Is AppleCare+ for iPhone 4S worth it?

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  1. healthcare

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    Is it worth it for the iPhone4s? What is the cost and conditions? Any limitations? I don't normally get insurance for things but it sounds like it may be worth it if it covers accidents? Your thoughts, thanks.
     
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  2. verwon

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    It's $99 for 2 years and includes 2 instances of accidental damage at $49 each for replacements.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
     
  3. gotzaiPhone

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    I got it because I have heard that Apple is not going to be as generous as they were before with replacing phones with broken glass. So I get two replacements at 49 bucks a pop instead of 200 (what Apple charges to replace if they don't comp you) and I get an extended warranty too. Not that I have ever dropped my phone to the point of replacement, but now I don't have to worry.
     
  4. chazm

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    I never get it because you get a 1 year warranty with the phone already and that's about as long as I keep my iPhone. Doesn't cover water damage either.

    Not sure about the issue of them not replacing broken screens. My roommate just got his replaced about 2 weeks ago
     
  5. gotzaiPhone

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    Apple care+ does cover water damage ;). Just doesn't cost lost or stolen.

    The old Apple care didn't cover water damage though.
     
  6. glsda

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    Rhetorical question. Which is the least costly mistake to make, to have Applecare and not need it or to need it and not have it?
     
  7. verwon

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    That's exactly why I got it!


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  8. glsda

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    Ditto.

    Update

    Last week the volume adjustment on my iPad stopped working, it was barely audible. I called Applecare went through a brief diagnostic process with the rep. and he said we need to replace your iPad. He gave me several options and I chose to drive to the Apple Store in Modesto, 30 minutes away. I had an appointment set up for 1:30 Sunday, showed up and in 15 minutes was out of there with a replacement. I purchased my iPad in July of 2010. It would have cost me approximately $400 plus to get it fixed if I had not had Applecare. I didn't want to spend any money on it since I am hoping the iPad 3 will come out in 2012.
     

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