1. RohanBhade's Avatar
    this is weird but I am within the 60 day window to purchase AppleCare+ and I haven't done it yet and my worst nightmare has come true, I have dropped it in water, so I know this might not work but can I buys AppleCare+ and get it replaced or is it to late.
    11-09-2015 12:59 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    this is weird but I am within the 60 day window to purchase AppleCare+ and I haven't done it yet and my worst nightmare has come true, I have dropped it in water, so I know this might not work but can I buys AppleCare+ and get it replaced or is it to late.
    too late .. if you buy it now it requires a visual inspection
    you can take it in and be honest they will replace it for 299 i think.
    11-09-2015 01:26 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    Insurance doesn't work that way. You don't damage your phone and then ask to buy insurance.
    11-09-2015 01:31 PM
  4. RohanBhade's Avatar
    yeah I don't mind paying the 299 and getting it replaced. thanks for the input, all I want is a functional phone.
    11-09-2015 01:38 PM
  5. RohanBhade's Avatar
    true that, wanted to explore options as to how much it will cost to repair/replace this unit.
    11-09-2015 01:39 PM
  6. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Well... a year ago I had a friend who shattered the screen for her two-week old 6 Plus and she called Apple and added AC+ and then took it into a store a couple weeks later and made the claim. Just pointing out that it can be done -- maybe, not sure why she wasn't required to bring it in for an inspection -- and not commenting on the ethical stance of doing this...
    11-09-2015 02:26 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Well... a year ago I had a friend who shattered the screen for her two-week old 6 Plus and she called Apple and added AC+ and then took it into a store a couple weeks later and made the claim. Just pointing out that it can be done -- maybe, not sure why she wasn't required to bring it in for an inspection -- and not commenting on the ethical stance of doing this...
    If you add Applecare+ within 14 days, no inspection is necessary. You said she called in 2 weeks. Maybe she made it in the 14 day window.
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    11-09-2015 06:49 PM
  8. knotsure's Avatar
    Actually, they do a diagnostic over your data connection. Bought the wife AppleCare + and didn't have to go in person. Unfortunately I wouldn't be surprised if the diagnostic can tell it has been in water. Does it turn on? How long was it in water?
    RohanBhade likes this.
    11-09-2015 07:06 PM
  9. RohanBhade's Avatar
    1-2 minutes and it does turn on.
    12-13-2015 01:13 AM
  10. w00cash1020's Avatar
    Well if you ever drop it in water again turn it off asap and leave it buried in raw rice for 2-3 days.
    12-13-2015 01:45 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    1-2 minutes and it does turn on.
    Even though it may work now, you're likely to have issues on down the road. Some parts will start to corrode.
    RohanBhade likes this.
    12-13-2015 10:10 AM
  12. RohanBhade's Avatar
    Thanks All, really helpful will ensure I get AppleCare in the future.
    12-22-2015 06:59 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    You can just call them up and ask to have Apple Care+ added. They'll do a remote diagnostics check of your phone and if it passes the test, you can purchase it.

    Edit: If the diagnostics check passes, you haven't "cheated" the system. Simply means the water didn't cause any damage to your phone. From there you can decide whether you even want to pay $129 on AC+

    Personally, I passed on AC+ this year for both my 6S and 6S Plus
    Last edited by BreakingKayfabe; 12-22-2015 at 08:16 PM.
    12-22-2015 07:13 PM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    Take your lumps, don't cheat the system. Get AppleCare+ on your phone from now on, and see if they'll let you add it to the replacement (not sure if they do)
    12-22-2015 07:38 PM
  15. ALX_R4's Avatar
    Do the right thing! Pay for a new phone, then add applecare!
    robertk328 likes this.
    12-22-2015 07:46 PM

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