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

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    Hi,

    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

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    No, AppleCare only covers the iPhone in the country it was purchased.
     
  3. star-fish macrumors regular

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

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