If the iPhone 5 does release in Sept, whose going to buy Applecare?

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  1. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    For iPhone 4 users because our one year warranty ends in June, and we gotta go through June, July and August without a warranty. Seems like Applecare is a must buy if the next iPhone releases in Sept.


    Makes me wonder if people who are using the 3GS have Applecare too?
     
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  3. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    +1

    I used to work for Circuit City back in the day and know for a fact that extended warranties are just throwing money down the toilet...
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    No. For my MacBook Pro, iMac, and MacPro, yes. But not for my iPhone. Most thing that would happen to my phone at this point would be accident and hence not covered under AppleCare.

    The $199 replacement fee seems reasonable.
     
  5. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Y'know, I'm not an extended warranty fan on the whole but with Applecare over the years I've got my money's worth on my Macbook (over £700 of repairs so far - expired now mind) and on my iPhone 3GS I'd have had over £100 if I'd taken it out.

    My Macbook Pro on the other hand they keep on chucking new batteries at like they're going out of fashion...no Applecare there!
     
  6. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    If your Macbook required "£700 of repairs", that just means Apple made bad products and you shouldn't require an extended warranty.
     
  7. AndrewR23, Apr 25, 2011
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    AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow I def feel I need to buy it. Ive been through a few 4's now, most recently with the glass that came loose and made a loud clicking sound. Before that my speaker stopped working.


    I just finally got fed up with the refurbs. Sold it on eBay, and bought a new one today. The new ones are so much better than the refurbs, its absolutely incredible.
     
  8. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    And those would be Apple's fault and are covered under the regular 1-year manufacturer's warranty, which is mandatory by law. If you keep getting lemons, maybe you should start wonder why and questioning the iDon'tKnows.
     
  9. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes which is why it makes sense to purchase Apple care after the 1 year warranty is up. Im asking this for my girlfriend. Mine was about to end but I just bought a new one for 599 after selling my refurb on Ebay
     
  10. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    I have some snake oil I want to sell you.
     
  11. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Haha, I see a lot of people get fed up with you in this forum. You're pretty funny though.
     
  12. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    And this is where I check out. Can't debate the stubborn and wrong.
     
  13. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    But you yourself have bought extended warranties.
     
  14. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    You got that absolutely right!
     
  15. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    If you care to read more carefully, I quoted the misinformation about refurbs being inferior to new.
     
  16. AndrewR23, Apr 25, 2011
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    I respect your opinion that refurbs might be better than new, but not from my personal experience. My first refurb (5K) had a terrible screen. My 2nd (5K) mic stopped working. My 3rd (61) glass became loose and made a click noise. my 4th (oh yes, another 5K) had a awful yellow tinted screen. Sold that one on eBay, bought a brand new one for 599. and Wow, the screen is just as white as the displays, something I haven't seen in 5 months since my original one from June. And the battery is much better than the 5K refurbs.


    this is MY experience. Yours may be different. Does not make me stubborn or wrong.
     
  17. ani23 macrumors 6502

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    Get insurance instead from someone like wag. Covers theft and breakage.
     
  18. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I have AppleCare on my MBP but not my iPhone. Just received my second brand new replacement MBP in the mail today. My first MBP had some problems with the power input. After replacing the ports twice they sent me a brand new uMBP ( my original MBP was pre-unibody ). My replacement started having some trouble with the trackpad and once again they replaced it with a new one. So all in all, my AppleCare has upgraded me from a pre-unibody MBP with 40GB HD to the most recent 2.2 Ghz Quad-Core uMBP with a 750 GB HD. I think that's worth my investment of about $200 I believe was the original cost of my AppleCare.

    If I was going to be out of warranty and inelligible for upgrade on my iPhone then I may consider it, but I'm not in that position so I haven't purchased it.
     
  19. Thisis macrumors newbie

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    +1, that' right for any product
     
  20. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    Coming from you, I know I would buy one for sure now.
     
  21. PharmDoc macrumors 6502

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    NICE! I wouldn't get Applecare but thinking about Squaretrade since it covers drops/spills. The warranties would depend on the cost of the item... if the cost of the warranty about 1/8 to 1/10th of replacing the item, then yes. If not, then no.
     
  22. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    AppleCare has saved me a lot with laptops outside of the one-year warranty. For the iPhone, I generally upgrade every year, so I don't really see the point.
     
  23. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Exactly.

    Also OP, why did you buy a new black iPhone 4? Don't you want the shiny new magical white iPhone 4? :p
     
  24. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    Um.. I just bought my iPhone 4 last week. My warranty better not end in JUNE!!!!!!
     
  25. magicpinkdrink macrumors member

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    I didn't get mine til September, so even if the 5 isn't released til then I'm covered. And I have a blackberry and an old flip "dumb phone" that can tide me over in an emergency. So no Apple Care for me
     

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