Applecare+

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  1. McScooby macrumors 6502a

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    To just noticed that in the UK, it’s now an eye-popping £199 for AppleCare+ for the X, almost double that of the 7+ last year. Think it’s about time they gave us some kinda loyalty % off for not using it. Sure it’s almost the same price as standard for the mac, but seriously could almost buy an SE for that, better me thinks they get a small bit of £200 rather than feck all which is the direction it looks like I’m heading!:cool:
     
  2. Gathomblipoob, Oct 17, 2017
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    Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Applecare+ for the 7 Plus is $149.


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  3. Resist macrumors 68030

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    An extended warranty is never a good idea as they only work out for the very few. There is a reason why they have them, instead of just increasing the regular warranty period...they are money makers. If consumers benefited from them, then companies wouldn't offer them because they'd lose money.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Uhhh its also accident protection...

    AppleCare+ Screen Replacement is $29 instead of $129-$149.
    Full Phone Replacement is $99 instead of $329-$399.

    One drop and it pays for itself. So no, its not just extended warranty. Which by the way, includes a free battery replacement which in itself is $79. So that alone almost pays for AC+, plus all the other benefits.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I self insure. I have never had to use insurance on any of my phones. The money I have saved ius in the thousands at this point. As a rule I only ensure things that would put me in severe financial stress if I didn't. Even if I bust an iPhone X day one and pay out of pocket replacement I will still be ahead over all these years of not buying AC+.
     
  6. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502a

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    I much prefer the insurance through the carrier to AC+
     
  7. avtella, Oct 17, 2017
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    One drop and you pay around the same price, well slightly less, as having Apple care so if you are a fairly careful type like me, you would just save that money by not having it in the first place. Even under Apple care when my cousin went for her old 6S battery replacement due to a battery fault they replaced it only after confirming her phone was randomly turning off, otherwise if its within normal usage/cycles they wont replace it unless its like below 80% charge efficiency which depending on your use may occur after the extended warranty period anyway.

    Guess it depends more on how careful you are, if you have a history of breakages/carelessness definitely buy it, will save you a lot, but for my usage if I had paid that much in extra warranty fees for every smart phone I owned it would have been a waste. As one of the people above said, extended warranties are nice money makers for companies as most people never utilize them.

    Sometimes carriers have better warranty offers and if you have purchased the phone using AMEX and some other credit cards they automatically increase your coverage period by 1-2 years, so check on that as well.

    A good carrier example in my experience is T-Mobile, they once temporarily added insurance for a few days (just for replacement purposes) and gave me 7 overall replacements for my Sony Xperia Z3 6 of them after 8 months from purchase shipped overnight each time, so I didn't even have to deal with Sony.
     
  8. noteple macrumors 65816

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    When the iPhone 4 came out with a glass back there were butter finger issues but back then you could replace Just the back cover glass.
    With the X and the 8 it’s the whole housing or a full phone replacement.

    You may not be clumsy but what about your friends, and significant others ?

    So Do You Feel Lucky ? :(
     
  9. avtella macrumors regular

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    I usually use thin cases but ones that are protective enough for drops, Spigen Liquid Air Armor in my case. So I don't worry to much about friends dropping it, but that's just me :).

    My sister's dropped her Xperia Z3 (my old Z3) numerous times at various heights, and its glass front and back like the iPhone 8/X but protected by a decent case.
     
  10. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I still have my Steve Jobs back cover glass around here somewhere.
    custom-steve-jobs-logo-iPhone-back-4.jpg

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  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Good to know, as I thought it was more. But I didn't see your disclaimer message anywhere. (Unsure why your Posts have this attached)
     
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Fixed.

    It's a silly story.


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  13. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    If I’ve paid £1,150 on a phone then I’ll be spending the extra £200 on insurance because I wouldn’t want to be caught out by an accident.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Is there any news on the full replacement cost of an X? Both with AC+ and without?
     
  15. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    The oled panel will cost a lot to replace if you break it.

    Plus if you need a whole phone replacement. The oled panel plus the 3D camera will make it costly.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That is the main reason AC+ may be worth it on the X. I highly doubt we are looking at $29 screen replacements, and if you do not have AC+ it will probably be right around $199. I feel like a OOW full phone replacement will be close to $500.
     
  17. McScooby thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it was £119 last year, £149 this year & now £199 for X. I accept that in the UK there’s crazy pricing cause of Brexit, exchange rates, prices go up because of bill of materials / folk using it (although this is moot as Apple with their fix tier pricing have prob overcome this - they won’t be losing money) etc. but my point still stands, it’s not quite insurance but in the last 6 years of having it on separate phones, it’s not been used, Insurance companies give u a loyalty discount, I just think Apple should also.
     

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