1. mikeo007's Avatar
    On a laptop, absolutely. On an phone, no. There's a ($50?) fee to get a replacement phone with AppleCare, and there's a $200 fee to get a replacement without AppleCare. Since AppleCare costs $100, I'm really only saving $50 by purchasing it, and it's only a savings if I destroy my phone.
    02-04-2014 02:05 PM
  2. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I never keep my devices long enough for this to be worth it. That's just me though.
    02-04-2014 02:12 PM
  3. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I got AppleCare for my MacBook Pro and it was definitely worth it. I haven't gotten it on any iPads or iPhones though.


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    02-04-2014 02:14 PM
  4. iRiidium's Avatar
    I never keep my devices long enough for this to be worth it. That's just me though.
    Well, us poor folks have to protect our investments. You 1-Percenters just buy new toys. LOL. :-)


    Sent from my iridium iPad Air LTE 
    02-04-2014 02:16 PM
  5. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Well, us poor folks have to protect our investments. You 1-Percenters just buy new toys. LOL. :-)


    Sent from my iridium iPad Air LTE 
    Awe. I'll give you my 5c when I get the iPhone 6! <3

    On a serious note though, AppleCare costs too much for the price I paid for the device. I've got insurance through my carrier. It's $5 a month and $175 deductable. Doubt I'll even use it though.
    02-04-2014 02:21 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    Over ten years with sprint I always bought the protection till the deductible went up and I never used once in all those years

    It's true I don't keep a phone longer enough anyhow but I know I should have it and will regret it someday




    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    02-04-2014 02:27 PM
  7. iRiidium's Avatar
    Well, somehow, I'm planning to keep my current iDevices for 18 months (somehow, someway...I can do it, I know I can...I think I can). So the protection made kinda since for me.


    Sent from my iridium iPad Air LTE 
    02-04-2014 02:31 PM
  8. iEd's Avatar
    On a laptop, absolutely. On an phone, no. There's a ($50?) fee to get a replacement phone with AppleCare, and there's a $200 fee to get a replacement without AppleCare. Since AppleCare costs $100, I'm really only saving $50 by purchasing it, and it's only a savings if I destroy my phone.
    I don't think there is a $50 fee to get a replacement under AC for a iPhone. There's a $79 fee for 2 occurrences of accidental damage.
    If you keep a phone longer than a year it's good to have.
    02-04-2014 02:31 PM
  9. mikeo007's Avatar
    I don't think there is a $50 fee to get a replacement under AC for a iPhone. There's a $79 fee for 2 occurrences of accidental damage.
    If you keep a phone longer than a year it's good to have.
    Ah so it's gone up then. Was $50 per accidental replacement when I was offered Apple Care last year.

    I still don't personally feel it's worth it from my experience. I've never had a phone that had a defect outside of the 1-year warranty (not saying it can't happen though), and since Apple will provide an accidental damage replacement for $200 without Apple care, paying $100 for a chance to pay another $79 just seems like a waste to me.
    02-04-2014 03:39 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Ah so it's gone up then. Was $50 per accidental replacement when I was offered Apple Care last year.

    I still don't personally feel it's worth it from my experience. I've never had a phone that had a defect outside of the 1-year warranty (not saying it can't happen though), and since Apple will provide an accidental damage replacement for $200 without Apple care, paying $100 for a chance to pay another $79 just seems like a waste to me.
    I'm fairly sure that $200 has gone up as well.
    02-04-2014 06:03 PM
  11. iEd's Avatar
    I'm fairly sure that $200 has gone up as well.
    Apple wanted $350 to replace my 64 gig iPad 2 with no Apple Care in the fall of 2011 on accidental damage.
    02-04-2014 06:22 PM
  12. mikeo007's Avatar
    I'm fairly sure that $200 has gone up as well.
    You may be right. That's what my sister had to pay to replace a 16gb iPhone 5 a little while ago.
    02-04-2014 07:13 PM
  13. o4liberty's Avatar
    I purchased apple care when I picked up my air, it's well worth the price.
    02-07-2014 09:14 PM
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