1. mjsavage's Avatar
    This will be my first iphone switching from Android. What is everyone's opinion on getting the $99 Apple Care. Is it worth it? Looking forward to getting my 4S next week!!
    10-08-2011 11:46 AM
  2. zackawee27's Avatar
    This will be my first iphone switching from Android. What is everyone's opinion on getting the $99 Apple Care. Is it worth it? Looking forward to getting my 4S next week!!
    You're Apple iPhone 4S will come with a 1 year warranty and 1 year Phone Support. All Apple Care does, is give you another year of both plus it covers if you accidentally break you're phone. Is it worth it? I think not, because if you get a case (Small one, not a huge annoying one) you don't have to worry about breaking it.
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    10-08-2011 11:49 AM
  3. Massie's Avatar
    You're Apple iPhone 4S will come with a 1 year warranty and 1 year Phone Support. All Apple Care does, is give you another year of both plus it covers if you accidentally break you're phone. Is it worth it? I think not, because if you get a case (Small one, not a huge annoying one) you don't have to worry about breaking it.
    Unless I'm mistaken, Apple Care still doesn't really cover accidental damage. They DID introduce Apple Care+ this year, which offers to cover two incidents of damage but charges $49 each time on top of what you pay for Apple Care. So it adds up pretty quickly.

    I've never had it and never had an issue...but it has come in handy for my wife, who isn't as careful with her phone (overnight in a puddle under her car; another went through the washing machine). So it's really a question of how you treat your phone, and bear in mind that you have a one year warranty even without Apple Care.

    Finally: Apple Care+ has to be purchased when you buy your phone. Regular Apple Care can be purchased any time while you're still under your original one-year warranty. So if you're not sure if you want it, you can hold off until your included warranty is almost used up, then buy Apple Care in the 11th month if you feel like you want more coverage.
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    10-08-2011 12:00 PM
  4. zackawee27's Avatar
    Unless I'm mistaken, Apple Care still doesn't really cover accidental damage. They DID introduce Apple Care+ this year, which offers to cover two incidents of damage but charges $49 each time on top of what you pay for Apple Care. So it adds up pretty quickly.

    I've never had it and never had an issue...but it has come in handy for my wife, who isn't as careful with her phone (overnight in a puddle under her car; another went through the washing machine). So it's really a question of how you treat your phone, and bear in mind that you have a one year warranty even without Apple Care.

    Finally: Apple Care+ has to be purchased when you buy your phone. Regular Apple Care can be purchased any time while you're still under your original one-year warranty. So if you're not sure if you want it, you can hold off until your included warranty is almost used up, then buy Apple Care in the 11th month if you feel like you want more coverage.


    Oh yeah you're right. Apple Care doesn't cover accidental breakage only Applecare+ which is about 50$ more plus 49$ if you break it.
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    10-08-2011 12:03 PM
  5. Crisdean's Avatar
    My headset was replaced and my phone would have nearly been exchanged as the battery drained quickly. I'd get it for your peace of mind.
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    10-08-2011 12:23 PM
  6. cardfan's Avatar
    If you like spending money, you should get it.
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    10-08-2011 12:29 PM
  7. zackawee27's Avatar
    If you like spending money, you should get it.
    Exactly, I think it's pointless as long as you get a case and don't take care of your iPhone. but thats just my opinion
    10-08-2011 12:32 PM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    You're Apple iPhone 4S will come with a 1 year warranty and 1 year Phone Support. All Apple Care does, is give you another year of both plus it covers if you accidentally break you're phone. Is it worth it? I think not, because if you get a case (Small one, not a huge annoying one) you don't have to worry about breaking it.
    That is not correct. The iPhone comes with a 1 year warranty and 90 days of phone support. You can purchase AppleCare for $99, which extends the warranty for 1 year (2 years total), and total of 2 years phone support. It also gives you up two incidents of "accidental damage coverage" at $49 per incident.

    I got the notice/offer this morning from Apple"

    Dear Apple Customer,

    Thank you for your recent iPhone purchase at the Apple Online 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 werent 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.

    Thank you for shopping with Apple.

    Sincerely,
    Apple Online Store Team
    Last edited by Fausty82; 10-08-2011 at 01:21 PM.
    10-08-2011 12:50 PM
  9. zackawee27's Avatar
    That is not correct. The iPhone comes with a 1 year warranty and 90 days of phone support. You can purchase AppleCare for $99, which extends the warranty for 2 years (3 years total), and total of 3 years phone support. It also gives you up two incidents of "accidental damage coverage" at $49 per incident.

    I got the notice/offer this morning from Apple"

    You mean AppleCare+?
    10-08-2011 12:53 PM
  10. epidoc's Avatar
    That is not correct. The iPhone comes with a 1 year warranty and 90 days of phone support. You can purchase AppleCare for $99, which extends the warranty for 2 years (3 years total), and total of 3 years phone support. It also gives you up two incidents of "accidental damage coverage" at $49 per incident.

    I got the notice/offer this morning from Apple"
    IIRC the AppleCare+ extends the warranty to a total of two years of service and telephone support.
    Last edited by epidoc54; 10-08-2011 at 01:13 PM.
    10-08-2011 01:09 PM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    You mean AppleCare+?
    My point was that your statement that the warranty included a year of phone support is INCORRECT. All of Apple's products come with a 1 year hardware warranty but only 90 days of telephone support.
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    10-08-2011 01:10 PM
  12. ame's Avatar
    Applecare doesn't cover theft tho. So if you get it, still get insurance.
    10-08-2011 01:11 PM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    IIRC the AppleCare+ extends the warranty to a total of two years of service and telephone support.
    You are correct. It is 2 years from the date of that the iPhone was purchased.


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    10-08-2011 01:17 PM
  14. Eileen89's Avatar
    You're Apple iPhone 4S will come with a 1 year warranty and 1 year Phone Support. All Apple Care does, is give you another year of both plus it covers if you accidentally break you're phone. Is it worth it? I think not, because if you get a case (Small one, not a huge annoying one) you don't have to worry about breaking it.
    This all depends on the case and how the iPhone lands in a fall. I've seen damage to the back and front glass on the iPhone 4 as a result of being dropped. The iPhone 4 was in a case each time. Some cases are just a little better than others. But I still think it depends on how the phone lands. I've heard of people breaking the screen on their iPhone 4 while it was in a LifeProof case too.


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    10-08-2011 01:24 PM
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