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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The Game 161, Sep 3, 2015.
How about it?
Do you see it as worth it if you buy your phones each year?
Yes I will be getting AppleCare Plus like I do every year when I upgrade to the new iPad or iPhone. It's still totally worth it because when I sell the iPhone or iPad I get a much higher value which more then covers the cost of AppleCare Plus. Also although I've never had to use it it gives me peace of mind.
Good point about warranty...that's what people look for when you sell them a phone
And if, like last year, person I sell phone to doesn't want to pay for it, or I am returning phone on Next, I get the second year refunded by Apple. If you have not used the AppleCare+ you can get back prorated for months not used part of the $99.
i didn't realize that! how much do they give you back if you haven't used any of it?
It's based on time. If one year has passed you will get about half back.
Exactly. After 13 months I got back $45. This works only if you have not used either of your two AppleCare+ replacements. I believe $49.50 a year, ($4.125 per month), for piece of mind on my $1000 device is worth it.
Yes. I sell after one year and slightly increases the price of my devise. It does not recoup the original cost. But personally the financial lost is worth the piece of mind it provides. This allows my phone to be naked or a very minimalistic case.
I have never purchased AC+ on any of my prior iPhone's. I typically use my phone naked, and with both my 5s and 6, I've dropped the phone on concrete which resulted in some minor nicks on the side of the phone. With that said, I'm seriously considering getting AC+ just for the peace of mind.
Getting it mostly because of my cat. I love her but she is a bit evil.
Nope. Unnecessary in my opinion. Apple makes good quality phones, if you take care of your device it should last a good few years without extended warranty.
Always have and always will. I use my phone naked. As others said, it is good for resale b.c your phone does not have to be "mint". The new owner can decide if they are ok with the way your phone is or if they want to get it replaced.
My phones are generally in excellent condition, but in the event there are dings and scratches AC+ keeps my resale value high.
I will be getting AppleCare + for the first time on my 6s because it will be the first iPhone I use caseless. I was worried about the back glass shattering on my 4s, didn't want my chamfers to scratch on my 5s, but the 6 design language doesn't have cosmetically fragile points. In fact, using a case with the 6 inhibits certain design features like the curved glass on the display.
Be careful, pro-rated refund may depend on the state you live in. However, I assume you are in CA so you're eligible under CA law. You can cancel any protection contracts (i.e. extended car warranty) and get pro-rated refund.
I don't think I have ever heard of apple giving anyone problems trying to get a refund on AC+
Yes, because you have heard from EVERYONE who tried to get a pro-rated refund 1 year after purchasing AC+.
ok, let me rephrase that: I have not seen a single internet thread about someone having trouble getting a refund.
Accidents do happen even to those that take care of their phones. Just one time, and poof.....Toasters, and cheap microwaves, which are throw away items, I can see the reason for not having an extended warranty. But $700 to over a $1000.00 and I will get the warranty.
yes, i'm in California! I knew you could do it for car (and jewelry) but never put that together with apple... glad I found this post. that way when we sell ours, if the person wants to pay less money, they'll lose out on the warranty and i'll get some money back for our phones that way!
google is my friend! haha!
looks like about $45 back.... 50% of contract left less 10% as a fee to them...
You may cancel this Plan at any time for any reason. If you decide to cancel either call Apple at the telephone number below, or send or fax written notice with your Plan Agreement Number to AppleCare Administration, P.O. Box 149125, Austin, TX 78714-9125, U.S. (fax number 916-405-3973). A copy of the Plan’s original proof of purchase must accompany your notice. Unless local law provides otherwise, if you cancel within thirty (30) days of your Plan’s purchase, or receipt of these Terms and Conditions, whichever occurs later, you will receive a full refund less the value of any service provided under the Plan. If you cancel more than thirty (30) days after your receipt of this Plan, you will receive a pro rata refund of the original purchase price, based on the percentage of unexpired Coverage Period from the Plan’s date of purchase, less (a) a cancellation fee of twenty-five ($25) dollars or ten percent (10%) of the pro-rata amount, whichever is less, and (b) the value of any service provided to you under the Plan. Unless applicable local law provides otherwise, Apple may cancel this Plan for fraud or material misrepresentation. Unless applicable local law provides otherwise, Apple may also cancel this plan if service parts for the Covered Equipment become unavailable, upon thirty (30) days’ prior written notice. If Apple cancels this Plan for the unavailability of service parts, you will receive a pro-rata refund for the Plan’s unexpired term.