Applecare vs annual upgrade

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by High Desert, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. High Desert macrumors regular

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    When I got my new iPhone 7 last week, I was able to get the annual upgrade program at Verizon where if you have the phone for 30 days and pay half off (or within a year) you are eligible for an upgrade to the new model. Seeing as how I can get a new phone every year, does it make any sense at all to purchase Applecare?
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    AppleCare is more than just an extra year of warranty. It offers accidental protection. If you break your phone you won't be able to trade it in for the new one.
     
  3. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if there is a relationship between owning a phone for less a year vs accidental event. What would you do if you break the phone within the first year?
     
  4. High Desert thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good point MLRollin91, but assume no breakage occurs and I have a 2t
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  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    If you don't break your phone, you cancel AC+ and get a partial refund.
     
  6. High Desert thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do have insurance with Verizon for $9 or $10 / mo. That would resolve any concern for breakage, so guess it is cheaper year to year to do that vs AppleCare since I'd be wasting a year of AC.
     
  7. titan0111 macrumors newbie

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    https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/insurance-comparison-chart/

    Verizon's replacement deductible is $49-199 (but close to $199) vs. apple's $99.
     
  8. AppleB macrumors 6502

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    You can cancel Apple Care and get a prorated refund.
    Get Apple Care pay for two years cancel after a year use the refund toward the next phone. I did this going from 4S( that I bought when the 5 came out) to a 5S and 5S to 6 Plus.
    I kept the 6Plus going to 7Plus so I let it slide.
     

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