Iphone 5 vs Iphone 4

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices & Gadgets' started by Skel, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. poofyhairguy

    poofyhairguy Lifer

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    The 4 always had too little of power for its screen.
     
  2. lothar

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    What, Siri and turn by turn navigation is not good enough for you?
     
  3. lothar

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    While your idea is good in theory, he would be leaving money on the table.
    If your iPhone 4 is still "good enough", renew contract to get the iPhone 5 at subsidized price and sell it for a profit.

    Once your contract is over, you gain political capital and you should intend to spend it.
     
  4. Skel

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    So I bought the iphone 5 for her today, I gather from the AT&T guy that it'll be here next week. I was told by him that in order to get "Apple care" for the phone I need to return to that store before activating it in order to have it covered. Is that true, or can I pick up an Apple care from anywhere?
     
  5. MrX8503

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    I'm not sure if that's true.

    All apple devices have 1 yr applecare by default.

    Applecare+ is the premium which covers accidental up to two times for 2 yrs. This is something you have to get in 30 days. Do not get any kind of warranty from the carrier.
     
  6. Oyeve

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    No it's not true. In fact you don't even have to go to the apple store. You can just call apple and do it over the phone.
     
  7. Skel

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    This was from the rep at the AT&T store. I, being completely clueless on most things Apple related wasn't sure if he was attempting to bump his sales numbers. So I can call Apple when activating the phone to get the Apple care or do I need to buy it from wherever to get it?
     
  8. MrX8503

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    You have 30 days to get Applecare Plus. Plain apple care is given by default.

    If you want apple care+ you can get it at purchase. If not you have 30 days to do so at an Apple store after a brief inspection.

    I'm not sure how carriers do it at purchase, but Apple can take care of you in any case. I haven't tried through the phone.

    For future reference, its best to get your iPhone directly from Apple instead of the carrier (if you're not switching carriers.). I believe Apple has a longer return policy and less hassle when it comes to exchanges.
     
  9. Oyeve

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    Yes. You can just call apple and order it for each phone. I've done all my users iPhone applecare ordering by calling apple and not having to go to either the store or calling the carrier.
     
  10. ChAoTiCpInOy

    ChAoTiCpInOy Diamond Member

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    There is no plain Applecare for iPhone. There is the standard one year warranty and there is Applecare+ which is $100 up front and will extend the warranty for two years and cover accidental damage.
     
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