Applecare Plus + ...are you getting it for the iPhone 6?

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  1. Juicy D. Links macrumors 6502

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    I had it for my Iphone 5 and i used it once when my phone was cracked and destoyed... cost was Zero so it payed off for me..

    Any thoughts on Applecare Plus +
     
  2. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely. I've used it twice on my iPhone 5. Plus once on my wife's iPhone 5.
     
  3. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I think it's the cheapest in the Market. Everybody else charges 9.99 or 11.99 a month for 2 years and deductibles are outrageous. Apple customer service is pretty awesome, too. I hate having bulky cases on my phone! So I plan to buy my new iPhone with Applecare+ and no case :)
     
  4. Juicy D. Links thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Have you guys noticed that Apple now is trying all they can do to NOT repalce a phone but just a glass or button or whatever when in past it was a fast swap?


    its 99 bucks still right for it?
     
  5. IBJanky macrumors member

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    How was it zero cost when it says on the Apple website that there is a $79 service fee for accidental damage???

    Let me get this straight, you pay $99 just to start AppleCare, and if you break your phone screen accidentally for example, you'd have to shell out an additional $79 to get it fixed?

    That's $179 to fix a broken screen? That's kinda steep.
     
  6. Juicy D. Links thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Have you guys noticed that Apple now is trying all they can do to NOT repalce a phone but just a glass or button or whatever when in past it was a fast swap?


    its 99 bucks still right for it?

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    $49 deductible I am sorry my mistake , up to 2 instances


    Nah more than screen the whole phone was crshed... so if i didnt have it it would have cost the 700 bucks for new phone.....


    it was 79 bucks upon buying the phone and 49 bucks deductible....

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    Also what i liked was the 2 year access to Applecare Techs.... not the usual 90 day
     
  7. myforwik macrumors member

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    It is for a screen. However if you drop your phone in water and completely destroy it. Thats $179 for a complete replacement. That's very cheap.
     
  8. Juicy D. Links thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yup that is what pretty much happened to me... my phone was BEYOND any repair..
     
  9. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    That's actually not bad at all! the iPhone outright price is way over $600, and if you don't have an upgrade to replace your phone (if it died completely) then you screwed. Applecare+ is actually cheaper than most protection plans. with Best buy you pay $9.99 a month for two years plus $149.99 deductible, that's $389.75!!!! and At&t ($9.99), verizon ($9.99), and sprint ($11.99) have even higher deductibles ($200). Apple also has an amazing customer service and if you need a replacement and don't want to go to an apple store you can use their express replacement service and they will send you a replacement overnight! I've done it twice already with my iPhone 5s and it's like a brand new phone.
     
  10. dewthedru macrumors regular

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    however, the out of warranty replacement cost is $269. i'm not sure they'll replace a smashed up phone for that but i think it applies to most damaged phones out of warranty.

    https://www.apple.com/support/iphone/repair/other/
     
  11. IBJanky macrumors member

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    What do you guys do that you completely destroy your phones?

    Maybe a lifeproof case is a better and cheaper solution for you?
     
  12. Cryates macrumors 65816

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    Not a doubt in mind. It is the best protection for any iDevice. Carrier insurance is such a waste of money and a hassle to get a replacement in my experience.
     
  13. IBJanky macrumors member

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    I just read that AppleCare doesn't even cover theft or loss.

    So basically it's just good for repairs.
     
  14. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely. One thing I've noticed is everything changes at the Genius Bar when they figure out you have Applecare +. They seem much more interested in resolving my issue even if it involves a more costly solution (e.g., replacing the phone).
     
  15. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    How long do you have to buy it by? I remember you used to have to get with phone but now a grace period, but I don't remember how long.
     
  16. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Definitely! Never had to use it in the past, but it's nice to know I have it if and when I need to make use of the service.
     
  17. Cryates macrumors 65816

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    30 days
     
  18. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    I think this has been compared ad nauseum. SquareTrade is also another option. I am curious to see if Apple changes the prices of AppleCare+ deductible given the higher price of the 6 Plus.
     
  19. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Within 30 days of device purchase.
     

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