Should I register my AppleCare now? (For iPhone3GS)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MACoconut, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. MACoconut macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    #1
    Hello.

    Bought the AppleCare together with my iPhone 3GS.

    My only dilemma is whether to register for my 3GS.

    I understand that if the LSI(s) are triggered, warranty will be void. So I'm unsure whether should I use the AppleCare now or after 1 year of usage?

    Please advise :)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
  3. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502

    isaaclimdc

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #3
    Haha yeah, exactly. Why wouldn't you activate it??
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #4
    You don't waste it. It lasts the same amount of time whether you register it on day one or day 364. Register now, before you forget.
     
  5. Detlev macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    #5
    r.j.s. is correct. When you register it has no bearing on the length of the contract. It extends warranty coverage up to two years from the purchase date (of the iPhone).

    Another question for you is did you purchase AppleCare at the same time you purchased the iPhone? If you did, and you made the purchase at an Apple store, they might have already registered it for you.
     
  6. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    #6
    I would actually wait because they might have a new iPhone next year that you just have to have at which point you wont be using the old iPhone that still has 2 years of warranty on it. So if there is a possibility that you may get a new iPhone next year, then wait to activate it and if you don;t purchase a new phone then you can activate it. JUST DON"T FORGET!
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #7
    While true, there has been a new iPhone every year - meaning you'll never activate, because the next version is right around the corner.
     

Share This Page