Would you find a screen protector/case necessary on an iPhone covered by AC+?

tymaster50

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For the price my mom paid for this otterbox defender I could have just got another phone if I dropped and broke it. The gorilla glass 2 is afaik scratch and fingerprint resistant.
 

SR45

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If you like to keep it clean and somewhat safe for resale later on, than yes, to a screen protector and bumper at least. Screen is not absolutely scratch resistant as testified by a few individuals no matter if its true it has Gorilla glass. And its nice to have AppleCare + as a back up in case I do mess up and break it.
 

Givmeabrek

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AC+ doesn't cover scratches, or wear and tear.

If you don't mind having a scratched up phone then don't cover it. AC+ will not replace it with only that issue.
 

tymaster50

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If you like to keep it clean and somewhat safe, than yes, to a screen protector and bumper at least. Screen is not absolutely scratch resistant as testified by a few individuals no matter if its true it has Gorilla glass. And its nice to have AppleCare + as a back up in case I do mess up.
well it's "real world" scratch resistant. They also replace for cosmetic damages now so if you screw up and your bumper is a little dented you can either take the hit now or wait to see if your phone gets any more damage.
I just don't see the point in dropping $50 on a case when the same amount of money gets me a brand new phone
 

ChristianVirtual

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My wife "tested" AC ; worked well but one of two shots is gone

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So for sure we are in market for some good full body armor :eek: in addition to AC ; suggestions ?
 

tymaster50

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AC+ doesn't cover scratches, or wear and tear.

If you don't mind having a scratched up phone then don't cover it. AC+ will not replace it with only that issue.
you could always just "accidentally" drop it onto concrete, knowing my luck the screen still wouldn't break, I always manage to get these "indestructible" iPhones.
 

wordoflife

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If you don't mind having a scratched up phone then don't cover it. AC+ will not replace it with only that issue.
Why not? They would rather you drop it in a pool before bringing it in?

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Also how much did you spend on the defender? AppleCare + is $100 plus $50 to use if broken, so $150. I always get my cases off of Amazon and my otterbox commuter was only $17 for my 4S last year.

for my next iphone, i may consider AppleCare + because I dont want to baby my phone. But i want a new looking phone by the time i put it on my shelf :p but $150 just to "not baby it" is a bit steep for me.
 

PsstGreek

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AC+ doesn't cover scratches, or wear and tear.

If you don't mind having a scratched up phone then don't cover it. AC+ will not replace it with only that issue.
Technically that would be accidental damage. And if someone one wanted to use one of their 2 $50 replacements that's up to them. Who would stop you?
 

tymaster50

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My wife "tested" AC ; worked well but one of two shots is gone

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So for sure we are in market for some good full body armor :eek: in addition to AC ; suggestions ?
technically you have 2 phones left, this one and the next one lol. So maybe be a little careful, then when it comes around to the next iPhone release or around the time for major resale value "accidentally" drop that one if it's banged up and get a new one using your last shot
 

tymaster50

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Why not? They would rather you drop it in a pool before bringing it in?

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Also how much did you spend on the defender? AppleCare + is $100 plus $50 to use if broken, so $150. I always get my cases off of Amazon and my otterbox commuter was only $17 for my 4S last year. i would never spend so much money on a case, but if you did, then I would suppose AppleCare+ is worth it

something people overlook with applecare+ is that its also extended warranty, not necessarily if it dies completely. so if your home button starts acting up, you can always bring it in for that
around $50 but my mom gets a discount because she works for the state so it came to 37.5, rounded up to $40. It was at the AT&T store even though I have Verizon now, awkward conversation when they asked who my service provider was lmao sorry AT&T I had to leave you guys.
 

Givmeabrek

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Technically that would be accidental damage. And if someone one wanted to use one of their 2 $50 replacements that's up to them. Who would stop you?
If you don't have any protection on the phone it will always have some scratches on it. Many are not happy with that. AC+ is not really related to that as it does not cover normal wear and tear.

If you want to break your phone every time you scratch it that's not going to work for long....
 

tymaster50

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If you don't have any protection on the phone it will always have some scratches on it. Many are not happy with that. AC+ is not really related to that as it does not cover normal wear and tear.

If you want to break your phone every time you scratch it that's not going to work for long....
i have the white model so my phone doesn't really get scratches but if it got to the point where it became an eyesore to look at my phone regardless of a case or not I would break it, I don't like using cases when I'm at home or in general.
 

charlesdayton

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AC+ works great, but if you break your phone you have to go through the time and hassle of having it replaced and restoring your data. A case works instantly ;)
 
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