Ditching an iPad case for AppleCare+?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by kajitox, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. kajitox macrumors 6502a

    kajitox

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    What are your thoughts on skipping out on an iPad case in favor of just getting AppleCare+?

    Just doing some math on what I spent on my iPad 2:

    AppleCare (original) ($70)
    Belkin Snap Shield ($20)
    Smart Cover ($30)
    iVisor ($20)

    That's $140. vs:

    AppleCare+ ($100)
    Replacement when it gets too scratched up ($50)
    Same iVisor as before (already purchased)

    That's $150. Plus the added value of having a thinner divice...
     
  2. der-kaiser macrumors 6502

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    If you are only getting cases for protection then it is a variable option. My purpose for a case aside from protection is to look inconspicuous and good at the same time.
     
  3. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    I was debating not putting a sp with AppleCare. Though I am nervous
     
  4. Inopia-Vi macrumors regular

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    It's true that the 50$ replace fee is nice, especialy for a reseale value.
    Since you already got a screen protector, i'd go for it. :D
     
  5. kajitox thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, this is definitely true. And if I need to prop it up for typing or watching a movie, I can't do that without a case. Hm.
     
  6. der-kaiser macrumors 6502

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    Good point. I also don't think I'll ever feel comfortable enough throwing a naked iPad into my bag with the rest of the stuff carrying it around or walking around school all day with it in my hands.
     
  7. kajitox thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And so goes the argument for getting a sleeve, instead. I would consider a Colcasac since I like the different design, but I guess I would be very disappointed if it weren't easy to carry.

    It's a tough choice since a shoulder bag would be awesome, if it weren't for the other things I have to carry on a daily basis. A sleeve would be great if it also helped prop the thing up etc. A back case would be great if it didn't add unnecessary bulk to it.

    All I know is that the leather folio cases and such make me gag.
     
  8. glen e macrumors 68030

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    exactly - not anal about it, but don't like owned something that looks scratched....
     

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