Applecare+ Worth It?

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jaberg
jaberg Contributing Member • Posts: 552
Re: Applecare+ Worth It?
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As with any insurance the worth is dependent on your willingness and ability to assume risk.

Personally I've never purchased AppleCare. I'm not particularly accident prone and rarely damage a phone or device. (See below.) Apple has been very good with both warranty repairs and a few complimentary out of warranty repairs/replacements. (An OG iPhone and several batteries for an old PowerBook.) I've paid for a (very) few repairs out of pocket too. Including the replacement of an iPhone damaged when I fell off a paddle board — though even there Apple met me halfway. ($500 out of pocket.) Adding it up across all of my devices over many years of ownership, I'm way ahead by having self-insured.

In contrast, my BFF is death on phones and devices. She takes out the insurance on iPhone and Watch — and gets her money's worth.

The answer is it depends.

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