1. TCfromKY's Avatar
    If you're like me and have Apple Care do you think it's still a good idea to encase your iPhone 6? I love the look and feel of my iPhone without a case but with the new sleek look comes slick sides and the possibility of an accidental drop. If that happens and my iPhone is not encased and the drop results in a cracked screen, I'm wondering if it will be repaired as part of my Apple Care plan.
    11-11-2014 05:41 PM
  2. raphie's Avatar
    Great question. I always get AppleCare. I have had 1 iPhone and 1 MacBook Air replaced because of it.
    I did consider getting a "SquareTrade"plan !
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    11-11-2014 05:49 PM
  3. zerog46's Avatar
    Yes you can use apple care for any damage other than theft for your phone repairs.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus using Tapatalk
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    11-11-2014 05:54 PM
  4. HankAZ's Avatar
    If you're like me and have Apple Care do you think it's still a good idea to encase your iPhone 6? I love the look and feel of my iPhone without a case but with the new sleek look comes slick sides and the possibility of an accidental drop. If that happens and my iPhone is not encased and the drop results in a cracked screen, I'm wondering if it will be repaired as part of my Apple Care plan.
    Just to be clear: The extended coverage from Apple that covers everything but loss or theft is AppleCare Plus. The basic 1 year warranty is referred to by Apple and others as AppleCare. It can be confusing. Especially since there is no AppleCare Plus for Macs. (In the Mac world, the extended coverage is called AppleCare.)
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    11-11-2014 06:13 PM
  5. TCfromKY's Avatar
    I was told I have 2 year coverage. And thanks for the input. I'm using a case, albeit one that doesn't provide much protection should I drop my phone. I sacrifice that for a minimalist case that doesn't hide the beauty of my iPhone 6. But I'm still considering an Otter Box. 😊
    11-11-2014 06:21 PM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    I was told I have 2 year coverage. And thanks for the input. I'm using a case, albeit one that doesn't provide much protection should I drop my phone. I sacrifice that for a minimalist case that doesn't hide the beauty of my iPhone 6. But I'm still considering an Otter Box. 
    You can verify/check your device coverage, use this site - just enter your device serial and see when your coverage ends:
    https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do
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    11-11-2014 06:27 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    AppleCare+ or not, I don't ever use a case unless I really need it in a situation where I know it's better to have a case on it. Like when I go to the gym or something.

    My iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are great pieces of hardware that I don't want to cover up with a case.
    TCfromKY likes this.
    11-11-2014 06:30 PM
  8. Flow39's Avatar
    If I did get Apple Care, I'd still use a case with it, just to be safe
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    11-11-2014 07:48 PM
  9. nr2d's Avatar
    I bought Apple Care + for the iPhone 6s I bought. I also made sure the 3 iPhones have cases on them. I look at it this way it's better to be safe. I also worry that if I didn't use a case the backs will get scratched like my iPhone 3G did. My work truck at that time didn't have a phone mount in it and I sat the iP 3G in the console top and by the time I was ready to upgrade the back looked like it was attacked by sand paper.
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    11-12-2014 07:52 AM
  10. mrjoeltan's Avatar
    A cracked screen apple should be able to replace, but scratches or dents are not covered by apples protection plan. I had this question myself, and decided to read the terms and conditions of the protection plan and found that dents, scratches and the like are not covered.
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    11-12-2014 12:10 PM
  11. cmrobbins42's Avatar
    AppleCare+ or not, I don't ever use a case unless I really need it in a situation where I know it's better to have a case on it. Like when I go to the gym or something.

    My iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are great pieces of hardware that I don't want to cover up with a case.
    I was with you until my phone fell off my bed and ended up with a couple of nice dings in the metal.

    After I composed myself, I stubbornly ordered a case.
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    11-12-2014 01:05 PM
  12. HankAZ's Avatar
    A cracked screen apple should be able to replace, but scratches or dents are not covered by apples protection plan. I had this question myself, and decided to read the terms and conditions of the protection plan and found that dents, scratches and the like are not covered.
    Technically, it is true that "cosmetic" stuff is not covered. In my experience, however, the Genius Bar employees have the leeway to make the swap. If they do swap it out, it will burn one of your two "repairs" under the coverage, however.
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    11-12-2014 01:08 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I was with you until my phone fell off my bed and ended up with a couple of nice dings in the metal.

    After I composed myself, I stubbornly ordered a case.
    The dings and all don't bother me at all. For the most part I care mostly that my screen isn't scratched or cracked.
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    11-12-2014 01:15 PM
  14. HAWK's Avatar
    I have AppleCare and I use a case... Better safe then sorry in my opinion
    nr2d and Flow39 like this.
    11-12-2014 01:17 PM
  15. Flow39's Avatar
    I have AppleCare and I use a case... Better safe then sorry in my opinion
    Exactly my thoughts
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    11-12-2014 01:40 PM
  16. ljpuk's Avatar
    I've got Apple care + and at 35 for an Apple case I think at 50 I can get a replacement if it breaks so no case for me.
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    11-12-2014 06:37 PM
  17. Eileen89's Avatar
    I purchased AC+ for my iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. I still keep a thin clear case and glass screen protector on both of them anyway. I like to keep my phones looking like they just came out of the box months after I've had them.


    Sent from my 128GB iPhone 6 + using Tapatalk.
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    11-14-2014 07:46 AM
  18. TCfromKY's Avatar
    I'm still considering an Otter Box, although I know it'll hide the beauty of my sexy iPhone 6 (are guys allowed to say stuff like that?). Here's what my 6 is wearing now:
    Apple Care-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1415977539.605061.jpg
    11-14-2014 10:05 AM
  19. ame's Avatar
    I have AppleCare+, Carrier Insurance, a Speck Candyshell, Screen Protector and a padded fabric pouch. I do all I can to protect my phones. No need for any added risk.
    11-14-2014 12:02 PM
  20. paranoia 2's Avatar
    apple care plus does not cover any type of water damage , from what I understand.
    11-14-2014 10:20 PM
  21. Scatabrain's Avatar
    I could be wrong but I think it now does cover water damage. Still not loss or damage.
    11-14-2014 10:32 PM
  22. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    apple care plus does not cover any type of water damage , from what I understand.
    AppleCare+ covers any sort of damage whether water or otherwise. Does not cover loss or theft.
    zerog46 and robertk328 like this.
    11-14-2014 10:49 PM
  23. blaine07's Avatar
    I went and got AppleCare today. Much better deal than carriers insurance of $10/month and $250 deductible! I realize AppleCare deductible is $79, but much more "fair" than carriers boarder line fraudulently priced insurance.
    11-15-2014 12:10 AM
  24. E_Brown's Avatar
    I went and got AppleCare today. Much better deal than carriers insurance of $10/month and $250 deductible! I realize AppleCare deductible is $79, but much more "fair" than carriers boarder line fraudulently priced insurance.
    The only thing you're missing out on with AppleCare plus instead of carrier insurance is. It being covered for loss or theft. But yes I agree that carrier insurance is crazy expensive.
    11-15-2014 12:34 AM
  25. blaine07's Avatar
    The only thing you're missing out on with AppleCare plus instead of carrier insurance is. It being covered for loss or theft. But yes I agree that carrier insurance is crazy expensive.
    Knock on wood I've always managed to break them before losing or having one stole. Watch, with my luck this will be one the time... Facepalm lol 😜
    E_Brown likes this.
    11-15-2014 12:36 AM
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