iPhone AppleCare - $60 in July

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  1. mprasad macrumors newbie

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    So I talked to an Apple Employee and he said AppleCare for the iPhone would be available in July for $60... Anyone else heard this?
     
  2. marksman macrumors 603

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    I did not hear the price, but I did hear from one of the Applestore employees it would be available in July.
     
  3. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

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    I want insurance in case I drop it and it breaks, not just insurance for if it breaks by itself.
     
  4. Smoke19 macrumors member

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    I think we should all get insurance on our iPhones. It's such a delicate product and one drop is all it takes. Also, if $60 is the prices, that's really reasonable. I'll get it, once I get my iPhone next Friday when I get paid.
     
  5. Project macrumors 68020

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    I cant believe its that price. If it is, there is zero excuse to not have it.
     
  6. bob15487 macrumors newbie

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    i found insurance

    SO,

    I was in the mall today and an Auth Dealer for ATT (NOTE: not a store that sells the iPhone yet) was offering insurance for iPhones.

    This is a promotion that is run by the owner of this store (branded as an ATT store and only sells ATT...AND is bigger than the Corp. ATT stores in the area, but just some random guy who bought the space and the auth. to sell ATT service). The store will insure your iPhone for 100 bucks for 2 years...it covers EVERYTHING. Loss, Stolen, Dropped, Thrown into the pool, etc. It's a great deal and I think I'll invest in that instead of AppleCare in July...

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    I'm in MN and it was at the Ridgedale ATT store on the 2nd floor if you are in the area.
     
  7. semperfimarine2 macrumors regular

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    insurance will be available in july for $69. i found it on apples website. go to buy an iPhone and it will list everything about it, then there is a tab that says warranty and it describes it there. copied and pasted

    AppleCare Protection Plan

    For $69, the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone provides an additional year of hardware repair coverage, including coverage for the iPhone battery.

    The AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone will be available in July. Customers can purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan anytime during the iPhone one-year limited warranty.
     
  8. punkassjim macrumors newbie

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    Confirmed, I also got a price quote of $69 for applecare. Which is great, cause I had a real fear that they'd up it to $99 for such a complex device.

    My only question is this:
    Since you can include a display on the applecare for your mac (if they were bought at the same time), I want to know if you can include the bluetooth headset on the applecare for your iPhone (if they're bought at the same time). This is the only thing that's keeping me from buying my phone. I can't believe I've resisted this long.
     
  9. slazareth macrumors regular

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    Delicate my $#@! This thing is a tank!

    http://www.pcworld.com/video/id,545-page,1-bid,0/video.html

    In this video the guys put it in a bag with keys and shake it/rub it. Then they put the key straight on the glass and rub it with pressure. No Scratches! Then they drop it on carpet, then on lino floor, then outside on the concrete multiple times. Some scuffs to the shiny silver rim on the phones edge, but that was the extent of the damage. I still don't plan on dropping mine, but its good to know right?

    As far as applecare, I will probably buy it. I don't know that it will cover water damage, lost phone, or dropped off a building damage, but it will cover the phone if the speaker blows, or iPod functionality stops working, or headphone jack gives out. I think its a worthy investment.
     
  10. Offspring992 macrumors member

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    How long is this promotion going on for? And at the Ridgedale mall? I've never been there before but I'm in the area. I might have to stop over there tomorrow.
     
  11. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    apple care wont cover repairs if you dropped it or got it wet,etc. insurance is a better bet for that.
     
  12. opticalserenity macrumors 6502a

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    Applecare will be nice, but I want protection against accidents.
     
  13. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking into State Farm this week for renter's insurance, and then getting the rider off of that for mobile electronics. I read some people rave about it for their cell phones, laptops, cameras, etc. I've thought about this for a while, but getting the iPhone now is causing me to get it quicker.
     
  14. punkassjim macrumors newbie

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ficharker/sets/72157600594051928/

    I'd be willing to bet Apple is allowing accidental breakage replacement at least for a short "honeymoon" period. Of course, it's at the discretion of the Genii, but that link at least proves it's possible.
     
  15. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    Does anyone know if American Express covers the warranty for an additional year on the iPhone.

    AMEX typically doubles the warranty period up to 1 year, but I'm not sure about phones. They do warranty other consumer electronics (TV's, etc.).

    Something for the AMEX buyers to look into before jumping on the applecare bandwagon.
     

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