I did search, but no recent threads about the differences. For the new phones, Applecare is now $129 for two years with a $79 deductible. Assurion is $11/mo for the 6S with $169 deductible. While I always thought that Applecare was the better deal, I noticed on the Applecare agreement that liquid damage is not covered. I always thought it was. As a fishing guide I spend a lot of time on the water, and even using waterproof cases doesn't always work in hard rains. According to the dude at the Verizon store, Assurion DOES cover liquid exposure. I might consider the Apple upgrade with the AC cost spread out, but I'm two hours away from a store and not interested in dealing with that. Anybody have any thoughts about the comparison for the new phones?