Does the Amex warranty cover dropped phones?

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  1. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    Trying to decide if I should buy AppleCare or not. I did buy the phone with my Amex card. Does that cover drops? 1 year or 2? I'm seeing conflicting info when I search.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Pretty sure it will but best to call them first; the # is on the back of your Amex card.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  4. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    My brother went swimming with his iPhone 4 and Amex replaced it.
     
  5. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    Let us know what you find out, I bought mine on AmEx too.
     
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  7. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's the Costco Amex card.
     
  8. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    If you end up calling, let us know what they say. I'd be curious to know as well.
     
  9. Jasonx82 macrumors member

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    Accidental damage is only the first 90 days after it only extends the standard warranty.
     
  10. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    Looks like it just extends the original Apple warranty which does not cover accidents (only Apple Care+ covers accidental).
    That being said, Amex does have 90 day purchase protection that covers everything from damage to loss.

    https://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/card-benefits/purchase-protection.html#
     
  11. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Exactly as stated above. AmEx extends the insurance. It extends the manufacture warranty to 2 years, which is why I didn't purchase Apple Care for my 4S. Things could change so inquire before using it to charge. Also, ADH (Accidental Damage & Handling) is for a very limited time. Someone posted 90 days. That's about right, but check, maybe, each AmEx Blue, Gold, Black or Platinum is different.
     
  12. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Pretty sure AMEX covers accidental for the first 90 days. I looked it up a few weeks back.
     

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