expiring Applecare- what should I do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by estockme, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. estockme macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    I bought the 4s, so sometime around october or november my AC+ will be expiring. A few chips in the edge of the screen (from falling out of my messenger bag while riding full speed across a busy street with no case and rolling about 15 feet on edge) but otherwise it still works fine.

    I don't know if i'll be upgrading any time soon (if anything it would be to get off sprint's horrible network in chicago), but I want to get my money's worth for the AC. How can I do this? I'm pretty sure I can get a new battery, but what else?

    For example, should i smash it so I can get a brand new one? Mostly kidding. I'm not looking to scam, just get it as polished as possible before the insurance expires.
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Since you have AC+ and don't like the condition of your iPhone, just pay the $49 fee and get a new phone. No need to take drastic measures in destroying your iPhone.
  3. JodyK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    Northern Atlanta suburbs
    As just posted w AC plus you can do the $49 exchange at any point. I don't like this scratch and want a new one .. $49!

    If anything they will appreciate the fact it's not smashed as they will refurb it or sell to new third party partner.

    Think I have heard of people saying I don't like my black one and want a white one ... $49 swap!
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    If it's chipped all around, that should be enough to warrant a $49 swap under AppleCare+ without doing any extra damage to it.
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    No need for smashing... just pay $49.
  6. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    You might as well wash the phone with some soap and water. You wouldn't want to bring it back dirty... :D

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