Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR come with theft and loss protection... at a huge cost
by Adrian Diaconescu / Sep 13, 2018, 4:21 AM
As usual, you’re offered one year of hardware repair coverage through the company’s limited warranty program, with AppleCare+ extending that service for an additional 12 months while also providing 24/7 tech support and (up to two incidents of) accidental damage coverage.
The good news, which for some reason Apple didn’t mention on stage at the product launch event yesterday, is there’s finally an AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss option. The bad, of course, is the price.
You’ll have to pay a whopping $299 upfront fee just to enlist in the AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss program after buying the iPhone XS or XS Max, with additional payments required if anything actually happens to your precious new mobile device.
We’re talking an extra $29 for screen damage, $99 to cover “any other” accidental damage, and $269 (!!!) to get a stolen or lost iPhone XS or XS Max replaced. The same $269 deductible applies to the original iPhone X, while losing your iPhone XR, 8 Plus, 7 Plus, 6s Plus, or 6 Plus will “only” result in a $229 replacement fee.
There’s also one very important condition you need to meet to qualify for theft and loss coverage, namely having Find My iPhone functionality enabled on your device “at the time it is lost or stolen.”
Of course, if you’re merely interested in “traditional” AppleCare+ coverage, a $199 down payment will do the trick... until you damage your iPhone XS or XS Max, at which point you’ll be kindly asked to cough up an extra $29 or $99 for a repair with a maximum of two incidents covered.
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Are people actually stupid enough to get this bullsh*t?
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 4:28 AM 7
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$1650 for the Max 512 $68 for wireless charging (that should come standard) $300 for protection $200-300 for a wireless charger, that doesn't exist. Apple rulz Nate Diaz Midan, marvshasfallen, and piyath had better head to the Apple Store on 281 City Island Ave, Bronx NY 10464. They're cheaper at that location, if you take a cab or uber to it from 10pm-2am.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 4:36 AM 14
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greed on the highest level.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 4:42 AM 8
Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 28, 2015
WTF. hahaha. this is such a big joke. means nearly $2000 CAD and $450 extra for theft coverage? On top of that $70 for fast charger??? All that for an Iphone???? People must be crazy. No phone is worth for that hard earned money.Good for ifans though, their pockets should be emptied this way. :P
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 6:29 AM 2
Posts: 856; Member since: Sep 05, 2012
I don't know. Apple fans need to vote with their wallets instead of complaining on line. By vote I mean, if you are turned off by the pricing of Apple's new devices and accessories, dont buy it. That will send the message loud and clear. However, we al know what will happen. By this time next year, it will be rinse and repeat.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 9:40 AM 2
It would be a hit on 3rd world countries where theft is a more common occurrence. But it won't happen because insurance is about how much money you can make before a claim, if any, and not helping people that could file a claim to pay a fraction of the original price to get another phone.
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 2:54 AM 0
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