AppleCare for used/like new iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CQMAC, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. CQMAC macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know if an iPhone 4s bought from an eBay seller can be protected by AppleCare? I have been looking at new or replacement iPhones and I think getting some sort of damage cover is important as they still cost ~£400. Also, does AppleCare cover losing the phone as well as accidental damage etc.? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    AppleCare does not cover losing the iPhone.

    If you accidentally damage your iPhone, i.e. dropping it, throwing it against a brick wall or driving your car over your iPhone, you'll have to pay $49 USD or $149 USD depending if you're covered by AppleCare or not.
     
  3. CQMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. How do most people cover their iPhone? Do most people just add it to house content cover insurance?
     
  4. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how most people cover their iPhone. I could say "a lot" or "none at all", but I wouldn't have the facts to prove my claim.

    I always add AppleCare protection plan (+2 years warranty) to my iPhone/Macbook Air. I'm very carefully with my electronics, but I like to play it safe.

    I believe you get 1 year protection from Apple if you buy a brand new iPhone. The AppleCare extended warranty adds 2 more years, which makes 3 years of protection in total.

    If you break your phone, you pay $49 bucks to replace it. You can only do this once.

    If you are not on any warranty (1 year or extended), you have to pay $149 to replace your phone if you break it or if your phone starts acting faulty.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    people are really confusing applecare and applecare+. Applecare is the standard 1 year warranty with phone support and manufacture defects covered. Applecare+ you have to buy when you buy the phone and it adds coverage from that date for 2 years, not 2 years longer than the 1 year standard coverage. The difference is applecare+ will cover accidental damage as well. It cost $99 up front and then $50 if you need to replace the phone for accidental damage. Any manufacture defect will be covered for free in that 2 year span. You also get 2 replacements for accidental.

    Applecare+ is only available on iphones and ipad. Regular applecare is what you buy for macs and extends the manufacture's warranty out 2 additional years.
     
  6. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    I think AppleCare+ is only available in the USA. TC is from UK as he used a different currency in his original post.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    ahh, so is the applecare in the UK essentially a better version of the US ac+?
     
  8. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I take it back. Other countries (such as Hong Kong and UK) has AppleCare Plus.. but it's not advertised as "AppleCare+". It's just... Extended AppleCare (which is plus 2 years to the 1 year).
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    so a better version of the US...grrrr! granted i never have a phone more than a year
     
  10. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    story of my life :D
     

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