Best insurance? AppleCare+?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wildonrio, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. wildonrio macrumors 6502

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    I've got the Plus and adding a case adds too much bulk so in lieu of a case I think I just want to get insurance. Is AppleCare+ the best or is there a better one? All I care about are accidental drops.
     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Best insurance options, IMHO.

    1) Credit Card insurance for electronics (check if you qualify)
    2) Square trade
    3) Apple Care+

    Really not any other options I would consider. I bought Apple Car+ today.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    AppleCare+ is the most reliable and easy to get support from.
     
  4. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Agreed. The AppleCare and Square Trade might be worth switching. Square Trade allows for more events, I believe.
     
  5. wildonrio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good thinking on the credit card! Looks like mine doubles the warranty, which is cool. But doesn't cover accidental damage which is what I need.

    Is Square easy to work with?
     
  6. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    AppleCare + has got my money 5 times so once again
     
  7. HiRez macrumors 603

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  8. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I've never done it, sorry. I usually just drop by the Apple Store, like I did yesterday afternoon.

    They still had Apple stock and there was a 30 person line.
     
  9. Tzuten macrumors 6502

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    Geez, I've owned Apple devices for over 10 years and never had any fall or break on me that would require AppleCare. What are you doing to your devices??
     
  10. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    I've only had a couple of incidents but I always add applecare just in case and it helps the resale value
     
  11. franko v macrumors member

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    Squaretrade is awesome!

    Squaretrade is very easy to work with! They now let you take it to Apple to get fixed and they will reimburse you. It also covers water damage which AppleCare doesn't. You can also cancel the plan at any time and get the pro-rated refund put back on your cc. Check out their website; they have gotten great reviews from several publications.

    Plus right now it only costs $94 for a two-year plan.

    Just my two cents...
     
  12. tipopilota macrumors member

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  13. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple care + does cover water damage.
     
  14. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    nevermind! read previous wrong.
     
  15. wildonrio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    With Square and AC+, what if you simply drop your phone and scratch up the phone's body pretty bad but it still functions without issue? Will they still let you get a replacement for $79 or does the phone need to not be functioning properly?
     

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