This is basically like insurance, if nothing happens to your phone (which most people will not have), they eat your money. It's a good stream of revenue by putting fear in people with high repair cost. Can't they just charge the price of the hardware at cost then just add in labour?
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2016I was implying Apple is in business to make money. Obviously AppleCare is a feasible revenu... moreI was implying the same thing: This is just created to pull more money out of their loyal users.
But I would not be at all surprised if even a minor dent in the frame would be considered "additional damage" by aPple. And if so the deal is much less bad, as an out of warranty repair would then be roughly half the price of a new device, where a covered repair would 'only' cost $129+99
Eske Rahn, 08 Sep 2016The second grade 'math' was too complex for you again - sorry, ask your teacher to help you un... moreI was implying Apple is in business to make money. Obviously AppleCare is a feasible revenue center for them as they continue the program. I don't question the value because 1) ultimately sales and sustainability will validate the whole program itself and 2) it is Apple, afterall. Like all Apple products, Apple likes to really test the market to see just how much people will pay for its products, including AppleCare.
You're still getting the worst deal, though. :-P Come on, this site should at least invite you to their offices to intern, for free of course, but at least you could put it on your resume.
expensive for a ips lcd screen but since its apple people wont care
Anonymous, 08 Sep 2016If it's such a bad deal then nobody will buy it and the AppleCare program expenses will exceed... moreThe second grade 'math' was too complex for you again - sorry, ask your teacher to help you understand...
How many years the care+ covers you, one, two? Because if its only for one, chances are that you will no brake your screen twice and if you dont, you wont benefot from the program, but pay more than you should...
DOFK, 08 Sep 2016cheap lcd that's why but good price and no need to worry for braking your lcdNo. Amoled and LCD Costa the Same today
my only info on apple care was from big bang theory...Howard say..Apple care pays for itself in the long run.. i thought that it was a mythical thing, with free repairs and replacements and stuff. i also thought of it as insurance...so i have to get another 3rd party insurance? but those refund me the current cost of the phone after depreciation and gives anti theft..can someone give a detailed comparison??
Eske Rahn, 08 Sep 2016Considering the second column, it sound like a really bad offer.
Since one change would cos... moreIf it's such a bad deal then nobody will buy it and the AppleCare program expenses will exceed its revenues thus reducing Apple's profits which in turn should make you very, very happy, no?
Don't worry, Eske, nobody's going to get as bad as deal as you've gotten being the highest unpaid contributor to this site. They offer you a paid job yet? Didn't think so.
They are selling phone with HD display using 12$ display panel. 29 is still way much
Considering the second column, it sound like a really bad offer.
Since one change would cost you $129 if you do NOT buy it. $158 if you do sounds like a really bad deal... Unless you expect to drop it with a broken screen twice - and that must be within two years.
It seems like a really high premium to at the very best save $71, and if you do drop it once or not at all you lost money.... So much for "protecting your investment" .... Sounds like standard aPple rip-off me...