Who is getting Apple Care on their current phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TXCraig, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. TXCraig macrumors 6502a

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    Those of us that purchased their phones on launch day last year- you have just a few more days to purchase Apple Care for their phones to extend the warranty for another year. I can't decide if I should pull the trigger or not.

    My phone has been replaced twice in the last year-
     
  2. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    I did not get Apple Care on my last phone but I will on this one.
     
  3. airlights macrumors regular

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    I did not buy Apple Care for the original iPhone, but I am now thinking it would be a good idea for iPhone 3G. I don't know why; it seems useful.
     
  4. syclonefx macrumors regular

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    The iPhone come with 1 Year Warranty and you can buy Apple Care any time during that year. You don't have to buy it right away.
     
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    If you buy Apple Care for a Macbook Pro, all Apple devices are covered under it, right? I think that's what the Apple personal shopping specialist told me.
     
  8. wako macrumors 65816

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    Only applies to Displays, peripherals (keyboard, AC adapter, mouse) but it wont cover iPods or iPhones
     
  9. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Ah, knew it was something like that. Thank you.
     
  10. TXCraig thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Correct.. that is the reason for my post. If you got your phone last June... your year is almost up!
     
  11. TXCraig thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No
     
  12. Ometochtli macrumors newbie

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    I'm definitely not getting it. I'll either repair it myself or have a third party repair it if I have to.

    If Apple won't repair an iPhone if you don't have applecare, will they repair phones with accidental damage if you do have applecare then charge you for it? I was told by an Apple rep on the phone that if I don't get applecare within 4 days, I'll have to buy a new phone if it breaks - they won't repair it. (if I have to buy a new phone it's not going to be an iPhone)
     
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  14. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    I thought you could buy AppleCare even if your year is up...of course it would start from the time your warranty ended, so if you bought it next year, then you only have one year of warranty left with AppleCare.

    But I guess I was wrong.


    I'm glad I didn't buy AppleCare on my current iPhone. I really needed 3G and GPS...lo and behold, Apple released it! :)
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Why do you even need a 2-year AppleCare on the iPhone? Just purchase your phone in full using a credit card that doubles the warranty and you have 2 years of protection (lots of you may have already done this). Sure, using an American Express card will give you 3 years of protection if you charge both the iPhone and AppleCare to it, but given that you get to upgrade your iPhone every two years, why bother?
     
  16. ElBerserko macrumors member

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    I am seriously considering stopping by the Apple Store tomorrow to get AppleCare. Since launch I have had my phone replaced under warranty 2 times (most recently less than 2 months ago), earbuds replaced once, and the power adapter replaced once. That's $560 in repairs in one year I didn't have to pay for.
     
  17. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    If you buy AppleCare for your first gen iPhone and then buy a 3G can you transfer the applecare. Or if after you get the 3g version and you are using your old iPhone as an iPod touch will the apple care still be valid. What would they do if you 1st gen iPhone broke but it was not hooked up to at&t because you upgraded to the 3g iPhone.
     
  18. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I've got it on my current iPhone and I'll buy it on my 3G iPhone on 07.11.08. :cool:
     
  19. Roller macrumors 68020

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    That's what I did (and what I do with pretty every major purchase these days). Plus, because of a state law, Apple wasn't able to sell AppleCare for my iPhone even if I wanted it. :)
     
  20. iphonematt Guest

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    I bought apple care for my iPhone... I always buy AppleCare for all my apple gear.
     
  21. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    AppleCare is tied to the device, not owner. So it is good for that phone and only that phone (or a valid warranty replacement) no matter who owns it.
     
  22. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    So even if your 1st gen iPhone is not hooked up with AT&T because you upgraded to the 3G iPhone it will still be covered by AppleCare.
     
  23. TXCraig thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased my phone on my Amex, but you would have to go thru Amex to get the phone fixed and possibly send it to them or an agent of theirs to get it repaired or replaced. In a nut shell, although free that sounds like you might be without a phone for weeks.

    I have had my phone replaced two times at the apple store with no downtime at all. To me that is worth 69.00.
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Usually with Amex, you just fill out a claim and they'll credit the original sales price back to your card and you purchase a new one using the credit. They may or may not ask for the actual phone back. I've gone through Amex for this (although for something else other than the iPhone), and I'll bet they'll tell you what's going to happen when you call them up. If they say they'll do the credit, you can buy a new iPhone immediately and worry about filling out the claim later, hence no downtime.
     
  25. S Brake macrumors regular

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    I was actually thinking about getting a warranty through square trade, besides the fact that it would take longer working with a third party, what positives/negatives are there about going with them?
     

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