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Originally Posted by Andysol View Post

You can get AppleCare anytime before the standard warranty expires.  That goes for Macs as well as iDevices.

 

Not for iPhone, at least from Apple:

 

http://store.apple.com/ca/product/APP_IPHONE_PLUS_AUTO-110480/applecare%2B-for-iphone

 

 

How to get AppleCare+

  • Add it to your shopping cart during the checkout process when you purchase your new iPhone.
  • Buy it within 30 days of your iPhone purchase at Apple Retail (requires inspection of the iPhone & & proof of purchase). Your iPhone purchase date is the date we ship and charge you for your order.
post #42 of 53
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Originally Posted by v5v View Post

Not for iPhone, at least from Apple:

http://store.apple.com/ca/product/APP_IPHONE_PLUS_AUTO-110480/applecare%2B-for-iphone


How to get AppleCare+



[*] Add it to your shopping cart during the checkout process when you purchase your new iPhone.
[*] Buy it within 30 days of your iPhone purchase at Apple Retail (requires inspection of the iPhone & & proof of purchase). Your iPhone purchase date is the date we ship and charge you for your order.

Adding to your comment just to make sure this is clear since there seems to be plenty of confusion between these similarly named but different services.

You do have 1 year from time of original Mac purchase to get AppleCare to extend your coverage to 3 years. AppleCare+ has the 30 day limit and checking to make sure the device is in proper working order because there is the 2x replacements at $50 under the AC+ plan. At least, that is how I have interpreted their reasoning for the time variance. There is no AC+ for Macs.

Also, if you have purchased Apple-branded headphones (not simply headphones from an Apple Store) they will cover those headphones under a current AC+ plan. I'm not sure if they do the same for an AC plan.


PS: Today I received a replacement PSU for my 2.5 year old MBP and extra medium-sized in-ear phone grommets(?) today. One has AC and the other AC+, respectively. I think they would have given me the headphone grommets even without any AC+ on my iPhone as they don't sell replacements.

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post #43 of 53
I went to 3 of my local walmarts to try to get this deal and none of them not any!!
post #44 of 53
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Originally Posted by NIZZARD View Post

Hey - remember when Best Buy got busted comparing the picture quality delivered by Monster HDMI cables with "regular" HDMI cables...except the regular HDMI cables were composite cables?

Another crock of crap. Cable quality is only discernable in lengths of over 100 ft.
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post #45 of 53
I was wondering something's about there deal; since I went in to get a Nook Tablet or a price match a Nook simple touch; out of two Wal-Mart's none had any and this was before the deals started, but the next day there was at lease three of every tablet and e-reader on the planet so I'm thinking like best buy something is really don't seem right about the deals they offered this holiday season 1smile.gif
post #46 of 53
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Adding to your comment just to make sure this is clear since there seems to be plenty of confusion between these similarly named but different services.
You do have 1 year from time of original Mac purchase to get AppleCare to extend your coverage to 3 years. AppleCare+ has the 30 day limit and checking to make sure the device is in proper working order because there is the 2x replacements at $50 under the AC+ plan. At least, that is how I have interpreted their reasoning for the time variance. There is no AC+ for Macs.

 

Is "conventional" AppleCare (i.e. AppleCare Protection Plan, NOT AppleCare+) even available for the iPhone? It looks like they offer only AC+ for iPhones and iPads, and only APP for Macs etc.

post #47 of 53
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Originally Posted by v5v View Post

Is "conventional" AppleCare (i.e. AppleCare Protection Plan, NOT AppleCare+) even available for the iPhone? It looks like they offer only AC+ for iPhones and iPads, and only APP for Macs etc.

Yeah, only one type of Apple Care is available for a product category. AC for Macs and AC+ for iOS-based devices.

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post #48 of 53
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And I, in response, said the numbers don't matter.
No. You actually delivered a diatribe where that particular part of the message was delivered as an after thought and an almost dismissive manner. You said that the issue was important even if the loss had been a penny per store.

I suspect what you wanted to say was that the size of the loss does not matter, not that the numbers don't matter. There is a difference you know.

None-the-less, your screed focussed on the advertising practices, not on what I said. In doing so, your comment completely ignored what I said about the numbers and what I also said about the advertising allegations.

Worse, your response back to my comment ignored what I said by implying that the main part of your response was saying the numbers did not matter. Truth is, your comment about the numbers came at the end and represents less than 10% of your response.

In the real world, if you respond at someone with 9 minutes of diatribe over something they did not say and one minute of their perspective is different at the very end of your comments, no one is listening. You lost them early by taking them to task over something they agree with.

And so you will understand why I commented as I did originally, others had already commented on the advertising issue. I would add little new. Plus, the author of the article and the lawsuit made the size an issue as the implication was the loss was sizeable.
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post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by robertallen79 View Post

I was wondering something's about there deal; since I went in to get a Nook Tablet or a price match a Nook simple touch; out of two Wal-Mart's none had any and this was before the deals started, but the next day there was at lease three of every tablet and e-reader on the planet so I'm thinking like best buy something is really don't seem right about the deals they offered this holiday season 1smile.gif

These stores get delivery and stock up overnight.
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post #50 of 53
WalMart lies. Only WalMart supercenter has some limited iPhone5 in stock, and even then, employees weren't aware of such deal. Regular WalMart does not even carry iPhone5 (I checked Houston area). So I don't know what 98% comes from, unless WalMart thinks there are only 2% of WalMart is non-SuperCenter

In the end, I didn't even put up the effort to explain to WalMart employee of such deal. I headed to Frys, which sold iPhone5 for $126 ($1 less than WalMart). And Frys sure honors the deal with a hot chick helping me at the check out process. I walked out of Frys with iPhone5 happily as ever.
post #51 of 53
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Originally Posted by macaholic_1948 View Post

No. You actually delivered a diatribe where that particular part of the message was delivered as an after thought and an almost dismissive manner. You said that the issue was important even if the loss had been a penny per store.
I suspect what you wanted to say was that the size of the loss does not matter, not that the numbers don't matter. There is a difference you know.
None-the-less, your screed focussed on the advertising practices, not on what I said. In doing so, your comment completely ignored what I said about the numbers and what I also said about the advertising allegations.
Worse, your response back to my comment ignored what I said by implying that the main part of your response was saying the numbers did not matter. Truth is, your comment about the numbers came at the end and represents less than 10% of your response.
In the real world, if you respond at someone with 9 minutes of diatribe over something they did not say and one minute of their perspective is different at the very end of your comments, no one is listening. You lost them early by taking them to task over something they agree with.
And so you will understand why I commented as I did originally, others had already commented on the advertising issue. I would add little new. Plus, the author of the article and the lawsuit made the size an issue as the implication was the loss was sizeable.

Well, I don't know what "numbers" you are talking about then, because the only ones you discussed were the losses. If you wanted to say something about some other "numbers", maybe you should have mentioned them, you know, to put them in perspective.

BTW, the numbers don't matter.
post #52 of 53
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Well, I don't know what "numbers" you are talking about then, because the only ones you discussed were the losses. If you wanted to say something about some other "numbers", maybe you should have mentioned them, you know, to put them in perspective.
BTW, the numbers don't matter.
Are you intentionally dense or do you really not understand?

Either way, I'm done with you.
post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by v5v View Post

Not for iPhone, at least from Apple:

http://store.apple.com/ca/product/APP_IPHONE_PLUS_AUTO-110480/applecare%2B-for-iphone


How to get AppleCare+



[*] Add it to your shopping cart during the checkout process when you purchase your new iPhone.
[*] Buy it within 30 days of your iPhone purchase at Apple Retail (requires inspection of the iPhone & & proof of purchase). Your iPhone purchase date is the date we ship and charge you for your order.

Yikes- learned something. Sorry for the misinformation

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