Dumb applecare question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by flyersgl, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. flyersgl macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Trying to decide the best way to get my teen her first iPhone. It might make more sense for us to pay full price for an out of contract phone. If we do that, does applecare still only cost $99?
  2. Thraun macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2008
    Abbotsford, BC
    AppleCare covers the hardware, and has literally nothing to do with your carrier or contract. As long as the phone is new out of the box, you should have no issue purchasing AppleCare for it, however you got it.
  3. flyersgl thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2009
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    The price never changes, no matter how you acquire a qualifying device. That is to say, that no matter how you purchase a device or where, it does not affect the price of Applecare one bit. The price will always be the same.
  5. mazer75 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2010
    I just bought a full price 5s yesterday, and also purchased AppleCare+ for $99.

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