AppleCare+ protects your iPhone purchase by extending your warranty coverage to two years, plus it includes fixes for screen and accidental damage for additional fees.
The price of AppleCare for iPhone X will be $249 and comes with up to two incidents of accidental damage. For screen damage, service fees are $39, while any other damage is $129, both with tax on top.
AppleCare+ comes with priority phone and chat access 24/7, explains Apple, so if there is an issue, you get support immediately.
For comparison, here’s what AppleCare+ costs for other iPhone models:
- iPhone SE: $129
- iPhone 6s/7/8: $169
- iPhone 6s Plus/7 Plus/8 Plus: $199
Given the cost of iPhone X starting at $1319 for 64GB and $1529 for 256GB, the additional cost of AppleCare+ really adds up:
- 64GB iPhone X + AppleCare+ = $1319 + $249 = $1568 + tax = $1756.16 (in B.C.)
- 256GB iPhone X + AppleCare+ = $1529 + $249 = $1778 + tax = $1991.36 (in B.C.)
So basically it boils down to…iPhone X plus AppleCare+ versus your mortgage payments. Obviously, the sensible decision is to splurge on iPhone X—am I right?