1. Andrew Clark1's Avatar
    Tools all the way at the top of the thread should do it. My buttons are different than yours but there's an option there to subscribe so you should be able to unsubscribe.

    If that doesn't work, go here and check the box next to the thread then "unsubscribe"

    https://forums.imore.com/subscription.php
    Thanks buddy
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    04-07-2018 10:08 AM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    I doubt Apple said “we’re making too much money; we should lower prices”. They probably figured they’d sell more AC+ contracts if they lowered the price, adding to a greater overall profit. Maybe I’m wrong here, but I just don’t see Apple—or any for-profit corporation—lowering prices just to make less money.
    They aren’t worried about making a ton of profit on apple care. A little? Sure. Their goal on apple care is to offer people protection at the best affordable price without losing money. And likely hoping to make a little.
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    04-07-2018 10:26 AM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    So Garz has the opposite view to Tartarus and Just_Me_D. She or he does think that the price depends on the expected level of claims.
    Exactly right. From somebody who works in claims for their career.
    04-07-2018 10:28 AM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    They aren’t worried about making a ton of profit on apple care. A little? Sure. Their goal on apple care is to offer people protection at the best affordable price without losing money. And likely hoping to make a little.
    Thanks Garz. Maybe I’m going back to my days working at Circuit City in the late 90’s but we made a TON of money on extended warranty sales and there were huge incentives to sell them. Perhaps it was different because WE weren’t the manufacturer and certainly weren’t brand specific.
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    04-07-2018 10:29 AM
  5. Garz's Avatar
    Thanks Garz. Maybe I’m going back to my days working at Circuit City in the late 90’s but we made a TON of money on extended warranty sales and there were huge incentives to sell them. Perhaps it was different because WE weren’t the manufacturer and certainly weren’t brand specific.
    It’s different. Circuit city is not the manufacture. You think apple is dropping apple care on certain productions if they are trying to make a ton. Circuit city selling extenders warranties is like a car dealer trying to make a killing on an extenders service contract. Apple wouldn’t drop the price on a a couple of products if they were trying to make a killing.
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    04-07-2018 10:33 AM
  6. applejosh's Avatar
    Yeah many have complained of the same thing. Their X has scratched much more easily than the 7 screen did.
    My experience was that the iP7 scratched more easily than the 6S. I had stopped using screen protectors a number of years ago (I think the 4 or 4S was the one I stopped with). Didn't have any scratches until the 7 plus. Nothing changed in behaviors (carried in front pocket, etc.), but I got some noticeable scratches on the 7 plus. At the time I read something somewhere on the interwebs (so it of course must be true ) that newer versions of Gorilla Glass (4?) were actually softer to help with shatter resistance. Anyway, made sense to me and I've been putting screen protectors on all phones since. Rather just not take the chance.
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    04-08-2018 09:07 AM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    My experience was that the iP7 scratched more easily than the 6S. I had stopped using screen protectors a number of years ago (I think the 4 or 4S was the one I stopped with). Didn't have any scratches until the 7 plus. Nothing changed in behaviors (carried in front pocket, etc.), but I got some noticeable scratches on the 7 plus. At the time I read something somewhere on the interwebs (so it of course must be true ) that newer versions of Gorilla Glass (4?) were actually softer to help with shatter resistance. Anyway, made sense to me and I've been putting screen protectors on all phones since. Rather just not take the chance.
    I never used screen protectors until the 6s plus. Never scratched screen before. Then my 6s plus starting having light scratching all over the screen. Had to get that phone swapped for dead pixels and when I got the replacement, I started using one since then. Scratches on the screen drive me nuts. If my screen protector scratches, I can easily replace it with a new one.
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    04-09-2018 10:50 PM
  8. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I love the theory people have about getting a screen protector because the device is $1200 😃

    Do you wrap your car in a glass sheet to protect it? That is way more expensive than $1200 and is subjected to way more LOL

    Not saying you should not get one if you feel you need to, but saying I am getting one only because of the cost is silly : )
    04-10-2018 11:14 AM
  9. Quis89's Avatar
    I love the theory people have about getting a screen protector because the device is $1200

    Do you wrap your car in a glass sheet to protect it? That is way more expensive than $1200 and is subjected to way more LOL

    Not saying you should not get one if you feel you need to, but saying I am getting one only because of the cost is silly : )
    If there were a feasible way to protect the paint on my car from random rocks while on the high way or the occasional hail damage, I'd do it in a heartbeat. It's all about protecting the investment. Using a car as an example is a little odd considering the difference between the simple application of a screen protector (and the cheap cost of purchasing one) compared to whatever may be required to do the same thing for an entire vehicle.

    That said...I've ordered a replacement screen protector for my phone.

    Sidenote: This thread took an interesting turn lol.
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    04-10-2018 02:23 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If there were a feasible way to protect the paint on my car from random rocks while on the high way or the occasional hail damage, I'd do it in a heartbeat. It's all about protecting the investment.
    Buying items that depreciate over time shouldn't be an "investment" for anyone. But keep spending that money, lol
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    04-10-2018 02:26 PM
  11. Quis89's Avatar
    Buying items that depreciate over time shouldn't be an "investment" for anyone. But keep spending that money, lol
    Very linear thinking there. You're not considering all of the ways in which things can be considered an "investment".
    04-10-2018 02:38 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Very linear thinking there. You're not considering all of the ways in which things can be considered an "investment".
    I'll make sure not to hire you as my economic adviser.
    04-10-2018 03:40 PM
  13. Quis89's Avatar
    I'll make sure not to hire you as my economic adviser.
    This is fine as long as you promise to never undertake the teaching of vocabulary.

    in·vest·ment
    inˈves(t)mənt/Submit
    noun
    noun: investment; plural noun: investments
    1.
    the action or process of investing money for profit or material result.
    "a debate over private investment in road-building"
    synonyms: investing, speculation; More

    a thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future.
    "a used car is rarely a good investment"
    synonyms: venture, speculation, risk, gamble; More

    an act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result.
    "the time spent in attending a one-day seminar is an investment in our professional futures"
    synonyms: contribution, surrender, loss, forfeiture, sacrifice
    "a substantial investment of time"
    The original iPhone is currently selling for almost $4000 in it's original packaging on eBay. A classic car such as the 1966 Ford Mustang GT sells for around $50,000.

    "Investments" take many forms and also can be interpreted outside of financial terms.
    04-10-2018 04:26 PM
  14. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    The original iPhone is currently selling for almost $4000 in it's original packaging on eBay.
    What good is an iPhone X that you open the package and slap a screen protector on in another 11 years compared to an original iPhone in original packaging? Even if you hadn't scratched your phone you wouldn't get equal or more value than what you paid for it if you tried to sell it on this day.

    A classic car such as the 1966 Ford Mustang GT sells for around $50,000.
    What you currently drive is going to qualify under this extremely rare circumstance?

    What good are your examples when you're going with the "material result" defense? Either it's that or you think these materials will appreciate in value one day.
    04-10-2018 04:35 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    Were arguing about a $5 screen protector, right?
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    04-10-2018 04:43 PM
  16. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Were arguing about a $5 screen protector, right?
    LOL you win the Internet today.
    04-10-2018 06:12 PM
  17. Garz's Avatar
    Were arguing about a $5 screen protector, right?
    Apparently.
    04-10-2018 11:10 PM
  18. robertk328's Avatar
    If there were a feasible way to protect the paint on my car from random rocks while on the high way or the occasional hail damage, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
    https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...94857497&rt=r3
    04-12-2018 03:36 PM
  19. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    That’s ridiculous. Will the Apple Store apply it for me?
    04-12-2018 03:41 PM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    That’s ridiculous. Will the Apple Store apply it for me?
    yeah, they have a machine.
    04-12-2018 03:42 PM
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