Should I get an apple care for iphone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hcho3, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    With all the troubles Iphone 4 has right now, would it be wise to buy apple care?
     
  2. studio¹³¹ macrumors 6502

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    it has a 1 yr warranty anyways, no need if youre gonna get a iphone 5...
     
  3. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    True. True. But, I will skip iphone 5. I highly doubt it will be Iphone LTE (4G)
    I have a feeling that apple will just focus on fixing antenna problem on the next version.
     
  4. livingonvideo13 macrumors regular

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    It makes no freaking sense to buy applecare during the first year. Only buy it when you have a few weeks to go with the standard warranty.

    If you sell your phone within a year or lose it, you just wasted money.
     
  5. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T has shown that they will give a iPhone to a customer only 1 year into a contract for $199 + $200. That $200 isn't much more than the cost of Applecare if you consider you are getting a new and improved iPhone after that year. I wouldn't get Applecare, if your phone breaks just get iPhone 5 and consider the slight price difference vs. having bought Applecare worth it for a newer phone.

    I do agree that iPhone 5 will likely just be an antenna fix, 8 megapixel camera, 32/64 GB memory options, and a slightly faster processor. iOS 5 should be interesting with a new notification system from the ground up and a few other much needed UI improvements, but the iPhone 4 will likely get those. The iPhone 6 or whatever in 2012 will be the first LTE/4G model and the next "BIG" upgrade.
     
  6. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    LOL and how do you know all of this? I love when people just speak like it's gospel, always good for the laughs....thnx
     
  7. timmy2 macrumors member

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    Buy it on day 360

    I would wait until the 1st year is up. If yoy lose it or break it through your own fault - you will have thrown you money away
     
  8. kuaiyouming, Jul 19, 2010
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  9. Telecacher macrumors member

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    While you're on, what are the California Mega Millions lotto numbers for this week?
     
  10. salsageek macrumors newbie

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    Just buy it with an AMEX or a credit card that has buyer protection. No need for Applecare.
     
  11. kuaiyouming, Jul 19, 2010
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  12. Telecacher macrumors member

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    Sorry Mrs. Cleo, you are missing a couple numbers. Par for this course.
     
  13. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    It depends what you'll do with your phone next year. I'm giving mine to my wife. Sure, you could buy it next June, but if you buy it now it's "easier" and you'll extend your phone support past 90 days. Also I think you can press for better service if you paid for extended service.

    You can get it cheaper on Amazon/Ebay.

    Doesn't it follow the device? So even if you sell, it's an added selling point over everyone else dumping their phones for the new one.
     
  14. kuaiyouming, Jul 21, 2010
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