3.2 Accidental Damage from HandlingI have a Apple Watch Sport. is Applecare+ worth the $49? Will they replace the watch(for $69) for any incident? IE water damage, screen scratches etc? Thx
I think them changing the battery percentage requirements will solely change my mind. I am still within the 60 day window of adding it. My battery life has been suffering lately and there has been reason why. Buying the Applecare+ tonight.
It was a no brainer for me at $49. I feel this thing is going to be subjected to a lot more abuse than any other Apple product to date since its always on your wrist. In fact its the first time I've bought Apple care for any of my devices. I'll risk $49 to not have to pay $399 all over again.
Changing battery percentage requirements? What does it have to do with AC+?
There is a reason they would change it to that, and paying $50 instead of $80 if the battery decreases it makes sense. AC+ covers the battery too. Changes AC+ to not worth the money to worth it, IMO.
This is on the front page of MacRumors, and this is what i was referring to.
All this talk about how much it costs is pointless.
If you buy it and it gives you peace of mind to wear your watch and not worry about every little thing for an extra year, it's priceless.
Plus, with such a small battery, the lifetime charge cycles will definitely happen much faster than a higher capacity battery as in the phones. I am using about 50-60% of my Watch battery every day as opposed to about 75% with my phone. Apple allowing AC+ to replace batteries @80% charge capacity is going to probably be great for people who keep their watches or phones towards the end of two years.
So will extended warranty provided by Amex and the like, at no cost to you.
It's not an aspect that only AC+ will cover, such as accidental damage.
Can you walk into an AMEX store and get personal service within a couple of minutes and walk out of Apple a couple of minutes after that with your replacement?
You can walk into an Apple Store, pay the $229 replacement cost out of pocket to swap it out on the spot (maybe not, as people haven't been able to do that with the Watch lately even with AC+?), go home to put in a simple phone call to Amex to file a claim (no paperwork required), and Amex will reimburse you the $229 in the next billing cycle.
I've done it a couple of times with iPhones and it's very simple.
I hadn't seen that. I looked up and the standard warranty will cover depleted battery of 80% capacity or worse. Extended warranty provided by many major credit cards will cover that in the second year.
Yeah thats the main reason I am going to purchase AC+. My battery has been suffering recently and there is a reason they changed this. Plus I bought the Watch on my Chase Freedom which also extends the warranty. Double win
You're risking $118 ($49 plus $69 deductible) to not have to pay $229, the out of warranty replacement price.
It covers 2 incidents of accidental damage, so I'm actually risking $49 plus $69 X 2 to not pay $229 X 2.... according to your logic. Which would save me $271 in the long run, so I'm not seeing where this is a problem.
Yes, if your historical risk of damaging your iDevices reflects that. Many people, however, don't buy AC+ based on their historical risk. Mostly it's based on FUD, peace of mind, or something that the standard warranty already covers (extended by many CCs), in which case the probability is strongly stacked against you in the long run.