Should I buy Apple Care for my iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saintforlife, Nov 9, 2011.


Do you have Apple Care protection for your iPhone 3GS or 4 (not 4S)?

  1. Yes, I do (or) Not yet, but will be getting one.

    8 vote(s)
  2. No, I don't and never plan to get one.

    11 vote(s)
  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    My iphone 4 is going to go out of warranty next month. Should I get Apple Care for it? Please tell me the pros and cons of not getting it. TIA!
  2. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    I had (past tense) a general rule that I bought Apple Care for each of my New Macs, but not for my iPhones.

    But now (currently) I feel differently. The quality and number of problems from iPhone 4 forward is so great, it's probably a good idea. Quality, reliability, and overall durability is in question as never before.
  3. saintforlife thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Well looks like that was mostly related to the MacBook which is a much more expensive purchase. I am looking for input pertaining to whether AppleCare is worth it for a $200 iPhone 4 that is under contract. Note that I will be upgrading to the iPhone 5 definitely next year.
  4. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    Well that is probably around a year and it will likely be fine. Worst that happens you get an older iPhone from CL then sell it again on CL when you get the 5.
  5. SDColorado macrumors 68030


    Nov 6, 2011
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    From my own experience, for an iPhone 4 I had for about 18 months, it ended up being a worthwhile purchase. When IOS 5 was released I set about updating my phone. After the software downloaded and the update began, suddenly I received a message that the update couldn't be completed at this time, and my phone was bricked. I took it into the Genius Bar, and they tried to do a restore, but it wouldn't even show up as a device. Long story short, the replaced the phone and sent me on my way. Apple Care definitely ended up being a worthwhile purchase. My wife also had her iPhone 3 replaced under Apple Care, good thing too as the replacement lasted her 3 years until the iPhone 4S came out. She wasn't going to go for the 4 <g>
  6. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I think if you are accident prone then it's a good idea... I've never broken a phone physically from drops or such... I've killed touch screens somehow but it was just normal wear on the Touch Pro2's crappy ass Resistive Touch that killed it.

    My wife on the other hand can't seem to hold a phone without dropping it once a week. I'd get AppleCare + for her if we ever got her an iPhone.

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