Is it possible to buy applecare for an internationally bought iPhone?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by itachiw, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. itachiw macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2009

    I will be traveling to China in the next couple of weeks and have a connecting flight from Hong Kong. Since unlocked iPhones are legally sold in Hong Kong, I was interested in purchasing one there. However my only concern is that the warranty will not cover it in the US, where I will use it the most. If I buy applecare from the US, will it cover the internationally bought iPhone?

    Also, since I don't have much time, can I purchase it from the airport (Hong Kong International)?
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    No, AppleCare only covers the iPhone in the country it was purchased.
  3. star-fish macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2009
    But you may be able to have your home/contents insurance cover it. Even some bank accounts will cover it.

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