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IPhone Extended Warranty/Insurance - Worth It?
I haven't had an extended warranty/insurance on a phone in years and have only killed two iPhones since they were released. One drowned in the ocean and one shattered when it landed hard on the face (no bounce). Other than those two incidents, I usually go day to day, don't use protection and everything is fine. But... I read an article about insurance this morning -
Top 5 iPhone 5 Warranty Options Compared
It kind of got me wondering if I should.
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The coverage is transferrable section 10) to a new owner should the current (previous) owner sell or transfer ownership to a new owner. This is limited to a one time transfer.
I think the rep was wrong, and if you rely on that information you may not be covered like you think you are.
3. What is Covered?
3.1 Hardware Service
If during the Plan Term, you submit a valid claim by notifying Apple that (i) a defect in materials and
workmanship has arisen in the Covered iPhone or, (ii) the capacity of the Covered iPhone’s battery to
hold an electrical charge has depleted fifty (50%) percent or more from its original specifications, Apple
will either (a) repair the defect at no charge, using new or refurbished parts that are equivalent to new in
performance and reliability, or (b) exchange the Covered iPhone with a replacement product that is new
or equivalent to new in performance and reliability, and is at least functionally equivalent to the original
product. If Apple exchanges the Covered iPhone, the original product becomes Apple’s property and
the replacement product is your property, with coverage for the remaining period of the Plan.
10. Transfer of Plan
Subject to the restrictions set forth below, you may make a one-time permanent transfer of all of your
rights under the Plan to another party, provided that: (a) the transfer includes the original proof of
purchase, the Plan's Confirmation and all of the Plan's printed materials and these Terms and Conditions;
(b) you notify Apple of the transfer by sending, faxing or e-mailing notice of transfer to Apple Inc., ATTN:
Agreement Administration, MS: 217-AC, 2511 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758, U.S., fax number 916-
405-3655 or email@example.com, respectively, and (c) the party receiving the Plan accepts the
terms and conditions of the Plan. When notifying Apple of the transfer of the Plan, you must provide the
Plan Agreement Number, the serial number of the Covered iPhone being transferred, and the name,
address, telephone number and email address of the new owner.
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Is Applecare available if I don't purchase the phone from an Apple store? I believe I have 30 days to get it and just have to visit one of their stores so they can make sure the phone is ok.
Not sure if I'm going to get it but I might.
When I bought my iPad from Target, they offered me insurance there. I didn't pay much attention to what the associate was saying and ended his speech early because I knew I wasn't going to get it. My phone is also coming from there so I might listen a little more closely to see what they say.
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As follow up, I had mentioned that apple cs told me my apple care + was transferable to my 5. Actually, they will pro-rate it and pay me back the roughly $50 left on my 4s, and I will buy apple care + tomorrow for the 5 at $99. Better than nothing.