Applecare Or No Applecare
Just bought a 3g iphone on Dec. 27th...should I even consider insurance for the phone. I am getting a pretty good case for it and take care of my things, but you know accidents happen. Just wanted to get thoughts from people that have it and don't have it and what it covers on the phone.
- 12-30-2008, 09:47 PM #2iPhone Intermediate
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There is no insurance
There is no insurance on the iPhone. If you lose it or run over it with your car, you're out of luck. Applecare just extends the warranty another year. So instead of a one year warranty, you have two. It is supposed to cover everything including the battery (which is a big deal) but not water.
- 12-31-2008, 07:59 AM #3
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- 12-31-2008, 12:52 PM #5
It depends on how long you plan on keeping your iPhone. I never get extended Applecare or any type of insurance. I never keep my devices long enough that something happens. Also, the comments above are correct. Applecare does not cover damage that you have caused. Although you could get lucky at a Apple store if someone feels bad for you.
- 12-31-2008, 12:55 PM #6
- 01-02-2009, 12:08 AM #7
im plannin on buyin an iphone 3g, so what i have read in hear if i lose i want be able to get another one??? like for ex:i just broke my blackberry storm all i had to pay was $50 and they gave me eveything including my 8mb card,which they told me it was not coverd on my insurance... please answer my question
- 01-02-2009, 12:14 AM #8
also i dont know if yall know but when i bought my blackberry at best buy they told me they had this insurace plan they had an i think it was only like 6.99 or something, so my question for this will this cover if i lose my iphone when i buy it if anybody knows
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- 01-06-2009, 10:45 AM #13iPhone Newbie
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I can't speak for the worth of Applecare on the iPhone, as I have not used it, but I can say that I used my plan for my MacBook Pro many times, including a logic board replacement. For 300 dollars, by the end of the warrenty, I ended up with over 2500 dollars in repairs done under warrenty work. I always enjoyed the treatment I received as well. I would recommend it, but realize that these kinds of plans aren't for everyone, and it depends on your usage. I am fairly hard on my portable devices.
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- 02-11-2009, 09:08 PM #16iPhone Nanite
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Recommend AppleCare for iPhone?
I ordered the Protection Plan for my iPhone when I ordered the 3G online and received word from AT&T that it's currently out of stock (?), so I'm wondering if it is offered or recommended by those of you who have owned iPhones longer than my first day here.
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- 02-12-2009, 09:51 AM #23
I personally don't purchase AppleCare for my iPhones, but I do for my Macs. My brother works for Apple and he said AppleCare makes a huge difference on how they "treat" you. If you come in with some minor complaint about cosmetics or something YOU don't think is right (but in reality there's nothing wrong) with your phone and a genius sees that you have AppleCare, they'll replace it for you to make you happy. There's little things that you might get better service for if you have AppleCare. Also, apparently Apple doesn't like to advertise it as an "extended warranty". I think because it's slightly different.