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    Larry Pager's Avatar
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    Default Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    So how many of you are getting applecare+ for the 5S?

    Do you pay $99 with tax for the option of replacing your phone x 2 for $79 + tax and an extra year of coverage?
    Or spend that money on a case or two or three and pocket the savings?

    I'm not sure what to do still- I'm gonna try to keep the phone for 2yrs, so it would make sense...
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I paid the $99 because I have broken phones before. A few of them. So it is worth it to me to be able to walk into an apple store and walk out with a replacement. The new home button on the 5s is going to be expensive to replace, and I have seen new screens online (self-repairs) going for upwards of $300.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I always get it with my iPhone purchases.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I'm Trying The BB Geek Squad Protection Plan.... 😕


    & Now Proud Owner Of A Gold iPhone 5S 32gb, iPhone 4, iPad 3 32gb, iPad Mini LTE 32gb, Apple TV3 x2..... No Better Ecosystem... 😜

    P.s... & Waiting 4 A 32g i5S In Gold.... Becuz I'm Sassy... LoL
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I got AppleCare and paid the $99. I may not have broken a phone, but I like the safety net.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I got it, I always do.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I did for my wife's, but not mine.

    Oddly enough my wife's was submerged in water for a couple of seconds in an Otterbox Defender case and survived. I thought I was going to have to use Applecare+ for the first time, but didn't. Go figure.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I always get it, and I also carry the carrier insurance in case of loss/theft.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    Yes. I'm not usually one for extended warranties (for TVs or appliances) but I still think AppleCare+ is worthwhile.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I rarely keep my devices over a year, so it's never a worth while investment for me...me and my wife both bought square trade coverage for our iPhone 5's last year though because we got a deal on both of them when we bought coverage for the TV we bought last fall.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I did not. I also do not intend to keep it longer than 11 months
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I bought it. It is less expensive than Verizon (Assurion?), which I used and swore I would never get again.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    never gotten it

    if i need a replacement you have a year warranty and you can do an express replacement or to go a store and have the device exchanged.

    in a year i'll have the new phone

    easy as that lol. and if you need the screen replaced its $250. better than paying for a new iPhone
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I got Apple Care + because I live outside the US and if I need any help there is no one here in my country that can assist me with any issues, but having the ability to call Apple Customer Care for 2 years is amazing!

    I never broke a phone, and rarely sent any of my phones for repair but since I am planning to keep the 5S for two years why not have it covered against any type of damage?

    99$ is really not much when I pay off contract prices. I hate having refurbished phones so I don't think I will ever go for a replacement unless the device is really dead, and if that happens it will only cost me 79$ not 800$!


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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I learned the hard way in late August when my iPhone 4s's (64gb) power button became recessed. I hated it and didn't like the virtual workaround. I could either use my upgrade for the (then) iPhone 5 or swap it out for another iPhone 4s for $200. I opted for the latter in which I planned on selling on eBay to recoup the money back and still have my upgrade for the iPhone 5s. This time I opted for AppleCare in case something like that ever happened again they'd just give me a new one without consequence.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I got it. I can be more carefree with my phone and get a new one f it gets all beat up.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    leaning towards getting it...$99 is cheaper than the Sprint protection plan.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    Didn't get it, I keep it in a lifeproof


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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    How does Apple care compare to Best Buy's protection plan? I do intend to invest in a case (leaning towards the life proof)
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    If you want the best service, get AppleCare+. It isn't the least expensive, but it's the easiest and you will not get excuses when/if it's time for a replacement.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    I hadn't planned on it originally... but after getting my first replacement within 48 hours of original purchase, I went ahead and added the coverage while I was at the Apple Store. $99 isn't bad for the piece of mind over the full 2 years until my next upgrade cycle. It's like $4.16 a month.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    Absolutely! Apple Care Plus is the first thing I added to my 5S after activating it and applying a case a screen protector.
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    Got it.

    Peace of mind -- if I drop it enough times, just pay $79 and get a new phone. Lets me enjoy the phone more, not worrying about its fragility. (And they actually aren't that fragile. Dropped the 5 on concrete, and it just nicked up the edge a bit.)
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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    Absolutely! Apple Care Plus is the first thing I added to my 5S after activating it and applying a case a screen protector.
    Same! ...10char


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    Default Re: Who's getting applecare for their 5S?

    Huh- I never thought about Best buy or Verizon's insurance plan.
    Since I bought it through Verizon and am waiting for it, do I just bring it in to a local Apple store to get it?

    hahaha- I'm scouring iMore and the internet for insurance and a case for a phone I don't have!
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