Should I extend the warranty on my iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ffosse, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    The device is 51 weeks old, has gone through 88 battery cycles and performs flawlessly, so I'm not sure whether it is worth it or not to pay out anymore money.

    I can see my using it another year before upgrading on the Apple front; I still have Android devices I use.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I never use extended warranties on my phones, but if it gives you peace of mind, go for it.
     
  3. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    If you plan on keeping the phone, as opposed to upgrading, yes, extend the warranty.
     
  4. reditedea macrumors newbie

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    me too,never use extended warranties on my phones, but if it gives you peace of mind, go for it. thanks[​IMG]
     
  5. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not sure I understand this - when I bought the phone I was planning on keeping it - it was unlocked.
     
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    Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    You can't extend the warranty through Apple. You have to add AppleCare+ in the first 60 days. You may already have 2 years of coverage. Many credit cards double the manufacturers warranty. :apple:
     
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  8. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, so that means you will keep it for a long time, so try to see if you can extend it.

    That's all it meant.
     
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    you cannot extend your warranty, needs to be on the first 60 days afaik.
     
  10. makerleone macrumors regular

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    Advising you to extend the warranty of your iPhone 5, because when you want to sell it it will gives you a good resell value.
     
  11. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    You've had it almost a year and there are only 88 charge cycles??? I would say forget the warranty, you hardly use the thing and it's still almost new. My iPhone 5 is two weeks older than yours and it has 635 charge cycles...
     
  12. bastisk8 macrumors newbie

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    How is that app called? I´d also like to read out the cycles of my refurbished Iphone 5.
     
  13. ABC5S Suspended

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    He cannot....51 weeks old already
     
  14. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I bought it second-hand and unlocked in May..it only had 45 charge cycles on it then.

    The app which shows charge cycles/capacity - for those interested - is called Battery Doc. It's featured on the iPhone 5 battery degradation thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1665221&page=17
     
  15. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    no it won't after you count costs. Might be easier to sell though
     

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