Did you get apple care for your watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Kurri, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Kurri macrumors 6502

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    Curious if you got it and have you used it? Can you get your watch serviced at the store now?

    I'm not sure if I should purchase apple care. seems like by the time I have problems with the watch it might be time for a new one. Curious on your take on apple watch. I have never got it for my phone and have never needed to use it.
     
  2. n8huckins macrumors regular

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    I did get apple care, but haven't used it. Sold it along with my watch yesterday. I think it's a must have though for a Watch owner.
     
  3. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I got it since it was only $50. Not bad at all and since I didn't get the SS version it was a must for me. I had to put in a repair for a charging cable but that was with the warranty and not AC
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, I charged it to my Amex card, which doubles the standard warranty. There is no risk of dropping it like an iPhone as it's tethered to the wrist and any water ingress (under normal use) would be covered under the standard warranty as it's rated IPX7 for water resistance.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    No doubt I got the AC+! I feel the AW is in much more peril than my phone. Not a person to buy this kind of warranty but for the watch, I made an exception. If nothing else I can use it towards the end of my ownership so I get top dollar on a pristine watch sale.
     
  6. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Giving the excellent product history I've had with all Apple products, I tend to never go with Apple Care.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    How can the Watch me much more peril than the iPhone given that the Watch isn't droppable nor non-water resistant like an iPhone?

    The top dollar you get on a pristine watch sale will likely be erased by the $128 you have to pay up ($49 for AC+ plus $79 deductible).
     
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    We have been through this before. As I said last time, as a long term watch wearer, sooner or later the watch will get banged or scraped into something bad. The cost is worth it to me. I already know how you feel about it and it does not change my mind.

    I do not wear my phone on my arm exposed all day, my watch does.

    Sorry;)
     
  9. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Doors for certain, but there's other things that you're prone to bang your wrist on.

    It's been several years since I've worn a watch regularly. Not looking forward to the first time I smash my Apple Watch into a big fire door when I elect to take the stairs rather than the elevator. Other watches survived such knocks, I'm sure the Apple will be fine, but I'm glad I got the AC+ just in case. (H3rman can tell you how the corner of his was bent by hitting a gym floor in a hotel, that he couldn't put the link bracelet back on it due to the damage).

    Life happens. There could be damage. I think it's worthy insurance (especially for those of us that need to re-remember that there's something on our wrists again). :)
     
  10. Kurri thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So apple care covers deep scrapes or really bad scratches? how about the face?
     
  11. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    Touch wood I have never damaged any of my apple equipment so I have never taken out Apple Care.
    It's 70 quid in the UK plus 55 pound excess so my way of thinking is that a screen replacement will probably cost about the same and if it's more then I will sell my watch on and just buy another
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Apple Care Plus would cover it. There is a deductible but I am betting it is still worth it.
     
  13. mr.anthonyramos macrumors regular

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    It's cheap insurance for your watch. I have the black link watch and spending over 1000USD, AC+ is nothing.
     
  14. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I bought AppleCare. I have a one and half year old who has taken an interest in gadgets. I want to be able to hand it to him if he is curious and not worry.
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I thought it's newbie watch wearers who are more prone to these things. We've heard from many long term watch wearers who claim no real damage after so many years.

    Either way, you won't recoup the cost when you sell it.
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I am not asking to recoup the cost when I sell it. I do not have to hear from other watch owners. I make my choices after wearing a watch most of my life. :cool:
     
  17. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    I did. The Apple watch is now my beater watch. The only reason I'll take it off is to sleep or to put on a mechanical in nicer situations. I'm going to bike with it, lift weights with it, and swim with it. I'm pretty confident I won't have problems. The watch seems very well built and sturdy, but $50 is cheap insurance.
     
  18. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I surely don't want to spend another $350 or $550 and above for those who got the SS models if something happens to it.
     
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Out of warranty replacement is $229 and $329 for the Sport and SS, respectively, should you damage it without AC+. You won't pay the full price again.

    If you've never damaged your iPhone there's no reason to expect otherwise with the Watch so it's mostly FUD. All the money saved not buying AppleCare since 2007 would more than cover the OOW cost, especially in conjunction with the free extended warranty in the second year provided by most credit cards.
     
  20. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I'd still rather pay $69 for a replacement rather than $229.
     
  21. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    I bought it. I purchased the sport model because I'm fairly active. I got the watch yesterday afternoon, and by 6PM, I had already spilled beer on it and had someones cleat whack it hard while playing softball.

    And, FWIW, I've invoked the use of AppleCare plenty of times on my products. From new charging cables, power bricks, and even logic boards, I feel like I've always made a sound decision.
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, you'd pay $118 for a replacement ($49 for AC+ plus $69 deductible).
     
  23. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    So you still save around $100.
     
  24. Kurri thread starter macrumors 6502

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    reason i'm going back and forth about buying the insurance (and i have to decide pretty much this weekend) is it is $50 for the care and then another 70 if you have to use it. so $120 if you need to use the insurance really.

    but it is better than $229....yeah, better get it :) thanks for the help deciding.
     
  25. Brenster macrumors 6502

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    I've had camera and battery replacements under AppleCare for previous iPhones in their second years, not to mention replacement a Time Capsule bought at the same time as a MacBook Pro in its third year. Knowing that if anything happens that Apple will just sort it, no messing or quibbling is invaluable for the kit I rely on. Yes, bought AppleCare for my watch.
     

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