Who's getting Apple Care + for the iPhone 6/6 Plus?

Deadlocked

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Who's planning on getting Applecare + with the purchase of your new iPhone?? I know I will it came in real handy twice already paid for itself on the first time it cracked pretty much.
 

starlight0229

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I'm debating about it. I never damaged my 3GS or 4, but just cracked the screen on my 5 a few days ago.
 

Agent-P

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I definitely will. I use my iPhones without a case and having the all aluminum back will make the device a bit more slippery. I'm not careless with my stuff, but it'll be nice to have that peace of mind.
 

ktex1968

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Am I reading correctly that after you pay your $100 for the protection, you still have to pay $79 per incident?
 

jpcarro

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On your nine
Am I reading correctly that after you pay your $100 for the protection, you still have to pay $79 per incident?
Yep...they raised the price of AC+ last year. I passed on it. Not sure this time as I would like to go naked with the iP6.
 
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ktex1968

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Yep...they raised the price of AC+ last year. I passed on it. Not sure this time as I would like to go naked with the iP6.

I bought it with my 3GS- I don't recall any fee beyond the upfront charge for the Apple Care.
 

ronm99

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Am I reading correctly that after you pay your $100 for the protection, you still have to pay $79 per incident?
That is correct ... $79 per accidental damage. Any defects will be covered for free for 2 years.

I will get it just because I don't like to use a case, and there is always the chance I might drop it.

I babied my 5S for a year until last week when my brand new pair of shorts had a defective pocket. I checked a text message, slipped my phone in my pocket, and then cringed when it went right through the pocket onto the pavement!
 

BJMRamage

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so, if you buy AppleCare+ for the iPhone 6 (plus)

and within the 2 year period you get a few scratches on it, and maybe a tiny dent from a drop....couldnt you drop the phone into a pool and then go back for a replacement device for $79?


thus getting an "almost" new phone 1.5-2 years after purchase??
 

IBJanky

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so, if you buy AppleCare+ for the iPhone 6 (plus)

and within the 2 year period you get a few scratches on it, and maybe a tiny dent from a drop....couldnt you drop the phone into a pool and then go back for a replacement device for $79?


thus getting an "almost" new phone 1.5-2 years after purchase??
I don't condone this behavior, but I don't see anything that will stop you from doing that.

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Who's planning on getting Applecare + with the purchase of your new iPhone?? I know I will it came in real handy twice already paid for itself on the first time it cracked pretty much.
I'm getting a case for my new iPhone.

It's cheaper than the $99 AppleCare, and the $79 deductible you need to pay on your first incident.
 

TheBing1980

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I always get it and it's worked out... I thinking folks forget that the battery is covered.

Right before the apple care expires, I take it in and have the battery tested. Since I'm a heavy user (lots of drains/recharges), it fails the battery standards and I get a new phone.
 

mdlooker

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I absolutely will get it. I had to replace two phones within two years and the second replacement left me in the open without coverage for 59days now :eek:

I feel naked without it
 

BJMRamage

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I don't condone this behavior, but I don't see anything that will stop you from doing that.

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I'm getting a case for my new iPhone.

It's cheaper than the $99 AppleCare, and the $79 deductible you need to pay on your first incident.

Thanks.

my wife has an iPhone 5 and has insurance through ATT. I wasn't sure about doing that or the AC+. I like the service and help via Apple more than ATT.

plus, we have two toddlers who sometime grab our phones and drop or throw them...yea

so, trying to think of a worse case scenario and how it works...if we head to the beach and it gets tossed into the ocean. we'd have less fear for it. not saying we'd throw it in but just getting an idea.
 

Shabbis

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I've owned iPhone 1, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. Have never purchased AppleCare+. I plan on purchasing it this time though.
 

Caseynd

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I have been wondering about the price? Is it confirmed that it is still only $100 for the 6/6+? I can't find anything on it, price wise.
 

starlight0229

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I bought it with my 3GS- I don't recall any fee beyond the upfront charge for the Apple Care.
If you tend to be an early adopter you likely only had regular AppleCare which only extends the manufacturer's warranty and does not cover accidental damage. The 3GS was introduced in 2009 and AppleCare+ was not introduced until 2011.
 

anarche

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Who's planning on getting Applecare + with the purchase of your new iPhone?? I know I will it came in real handy twice already paid for itself on the first time it cracked pretty much.
I believe it can be bought within 90 days so feel free to defer this decision until later.
 

IllIllIll

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so, if you buy AppleCare+ for the iPhone 6 (plus)

and within the 2 year period you get a few scratches on it, and maybe a tiny dent from a drop....couldnt you drop the phone into a pool and then go back for a replacement device for $79?


thus getting an "almost" new phone 1.5-2 years after purchase??
Sure, if you're a scumbag.
 

mloffa

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Right before the apple care expires, I take it in and have the battery tested. Since I'm a heavy user (lots of drains/recharges), it fails the battery standards and I get a new phone.
On any iPhone since the iPhone 4 they have been able to replace the battery so you would only get a battery replacement through your warranty. If the phone had liquid damage, however, you could pay the deductible and get a complete replacement.

I believe it can be bought within 90 days so feel free to defer this decision until later.
You have 30 days from the purchase date to add it. :)
 

ec51

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TahoeDust

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You will have to pay out of pocket and then await reimbursement from Squaretrade.

Or they require you to send the phone in for repair?
Nope. They charge you $50 and send you your replacement overnight. I have used it 3 times on my 5. They will also replace it 4 times instead of the two with applecare.

The one advantage AC+ has is that their refurbished replacements seem to be more thoroughly tested than the ones from Square Trade. Two of my Square Trade phones had very slight issues. They were replaced by sending me another overnight for free, but still a little inconvenient.