Should I buy AppleCare+ for my iPhone SE?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lovelinus, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Lovelinus macrumors newbie

    Lovelinus

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    soooo I have this question :)
    I like to use my phones naked with no case and screen protector at all!

    Have been doing this since the iPhone 3GS. The only time I broke my screen was my friend's doing. He tripped on the charging cable when I was charging my iPhone 5 . That said in Singapore we don't have a local Apple Store and the AASPs are horrendous I never want to go through them again.

    It cost about USD $98 to get the AppleCare+ for the SE in my country, and one pro of getting AC+ is that I can go through AppleCare online and get express replacement service if I were to face issues with my SE, don't need to go through stupid AASPs! :)

    However in retrospect I have only broke my iphone 5 and still it was my friend's doing, is it worth it?
     
  2. ApplePersonFreak macrumors 6502

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    Yes, why not? If you were ever to break your phone it'd be way cheaper for a replacement than having to buy one OOW.
     
  3. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    If is only $98 I would get it since coverage runs for 2 years if I'm not mistaking.
     
  4. Lovelinus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Lovelinus

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    Yeah it is about USD $98, two out of warranty replacements, with screen damage costing USD $30 and other damages costing USD $100. It will extend the warranty to two years, and I get to use the express replacement service and not go through the abysmal service from AASPs. Worth it?
     
  5. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Yes it is worth it.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you're not accident prone and for years you take care of your iPhones without breaking them I would skip it and not pay for it.
    Screen repairs are cheap enough if it happens. If not then you wasted the money.
     
  7. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I wouldn't get it if I were you. You are already paying $100 no matter if you use it or not and you will spend a total of $130. Let's say a screen replacement is around $150 or so. You are only paying that $150 if you break it. Where as you are paying $100 no matter what and add $30 if you actually do use it.

    If you are careful with your phone and haven't really needed it in the past I'd play the odds that in the next 3 years you won't need it still.
     
  8. Lovelinus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Lovelinus

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    Hehe I think I'm quite careful with my phones. The last iPhone(s) I dropped were the 5S and 5C. Didn't drop my 6, 6S and during my 2-week stint with my iPhone 7. Just that I refuse to use my phone with a case and a screen protector - EVER!

    I plan to use this SE as long as I can because I really love the size :)
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    That's the risk you take. But as long as you know the ramifications for drops, then I don't blame you.
     
  10. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    Never took the risk,using all my iPhones with cases and screen protectors from day one
     
  11. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

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    Just to confirm - no .edu discount on AppleCare+, right? There's a pretty good discount on AC for Macs.
     
  12. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    The OP sounds like they tend to take care of their phones. I would opt to not get AC+.
     

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