1. asuprice's Avatar
    I just purchased a 4S on eBay that is still factory sealed. Can I take that into an apple store and purchase AppleCare+ for it if I don't open the box?
    02-21-2012 06:07 PM
  2. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    I'm certain it has to be purchased the day of. Its worth a try. I have it on mine and wouldnt have it without.
    02-21-2012 06:37 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    You have 30 days to add it on. If not done at the time of purchase, you must make a genius bar appt and bring original store receipt from where you bought it. So the answer is no you can't. You can only get regular Apple Care now.
    02-21-2012 06:44 PM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    But you can always get SquareTrade.
    02-21-2012 08:36 PM
  5. Raptor007's Avatar
    I would say it depends on whether or not its new. If you the phone is still sealed in the box and you have your ebay purchase showing it was new you could always make the argument that its new. Its always worth a try.
    02-22-2012 08:20 AM
  6. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I just purchased a 4S on eBay that is still factory sealed. Can I take that into an apple store and purchase AppleCare+ for it if I don't open the box?
    I am sure that everyone is correct although I thought there was only Applecare + now but to confirm why don't you just call Apple and ask them to confirm your situation and ask for Applecare when you call them.
    02-22-2012 02:58 PM
  7. Wildo6882's Avatar
    If you're like me and you swap phones the second a new one comes out, then don't worry about it and just try to take as good care of it as you can. You've got an incredible 1 year warranty from Apple and GREAT customer service. The only thing major that AppleCare+ provides (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) is the extra year of the warranty and two swaps for any breakage/accidental damage, no matter what, for $49 each. I got mine on eBay too and tried to do it, but they said no dice because it was over 30 days after the original purchase. They didn't say anything about an original receipt because they can check when it was purchased.

    You have a year from purchase date to get regular AppleCare for $69 which I believe is just an extension of their warranty for an additional year.

    Next iPhone I get I will make sure to get AppleCare+ when I buy it. Just in case. It's definitely worth it for the accidental damage coverage.
    02-22-2012 08:33 PM
  8. asuprice's Avatar
    Well, I took it in today and told them I got it off of ebay and they said it didn't matter as long as it was within the 30 days. It was 12 days since the purchase date, so I have my applecare+. Hope this helps people in the future. Apple with A++++ customer service as always
    02-24-2012 08:04 PM
  9. cheech73's Avatar
    I just bought a 4S off eBay which is definitely not 30 days young, maybe a few months. you are saying no dice that i cant get apple care? what about Square Trade? do the same rules apply. or am i stuck with a phone with no insurance?
    03-14-2012 12:36 AM
  10. Alli's Avatar
    SquareTrade bases on when you purchase the device, not the device's age, so if you can send your ebay invoice within 30 days of purchase, you can get a Square Trade warranty. Welcome to SquareTrade! - Referral Discounts | SquareTrade | SquareTrade Warranties
    03-14-2012 05:57 AM
  11. Xo.pink.xo's Avatar
    Yes you can purchase apple Care + if you bought the phone off eBay brand new, if your within your 30 days , you can even purchase it over the phone. Apple can even tell you where the phone was previously purchased from just by giving them the serial number .

    *Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk*
    03-14-2012 06:49 AM