Have you ever purchased AppleCare+?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AR15MBP, Nov 8, 2014.

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Purchased AppleCare before?

  1. Yes

    53 vote(s)
    76.8%
  2. No

    16 vote(s)
    23.2%
  1. AR15MBP macrumors regular

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    #1
    Have had iPhone since the 1st generation and with my recent 6 Plus purchase I really felt I needed to purchase AppleCare for the first time. Got burned on my iPhone 5 when the volume buttons died 13 months in. With the bending issues (I feel I see some mild bending) with the new generation I'm glad I did. I see insurance as a gamble, but in this case a worthwhile one. So, have you ever purchased AppleCare?
     
  2. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    I usually get Care for my iPhones... and Macs. I feel better with it in place.
     
  3. Dave Meadows macrumors 68020

    Dave Meadows

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    I've got it on my iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2. Peace of mind.
     
  4. munakib macrumors 6502

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    Anything over $500 from Apple.
    100$ for insurance upto 2 years on a $900 iPhone is definitely worth it.
     
  5. AR15MBP thread starter macrumors regular

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    Agreed. Splurged on the 128gb 6 Plus. Definitely worth it in my case.
     
  6. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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    I always get it for my Apple devices and it has come in handy on a few occasions.
     
  8. atiffarooq macrumors 6502

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    Bought for the first time for my 6 Plus 64Gb. Peace of mind. Glad I got it.
     
  9. Hustler macrumors 6502

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    Never have, I've had good success with the Apple Store employees helping me out when things need fixed outside warranty.
     
  10. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    Bought it for my first MacBook Pro retina 15" since I wanted to protect my investment of $2500+ and bought it for my first iPhone 6 plus mostly for the accidental protection. I also like the fact the I can get a refund, it's transferrable and the higher resale value. I've never bought it for my iPods, iPads or Apple tvs.
     
  11. atiffarooq macrumors 6502

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    I didn't know you could get refund?
     
  12. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    Refund in first 30 days after purchase, as long as if you didnt use it of course. Prorated after that, i believe.
     
  13. sviato macrumors 68020

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  14. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I had it on my Macbook Pro, and bought it for my 128gb 6 plus.

    I dropped my phone a week after I got it, and got a hairline crack from the home button halfway up the screen. Thankfully it was covered under the warranty, so got the phone replaced. I didn't have Applecare at the time, so decided to add it to my replacement phone. What a hassle. The Apple store would not do it, as it was a replacement. So called up Apple, they did a diagnostic test on my phone and I was able to add Applecare. I am glad I did.
     
  15. bushido Suspended

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    I got it for the first time on my iPhone 6 two days ago after i nearly dropped it on the same day i purchased it and after i had trouble with my rMBP in the past. Now i just hope karma wont be a bitch and i get it stolen instead of just breaking it lol
     
  16. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I did. After paying $1000 for a 128gb Plus, another hundred didn't feel like much. Also, I like not using a case.
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    If you don't tend to drop and break your iPhone, Amex can easily cover warranty defects in the second year. I used it to get a replacement iPhone (the sleep/wake button malfunctioned) and it's free of charge too.
     
  18. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it made sense to at the time.

    Though I'm not sure I'll ever need it :/
     
  19. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Had AppleCare+ on my previous iPhone 5. Totally worth it. Went through 7 iPhones during the two year period. Never a hassle. I'm convinced that store employees are more lenient with iPhones that have AC+. Of the 7, only paid $50 deductible once.
     
  20. CTDamselMacnPC macrumors newbie

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  21. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    Always purchase on AC+ on my iPhones and AC on my Macs
     
  22. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Nope. I think it's a complete utter waste of money.
     
  23. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Purchased it twice, decided I already spent more than I would getting a replacement device. Granted, I also didn't know at the time that it was refundable (the portion unused).

    Basically boils down to $50 a year. Probably worth it. I just tend to throw about $100 a paycheck into an "emergency" fund, which basically entails issues with the car (dry rot on my tires will set me back $400 of that this month), issues with electronics (iPhone included), etc.

    At this point I recommend cell phone insurance to two groups of people:
    1) Those who know they are likely to trash their phone
    2) Those who would be very financially strapped to replace their phone if it was lost or destroyed - to this group O generally just recommend full insurance.
     
  24. MacBjorn macrumors newbie

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    Yes...

    Yes, I did for my 6 and purchased on all Macs except one which was a dud - go figure.

    Never used AC+ on my iPhone, but I have on my Macs (though not in eons.)
     
  25. vtboyarc macrumors 6502

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    Ditto.

    Also got it for my 5s last year. When I edged up on Verizon to get the 6 plus, I had to check a box saying my iPhone 5s is in good condition, no cracks, damage, etc. Which it was, great condition.

    Over a month later, my 6+ pre order finally arrives...the day I get my 6+ in the mail, my 5s fell and shattered the screen...I would have had to pay Verizon the balance on it, about $450, but since I had applecare, $80 later, brand new 5s to mail back to Verizon. Totally worth it.
     

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