidental damage from handling of your iPad, each incident being subject to a $49 service fee.

    Yes, think about it a little. If they really want a new one they can always make something happen to the iPad.
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    "Accidental Damage from Handling coverage does not include (a) protection against normal wear and tear, theft, misplacement, reckless, abusive, willful or intentional conduct associated with handling and use of the Covered iPad..."

    http://www.apple.com/legal/applecare/applecareplusforipad.html

    Oh, so now we are advocating insurance fraud? Geeeez louise guys, where does it end? :(
     
  9. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    What happens if they accidentally drop it in the ocean while on vacation?
     
  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    intentionally breaking an ipad to pay $50 for a replacement (and thereby giving yourself just one more covered accident) because of a couple scratches is just insane. if the op was going to be that silly, he might as well just return the ipad he has and buy another.
     
  11. LocoStrange macrumors member

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    So what does it cover? Haha
     
  12. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    "ADH coverage only applies to an operational or mechanical failure caused by an accident from handling that is the result of an unexpected and unintentional external event (e.g., drops and liquid contact) that arises from your normal daily usage of the Covered iPad as intended for such Covered iPad."
     
  13. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    LOL, I never said I would do it... Only that it was technically possible.
     
  14. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    You need to give Apple the broken/damaged iPad for them to cover it. You'll have to get your scuba gear and retrieve your iPad from the bottom of the ocean...

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    Riiiiiiight..... :rolleyes:

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    Agreed. But given some of the posts I read it wouldn't surprise me... :(
     

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