1. Carraser23's Avatar
    I just bought an iPhone through Verizon and they offered Apple Care but I wanted time to think about it. Can I still purchase it through Apple customer service?
    02-22-2016 12:44 PM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!

    You have 60 days to purchase Apple Care from Apple. Because you have already opened the device you will need to take it to an Apple Store so that they can make sure there is no damage to the device. They will then add it to your serial number for $99 ... I am a big fan of apple care and always cover my iDevices with it.
    02-22-2016 12:54 PM
  3. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Yes, you have 60 days to add AppleCare + to your iPhone. You can call and try an add it but they may require you to go to an Apple Store so they can see the iPhone and verify that it is not already damaged. More info straight from Apple:

    iPhone - AppleCare Plus - Apple
    02-22-2016 12:56 PM
  4. SnapThrow's Avatar
    You have 30 days to purchase Apple Care from Apple.
    Nope, 60 days

    Because you have already opened the device you will need to take it to an Apple Store so that they can make sure there is no damage to the device.
    Maybe, maybe not. I have added AppleCare+ to an iPhone after buying it with a phone call to Apple. They have a remote diagnostic procedure they can run. I would try that first...

    iPhone - AppleCare Plus - Apple
    02-22-2016 12:59 PM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Nope, 60 days



    Maybe, maybe not. I have added AppleCare+ to an iPhone after buying it with a phone call to Apple. They have a remote diagnostic procedure they can run. I would try that first...

    iPhone - AppleCare Plus - Apple
    I called to add to my iPhone 6s Plus and was told by apple that I had to take it in to the Apple Store for "Physical Inspection" - Perhaps the policy has changed.
    02-22-2016 01:00 PM
  6. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I called to add to my iPhone 6s Plus and was told by apple that I had to take it in to the Apple Store for "Physical Inspection" - Perhaps the policy has changed.
    I think the remote diagnostic procedure is relatively new, but I have added AC+ over the phone AND I have been told to go to a store for a physical inspection of an iPhone -- so I would start with a phone call for convenience-sake and go from there!
    02-22-2016 01:23 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    The remote diagnostics is good to make sure the phone is functional but the physical inspection checks for cracked glass as well. If you have a store nearby maybe just take it in and get AppleCare+ now before something does happen and it's too late.
    02-22-2016 01:45 PM
  8. AustinIllini's Avatar
    The remote diagnostics is good to make sure the phone is functional but the physical inspection checks for cracked glass as well. If you have a store nearby maybe just take it in and get AppleCare+ now before something does happen and it's too late.
    Can't blame Apple for doing this. Don't want people using it as a "Get out of Jail Free" card
    02-22-2016 03:26 PM
  9. DevinNJ's Avatar
    Just added AppleCare last night over the phone. Almost 60 days later, no questions asked, no phone inspection. And for the 6s and 6s+ it's $129 for the coverage.
    02-22-2016 07:42 PM
  10. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Just added AppleCare last night over the phone. Almost 60 days later, no questions asked, no phone inspection. And for the 6s and 6s+ it's $129 for the coverage.
    This has been my experience as well. Apple Store scare tactic!
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    02-22-2016 09:33 PM
  11. Carraser23's Avatar
    This has been my experience as well. Apple Store scare tactic!
    Yea the last thing I wanna do is wait 4 hours for an appointment while being packed into a busy Apple Store like a sardine
    02-23-2016 06:42 PM
  12. WhiteiPadMini's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!

    You have 60 days to purchase Apple Care from Apple. Because you have already opened the device you will need to take it to an Apple Store so that they can make sure there is no damage to the device. They will then add it to your serial number for $99 ... I am a big fan of apple care and always cover my iDevices with it.
    I believe it's $129.00 for the 6S and 6S Plus and not $99.00
    02-23-2016 07:50 PM
  13. robertk328's Avatar
    I believe it's $129.00 for the 6S and 6S Plus and not $99.00
    It went up at some point... I think was $99 with the 5 series, but when they went to the larger sizes, went to $129. Could be wrong
    02-23-2016 08:47 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It went up at some point... I think was $99 with the 5 series, but when they went to the larger sizes, went to $129. Could be wrong
    I think it was more recent with the 6s/6s Plus debut.
    02-23-2016 08:53 PM
  15. robertk328's Avatar
    I think it was more recent with the 6s/6s Plus debut.
    You're right (wow, that's twice in one day)!

    The per-incident fee also went from $79 to $99 for the 's' models. Thanks, sir
    02-23-2016 08:55 PM

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