AppleCare+ for Scratches and Bumps?

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  1. bushido Suspended

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    i got drunk last week at a party and apparently dropped my iPhone 6 a few times and threw it across the street (kinda impressed what it can endure btw) but now i have a few bumps and scratches on the back and frame but the display is in perfect condition. can i use one of my two apple care+ replacements for this or is it considered "cosmetic"?

    thx!
     
  2. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    Throwing it across the street is not accidental.

    And is therefore not covered by AC+.

    Why should the rest of us have to subsidise idiotic behaviour?
     
  3. bushido thread starter Suspended

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    well it fell out of my hand and flew across the street is more like it. i dont even remember it. i woke up and read those imessages i sent to people about having dropped the iphone twice

    sooooo anyway. can i get a replacement "for scratches and bumps" or not?

    i mean the touch id has been suffering anyway (doesnt work at all times anymore) i assume cuz my cousins little 2 year old spilled milk over the phone a while ago but i was too lazy to send it in and figured nows the time to finally do it
     
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Generally, Applecare doesn't cover purely cosmetic damage. If your iPhone is malfunctioning in some way you can take it in and probably get it repaired but not necessarily replaced. It depends on what's wrong.

    Also, I really wouldn't tell the genius about your drunken episode--no need for that. Just say you dropped it.
     
  5. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    Sure - just go ahead and commit insurance fraud. Where's the harm, right?
     
  6. bushido thread starter Suspended

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    i fail to see the difference in dropping it sober or drunk. i paid apple care+ and would be paying the 75€ for the replacement so technically i would be paying more than for a out of warranty screen display repair!
     
  7. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    So people who drink and drive shouldn't be prosecuted, right?
     
  8. threezero macrumors 6502

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    Feel you brother. I had many mishap with all of my iPhones while drunk. Threw it out of a taxi window once thinking it was my empty beer bottle. Flew across the street like yours, pour beer over it, even had it stuck in some inappropriate place. Have only ever cracked one screen out of 5-8 iPhones I have own over time. The last iPhone 5 I spill ash/water mix over it has even fix itself in a day. Truly tough mother****ers but yea don't go abusing AppleCare+ just wear the battler scars proudly until you finally broke it
     
  9. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    Do what your morality dictates and good luck to you.
     
  10. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    Let me be more constructive. ;)

    The definition of accidental damage under AppleCare+ is this:

    "The damage must affect the functionality of Your Covered Equipment, which includes cracks to the display screen that affect the visibility of the display."
    So what you have described is not covered.
     
  11. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure you can get it replaced under AppleCare+. If the Genius says the screen needs to be cracked then maybe it will accidently slip off of the table and crack the screen. :rolleyes:

    Seriously, I doubt you will have any issues. You might want to cut back on the drinking... :)
     
  12. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Yep, and then Apple will just replace the screen and he will still be left with a scuffed up phone.
     
  13. rdranade, May 21, 2015
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    Dude yes go replace it if you want. That's what you paid for. "AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone (1) and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $79 service fee plus applicable tax."

    What you did was accidental. I have no idea why these people are so ******** about it. Hue hur hur insurance fraud....yeah okay.

    When I bought AppleCare with my phone I was literally told by Apple employees to come in and replace the phone before the two year warranty runs out (even if there was nothing wrong with it) so I have a new phone with a new battery.
     
  14. sotie macrumors 6502

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    I've had iPhones with very minor scuffs on the casing (with no broken glass) that I've taken in and exchanged for new replacements under Applecare+. I've never had any issues or problems doing so. The last time I did this was after I got my iPhone 6 Plus last year; I was going to hand down my 5s to my child and wanted to be able to give her one in brand-new condition.
     
  15. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a

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    Some of you guys are either trolling or being ridiculous. He's not faking his death for the insurance money. It's a phone that he already paid $100 the extended warranty and will have to pay $79 more for the deductible.


    OP go get a new phone. Just make a Genius appointment before you go of course.
     
  16. CYKBC macrumors 6502

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    I just bought apple care for the first time. We will see if it's worth it.
     
  17. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, it's really funny and depressing to read that people actually think that way. As if there is some monumental difference between dropping it on purpose or by accident. As if it's remotely comparable to a car accident or drunk driving. What? Apple couldn't care less if you drop it on purpose.

    Actually looking back at the thread it's mostly the same person posting over and over about how morally bereft this is
     
  18. niji macrumors 6502a

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    i always wondered who would purposely break their beer bottles on streets, let alone think that a forum's members would think something like "oh, yeah, he thought it was his empty beer bottle, but he accidentally threw away his phone. gee, i can relate to that. sure, that sounds normal."

    :rolleyes:
     
  19. bushido thread starter Suspended

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    thank you! thats all i wanted to hear
     
  20. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    i don't understand why people are giving the OP a hard time if he's willing to pay the replacement fee.
     
  21. valinda macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand why you don't have a good case on your phone. Then
    you can throw it across the street and it would be okay.
     
  22. NewtonPippin macrumors regular

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    All the encouragement to commit insurance fraud is REALLY disappointing on a supposed Apple fansite. :(
     
  23. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    insurance fraud? LOL

    RELAX. jeeze
     
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  25. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    go to store tell the truth of what happened and ask what they can do. If they dont give u a new one for the 99 or 149 replacement fee. then just try again usually depends on the person there.

    if you tell them what happenened and they still replace its not fraud
     

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