Report: AT&T not to offer iPhone insurance, Apple preps AppleCare for iPhone plan

“There will be no insurance offered for the iPhone from AT&T or Asurion, the firm AT&T uses for its insurance plans. This means customers who break or lose an iPhone will be unable to replace it at a nominal cost,” Think Secret reports.

“Apple does plan to include two years of free phone support with iPhone purchases, however, and an AppleCare for iPhone plan is in the works that would cover the hardware for a period of two years as well, similar to the AppleCare for iPod plan. Such a plan would not cover damage caused by the user, however, and pricing has yet to be determined for the AppleCare plan. Apple charges $59 for AppleCare for iPod, and $39 for AppleCare for iPod nano,” Think Secret reports.

“Also yet to be confirmed are reports from sources that Apple will allow iPhone activations through iTunes,” Think Secret reports.

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66 Comments

  1. Maybe the AT&T 2 year contract will have language that covers the continued operation of the phone. Definitely a reason to buy at the Apple Store.

    By the way, anyone know what the iPhone policy on Apple’s online store is going to be. If each retail outlet initially recieves just a handful of iPhones on the first day, what can one expect if an online order is placed?

  2. “Such a plan would not cover damage caused by the user, however, and pricing has yet to be determined for the AppleCare plan.”

    Does that mean loss isn’t covered?

    Either way it’s better than what you get with other expensive phones that carrier insurance won’t cover: NOTHING!

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