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zox2003

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Did you purchase Apple Care for iPhone X? Is it really necessary?
 

MsRandall

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No because I’ve never used the service once on my phone and have been prorated back each year as I upgrade - I also have the Total Protection on my whole Verizon account of 8 lines for $33 a month

My X will be traded in if the rumors are true about the larger version next year and then I will definitely buy AppleCare because I think it will be my dream iPhone and I will stop upgrading every year
 
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Binarymix

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It was hard to swallow but yes. With the back also being glass, and the price of the repairs, I think it'll be worth it.

I've never smashed the glass on my phones yet, but there is always a first time!
 
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blaine07

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It was hard to swallow but yes. With the back also being glass, and the price of the repairs, I think it'll be worth it.

I've never smashed the glass on my phones yet, but there is always a first time!

Nothing’s worse than needing it and NOT having it. If I end up upgrading again next year I figure they’ll prorate it if I don’t use it so not a total loss.
 
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Radeon85

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Never purchased apple care. Have had every iPhone since the 3GS and many phones years before apple and have never dropped or broken a phone yet.

For me it would be a waste of money. Of course accidents happen but look at all the money I have saved from not buying apple care. Enough to at least buy another top of the range iPhone out of contract.
 

ApplePersonFreak

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It was hard to swallow but yes. With the back also being glass, and the price of the repairs, I think it'll be worth it.

I've never smashed the glass on my phones yet, but there is always a first time!

Exactly, with the cost of this device and how much it costs to replace, I’d rather be safe than sorry. If I don’t use it, then I’ll get a prorated refund next year like I always do. I’ve never dropped my other iPhones, but if I did drop this one and it’d shatter, it’d just be my luck if I didn’t get it.
 

SDColorado

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Yes, I purchased it. I have dropped a phone and had it break once when I purchased a phone through AT&T without Apple care. They wanted to send me a box to ship it out for repair and they would ship it back, under their assurance warranty, or whatever it was. I can't be without a phone that long. AppleCare+ makes the replacement process easy, if the worst happens.
 
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Binarymix

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Nothing’s worse than needing it and NOT having it. If I end up upgrading again next year I figure they’ll prorate it if I don’t use it so not a total loss.
Agreed. Earlier this year my iPhone 7+ screen cracked all the way across, and I didn’t have AppleCare.

Luckily that time they deemed it a fault in the glass (it broke going from outdoors to indoors during the winter), or else I would have had to pony up the money for a screen replacement, or OOW fee, which of course is a one off, and no more incidental replacements.
 

democracyrules

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Did you purchase Apple Care for iPhone X? Is it really necessary?
I did purchase Apple care + for the first time after 10 years of owning previous iPhones due to the iPhone X high breakable risk and high glass repair cost. Better save to have it than sorry for not having it. I would say it is necessary for the highest risk iPhone.
 
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DougFNJ

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I buy it on all Apple products. It’s like having insurance. Do I or do I not put comprehensive and collision insurance on my car? I know I drive good, is it worth it?

I’ll throw this out there. Ask your Apple salesperson if your company offers a business discount for the company your employed with, that could save you a few bucks. The other piece of mind is it adds resale value to your phone, and if you sell to a site like Gazelle next year, you can request a prorated refund minus the time owned as long as you haven’t used it.
 
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rotlex

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Nope. Never do, never will on any product. With the money saved by never buying extended warranties I can probably pay cash for a few iPhone X's at this point. Complete waste of money and 99% profit for any company. Why do you think most places and salesmen push them so hard. Outside of non commissioned places like Apple, sales people make more money off the warranties than the product itself if working on commision.
 

CharlesShaw

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Yes. To paraphrase from another post, if I need a failed phone replaced during year two, I'd rather pay more now and deal with Apple than with my credit card's benefit administrator.

I found this MacRumors article informative back when I was daydreaming about buying the X. Comments on front page articles are often a different flavor, however.


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newellj

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Yes. To paraphrase from another post, if I need a failed phone replaced during year two, I'd rather pay more now and deal with Apple than with my credit card's benefit administrator.

I found this MacRumors article informative back when I was daydreaming about buying the X. Comments on front page articles are often a different flavor, however.


applecare-iphone-x.jpg

(Discussing, not arguing)

I saw that table and while it's compelling on one level, when I step back and ask myself when the last time was that I cracked a display on my phone or otherwise needed repairs for self-inflicted damage, the answer is that I don't actually remember ever needing that sort of coverage/repair on a phone. That's why I'm not personally seeing value in buying AC+ here.

I did buy it for my AW. I figure the chances of smacking the display into something and cracking it within the next two-three years is virtually 100% because I know from experience that I do bang my watches into doors and other hard objects. :( Not phones, though, at least not yet... :)
 

bevsb2

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The only devices I buy Apple Care for are my MacBook Pros because I keep them at least 3 years. I have an iPhone 8 which I purchased before deciding I "had to have" the iPhone X. I'm keeping the iPhone 8 as a backup for now. It will be my Apple Care replacement. :)
 
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bushman4

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It’s not breaking the screen that gets expensive it’s the components of the notch or the back. So the insurance makes sense. save now = cry later
 
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Joe h

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About the only way your fixing a year of “normal” burn in is Apple care and a hammer.
 
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