AppleCare

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gooberton, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys. Should I get AppleCare. I really can't afford it. Is it a must??
     
  2. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    I got it. Last year I went with Verizon's insurance. $10 a month and $170 to replace when I smashed the screen a month ago. AppleCare is $99 for 2 years and $79 to fix/replace. However, it doesn't cover loss / theft like Verizon's insurance does. So I just don't plan to lose my phone. Its up to you. I think you have 30 days to decide after buying the phone. you just have to take it to an Apple store I think.

     
  3. mctrees02 macrumors member

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  4. Gooberton thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hell no. But not used to holding a big phone and I don't want a stupid case#
     
  5. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    If you can't afford it, no. And no it's not.
     
  6. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    It's an essential purchase in my book. You get peace of mind for 2 years.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Never had with any of my phone but then I do not drop them.

    It is insurance and is worthless if not needed and valuble if you do!

    Only YOU can make those choices.

    I have saved enough money by not buying Applecare so I could replace several iPhones. No mattger what I am ahead!
     
  8. Gooberton thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know I know. I guess I'm just scared of a freak accident
     
  9. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    Yeah but you'll be able to get the glass replaced for something like $100 if you break it. Applecare Plus is $99 plus $79 for each incident. Just go without it. Especially if you can't afford it.
     
  10. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    All I can say is that for the last two phones I used my AppleCare on both. My 4 had battery charging issues. My five began having goofy lockups and reboots two weeks ago. Apple replaced both phones.
     
  11. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    But those would be covered for free with Apple's limited one year warranty. You don't have to purchase Applecare Plus for that.
     
  12. nabwong macrumors regular

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    Ive always had to use applecare+ cos i've kids in the house
     
  13. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I keep seeing this, but no one knows yet what repair costs will be for the i6/+, or even if Apple will offer repairs to begin with.

    They may just offer a refurb unit for $400, nobody knows!

    I don't think assuming the costs will be in the same ball park as the 5S is a good idea and so the cost of AppleCare + is a definite no brainer IMO.
     
  14. milhouse994 macrumors regular

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  15. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Good info thanks.

    In the UK it's £86.44 for a replacement screen on a 6 and £99.44 for a 6 Plus.

    What about if you drop it in water though?

    It's still more expensive for 1 screen repair than AppleCare +, that would give you another screen repair and a 2nd year's warranty.

    [Edit] - Found it, if you need a replacement Out-of-warranty replacement unit:

    iPhone 6 Plus: £266.44
    iPhone 6: £236.44

    Or if you're in the US:
    iPhone 6 Plus: $329
    iPhone 6: $299

    Definitely worth getting AppleCare.
     
  16. milhouse994 macrumors regular

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    I was recently in the Apple Store and saw a guy bring his iPhone 5 in after having dropped it in a swimming pool!

    Needless to say he had Applecare and after paying $79, walked out ten minutes later with a brand new replacement phone.

    Definitely something to be said for that...
     
  17. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    Neither was within a year. The 5 failure was within 2 weeks of 2 years.
     
  18. roberthodgson macrumors regular

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    Get Apple care + it's well worth the cost, any time you buy a high end phone or device getting Double the warranty and accidental damage protection is worth it.

    If you can't addord it return your phone and wait until you can
     
  19. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502

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    You can buy the square trade policy fo $5/month. Probably my plan.
     
  20. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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  21. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    I put AC+ on all my Apple devices. I feel it's $100 that is well spent.
     
  22. MentalFloss macrumors 6502a

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    General agreement among people who can do math is that extended warranties are scams. Applecare is no different.
     
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