Quick question: Applecare?

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  1. iTone macrumors member

    iTone

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    #1
    I searched and i couldn't get a direct answer so here i go.

    I am getting an iPhone 3GS tomorrow and i am wondering if i "have to" buy Applecare at purchase? Or do i have a year to get it like i had with my MacBook?

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  2. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    You have a year from the purchase date to buy it.
     
  3. iTone thread starter macrumors member

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  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Just charge it to an AmEx card and you'll get a free 1 year extension covered by AmEx's Extended Warranty. Why pay for Applecare?
     
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Because you can't go up to the genius bar with your phone in hand, waving your amex card around. You'll have to get the item fixed through them or reimbursed. AppleCare atleast will get you a replacement within a few days and cover accessories (which can be replaced on site).
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's a good point. My wife's and my original iPhones have never broken down in the two years we've had them, so if we end up having to replace our 3G S eleven times in the coming year, we'll get Applecare at the end of the 1st year. Otherwise, we'll take the risk with AmEx's free coverage and use our old iPhones as backups while they're being repaired.
     

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