AppleCare+ Vs Free Warranty For 1st Year

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SluGuru, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. SluGuru macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2013
    Starting with the upcoming iPhone 5s I will be upgrading my phone every year as opposed to every other year. I am trying to decide if I want AppleCare+ or ATT Insurance for my device. I understand AppleCare+ extends your warranty to 2 years from 1 (and 2 years of phone support that I do not need.) However, if I am only going to keep the device for one year is there any advantage to purchasing AppleCare+? I understand you get refunded a prorated difference from Apple. What else? Are they deductibles and quality of service for damage different
  2. nickftw8686 macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2011
  3. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    Applecare+ is $99, and then a $79 deductible for every claim (up to two claims). It covers everything except for loss/theft. As long as you have a device to turn in to them, you can get a replacement. Regular Applecare is just a standard warranty and does not include this service.

    I do not know everything about ATT's insurance but if it's anything like Verizon (who uses Asurion) then it isn't that good. You are paying $10-12 a month I believe, with a higher deductible. I THINK (but am not sure) it is anywhere from $120-170 per claim. The good deal about this plan is that it DOES cover loss/theft.

    Another option is a Squaretrade warranty. for two years it is $124 and then a $50 deductible. But, also doesn't cover loss/theft so it really isnt better than Applecare+.

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