What is the iphone 5 replacement cost without Apple care?

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  1. richard371 macrumors 68020

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    If you were to physically damage the phone and don't have apple care what will the Apple store charge to swap it out?

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  2. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    For any GB size and that includes busted screen and water damage?
     
  3. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Dependent on the model, I would have to believe it would be the unsubsidized price, whatever that might be. However, you do have a short warranty period without the Apple Care extended warranty.
     
  4. Devojr macrumors newbie

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    Not sure about sizes. Cracked my screen day one (64bg) and had to pay $229.
     
  5. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    A quick phone call would afford you an answer. Good luck. ;)
     
  6. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have not broken it just determining if i am going to go for Apple care as that is 149 including 1 replacement vs $229 for a replacement if you need it if you don't you save $149. I think we have until the 21st to decide?
     
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    No it is $229 for all iPhone 5 models. Just need to have the physical iPhone 5 to return to Apple. There are some restrictions if you break it into multiple pieces or damage it by opening it up and doing stupid stuff. :eek:

    Yes it is a personal decision that you will have to make.

    Dave
     
  8. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Perfect thanks Dave. I'll take the 229' risk over the 150.

     
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    o_O Geeze. How did you crack it and how bad was it? Android Authority couldn't even do that after dropping it 4 times, including on it's face.
     
  11. Black Magic macrumors 68020

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    AppleCare is $99 for the iPhone 5. Where did you get $149?
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    $100 to have AppleCare, +$50 to use AppleCare when the phone breaks.
     
  13. faiz23 macrumors 6502

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    $99 + deductible
     
  14. 1rottenapple, Oct 14, 2012
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    Feels like the apple care is a good deal. In 14 months, at least my experience, the battery starts to suck and drain even quicker. That's at least $50 right there for genuine apple battery (ive bought amazon battery knock offs and they do not dont work well from me and my friends experience). Also my iPhone headphones always crap out since I use them for the gym. So that's another $35x2). I like the $50 replacement fee since I can literally have a new phone again in a year with out damage.
     
  15. Ran7 macrumors regular

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    If it was a good deal for the customer they wouldn't sell it for $99.
    You can pull anecdotes out of the hat all day long, but they are not as credible as knowing that actuaries have already put in all the statistics, added a apple profit, a reseller profit, being in a risk pool with complete butterfingers and fraudsters, etc.
    People who think extended warranties make sense are the same people who convince themselves they win at casinos. It is simple they forget or underestimate there costs/losses.
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    As this thread is still generating a feedback & discussion, and some being incorrect, you might consider going back to your original post and marking it as "RESOLVED" to avoid further confusion.
     
  17. weeble8604 macrumors newbie

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    dont feel like starting a new thread so ill just ask in here.

    i know you have 1 month to purchase applecare +. i preordered on the sept 12th and received phone on sept 21st. so do i have til oct 21st to get it or has my month already passed?
     
  18. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yep £186 for ip5

    http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=servicefaq&geo=United_Kingdom&product=iphone

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    Usually goes by activation date. Check on apple support with your serial number
     
  19. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    Yes, but remember you get 2 replacements for the life of the warranty. So if you happen to break it twice, it's a total of about $200 for applecare + or $460 if you break it twice without any protection. Or if you only break it once, but decide you want to sell it when the next iPhone comes out, you can pay the $50 again, and get a brand new iPhone to put up for sale, possibly netting you more money that way. Don't just think about one accident.
     
  20. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It's by the date that you receive/activate your phone.
     
  21. xlost6 macrumors 6502

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    Since we are on replacement costs. What are the replacement costs for the iPhone 4 and 4S?
     
  22. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    AppleCare+ is more than a damage replacement warranty. Every major repair outside of warranty will likely be the oow cost since I doubt the phone is very serviceable.
     

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