- 08-26-2010, 01:10 AM #2
- 08-26-2010, 01:43 AM #3
- 08-26-2010, 02:38 AM #4iPhone Beginner
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i think OP is referring to apple care, you can get that for the iphone
i wouldn't bother though, since it doesn't cover anything like accidentally dropping it and the glass cracking..or if it gets stolen..
better to go with the options the poster above me listed.
- 08-26-2010, 04:12 AM #5
- 08-26-2010, 05:33 AM #6
- 08-26-2010, 06:00 AM #7iMore Intermediate
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If you do go with Apple Care, don't go through Apple. You can actually buy it cheaper through Amazon. About half the price cheaper. Plus, with Apple Care, you don't have to buy it until just before the original warranty is up, which is 1 year from the date of purchase.
- 08-26-2010, 06:34 AM #8
- 08-26-2010, 07:35 AM #9
- 08-26-2010, 09:12 AM #10
Personally, i wouldn't get insurance. If you damage your phone, apple will repair it for 199.
So basically you already have free insurance with a 199 deductible but doesn't cover loss or theft.
Apple - Support - iPhone - Service FAQ
- 08-26-2010, 12:33 PM #11
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- 08-26-2010, 05:32 PM #14
- 08-30-2010, 04:45 PM #15
- 08-30-2010, 08:55 PM #16
The extended warranty for the iPhone is $69 and covers the phone for 2 full years for any and all defects including the battery, USB cable, headphones and AC adapter. As previously stated, it does not cover lost, theft, drops, physical damage and/or water damage. For the most part the only thing you gain during the first year of ownership to it will extend telephone support from 90 days that everyone get to 2 years. What you're really paying for is defect coverage during the second year.
For me it's not worth it simply because I can just as easily go to an apple store than call apple support on the phone. Also, I don't own a phone for more than a year. If by some chance I change my mind and want to keep the phone longer than a year, you have up until the first year is up to add the coverage if you wish.
FYI, a non-warranty battery replacement is around $200 so keep that in mind if you do own it longer than one year.
- 08-30-2010, 09:51 PM #17
- 08-30-2010, 09:59 PM #18iPhone Beginner
- 68 Posts
I have not heard of apple providing insurance for its phones, but I have used asurion for my mobile and broken it three times in one year to have it replaced each time for only $50. Not bad if you ask me. Third party insurers are the way to go. Apple insurance is sure to be overpriced.
- 08-31-2010, 04:08 PM #20
I was planning to buy the Apple Care - as much for tech support as anything else - since I'm an admitted smartphone newbie and this will be the first Apple anything I've ever owned! But ya'll have given some good options to consider...
- 08-31-2010, 04:13 PM #21
[QUOTE=cardfan;1614982]Personally, i wouldn't get insurance. If you damage your phone, apple will repair it for 199.
So basically you already have free insurance with a 199 deductible but doesn't cover loss or theft.QUOTE]
@cardfan - I hadn't heard this before? If I drop a brand new $500 phone (list price), Apple will replace for $199? I guess you go straight to Apple and not thru AT&T or wherever you actually bought the phone?
- 08-31-2010, 06:02 PM #22iMore Newbie
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I bought Apple Care when I bought my phone and after reading this thread I think I'll return it and go with Square Trade. Has anyone had to submit a claim through square trade and how was their experience?? Are you satisfied your claim was handled quickly and resolved?
- 09-02-2010, 07:38 AM #23
AmEx Another option?
I'm gonna check my AmEx T's&C's. Anybody else ever gone that route?
- 09-02-2010, 08:28 AM #24
That's better than paying money right now for any insurance company and still having to pay deductibles later. Plus the fact that i've yet to damage any iphones.
I certainly wouldn't go with home insurance. Claims could go on record. Not sure. But i dislike dealing with insurance companies anyway.
I don't buy Apple Care because i don't plan on having this phone longer than a year. You already get it free for one year.
- 09-02-2010, 10:39 AM #25iMore Newbie
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