Clumsy wife makes strong case for Apple Care+ for Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Dyspareunia, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Dyspareunia macrumors regular

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    So after staying up to put in an Apple Watch pre-order 8 minutes after order launch, waiting 2 months for back order to fill, ship and deliver, the clumsy wife accidentally drops her watch from about 3 feet onto the hard travertine tile floor. She is the exemplary example of why Apple Care+ for the Apple Watch is a must have. I probably will need to get an Apple watch enclosure/case for her as well, after I get her repair/replacement unit. Remember that sapphire is very scratch resistant, but clearly not clumsy or shatter resistant!

    This is my exact sentiment when I saw it happen -> [​IMG]

    Here is the sad photos to share:
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    So here is my meme of the watch, since a few have dubbed the SB SS Apple Watch as the Vader watch:
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  2. CharlesShaw macrumors 6502

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    Ouch! So sorry that happened. Glad you had Apple Care and here's hoping the replacement arrives quickly. Thanks for reminding us why we need to be mindful of where the watch would fall if we fumbled while putting it on or changing the band.
     
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    :eek:Ooww. Agree that's painful to look at! SSB with the link bracelet too, really nice watch. If I were her I would have been afraid to show you. And yes, while sapphire is highly scratch resistant it can be shattered. Looks like it to the hit on the corner. Sure the folks at Apple Care will put humpty dumpty back together again, leaving you with what one more incident? Hubby bought Apple Care for my watch, but I'm hoping I don't need to show him I need it. I'm sure I would feel worse about it than him.
     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I feel ya, I got a scratch across the screen on mine :(. But it's no where near as bad as your wife's watch. Luckly you have Apple Care+.
     
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    image.jpg Been there, done that (thanks to an improperly recommended leather loop band which has since been returned for refund)

    Band kept coming unattached which allowed watch to drop off wrist. This happened the one time I didn't catch it as it fell

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  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Follow this golden rule and you won't need AC+ (especially in conjunction with extended warranty that many credit cards provide in the 2nd year of ownership):

    If it's not on your wrist, it's on the charging stand and if it's not on the charging stand, it's on your wrist.
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    In my case, my band wouldn't keep it on my wrist
     
  9. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    Here we go again. Not everyone is going to follow this "rule". We already know you don't like AC+.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    True. I'm talking about normal circumstances where you leave the watch lying around in random places, where it's as prone to getting dropped as iPhones. That golden rule is similar to iPhone's "If it's not in your hand, it's in your pocket and if it's not in your pocket, it's in your hand."

    Has it been less than 90 days? Many credit cards provide a 90-day accidental damage protection, in which case you can file a claim (making AC+ unnecessary or possibly to get reimbursed the $79 deductible if you already have AC+).
     
  11. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    It's not like people are just going to stay out in their houses all day. I know someone who had their phone in their pocket and it slid out and hit the concrete and shattered. Got a replacement for $79 on AC+ otherwise it would've cost $750 cause he was on NEXT.
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    My point is you vastly minimize the type of damage in the OP by following the golden rule. After all, how can you drop it if it's tethered to the wrist?

    He/she would have paid the much cheaper out of warranty replacement cost, not the full $750.
     
  13. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    Uhm it's not bulletproof or waterproof. What if you're out and want to go into deep waters? You have to take it off... Also, who in their right mind would want to pay the out of warranty replacement when they don't have to? What would you rather pay, $229 or $69?
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's why I stick to my golden rule and leave the watch at home if I know I'm going to go into deep waters, although there are people who won't hesitate to take it there as it's apparently more robust than its IPX7 water resistant rating. Otherwise, it stays on my wrist as it's waterproof to at least 1 meter for 30 min.
     
  15. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I honestly don't know why you're so against AppleCare.
     
  16. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Sorry OP, but i'm not quite sure if you called your wife clumsy enough times, you may need to say it at least once more so we fully understand.

    With that out of the way, in reality it's called an accident. Good that you have applecare.
     
  17. dilutedq macrumors regular

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    How do you drop a watch. It never leaves my wrist except when I go to bed or I'm changing bands, and when that's happening it is sitting on top of something where it can't fall off.
     
  18. CharlesShaw macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't have to be dropped. The charging cable could be snagged and pull the watch onto the tile floor.
     
  19. Mac2me, Jun 21, 2015
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    That and who hasn't accidentally hit their arm into something or have someone bump into you and into something. Hit just the right way on the corner of the watch face and against the wrong thing and it's gonna crack or shatter. Just the nature of sapphire.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory
     
  21. MaulRx Suspended

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    The band was defective? I'm guessing the locking mechanism? To be honest that is the only aspect of the physical makeup of the watch that has me worried over the long term. The actual part that catches the watch inside the grove is so small and for people who change band regularly, has me wondering if it will eventually wear with being obvious and lead to a dropped\lost watch.
     
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  23. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Do you never knock your wrist into anything? I assume you don't do much house worn etc? My cover has saved my watch already I am sure and I have Apple Care + as well. I'm not naive enough to believe that wearing my watch will keep it safe. Live is to precious to have to be so careful with a watch.
     
  24. soya macrumors 6502

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    I honestly find it hard to "drop" a watch and I own several other watches, never happened. You just need to be very cautious when you remove your watch (like place your wrist over a table or so) and in most cases it won't happen. Of course there are exceptions or particular cases where people can drop the watch but it's a very low percentage.
     
  25. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Anything you wear, especially on your wrist is going to take wear and tear. This AC+ has become almost a religious thing for some here. Each needs to make their own choices. I would much rather get apple to handle their AC+ warranty repairs than get my credit card company handle. I did that once and it was a pain in the butt.

    I do not usually believe in these warranties and never have bought them. Saved hundreds maybe thousands of dollars but I simple felt it was a good idea for the watch. It was cheap in my opinion and well worth the peace of mind.
     

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