Does it cover non-defects like if my screen breaks because of the iPhone getting dropped, runover by a car , exposed to moisture (rain) etc?
E-bay and some other sites sell this for a lot less (~ $40) instead of Apple (~ $70). Are those legit? How can they sell a virtual Apple product at such a discount?
Found the answer:
Applecare does not cover abuse. One can buy it from aple for $70 or ebay for $45. It covers manufacturing defects and 50% loss of battery power for year 2 of ownership
Squaretrade will cover damage from drops and spills in addition to what Applecare covers for $115 for year 1 and 2 of ownership.
Get affordable iPhone insurance from SquareTrade Warranty Services
I'll probably pass my new 3Gs to my 13 YO next year when a new iPhone comes out. Coverage of damage sure sounds attractive then ... But $115 !!!
- 08-20-2009, 08:14 AM #3
- 08-20-2009, 12:09 PM #5
Apple care just extends the 1 year warranty you already have.
If you want insurance call your homeowners/rental insurance company and ask if they offer floater policies or something similar to cover high value items; almost all of them do. Insuring my iPhone through Statefarm was $25/year. Covers everything; theft, accidental damage, eaten by dog, explodes, etc. They cut me a check to buy a new one at the unsusidized price.
- 08-20-2009, 01:17 PM #6