AppleCare

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jaack, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. jaack macrumors member

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    Hey,

    If I were to buy an iPhone with AppleCare and decide in 12 months I want to purchase a new iPhone, can I move my AppleCare to that device?

    I looked at the iPhone Upgrade Programme since it includes AppleCare but it seems to be cheaper buying the phone and AppleCare outright – at least in the UK.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    In the U.S., From my understanding (Which I may be incorrect), AppleCare transfers only from one owner to another with the device that has it attached from when it was originally added. I don't believe you can transfer AppleCare from one device to another that you purchased separately. AppleCare would have to be purchased for a new device separately.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Applecare+ stays with the device. However, you can request a pro-rated refund for the unused 2nd year and use that to purchase Applecare+ on the new phone.
     
  4. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Apple Care is essentially an insurance and every insurance is attached to the specific device. So you can not transfer it from one device to another.
     
  5. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Well dam, if that was the case, I would like to use my Apple watch Apple care for my iPhone?
     
  6. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Just cancel it when you get a new phone and get a refund for what you didn't use, that's what I did when I sold my 7+ over the winter.
     
  7. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    So I recently bought an iPhone on Swappa that had AppleCare + on it. Looked up the serial number and confirmed it. However, if the previous owner decided to submit for a partial refund on it down the road, could I unknowingly lose that extended coverage?
     
  8. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Yes you could unless the previous owner transfers ownership of AC+ to you. It can be done but most people don't bother.
     
  9. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    The upgrade plan doesn't cost more, it's 0% interest on the price of a phone with applecare+ spread over 20 months.
     
  10. jaack thread starter macrumors member

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    It does if I upgrade to the latest iPhone each year
     
  11. wxnats macrumors 6502a

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    I had no idea you can do that...thanks for mentioning this!
     
  12. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Explain to me how it costs more...? If you use the upgrade plan you only pay 11 months of the 20 month term, you then hand the phone back and start a new upgrade plan.

    Example:

    iPhone7 128gb w/ AC+ = £818
    £49 deposit plus 11x £38.45 payments = £471.95

    If you don't upgrade and just pay the whole term it's £49 plus 20x £38.45 which is still £818.
     
  13. jaack thread starter macrumors member

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    iPhone 7 128GB with AppleCare+ = £818
    Sell phone for ~50% of it's value after 12 months = total cost of £468

    iPhone Upgrade Programme
    £49 Deposit
    x12 monthly payments of £38.45 = £461.40

    Total = £510.40

    That's assuming the next iPhone comes out exactly one year later and you upgrade then. Even if you were to upgrade after the 11th month, it'd still be cheaper – even if it's only around £5-10.
     
  14. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    So you are factoring in selling the iPhone there which you didn't state in your OP. I am pointing out the fact the price is exactly the same whether you buy it outright with AC+ or use the upgrade plan, it's still £818 at the end of it.
     

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