Applecare Protection for Iphone 3GS... yes or no?

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  1. Eggtastic macrumors 6502

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    Should I fork over the extra $70 for apple care? I don't see the point since they don't cover accidental damage. Any new phone I get I am EXTREMELY careful with... especially now since this is my first iphone and how glorious this piece of hardware is.. already bought an Incase slider and crystal film screen protector... thoughts?
     
  2. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Wait a year to decide.
    I think it's silly to buy AppleCare on a phone that you might break, lose, or sell in the next year.
     
  3. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Remember that you can buy AppleCare to extend your warranty and support anytime within the first year (while your default contract is still in place).

    Edit: Ninja'd. I still think it's worth it for the better support (calls or in store). Bought it with my 3GS, although I do plan to keep it 2 years.
     
  4. Eggtastic thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. OllyW Moderator

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    Applecare is a warranty that covers you for technical support and hardware repairs for your iPhone.

    You need to take out an insurance policy if you need cover against loss or accidental damage.
     
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  7. wikoogle macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's a ripoff. Just save it towards the iPhone 4G for next year.
     
  8. OllyW Moderator

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    AppleCare for the iPhone only extends the coverage to 2 years.
     

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