How long after purchase can you buy Apple Care Plus on iPhone 5?

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  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know how long after you purchase an iPhone 5 that you can purchase the Apple Care Plus?
     
  2. Zmanbaseball2, May 18, 2013
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    How long after purchase can you buy Apple Care Plus on iPHone 5?

    Anytime within 30 days of purchase. I got mine the day i got my iPhone 5 in case anything like water damage happens.


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  3. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok great I'm sure as long as its not had water damage or anything like that.

    So if I were to buy a iPhone 5 that was purchased by someone else less than a month ago, once I buy it I could add Apple Care Plus?
     
  4. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    **copied from apples website
    Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee.



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  5. secretanchitman macrumors 6502

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    30 days from time of purchase. There is simply no way at the retail level to add on AC+ after 30 days. If you crack your screen and/or get liquid damage inside, you can pay for applecare+ on top of the replacement device fee through the genius bar.
     
  6. SBC44 macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if you purchased your iPhone new or used, but I purchased a used iPhone 5 a couple of weeks ago and was told via Apple Support chat that it was not eligible for AppleCare+.
     
  7. 3rd Rock macrumors 6502

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    It's 30 days from the original purchaser purchase date. If you bought it from someone else, the 30 days starts from the date of the original purchaser, not 30 days from when you got it. Does this help ?
     
  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Yes it does but we just stated that above BTW.


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  9. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes it helps. But that original purchaser wouldn't have to be the one to buy it correct? In other words...I can buy the Apple Care Plus?
     
  10. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Anyone in possession of the iphone can buy applecare+ 30 days after the person who bought it.


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  11. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    They would need an original receipt from an official iPhone dealer and would have to convince Apple that they were the original purchaser. :apple:
     
  12. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Apple store can use your serial number to see when you purchased the iPhone. No receipt required.


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  13. libertysat macrumors regular

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    Look into squaretrade

    I buy their coverage instead, I think it is better coverage for a little less

    Got it for my MBA and phone
    My phone croaked after 22 months - I took it to Apple store & gave them $149 for a refurb
    Forwarded receipt to square, had a check a few days later for $149

    Insurance cost $85...
     

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