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#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:45 PM

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#2 User is offline   danmcq 

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  Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:01 PM

Well this is pretty [censored]ty.
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#3 User is offline   danmcq 

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  Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:02 PM

Well this is pretty sh1tty
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#4 User is offline   gyffes 

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  Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:58 PM

danmcq said:

Well this is pretty [censored]ty.


Why? They're a business. Clearly, more people are dropping their bloody phones and it's costing them more to fix than they'd expected.

Unfortunate, perhaps, but hardly sh*tty.
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  Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:51 AM

I just bought a MAC Air and they told me I have a year to buy the Apple Care?
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  Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:45 AM

miriambernstein said:

I just bought a MAC Air and they told me I have a year to buy the Apple Care?


Yes, you can purchase it anytime during the entire first year of the original warranty.
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#7 User is offline   Jon Seff 

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  Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:07 AM

miriambernstein said:

I just bought a MAC Air and they told me I have a year to buy the Apple Care?


The 30 day limit is for AppleCare+ items. Macs and displays are different. See http://www.macworld....-worth-it-.html for more info.
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  Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:13 PM

Before blindly buying AppleCare or AppleCare+, find out if your credit card offers extended warranty protection. Mine does, I don't purchase extended warranties from manufacturers/retailers. I recently had my iPhone 4S replaced outside of the default 1-year warranty. I had to pay $199 for the replacement, but I filed a claim with my credit card company and with very minimal effort they sent me a check to cover the full cost of the replacement.
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  Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:13 AM

nothlit said:

Before blindly buying AppleCare or AppleCare+, find out if your credit card offers extended warranty protection. Mine does, I don't purchase extended warranties from manufacturers/retailers. I recently had my iPhone 4S replaced outside of the default 1-year warranty. I had to pay $199 for the replacement, but I filed a claim with my credit card company and with very minimal effort they sent me a check to cover the full cost of the replacement.


I recently had my 4S replaced for free by Apple, well beyond the 1 year mark. It was shipped to my front door in less than 24 hours and came with a prepaid FedEx box to return the old phone. This was with the $99 Applecare+.

IMHO, not getting Applecare for a device that goes with you everywhere, is largely made of glass and probably goes through more abuse than any other electronic device short of a TV remote, is a classic case of "penny wise, pound foolish".
For best results avoid doing stupid things.
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  Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:02 PM

This news makes a good case (if you'll pardon the expression) of buying an iPhone case that will actually protect the iPhone against falls (hopefully without being too bulky) rather than just looking pretty.
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#11 User is offline   eclampsium 

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  Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:13 AM

Always used protection arround my idevices and those never got hurt. The only one screens wich were not protected got scratched during the months off use... So, a cheap film and case will probably sace the day and are a well spent money!
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  Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

Typical Apple manœuvre.
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