Apple to offer AppleCare+ until November 14 for pre-order customers
AppleCare+ is the first of its kind for an iPhone. For $99 it is a protection plan that will cover you if you break the iPhone 4S within the two year timeframe that the coverage is good for. Of course it gives you all of the other goodies such as free over the phone tech support that is found in the traditional $69 AppleCare.
AppleCare+ is limited however. You are only allowed two replacement devices in the two year span with a $49 service fee each time you break the device and require a new one. The Geniuses at the Apple Stores are no longer allowed to give you a new device if you break it and are not covered through AppleCare+ so keep that in mind.
If you pre-ordered your iPhone 4S and are a bit clumsy then perhaps AppleCare+ is for you. No need to remind you all that the phone is made of glass on the front and the back. Apple is extending the AppleCare+ offer until November 14 for customers that have already pre-ordered their iPhone 4S that expect to receive it this Friday.
If you think you are careful enough and plan on treating your iPhone 4S like a baby, then maybe you can get away with the cheaper AppleCare or maybe even just the 1 year manufacturer’s warrantee. Anybody pick up the AppleCare+ protection when the iPhone 4S was pre-ordered last week?
1. Dclrodriguez (unregistered)
I plan on ONLY using invisible shield on the front back and sides of my phones. I don't like having to cover up my phone with a case so I decided to get Apple Care+ just encase I break it :)
2. iconicprettyboi (unregistered)
idk yet... i already have the $10.99 insurance/ext wrrnty (asurion/verizon) package that gives 2 claims (at $99 each) ... maybe the AppleCare+ for $99 & only $49 if replcment is needed.. hmmmm, something to think about i guess..
3. Patiently Waiting... (unregistered)
@IconicPrettyBoi... Think of it this way... 10.99 every month for 12 months is 131.88... or.. 99 bucks for the year... Thats a savings of 32.88... That almost pays for one claim with Applecare... Makes sense to switch...ijs... lol..
4. ryan (unregistered)
i preordered it at best buy and im using their insurance... $240 upfront or $15 a month and it covers all accidental damages and replaces them at no charge. I got the torch in may and got the buy back program and am using a different line to upgrade.. get $275 back for my torch so and the 16gb iphone 4s and buy back program and $240 black tie protection = $470 but i get to subtract $275 so im paying $195 for iphone buyback program and best buys awesome insurance
6. Questionplease (unregistered)
Has anyone tried SquareTrade? Do you think its a better deal?
7. Landmarkcm (Posts: 491; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
I was thinking about gettting Square trade or Worthave just didnt wanna add another 99 when I preordered but ill prob go w this now. Hopefully w never have to use of course but better safe then sorry.
8. zippy7 (unregistered)
Is this is you bought the phone through the Apple store, and/or Does it also apply if you PreOrdered it through the carrier?
9. Perry83 (unregistered)
If you buy it through a carrier you can add applecare+ during your order/pre-order