- 09-14-2012, 03:38 PM #26
- 09-14-2012, 03:53 PM #27
Can I purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan anytime?
You can purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan anytime within the one-year limited warranty period. Your eligibility for coverage under the AppleCare Protection Plan starts from your hardware purchase date. Apple strongly recommends that you purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan when you purchase your Apple product to maximize the additional benefits provided under the plan.
- 09-14-2012, 04:19 PM #28
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- 09-15-2012, 02:39 AM #35iPhone Newbie
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This is the relevant quote from Apple's AppleCare+ web page:
AppleCare+ must be purchased within 30 days of the date you bought your new iPhone. If you did not purchase AppleCare+ with your iPhone, you may purchase it at an Apple Retail Store. To buy AppleCare+ at an Apple Retail Store, a Genius will first need to verify your iPhone purchase date and confirm that your iPhone has no pre-existing damage.
It seems that you can't get plain old AppleCare for iPhone 5. You need to get AppleCare+.
Here's Apple's AppleCare+ web page: www.apple.com/support/products/iphone.html
Last edited by FlopTech; 09-15-2012 at 02:50 AM.
- 09-15-2012, 03:00 AM #36
- 09-15-2012, 08:48 AM #37
If you weren;t given an option to purchase AppleCare+ at the time of purchase, you should get an email from Apple offering it to you. I was not offered AppleCare+ when I pre-ordered, but I did get a email over night last night with the offer.
Thank you for your recent iPhone 5 purchase at the Apple Store.
We would like to let you know that every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee.
We noticed you weren't given the opportunity to add AppleCare+ to your iPhone. If you would like to extend your coverage for only $99, please reply to this email by September 21st.
After that date, if you would still like to purchase AppleCare+ within the first thirty days of receiving your iPhone, you can call AppleCare at 800-MY-IPHONE or visit an Apple Retail Store.
Thank you for shopping with Apple.
Apple Online Store Team
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- 09-15-2012, 02:17 PM #43iPhone Nanite
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AC+ is a great deal. Besides extending the regular warranty to 2 years it provides 2 accidental damage incidents with a $49 deductible each. Compare this to the VZ coverage that is $10/month and has a $170 deductible for accidental damage. No wonder VZ doesn't want to tell you about AC+! This is the reason that I did my pre-order through Apple. AC+ added at time of purchase - no trip to the store necessary.
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- 09-16-2012, 03:57 PM #47iMore Newbie
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My friend had bought apple care from a store when she bought her iPhone 3GS. She never used it. She got rid of her iphone shortly after buying it for a different phone. I asked her if I could have it since she hasn't activated it and no longer had the phone. My question, can I use this when I get my iPhone 5? Since its a couple years old would it only cover stuff from then or would it have all the current protection?