Deadline for adding AppleCare+ to a launch-day iPhone is approaching

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  1. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Just a reminder that it's not too late to add AppleCare+ to a launch-day iPhone 6/6+

    I was able to add it to a phone I bought in the Marketplace with just a phone call -- no store inspection necessary.
     
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  3. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    How is that helpful to the thread?
     
  4. MatthewStorm macrumors 6502a

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    You have a year to add AppleCare to your device.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    No, you have 60 days to add AppleCare. Computers have one year. It use to be when it was regular AppleCare you had 1 year, but now with AppleCare+ its 60 days or nothing.
     
  6. KuchiKopi macrumors regular

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    No... you have up to 365 days (1 year) to add it. I confirmed this at the Apple Store when i added it to my MacBook last year. This time, I bought the iPhone 6 with AppleCare included. Best decision I made! I no longer have to use a case or worry about the phone being damaged.
     
  7. redsoxguy676 macrumors regular

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    No... You have 60 days, per the Apple Store website:

    How to get AppleCare+
    Add it to your shopping cart during the checkout process when you purchase your new iPhone.
    Buy it within 60 days of your iPhone purchase. Your iPhone purchase date is the date we ship and charge you for your order:
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Again, as I stated right above your post. AppleCare+ can only be purchased within 60 days of device purchase. Regular AppleCare for computers is 1 year from purchase date. Old AppleCare for iPhone/iPad use to be 1 year as well, but with the launch of AppleCare+ several years ago, its only 60 days (use to only be 30).
     
  9. Gjwilly thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Correct.
    AppleCare for iPhones is different from AppleCare for Macs.
     
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the heads up. Will purchase tomorrow.
     
  11. newellj macrumors 601

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    Wrong, and wronger.
     
  12. superpepino macrumors newbie

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    Actual Helpful Reminder

    I had every intention on adding applecare+ after i bought it at launch and honestly forgot but because of this post i drove straight to the apple store and added it >.< now i feel more comfortable carrying my phone without a case :) :D
     
  13. Lefty21 macrumors regular

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    Since there's obviously some confusion, I thought I should come clarify as a former AppleCare rep.

    When you buy a new iPhone, you have 60 days to add AppleCare PLUS.

    After this 60 days, up to a year, you can still purchase a standard AppleCare plan for a lessor amount (as of last year it was $69) to extend the hardware warranty to a total of two years (no accidental damage coverage).
     
  14. ELPresidente720 macrumors 6502

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    I've gotten AppleCare+ for every iOS device I've purchased minus my current 6 and wife's 5C. If I bust my 6 I'll just fold and get a 6+. My wife's 5C gets so little use that I'm not sweating it.
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I called AppleCare to add regular AppleCare to my 5S about 2 months ago (within the one year of purchase date) and was told regular AppleCare is no longer offered and only AppleCare+ is available for iPhone/iPad.
     
  16. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    Regular AppleCare for iPhones is no longer available
     
  17. Lefty21 macrumors regular

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    They must have changed it in the last year then (I stopped working there last October). Interesting to know.
     
  18. KuchiKopi macrumors regular

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    I added REGULAR AppleCare to my iPhone 5S nearly a full year after launch (late August of this year). I did this to boost the resale value. So yes, it is offered, you just got a misinformed Apple rep
     
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You're misinformed, but I'm not surprised given your handle.
     

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