Need screen protection with Apple Care?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by dubs83, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. dubs83 macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2011
    I'm getting Apple Care with the new iPhone 7 I'm buying. I'll be upgrading when the new iphone 8 comes out next year, so am wondering if there is really any reason to buy a screen protector? Even if the screen scratches a little, during the year I have it, will Apple still let me trade in for a new 8?

    I'm getting a case for my iphone but am wondering if it is worth it to buy a screen protector
  2. rainafterthesun macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    Well, replacing the screen is $29 and the ones they sell at Apple (Belkin glass) for $40.

    I guess after the two incidental usage; then yes.

    Otherwise imho it doesn't really matter.
  3. dubs83 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2011
    Thanks for the info. My concern is if the screen has a few scratches on it, will Apple take it back so I can upgrade to the new 8?
  4. tma888 macrumors member


    Nov 3, 2016
    As mentioned above, if you have AC+
    you only pay $29 to replace the screen.
    If the Iphone 8 comes before your AC+
    expires, you can "accidentally" break the
    screen, have it replaced for $29 then
    you can trade it in for the Iphone 8.

    And no, you didnt hear here ;)
  5. toph2toast macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    If it has a few minor scratches on it, Apple will take it back. I traded in my 6s plus for the 7 plus and they barely even looked at my phone. I had some scratches near the lightning cable connection on my 6s plus from trying to put my phone in a charging stand at night, and they didnt' say anything.

    My feeling is that if it doesn't warrant any AppleCare repairs, they'll take it back, just my opinion though.

    Side bar comment - I got the jet black iPhone 7 plus and specifically asked 2 of the Apple store employees if Apple will accept trade-ins of that phone if there are "micro-abrasions". They both answered "Yes" since Apple is aware of the issue.
  6. danny8200 macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2014
    Chicopee, MA
    Like the previous poster stated, regular wear and tear will not matter when trading in your iPhone on the IUP. A few micro scratches here and there won't matter. Now if the screen is cracked or severely scratched then that's different.
  7. dubs83 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2011

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