What does it cover?
https://www.apple.com/support/products/iphone.htmlEvery iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $79 service fee plus applicable tax.
Is it possible to get it after your iPhone purchase? I ordered mine from att.com and there wasn't an option for it.
My understanding is that you make a Genius appointment within 30 days of purchase (activation?), so they can determine that you have no preexisting damage, and then you're able to sign up for coverage.
Thanks, now I get to test out our new Apple Store they built near me.
You have 60 days.
How to get AppleCare+
Add it to your shopping cart during the checkout process when you purchase your new iPhone.
Buy it within 60 days of your iPhone purchase. Your iPhone purchase date is the date we ship and charge you for your order:
At an Apple Retail Store (requires inspection of your iPhone and proof of purchase)
By calling (800) 275-2273 (requires you to run a remote diagnostic and provide proof of purchase)
Another perk of AppleCare comes two years from now. Let's say you buy the AppleCare but never use it. Towards the end of the coverage you know a new iPhone will be announced (at least that's how it's been so far). Your iphone shows almost 2 years of wear and won't nessecarily get you top dollar resale towards your new purchase. Easy solution, drop it in a cup of water, head up to the apple store and pay $79 for a new one. Now you've got a prestine new iPhone to sell and use the profits towards your new purchase =).
I don't buy AppleCare on my MacBooks or other Apple products, but on a phone, that's with you everyday, and takes abuse it's a MUST!!