AppleCare+

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheLondonFella, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. TheLondonFella Suspended

    TheLondonFella

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    Who took out AppleCare+ for their iPhone 6 or 6+?

    Also, if you've had AppleCare+ for a previous iPhone, has it ever "saved" you?
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Yes on my 6+ 64GB - first time

    Using no case or a very thin case because of the phone size already. Was the first time I thought the cost of device (normally got the 16GB version) and possible damage related to no case / thin case warranted coverage.
     
  3. Polo2883 macrumors regular

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    If you have apple care + the genius bar tends to bend the rules.

    They will sometimes do replacements for free if the genius is in a good mood.
     
  4. Management macrumors member

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    I've never done it for the past 3 iPhones but did so for the iPhone 6.

    Also took it out on my iPad mini retina as it was more expensive. Had a crack on the screen but haven't used the exchange yet.
     
  5. TechnicallyTee macrumors 65816

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    Never had AppleCare for any other of my previous devices but got it for my Plus. Good to just have a piece of mind. Because I don't like to use bulky cases even though I'm super careful and anal about my phone. Money well spend imo.
     
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Nope, never had AppleCare on any iPhone/iPad. Always have it on Macs though.
     
  7. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    Never had apple care+ but I did get it this time for my 6+
     
  8. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    I just got off of the phone with Apple.

    Bought it.

    It's great value, when you think about it.

    I imagine a battery replacement would cost the price of AppleCare+ alone? No doubt in year two you'll need one, so that covers the price there & then.

    I also go to gym most days, and run on the days that I don't, so there's a nightmare waiting to happen there.

    Plus warranty for an extra year, as well as telephone support, in addition to the 2 accidental damage "safety nets".

    Can't go wrong ...

    I had AppleCare for my iMac, and had a hard drive and a screen replaced, so that was well worth the money.

    I think the old saying "it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it" is so appropriate on this occasion.

    Also, I had to return one of my 6s (was for someone else) because of dead pixels, but the courier failed to turn up on the booked day. I spoke with Apple and they refunded £60 back into my account for the inconvenience!

    Therefore, AppleCare+ has only cost me £19!

    You've got to love Apple's customer service ...
     
  9. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Got AppleCare+ for my 6+ replacement to 5s. Had AppleCare+ on the 5s as well, never had reason to use it. I got refund of 5s AppleCare+ since I sold the 5s. I feel the extra protection was worth the $55 I spent for the 13 months of coverage.

    $1000 device needs some insurance, my take on it is $179 for new device is worth it. It's a personal choice we each can make. No right or wrong answer to this.
     
  10. My Name is URL macrumors 6502

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    Never had AppleCare for any of my other apple devices but decided to get it this time round.
     
  11. TofSanity macrumors 6502a

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    Purchased AppleCare+ for my iPhone 6 Plus. I tend to not use a case and wanted the extra protection in case of drops and such. I did buy an Apple leather case to use until I got use to the size of the 6 Plus. I had AppleCare+ for my 5 but not my 5S, which I dropped and just scuffed a corner. It kinda off annoyed me at times due to a sharp edge. So, I purchased AppleCare+ mostly for the $79 replacement if something like a screen crack or dented corners happen. Like somebody else stated Apple Genius sometimes have a better outlook if they see you have AppleCare when dealing with issues and replacements
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Not a good idea to assume this. AC+ (as well as the standard warranty) will replace the battery if it won't hold at least 50% charge but that's more of an indication of a defective battery as healthy batteries don't diminish that greatly in a two years' time.
     
  13. rocksyoursock macrumors regular

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    I absolutely did AppleCare+

    Fist, I've known people who went with carrier warranties, and also the one that Best Buy provides through Best Buy Mobile. They keep sending her defective refurbs.

    For me, I always buy AppleCare+ and never use it. I know a couple people who have, and they had a hassle-free experience.

    Like the OP, I go to the gym, run and do some biking. I've never broken an iPhone, but I think theres a chance I will at some point so I go for it. Its pretty affordable protection and the service is top notch.
     
  14. abz1981 macrumors 65816

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    Is the replacement a brand new one or is it a refurb that apple care + give.
     
  15. J4B3 macrumors regular

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    I was wondering how difficult it is to get a refund for AppleCare+ when you upgrade. What's the process like?
     
  16. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    I always get AppleCare on devices I will use a lot. There's no reason not to when you're only paying a hundred more on top of what is already very expensive. I believe in protecting investments so I'll always err on the side of caution when it comes to AppleCare.

    I never purchase warranties or other insurances because they are mostly scammy, and only Apple makes it as easy as it is. Just walk in, swap, and go. I don't know of any other warranty service that offers that sort of experience.

    Not to mention that I've always managed to use my AppleCare on something I bought it on: particularly MacBooks and iPads. A lot of my exchanges have been as simple as "the screen is wearing down", and they have replaced no problem.
     
  17. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I've gotten Apple Care on my last 2 phones. I tend to keep my phones for 2 years and as they are all over the place - have more of a risk of falling and getting damaged. So far I'm happy to say I haven't had to use the AppleCare but I feel better having the protection so I can use my phone with a slim case and not worry about it.

    I don't take AppleCare on my iPads as I tend to use them sitting down and there's less risk for a damaging drop.
     
  18. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Either call or go online, I called the AppleCare+ service number and asked to cancel balance of insurance. They checked if I had used it, and refunded the balance to my original charge card within a couple days got email verifying the credit to my card. That's it. Not sure if they refund if you had a replacement claim.

    You can also transfer balance to new owner. I would have but person I sold phone to wouldn't pay me $45 more. Dumb really as they could have replaced the phone twice over next 11 months for $79 each replacementnt.
     
  19. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm also thinking about getting AppleCare plus. This is My first iPhone and I want some sort of insurnace, since I spent almost $1000. I have a zagg glass screen on it and a UAG case. I usually keep my phones for a year or slightly longer. I do wish there was some sort of coverage for lost or stolen. I would be willing to pay more that too. We have 60 days from the date purchase to add AppleCare plus.
     
  20. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

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    I've gotten it in the past but not so sure I'll get it this time around. I've never so much as scuffed my iPhone, and I get a year of regular Applecare anyway...

    Should've gone with T-Mobile JUMP so I could just daisy-chain Applecare for every yearly upgrade. Oh well.
     
  21. Lifetimechaldo macrumors member

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    Never have and never will. And I don't use a case either. Im careful with my stuff. In the 2 years I had an iPhone 5 I think I dropped it a total of 3 times, no harm done.

    I don't see why people would pay an extra $100, and then another $79 on top of that to get there phone replaced when getting your phone replaced w/o applecare+ is only $250
     
  22. Xultar macrumors 6502a

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    I got Apple Care for my 4 because I broke my 3GS & didn't have insurance. Afterwards I got it for my iPad 3. Ultimately I didn't need it for either device though I went caseless for my iPad & iphone.

    I did get it for my 6+ 128 gb cuz the device is hella expensive & I will go caseless once I'm used to it.
     
  23. Mikey86uk macrumors 6502

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    Decided to buy Apple Care+ for my iPhone 6 64GB as I've damaged my iPhones in the past and then had to pay £150+ to get it sorted.

    Had the Apple Care cover on my iMac and had excellent service over the phone when i had issues.
     
  24. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Just added it today (bought phone on 9/20). Never had it before, but I've always thought I probably should purchase it. So this time I did.
     
  25. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    I did for the first time ever on my 6+. Because of the bigger screen and cost of replacement. Great piece of mind.
     

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