Is applecare+ attached to hardware?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by acorntoy, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    So I sold my iphone 5 on amazon recently with applecare+ attached. Anyways I'm just wondering if the applecare+ is attached to the serial number of the phone and not my name/address?

    I know when you get a replacement you have to sign to authorize the repair, and I'm just wondering I'd the new owner will be able to sign for it?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Applecare follows the device, not the individual...When you sell an Apple product and de-register it from the my products support page, the new owner registers the product and is then covered by whatever Applecare is left on the device.
     
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    you can get a refund (prorated) for the unused portion of the applecare+.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5688?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     
  4. acorntoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked the my products page, my ipad is there but not the phone, I assume this means I'm good to go? Thanks for the help btw.

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    I sold it advertising the applecare+ so this isn't really an option
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    ah, i see. when i sold my iphone 5 when i left verizon, i started by advertising the applecare plus. when no one bit, i removed any mention of the applecare and dropped the price and asked apple for a refund after selling. i actually wound up with more than i'd originally wanted.
     
  6. acorntoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did you use it at all? I'd already used it once so I imagine I wouldn't have gotten much of a refund.
     

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