Question on Applecare for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Yaboze, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Yaboze macrumors 6502a

    Yaboze

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    I purchased Applecare for my iPhone but I haven't opened it yet. It's still sealed.

    I have a few questions....

    Do you think I need it? The phone has a 1 year warranty and I plan to to keep it 2-3 years.

    Also, can you return an unopened Applecare package?

    Lastly, how long after the purchase can you apply Applecare to the phone?
     
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

    h1r0ll3r

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    Up to you really. Depends on how careful you are with your toys. It's only like, what, $70? So if that will give you peace of mind for the duration you have your phone then I say just keep it.

    Should be able to. As long as it's sealed then I don't think they wouldn't take it back but probably want to call Apple and make sure.

    I think you need to apply it within the first year of ownership.
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

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    Since AppleCare doesn't cover accidental damage, on something like a phone, I personally consider the factory warranty sufficient.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you plan on keeping it past the one year that its covered from Apple then go for it.
    You can activate it right before the original Applecare expires.
    You will not be able to activate it once your original warranty expired.
    Check out the exact date here by entering your serial.
    https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do
     
  5. Yaboze thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Yaboze

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  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

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    I've never considered Applecare to be unnecessary, stuff can go wrong with the phone and it's good to have around if you can afford it.
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #7
    If you used a credit card to purchase your iPhone, make sure that it doesn't automatically extend your warranties first. :)
     

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