Debating if I should get AppleCare+

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thecore762, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. thecore762 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2014
    I am debating if I should purchase the AppleCare+ for my iPhone 6 128GB...
    I have the Zagg Glass screen protector and case for my phone but of course I am a bit concerned if I drop and my iPhone breaks in pieces...

    Will Applecare cover if:
    My phone bends (I am usually careful but I want to be sure this is covered)
    Water damage

    Should I buy it?
  2. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Yes. You have two incidents of accidental damage covered for 79 dollars to get a replacement phone.

    I always recommend AppleCare because as an insurance it's as easy as just giving them the product and walking out with a new one. However, if you really do take excellent care of your phones it's certainly not needed, but if you're in question, an extra hundred is nothing compared to the original phone purchase. If you upgrade every 2 years then it's definitely good, but if you buy one every year it might not be worth it.
  3. thecore762 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2014
    Yep, I upgrade my phone every two years.

    I am pretty good at taking care of my phones...but it seems like I'd have to be extra careful with my iPhone 6...
    I've dropped my iPhone 5 few times on the carpet/road/floor but it always withstood, but I can't say the same with the iPhone 6...bigger screen means the glass will probably break a lot easier.

    My iPhone 6 actually dropped last week from my desk onto the carpet...I was like wtf, noticed the alarm went off while I was in the bathroom, came back and saw my phone laying on the ground....scary sight...but no dmg.

    Anyways, I will buy it tonight so i can sleep easy.

    Also is it a guaranteed replacement if my phone bends? I don't wear skinny jeans and I always carry my phone on the front pockets of my pants...and I take care of my phone very well.
  4. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Based on what has been going around, Apple won't replace a bent phone for free, but they have offered to have a replacement for the 79 dollar price. So yeah you can get a replacement under the AppleCare for sure.
  5. SundayDuffer macrumors 6502


    Jun 25, 2011
    Just bought mine yesterday.

    Im not sure about the guaranteed bend replacement... If my phone is bent, i'd just shatter my screen and use that as a claim.
  6. thecore762 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2014
    Yep, I don't mind paying for the $79, I just want to make sure it will get replaced.

    Thanks for answering!
  7. Benny- macrumors regular


    Jul 17, 2009
    I picked up Apple care plus with my iPhone plus. I bought the normal Apple care with my five as Apple care plus wasn't available here at the time.
    Spending seventy pounds to cover a seven hundred pounds device didn't sound too bad too bad to me.
    On a side note does anyone know if Apple care plus in international.
    I'm hoping that my cover bought I England will be valid in Germany.
  8. gaz2000 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2014
    I have AppleCare+ on two iPhones, my MacBook Pro Retina, Macbook Air, and Thunderbolt display.

    Out of the blue yesterday my mrs' iPhone 5c developed a strange screen abnormality not due to water or drop damage as we treat our devices with the care and admiration you might a historic relic.

    Went to Apple Store in Cambridge UK today and was told in no uncertain terms that I must FIRST see a Genius before any replacement or fix can be given, even though the phone is covered in 13 months of an AppleCare+ contract. No happy I called AppleCare telephone support and they confirmed they couldn't help either.
    I live miles from the nearest Apple Store and work Mon-Fri like most people. Getting a Genius appointment on a weekend is basically impossible for the next 2 weeks minimum as they're simply booked up.

    In short, despite speeding out hundreds of ££ on extra insurance/warranty for my item, on my very first claim I've been left out in the cold having to instead send the phone away and be without the phone for at least 5 working days.

    Honestly, my bank account phone insurance is just as good as AppleCare and I'll definitely think twice before ever buying it again.

    Be warned.
  9. ToddH macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2010
    Central Tx
    Yes buy it! I have had it for all of my previous iphone models. When I dropped my iphone, and the screen broke, I took it to the apple store and swapped it out for $50! However it's $75 now I think. But it's better than spending $200 or more on a replacement
  10. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2009
    Fort Pierce
    Well, I would say it's on case by case basis..... For instance, my upcoming iPhone 6+ will be iPhone number 8 for me. With no Apple Care+ I am $700.- ahead.

    If you only break one screen during the time you own it it will cost you $178 (79 + 99) with Apple Care+ and $ 130 as a regular repair.

    My wife on the other hand.....

    So it depends on how clumsy one is :)
  11. marine0816 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2011
    if you had the plus I would say get applecare, but since you have the regular iphone 6. I wouldn't worry about it since its not as valuable as the plus.. Trade that thing in before the 14 day exchange window and get a better phone.
  12. Tgrey macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2013
    So i can break phone purposely to get a new one every year?
  13. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
  14. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Yes its a great buy if you should break your phone.
  15. McBeats macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
  16. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Always good to have. Some people will argue that the cost outweighs the benefit especially since it went up
  17. Rogo117 macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    Is the only way to purchase it through the Apple store after you've received the phone?
  18. rritterson macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    DC USA
    Check with your credit card before purchasing AppleCare+

    One of my cards doubles the manufacturer warranty on all items purchased with the card. I bought my phone with it.

    Another offers free insurance on damaged or stolen phones ($25 deductible, max 2 claims a year) if you pay your bill with it, so I pay my phone bill with that one.

    Between the two, I have better coverage than AppleCare (I pay only $25, and can have up to 4 incidents in 2 years) for free.
  19. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011

    Nice care to share with us what company that's with???
  20. mobutt macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    I bought AppleCare+ 2 days ago. Imo it's a must.
  21. pdbennett macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    Wow, interesting. What credit card offers this?

    I know my discover and amex cover lost/stolen items for the first 90 days or so but I've never heard of what you described.
  22. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    With applecare they will mr. knowitall. They will replace the phone 2 times at $79 per incident NO MATTER THE DAMAGE. Chuck it in the pool, new phone. Bend it, new phone, etc, etc.
  23. JTravers macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2010
    Anyone know what the accidental damage coverage is when bought with an Amex card?

  24. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    why is it a must buy, it's not cheap....
  25. dkh587 macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2009
    It's worth it for me because I do 2 year agreements and I plan to have my 6+ for at least 2 years. No telling what could happen within that time span. More than dropping it and breaking it can happen.. Plus your lightning cable & headphones are covered for 2 years as well :)

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