What exactly does Apple Care cover?
I plan on getting iphones for both my wife and I, but probably don't want to get insurance. I'm mostly concerned about screen/back breakage or scratches. Will Apple Care cover that, and is it free for the first year. I'll probably switch phones after a year but my wife will most likely keep hers for 2.
- 01-18-2011, 09:46 AM #2
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If you're only planning on keeping the phone for 1 year then pass on the Applecare (unless you want it as a selling feature). It really only kicks in the second year and by extending the coverage you get for free in year one. The only added benefit is with Applecare your phone support extends from the free 90 days to a full 2 years.
You can add Applecare at any point during the first year of ownership.
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- 01-18-2011, 10:47 AM #10
It's likely that Verizon will offer an Asurion product similar in nature to what they offer on other smart phone devices like Droids, Blackberrys, etc.
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- 01-18-2011, 10:53 AM #11
- 01-18-2011, 11:31 AM #12
I have a floater policy on my homeowners insurance that covers my iPhone for $25 a year. If anything happens to it Statefarm gives me a check for the full price to get a new one.
Although I see now Statefarm is not covering cell phones anymore. I just paid up for 2011 and my agent didn't even mention it.
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- 01-19-2011, 03:50 PM #19
Nice that you're grandfathered in
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I was able to add it to my homeowner/renter ins ... Auto-Owner Ins Group... It didn't cost me hardly anything to add... NO Deductible, and unfortunately I just had to use it to the gf's getting stolen on Xmas eve...
It was a pretty painless process, was glad she kept her 3GS so she wasn't phoneless and you set the amount you want to insure it for... Insured my 32 GB for $800 to cover the taxes and stuff... gave me a check for 756 or whatever it was within a week or so
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