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    Default Is Apple care worth buying .

    I am planning to buy iPhone 7 ,I have iPads but have never got an insurance .
    My previous Iphone 5 was a gift,so unsure whether to spend that money .I am very careful with my stuff but would like your opinions .
    Tnx
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    Default Re: Is Apple care worth buying .

    Yes, Apple Care Plus is worth getting, in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Is Apple care worth buying .

    It's worth it if you can afford it. If you can't, at least use a protective case like an Otterbox Defender.
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    I won't buy a mobile device without it.
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    I didn't get  care on my 6s plus but I should have, I will be getting it on my iPhone 7 plus fore sure. Yes  care is worth it .
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    I got Apple Care way back when... then oddly I switched to Square Trade... totally forgot about them, wonder if they're still around. I have not used anything since maybe the iPhone 5s warranty ran out. Sometimes easier to put a rider on your home policy with a $100 deductible if lost or stolen. From what I saved in not buying Apple Care last few years, if I do damage a phone, fixing it will be a break even at this point.
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    To me, it's worth it if you buy outright and plan to keep your phone for longer than a year.

    Outright part aside, I stand by what else I said.
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    Absolutely! My phone went for a swim a few weeks ago and it was $99 for a replacement versus the cost of a new phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    Absolutely! My phone went for a swim a few weeks ago and it was $99 for a replacement versus the cost of a new phone.
    That cost was well worth the risk, my friend.
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    I've never purchased Apple Care + on any of my previous iPhones, can't see myself changing that any time soon. To me, it's never been worth the extra investment, but that simply reflects my own personal feeling, and not an overall "value" of the service itself. To many, it is well worth it.
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    There's no right answer to questions like this. It's a gamble, if you need it it's great to have, but you also may never need to use it. So it's really something only you can answer. In the past it's helped me having it so I buy it on my phones. Just my thoughts on the subject.
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    Default Re: Is Apple care worth buying .

    If I remember right, you have a small window "after" getting your phone to add Apple Care. Unless that changed.
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    Default Re: Is Apple care worth buying .

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    If I remember right, you have a small window "after" getting your phone to add Apple Care. Unless that changed.
    60 days after purchase.
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    Default Re: Is Apple care worth buying .

    Quote Originally Posted by nehavas View Post
    I am planning to buy iPhone 7 ,I have iPads but have never got an insurance .
    My previous Iphone 5 was a gift,so unsure whether to spend that money .I am very careful with my stuff but would like your opinions .
    Tnx
    Yes AppleCare is absolutely worth the purchase. It should be $129 and that is good for two years. The peace of mind of knowing that if anything happens to my phone without it being lost or stolen and I can get a new phone for $80 is totally worth it.
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    My iPhone 6 Plus was the victim of the screen response problem that is gaining attention in the news recently. I went to an Apple repair booth and they replaced it for me with no charge. All because I pay for the Apple Care+. My wife busted her phone up pretty bad dropping it and was asked to pay over $300 to replace it, to which she declined of course. I will be making sure she puts + on when she upgrades next month.
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    I have never gotten it and I've never needed it. I upgrade every year and the one year apple care has been enough for my needs. That said, peace of mind is great to have when you have an expensive device. I may eat my words but so far so good.
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    I usually don't ask for Apple care. I'll take care. But if you can afford it and want it go for it. I does worth buying.
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    Been lucky with the 6 and 6s but do have one 6 going Saturday for a shattered screen and slightly bent frame.
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    Default Re: Is Apple care worth buying .

    For be it's not. I use a case and tempered glass.
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    Default Re: Is Apple care worth buying .

    I have never purchased it for my phone (yes for my Mac) I try and take very good care of my phone but accidents can happen, I have never had an issue with any of my phones thus far (always have a case), but my brother for example jumped into water at the beach to later discover he has his phone in his pocket and he didn't have apple care, it really is a gamble like others have mentioned, I guess my advice would be that if you like going caseless definitely get apple care
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    I personally have never purchased it and knock on wood to this point I have never needed it. I typically bought my phone's resale through Swappa to keep the line out of contract for the monthly discount in VZW. This is the first time I have done a device payment plan on VZW. This time I again declined apple care. I always use a case and tempered glass. Especially now with the iPhone 7 being water resistant it makes me feel even better that I declined.

    Of course I do have the occasional drop. And that's where the case comes into play. I did have my 12" MacBook fall on the tile floor while it was closed. I had a hard clip on case on it and it survived. Cracked the plastic case but the Mac had no damage.

    If you like your new phone naked with no protection . In my opinion apple care is a must. If you always have on a cas and tempered glass screen protector, I personally will pass on the extra apple care protection.
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    Default Re: Is Apple care worth buying .

    What happens if there is a problem like say the battery drain or Taptic button not responding ?
    The AppleCare + is for 2 yrs isn't it .
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    Default Re: Is Apple care worth buying .

    Quote Originally Posted by nehavas View Post
    What happens if there is a problem like say the battery drain or Taptic button not responding ?
    The AppleCare + is for 2 yrs isn't it .
    Yes it extends the warranty for another year making the total 2 years I believe. I typically always upgrade so that isn't a factor for me. However, with this iPhone depending on what happens next year I might keep it. The MAIN 2 reasons I am upgrading my current 6s is because I am out of storage and I went with the plus for longer battery life.
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    Default Re: Is Apple care worth buying .

    it is good idea to buy it with your phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by sx4dude2013 View Post
    Yes it extends the warranty for another year making the total 2 years I believe. I typically always upgrade so that isn't a factor for me. However, with this iPhone depending on what happens next year I might keep it. The MAIN 2 reasons I am upgrading my current 6s is because I am out of storage and I went with the plus for longer battery life.
    Extends but also adds coverage for accidental damage (no loss or theft)
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