D you take out AppleCare with all your devices?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    think it's worth doing? My first iPhone with the option for AppleCare. Do you take it out everytime yo upgrade?
     
  2. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    I never have, to me it's a waste of money. I upgrade my phone every year so I never have a phone out of warranty, and I really don't find it hard to not drop/break it.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Never got AC+ on a phone and never needed it. For those who have accidents and drop things, I would suggest maybe it is worth it. I know JayL would not agree! LOL.

    I have saved enough money not getting it to replace a phone, easy.
     
  4. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    I usually get it and it has helped out a few times. I would get it if you are buying a 128 GB device, but probably not if you are just buying a 16 GB device. The cost would be the same in both cases. Also don't forget that you have a year from the original purchase date to decide to buy the AppleCare or not.
     
  5. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Yes.

    I like peace of mind and feel that the price of Applecare/+ is worth the price to give me that.
     
  6. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on a few things:

    How long do plan on keeping your iPhone?

    How much are you spending on your iPhone?

    How careful are you with your phones?

    Are you gonna get a case and screen protector for it?

    Personally I got for my 6 plus since I spent almost a grande on it and I plan on keeping for 2 years.
     
  7. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Well I likely only will keep my phones each year. So I'm guessing you are covered with your warranty for that year anyway. And yes I will get a bumper case

    I'm tempted to take it out for the apple watch I'm likely getting as I will keep that longer than a year
     
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    I go with SquareTrade. If I don't keep something through the warranty, I get a refund on whatever is left, or sell the warranty with the item.
     
  9. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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    Never on my phones. I get the new model every year so it isn't worth it. I've never had a phone meet an unfortunate demise, but if it happens I want it replaced with a brand new phone, not refurbished. Thus, self insurance.
     
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    I own enough Apple products in my household that I can be my own insurer.
     
  12. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    I did with my first ever macbook pro (2007). I got it in an education discount deal that cut the applecare by 70% or somewhere around that figure. I was so glad I did too! I ended up nicknaming it my 'frankenmac' due to the fact that so many parts had to constantly get replaced that I think only the screen was from the original model in the end. Eventually, the genius bar gave up when they had to replace the logic board for the 4th time (not exaggerating) and ended up replacing it with a brand new unibody 2009 macbook (which cost more than mine did originally). Never had to take that one for repair and still use it to this day.

    Concerning iPhones though, i've considered it, but never have due to its shorter lifespan. I've always found that most problems with an iPhone tend to appear in the 1st year anyway when you are already covered, and figured that if I broke it myself, then its my own fault and should deal with it myself :p
     
  13. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Of all the iPhones I had in the past, I did not put any applecare on any of my devices as the devices were small and wasn't necessary. When I got the 6 Plus, I decided to add applecare + just in case if something happened to it.

    Well I am glad that I did because I've shattered the screen. I know that Apple can just replace the screen only but I can't justify paying $129 for screen replacement when I can just pay $79.00 for a replacement unit. So I asked them that I would rather pay $79.00 then $129 (plus phone wasn't even bent, but had some scratches and markings from the drop).
     
  14. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    But under warranty don't Apple replace it anyway?
     
  15. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    At least where I live, I've only ever seen the option to purchase AC+ and it must be done within 60 days of the purchase date, not a year. I've never seen an option for just AC.
     
  16. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    Never had AppleCare+ or AppleCare plan (besides 1yr standard warranty) on any Apple device I've ever owned.
     
  17. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't had it on my numerous iPhones or iPads and haven't had a problem.

    Also didn't get it on my MBP which has been going strong since 2008.
     
  18. AYNOM macrumors regular

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    Case + tempered glass screen protector = mint condition phone ready to be sold a month out from the next one.
     
  19. firedept macrumors 603

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    Never hesitate to put it on any of my devices. It allows me to never have to worry about my devices should something go wrong. For the peace of mind, to me it is worth every penny. Only ever had one occasion where I needed to use it, but having it saved me from having to buy a new device.
     
  20. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Nope. Never broken a phone yet in over 15 years. If I'm a muppet and break the screen then I'll pay for that repair.
     
  21. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I've been getting it on all iOS devices for the last three years. It's not a waste of money in the least and gives one peace of mind. I've never had to actually make use of it but I upgrade every year and I get a much higher resale value due to the additional one year warranty and the two time accidental damage replacement.
     
  22. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Apple does not cover repair or replacement costs due to accidental or purposeful damage, only normal wear and tear and technical/mechanical issues.
     
  23. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Thanks for that. I wasn't sure what the warranty covered.
     
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