Should I buy AppleCare?

and what happens if you don’t.


Apple Care vs Apple Care+

Every iPhone purchased, even from another retailer comes with Apple Care. Apple Care costs nothing and is automatically activated upon purchase.

Apple Care Includes…

  • 1-year limited warranty against defects
  • 90 days of free phone support

Apple Care does not include accidental damage.

Apple Care+ costs extra, but increases the protection on the phone.

Apple Care+ Includes…

  • 2-year warranty against defects
  • 2-year coverage with two-instances of accidental damage.
    • Includes your iPhone, battery, included earphones and accessories.
  • 2-years of free phone support
    • Software support included

If a device is broken, Apple offers mail-in repair or carry-in repair. Apple Care+ does not include theft or loss.

Complete Apple Care warranty information can be found at https://www.apple.com/legal/warranty/



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Pricing for damages.

As of December 30th, 2017 in the United States. Note: the glass back on iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 8 qualifies as “other damages”.

iPhone X

Apple Care+ Cost: $199

Screen Repair: $279 without Apple Care+, $29 with Apple Care+

Other Damages: $549 without Apple Care+, $99 with Apple Care+

iPhone 8 Plus

Apple Care+ Cost: $149

Screen Repair: $169 without Apple Care+, $29 with Apple Care+

Other Damages: $399 without Apple Care+, $99 with Apple Care+

iPhone 8

Apple Care+ Cost: $129

Screen Repair: $149 without Apple Care+, $29 with Apple Care+

Other Damages: $349 without Apple Care+, $99 with Apple Care+

iPhone 7 Plus

Apple Care+ Cost: $149

Screen Repair: $169 without Apple Care+, $29 with Apple Care+

Other Damages: $349 without Apple Care+, $99 with Apple Care+

iPhone 7

Apple Care+ Cost: $129

Screen Repair: $149 without Apple Care+, $29 with Apple Care+

Other Damages: $319 without Apple Care+, $99 with Apple Care+

iPhone 6S Plus

Apple Care+ Cost: $149

Screen Repair: $169 without Apple Care+, $29 with Apple Care+

Other Damages: $329 without Apple Care+, $99 with Apple Care+

iPhone 6S

Apple Care+ Cost: $129

Screen Repair: $149 without Apple Care+, $29 with Apple Care+

Other Damages: $299 without Apple Care+, $99 with Apple Care+

iPhone SE

Apple Care+ Cost: $99

Screen Repair: $129 without Apple Care+, $29 with Apple Care+

Other Damages: $269 without Apple Care+, $99 with Apple Care+

For additional informatiom regarding Apple Care+, visit https://www.apple.com/support/products/iphone