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AppleCare+ for iPhone 12 and 12 Mini Priced at $149, AppleCare+ for Pro Models Priced at $199

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AppleCare+ for the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini models is priced at $149 in the U.S. for two years of coverage, or $7.99 per month for ongoing subscription coverage.


The AppleCare+ plan for the new iPhones provides coverage for two incidents of accidental damage every 12 months, provided the deductible is paid out.

AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss is also available for $219 for two years of coverage or $11.49 per month for ongoing subscription coverage. Theft and Loss AppleCare+ provides the same benefits, but with added coverage for two incidents of theft or loss every 12 months.

AppleCare+ for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is priced at $199 for two years of coverage, or it can be purchased for $9.99 per month. Theft and Loss coverage is priced at $269 or $13.49 per month.

With AppleCare+, customers must pay a deductible of $29 for screen damage, $99 for other accidental damage, and $149 for theft or loss.

Article Link: AppleCare+ for iPhone 12 and 12 Mini Priced at $149, AppleCare+ for Pro Models Priced at $199
 
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kring

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So AppleCare+ is now good for life? they have no period listed in any of their documentation or marketing or website... so sounds like the phone is covered for life.
 
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jarman92

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So AppleCare+ is now good for life? they have no period listed in any of their documentation or marketing or website... so sounds like the phone is covered for life.

From the language in the contract, it looks like the term is set when you actually buy AppleCare+ ("...your Plan Term is fixed as set forth on your Plan Confirmation.")
 
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So AppleCare+ is now good for life? they have no period listed in any of their documentation or marketing or website... so sounds like the phone is covered for life.
2 years for the lump sum coverage with an option to continue at the monthly rate until the phone is obsolete.
It doesn't make sense to buy AppleCare+ in a lump sum if you change every year.
It makes sense if you use the iPhone Upgrade Program. Cheaper per month and you only end up paying ~1/2 the cost of AppleCare each year.
 
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Neepman

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Actually it makes total sense. If you're paying monthly at 0% interest you pay the same amount no matter which phone you have, so you may as well have the newest available. Finance people would tell you it makes no sense not to do this.
Some finance people would disagree. It depends on how you structure your life, what you do with your money and whats important to you.
 
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benshive

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Applecare. A sucker bet unless you are prone to the dropsies.
I'm always a bit conflicted on whether or not AppleCare+ is worth it for a new product. It's a nice peace of mind to have because Apple is really good with replacing devices, but if I don't need it (which I almost never do) then it's just $199 of pure profit for Apple with no benefit to me.
 
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jayducharme

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I get AppleCare not for the extended warranty but for the tech support, which is second to none. When I get a new product, I like being able to call the Apple techs if something goes wrong.
 
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So AppleCare+ is now good for life? they have no period listed in any of their documentation or marketing or website... so sounds like the phone is covered for life.

It's literally the FIRST sentence in the article:

AppleCare+ for the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini models is priced at $149 in the U.S. for two years of coverage, or $7.99 per month for ongoing subscription coverage.
 
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AlteranX

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Sure doesn't. Just like it doesn't make sense to buy a new phone every year.
The cost of the phone monthly is practically the same (no interest) and swapping it out every year is ok with me because I like shiny and new things but definitely doing monthly insurance.
 
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az431

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Sure doesn't. Just like it doesn't make sense to buy a new phone every year.

Doesn't make sense to whine about Apple not including a charger in the box or removing the notch, but people do it anyway.

And just FYI, upgrading a phone every year carries a net cost of maybe $50 a month, and the phone is always under warranty. So it makes perfect sense.
 
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AlteranX

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Doesn't make sense to whine about Apple not including a charger in the box or removing the notch, but people do it anyway.
I like how they were proud of not including the items ...lol ... "Apple is the only company doing it." "The box is lighter and small" ..... But that price is not! 🤣
 
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kring

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It's literally the FIRST sentence in the article:

AppleCare+ for the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini models is priced at $149 in the U.S. for two years of coverage, or $7.99 per month for ongoing subscription coverage.

That's the article which is No source of information - if you go to Apple, there is no mention of any duration or terms other then "2 incidents per year", that implies it's a payment one-time and you have a lifetime of applecare with a limit of two incidents per year. no where on apple's site or fine print does it say anything about a time period.
 
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jacjustjac

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Actually it makes total sense. If you're paying monthly at 0% interest you pay the same amount no matter which phone you have, so you may as well have the newest available. Finance people would tell you it makes no sense not to do this.
I like the best option: have two phones, alternate upgrading and selling the two-year-old iPhone every year. What’s better than a split-screen iPhone are two completely independent ones. Especially if you use your iPhone for work. You’re possibly more than twice as productive! 😂
 
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