How can I extend my iPhone 5 warranty?

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  1. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    I chatted online and the lady said if you do not buy Applecare + within 30 days of buying the iPhone, you cannot extend your warranty.


    I thought you could buy Applecare anytime before the 1 year warranty ends to extend it another year. Wow.
     
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  3. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Basically if anyone has had any luck extending there warranty even after the 30 days has passed?
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    If you bought it with an Amex (or equivalent) card, it's already extended one year.
     
  5. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yeah i used my american express card.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Then you need not do anything. I successfully used their extended warranty coverage to replace my wife's 4S. They actually reimbursed me the full purchased amount ($299 plus tax) and I simply paid the $199 out of warranty replacement fee.
     
  7. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My apple warranty ends Sept 21.

    So lets say Dec 2013, my home button breaks. I call up Amex, tell them what happened and they reimburse me what i paid (299+tax)?
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Correct, although they'll decide on a case by case basis whether to reimburse you or repair it (now that the Apple store will do in-store repair of selected components).
     
  9. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh really? Never knew Apple started fixing certain parts? Like what for example?
     
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    FWIW, if they still offered the regular AppleCare for iPhones, you'd have a year (like you thought) to buy it.

    Looks like they now only offer AppleCare+, which only gives you 30 days to buy it. :/

    Glad Amex's got you covered!
     
  12. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    See I knew I wasn't crazy. Thought they still did offer regular Applecare. Oh well.
     
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  14. flavr macrumors 6502

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    Site says

    "Warranty
    Every iPhone includes 90 days of free telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty."

    So what does limited mean in relation to AppleCare and AppleCare+. Sounds to me like phones come with a 1 year warranty. But you cannot buy an extension past the first 30 days...is that correct? So at 31 days unless you have outside coverage or opted for AppleCare+ you have a 1 year warranty and thats it?
     
  15. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Correct. It sucks because in the past you could extend it anytime before your 1 year warranty ended. I ordered my 5 online so I did not see anything about Applecare +. But oh well, I used my Amex so I lucked out.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    They replaced the external speaker on my wife's iPhone 5 last week. I was surprised because I didn't think they did that. Took about a half hour.
     
  17. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

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    sorry, maybe it is wrong thread to ask, but what about apple warranty in Europe? I have bought in Europe and it should be 2 years warranty but in my country apple service center is claiming that only 1 year. Till now i have got 4 replacements, 6 months passed and I'm a bit scarried about short term warranty (1year). If it would be 2 years i would keep my iPhone 5 much longer :/
     
  18. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thats awesome. I know I will need a new home button soon because mine is acting up. Luckily my phone is jailbroken so the last time I actually pressed the home button was 2 months ago.
     

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