POLL: Buy Applecare with your new iPhone 7?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LucasLand, Sep 9, 2016.

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Buy Applecare with your new iPhone 7?

  1. yes

    49.4%
  2. no

    50.6%
  1. LucasLand macrumors 6502a

    LucasLand

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    #1
    Buy Applecare with your new iPhone 7?

    I bought 2 phones. each with applecare. Did you?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

    keysofanxiety

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    I didn't buy an iPhone 7! But I would always, always get AppleCare on any Apple device. Plus with screen damage being reduced to a negligible cost with AC+, it's a no brainer not to go for it.
     
  3. comptr macrumors 68000

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    #3
    I bought 3 phones and for each one I got applecare.
     
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

    Givmeabrek

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  5. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

    TJ82

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  6. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

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    #6
    Listen to Amy Farrah Fowler "I'm a little surprised you didn't get AppleCare. Anyway, enjoy your life."
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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    #7
    I always buy Apple Care with my Apple products.
     
  8. Cakefish macrumors 6502a

    Cakefish

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    Saw that I have 60 days to add it on so didn't include it at checkout to give me a bit more time to ponder over it. I've got a week to decide whether it's worth it or not.

    I think I'll call up to add it on in a few days time.

    This is the most expensive phone I've ever bought. I should probably insure it.
     
  9. al0kz macrumors member

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    Went plus for the first time this year after years of 4 and 4.7 inch iPhones. Figured it would be a safe option to get AppleCare+ this year.
     
  10. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

    spinedoc77

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    Seems like a waste to me. You can get the screen replaced for $179. Apple care is $129 + $99 for each incident. So if you were to break 2 screens in 2 years you would pay $358 out of pocket or $327 with applecare. But chances are you won't need to replace the screen at all, or maybe just once. Certainly there are other things that can go wrong, but should be covered in the warranty and I never keep phones past one year.
     
  11. ssledoux macrumors 6502a

    ssledoux

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    I have insurance through AT&T on my device, but since I go through Apple's payment plan for the phone, Apple care is a negligible monthly fee, so I'll probably keep it.
     
  12. caelius macrumors 6502

    caelius

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    #12
    Absolutely; didn't get it for my 6 two years ago and kinda regretted it. Not that it would've needed any service, but to know that I could call the support anytime is nice.
     
  13. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

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    #13
    I haven't but the $29 screen replacement is tempting. Luckily I have 30 days to add it so I'm still considering it.
     
  14. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

    AbSoluTc

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  15. Nanotyrns macrumors 65816

    Nanotyrns

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    I've always wanted to add it but still go through AT&T for insurance. It's a rough deductible for repairs but it covers loss/theft so that's why I keep it.
     
  16. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

    oneMadRssn

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    Now that Apple offers the screen replacement for $30 under AC+, it actually makes AC+ sort of worthwhile in most scenarios.

    Here is a scenario chart for some cost/benefit analysis for everyone (rounded up to make it easier). This is for the iPhone7 or 6s, non-plus models. Sources: http://www.apple.com/shop/product/S...-7-iphone-7-plus-iphone-6s-and-iphone-6s-plus and https://support.apple.com/iphone/repair/screen-damage

    No issues during the first two years:
    AC: $130
    No AC: $0
    Winner: No AC by $130

    Screen breaks once:
    AC: $160 ($130 + $30)
    No AC: $130
    Winner: No AC by $30

    Screen breaks twice:
    AC: $190 ($130 + 2 x $30)
    No AC: $260 (2 x $130)
    Winner: AC by $70

    Whole phone breaks once:
    AC: $230 ($130 + $100)
    No AC: $300
    Winner: AC by $70

    Screen breaks once, and whole phone breaks once:
    AC: $260 ($130 + $30 + $100)
    No AC: $430 ($130 + $300)
    Winner: AC by $130

    Whole phone breaks twice:
    AC: $330 ($130 + 2 x $100)
    No AC: $600 (2 x $300)
    Winner: AC by $270
     
  17. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    Yes. Going to call Apple and get the 6S applecare proration refunded and then maybe use that towards the AC for the 7.
     
  18. marc_c macrumors member

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    #18
    Just ordered the 256GB 7+ and the first time ever, bought the Applecare package. Mother nature taught me a lesson earlier this summer. My daughter's 6+ took an accidental and inadvertent ten second (if that) swim in our pool and even though we immediately put the phone into rice, it was totally bricked.
     
  19. penajmz macrumors 68040

    penajmz

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    #19
    For the first time ever I brought Apple Care because to fix a screen is now $29. It will pay itself I'm sure.
     
  20. ovo6 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be getting Apple upgrade program that new 29$ for screen replacement is key
     
  21. Tekzilla macrumors regular

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    #21
    Doing the Apple Upgrade program with it. Now I'll get a less obtrusive case (almost always get Otterbox) and live a little more.
     
  22. nickkrumors macrumors member

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    I've had them on every iPhone before this one, but this will be the first year I won't get AppleCare. I love my Urban Armor cases and they have completely protected the phone for the past three years, in combination with a curved tempered glass shield.

    Only had Applecare before this because I was scared of water damage, but since I take my watch in the ocean and pool and shower with zero issues, I'm not worried about the 7 since it has the same rating (and no, I don't plan on taking my phone in those places).
     
  23. AustinIllini macrumors G3

    AustinIllini

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    #23
    I did AppleCare on my wife's phone, not on mine. I live 10 minutes from an Apple Store, so I can enable AppleCare on mine easily.
     
  24. noobinator macrumors 603

    noobinator

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    #24
    This is the first time I've ever gotten it. The $29 screen replacement is nice and I'll enjoy having peace of mind.
     
  25. eagleglen macrumors 65816

    eagleglen

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    #25
    Did you know that the AT&T deductable reduces over time if you don't file a claim? From their site:

    "A non-refundable deductible will be charged for each approved claim. Continuously enrolled customers who go claim free for 6-12 consecutive months save 25% off the standard deductible; and at 12 consecutive months or more save 50% off the standard deductible."

    https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/features/mobileinsurance-sku1040075.html
     

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