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DeanL

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May 29, 2014
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Hello!

For those like me that enjoy upgrading to new devices every year, be warned that unlike the "single payment" AppleCare+, you can't transfer the monthly AppleCare+.

That means if you buy the 11 Pro Max on the monthly AppleCare+, then want to sell it next year, the buyer won't have AppleCare+ unless you keep paying for it because as Apple states on their website, it's linked to your Apple ID for billing purposes and they can't transfer it. Therefore your device will lose resale value because it won't have AppleCare+.

You've been warned! :)
 
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Closingracer

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Jul 13, 2010
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Hello!

For those like me that enjoy upgrading to new devices every year, be warned that unlike the "single payment" AppleCare+, you can't transfer the monthly AppleCare+.

That means if you buy the 11 Pro Max on the monthly AppleCare+, then want to sell it next year, the buyer won't have AppleCare+ unless you keep paying for it because as Apple states on their website, it's liked to your Apple ID for billing purposes and they can't transfer it. Therefore your device will lose resale value because it won't have AppleCare+.

You've been warned! :)

I am actually willing to pay for it . So it would be then ?
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
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How much extra do you really net for having AC? $50 at most?

thanks for the heads up though.
 

HDFan

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Jun 30, 2007
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Why would that matter. I’m the one offering to pay it . My question stands ....would it work .

It gets interesting when the service contract is under your name and they call in for service under a different name.
 

msp3

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May 9, 2015
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Is this still true? Thinking of upgrading a pair of iPhone XS with monthly AppleCare+ to the iPhone 11 Pro and recalled normal AppleCare+ could be transferred
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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Is this still true? Thinking of upgrading a pair of iPhone XS with monthly AppleCare+ to the iPhone 11 Pro and recalled normal AppleCare+ could be transferred

you are good if you get a new phone. Not being transferable effects people selling a phone with AC+.
 

newellj

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Oct 15, 2014
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I don't think this is surprising, but it's a good reminder. Monthly-billed AC/AC+ is basically a subscription by you. The fully pre-paid AC/AC+ is more like a product that was purchased and attached to the iPhone or iPad or MacBook.
 
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