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cvam1985

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I'm thinking of getting apple care for the first time when I get an iPhone 11 ..

I am trying to decide between the 150 up front or 8 bucks a month. If I pay 8 bucks for the first month and two days later break the screen , do I still only pay 29 bucks for a new screen?

If I'm only going to keep the 11 for a year, is it not more economical to pay monthly and cancel when I sell the phone? What's the benefit of paying up front aside from saving 40 bucks?
 

AnthonySager

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Apr 27, 2010
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I'm thinking of getting apple care for the first time when I get an iPhone 11 ..

I am trying to decide between the 150 up front or 8 bucks a month. If I pay 8 bucks for the first month and two days later break the screen , do I still only pay 29 bucks for a new screen?

If I'm only going to keep the 11 for a year, is it not more economical to pay monthly and cancel when I sell the phone? What's the benefit of paying up front aside from saving 40 bucks?

Yep! Same benefits, same coverage...prices monthly at a slight premium. Both can be canceled at anytime. The monthly can be canceled before your next month is due and coverage is lost. The full price can be canceled and a prorated refund issued.
 
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Detonation

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Apr 29, 2015
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Yep! Same benefits, same coverage...prices monthly at a slight premium. Both can be canceled at anytime. The monthly can be canceled before your next month is due and coverage is lost. The full price can be canceled and a prorated refund issued.

Note that there's a 10% fee on the prorated refund when cancelling the two year coverage. So the month to month coverage is actually cheaper if you only plan on keeping it for 8 months or less.
 

IowaLynn

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Feb 22, 2015
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I wonder if as is the case I buy the full 2-year coverage, then buy a new phone in 12 months, can I rollover my AC to the new phone? or have to take the 10% fee and cancel. 24 months was $150 vs $8/month ($192)
 

now i see it

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Jan 2, 2002
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I have two iPhones that have developed bad charging ports. They'll still charge (for now) but often it's a struggle to get a good connection. At some point they're going to fail and the phone will be toast.

Replacing a lightning port requires pretty much disassembling the entire phone, and if apple does it (not under warranty) the price isn't worth doing. The repair is super expensive. And if a third party attempts it, there's a very good chance the phone will be screwed up afterwards.

So today - with these current (basically unrepairable) iPhones, if I were to buy a new iPhone, I'd buy upfront apple care if I knew if I was going to sell it within two years or go for the monthly plan indefinitely until I got another phone.

I used to be anti-apple care, but my experience now with the 5 iPhones that I now own has revealed that these thing are gunna break eventually. It's just a matter of time
 

PBG4 Dude

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Jul 6, 2007
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I have two iPhones that have developed bad charging ports. They'll still charge (for now) but often it's a struggle to get a good connection. At some point they're going to fail and the phone will be toast.

Replacing a lightning port requires pretty much disassembling the entire phone, and if apple does it (not under warranty) the price isn't worth doing. The repair is super expensive. And if a third party attempts it, there's a very good chance the phone will be screwed up afterwards.

So today - with these current (basically unrepairable) iPhones, if I were to buy a new iPhone, I'd buy upfront apple care if I knew if I was going to sell it within two years or go for the monthly plan indefinitely until I got another phone.

I used to be anti-apple care, but my experience now with the 5 iPhones that I now own has revealed that these thing are gunna break eventually. It's just a matter of time
Have you tried cleaning out the lightning port with a Q-Tip dipped in 90% isopropyl alcohol? This is the first I've heard of a lightning port failing (not saying it doesn't happen, just this is the first time I've heard of it).
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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I have two iPhones that have developed bad charging ports. They'll still charge (for now) but often it's a struggle to get a good connection. At some point they're going to fail and the phone will be toast.
Often, this is caused by lint getting packed into the port. Have you tried using a toothpick or similar to gently scrap out the material in there?
 

now i see it

macrumors G3
Jan 2, 2002
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Yes, I've tried it all on both phones have. It's mechanical wear in the contacts. They're mini springs essentially and have lost their grip. Have tried a couple new cables too. It's the port
 
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