AppleCare worth it?

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  1. Benenstein macrumors regular

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    Does AppleCare replace my phone if I were to drop my phone in a puddle? Or perhaps break my screen by dropping it? Is AppleCare even worth it? Thanks! I've never bought it for any of my Apple products before
     
  2. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    AppleCare for the iPhone allows you to replace "accidental" damage (water, cracked screen, etc.) twice. $50 charge each time though, I believe.
     
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  4. Benenstein thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I guess that not bad. $50 for a phone that would cost probably $500 out of contract. I've already ordered my iPhone 5, so is it possible to buy AppleCare separately and then register it to my 5?
     
  5. Azzurri17 macrumors newbie

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    You have 30 days from the purchase of your phone to get the AppleCare+.
     
  6. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Try $700+ after taxes
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I started this thread a while back. You might find it useful: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1411857
     
  8. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    Try $199... Apple replaces cracked or damaged iPhone 5's for $199. If you have AppleCare+ you'll save $50.
     
  9. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    $4.13 a month for insurance is not bad even with the $50 deductible. Plus it gives you more tech access.

    I wouldn't have gotten AppleCare in the past because it never had damage replacement, but it's now worth it to me.

    I say this because we don't know yet what Apple is charging for a replacement phone. I believe it was $200 for the previous models.

    Has anyone bothered to even try and ask Apple what the 5's replacement cost is?
     
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  11. chuckcog macrumors newbie

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    Buy it and have peace of mind

    I think it is worth a little over .13 cents a day for peace of mind. If you get it you won't need it, but if you don't get it, you will most likely need it. LOL

    I got Apple Care + on my iPhone 5 64 gb.
     
  12. CatsTide macrumors 6502

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    It's for 2 years...so $2.06 a month
     
  13. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Isn't it $99?
     
  14. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Unless it happens twice. Then it's the difference between $400 and $200.
     
  15. CatsTide macrumors 6502

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    holy **** I just put 48 months into 2 years
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yes, it is.
     
  17. dinapea macrumors member

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    Worth it!

    I've had issues with phones, non-responsible touch, sticky "home" , etc....No questions, replaced!!
     
  18. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    So someone verified $199 from Apple?
     
  19. CatsTide macrumors 6502

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    no man...its 99. my bad
     
  20. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. If you use your two replacements you actually save the ($200tbd). Otherwise you save $50 for using one replacement through AppleCare.
     
  21. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Holy crap. Please go read the thread I made that I repeated earlier in this thread.

    $99 AC+
    $50 service fee per accidental damage claim (2 max.)
     
  22. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Yes for MBP's & MBA's

    No for iPhones.

    That's my pattern.
     
  23. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    $99 AppleCare

    $199 phone replacement without AppleCare
     
  24. CatsTide macrumors 6502

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    sorry again...I'm going to bed now :(
     
  25. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Relax. I am asking how much a replacement phone WITHOUT AppleCare will cost. Nobody has verified it is $200 like past phones.

    Now that you have holy crapped, go wipe.
     

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