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

NtotheIzoo

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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!
 
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wrinkster22

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Jun 11, 2011
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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
 

NtotheIzoo

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Jan 24, 2005
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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
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?
 
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wordoflife

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Jul 6, 2009
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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.
 

lordofthereef

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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.
 

gladoscc

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Jul 13, 2011
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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.
If you pay $800 for a iPhone that costs like $250 to make, apple should at least give you one replacement..
 

lordofthereef

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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..
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...
 

JeffreyDJ

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Jun 26, 2010
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You can only get Applecare+ within 30 days of new purchase at the apple store with your receipt.

JJ
 

vincenz

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Oct 20, 2008
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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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