Used 4 with Applecare+ or 4s w/o?

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  1. NtotheIzoo, Jan 19, 2012
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    NtotheIzoo macrumors regular

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    Which would you buy? I am in the market for a used iPhone. However, the price point is about the same for iphone 4 w/ applecare+ vs a 4s w/o applecare+?

    Just figured I would ask the masses.

    Thanks!
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    It depends.
    which has more storage?
    what will be using it for?
    do you use the camera?
    Please post a little more information
     
  3. NtotheIzoo, Jan 19, 2012
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    NtotheIzoo thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's on Sprint, so 8 vs 16. Personal phone only, I will put some music on it. I'm not really that concerned about the storage as I will be using it till the next iPhone comes out. I will use the camera about as much as the normal user. A few pictures a week.

    And on a similar note, which do you think would have a higher resell value?
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    4S without AC+

    Keep your phone in good condition (a case perhaps) and you'll likely not need AC+. Any problems you have with the 4S (besides destroying it, cracking it, etc) will be covered under warranty. I think it's pointless to get AC+ if you know you're not going to be harsh with your phone.

    Additionally if you want to utilize AC+, you'll have to pay a $50 deductible.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Depends on if you are accident prone. For myself, I would go with the 4S without Apple Care. If you tend to drop your phone EVER, I would recommend the Apple care myself.
     
  6. gladoscc macrumors 6502

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    If you pay $800 for a iPhone that costs like $250 to make, apple should at least give you one replacement..
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I could say the same thing about cars, and various other items that we use on a daily basis. Thing is, they don't generally replace something for nothing so...
     
  8. SR45, Jan 19, 2012
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  9. JeffreyDJ macrumors regular

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    You can only get Applecare+ within 30 days of new purchase at the apple store with your receipt.

    JJ
     
  10. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I've purchased 14 different Apple products over the years and I've never purchased AppleCare for any of them. I've never purchased an extended warranty for anything, really. I don't believe in extended warranties. It's like fast food companies charging you an extra 50% for fries and soda that aren't even worth a fraction of the rest of the meal.

    There's only been one time I've had to pay out of pocket for repairs, and that was a $70 bill to fix the power supply in my 24" ACD. Thing is, I bought that thing used, so I shouldn't even count it... Am I lucky or just careful? You decide.

    So if I were you, I'd do the 4S without AC.
     

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