Number of Accidental Damage Claims When on Apple iPhone Upgrade Program

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JulesJam, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. JulesJam Suspended

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    I was told that if you are in the AiUP you get 2 accidental damage claims per phone. So if you got an iP6s through the AiUP and used both claims in the first year, then traded it in after 1 year and got the iP7, you would now start fresh and have 2 more accidental damage claims.

    If true this would mean effectively you get 4 accidental damage claims per 2 years if you are in the AiUP and upgrade every year.

    Is this how it works? Because if so, I think that is a huge advantage of the AiUP.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes but you still have to pay the deductible to get those replacements.
    It's not really an advantage, you're just paying/buying AppleCare plus built in the financed price.
     
  3. JulesJam thread starter Suspended

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    Of course you have to pay the deductibles.

    It depends on how careless you are whether or not it is an advantage. In my family, it is a huge advantage to have 4 accidental damage claims over 2 years instead of 2. Screens only have a $29 deductible under AC+. My relatives break screens all of the time.
     
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you.
    It depends on the person.
    I know a few people that go through phones every 2-3 months and are very accident prone with damages etc..
    For me I never broke a screen or damaged any of my iPhones and I had iPhones since 2007. So last time I ended up spending money on AppleCare plus and 2 years later my iPhone 6 Plus still looks and works like new and didn't need to use the insurance. This time with the iPhone 7 I skipped it.
     
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    I haven't used my home owner's insurance ever. I wouldn't go without it though. Obviously the cost to replace/repair my home is much larger than an iPhone so self-insuring my home would be too risky. But I think the added year of customer service with AC+ is worth it too.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah I wouldn't compare a $250,000 property to a $650 cellphone so your analogy doesn't make much sense.
    I can pay out of pocket $129 to replace a screen, I wouldnt want to pay out of pocket to replace a home in case of a fire for example.
     

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