I thought you could buy Apple Care within the 1 year warranty

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  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030

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    Very strange. For some reason I thought Apple had changed their Apple Care policy. I swore you could buy it within 1 year. But I guess it's still 60 days. Not sure how I messed that one up lol.

    I have a small crack on the bottom left of the screen from a drop. I wonder how much it will cost to replace. I don't mind buying the tools to open it myself if I can. I did that with my old iPhone 4. Is it possible?
     
  2. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    You can. What you can't do is buy AC+ after the first 60 days.

    Ah. No, Apple won't help you commit fraud. Now, if you want to buy parts and tools, iFixit has good ones and good how-tos.
     
  3. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    What is the fraudulent part of that post?
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Buying insurance (AppleCare+ in this case) to cover a loss that's already occurred constitutes fraud.
    Furthermore, sometimes Apple will require an inspection of the device that the AppleCare+ is to cover before selling the coverage.
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    You can do it remotely and they just run a diagnostic.
     
  6. patent10021, Feb 21, 2019
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    patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Fraud ? lol I cracked it a couple months ago. Now I want/wanted to buy AC so I can get it fixed since Apple fixes everything under AC even if it's user fault. What's the big deal.

    I swear they had a new AC policy that said you could buy AC within the warranties year. Oh well.

    And yes I'm talking my own tools. I've fixed my own iPhone screen before and have no problem doing it again if it's straightforward.
     
  7. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    https://support.apple.com/iphone/repair/service/screen-replacement
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yes, it is, but the OP said nothing of that.

    The OP, in fact, admitted to messing up and asked about repair tools.
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 604

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    But then the OP said "I cracked it a couple months ago. Now I want/wanted to buy AC so I can get it fixed since Apple fixes everything under AC even if it's user fault. What's the big deal."
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Then, yes, but that was after your post/reply. :)
     
  11. chrfr macrumors 604

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    I think the inference being drawn was clear, and it was later proven to be the case.
     
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I was trying to give the benefit of the doubt, but you are indeed correct.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    You're SOL as you can only buy AppleCare + within the first 60 days of purchase, but if you call apple, you can buy the non-plus version, which does not include accidental damage.

    Bummers on the crack screen but its up to you on paying the repair.
     

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