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DOES APPLECARE OFFER PROTECTION FROM FALLS?

Date: Apr 22, 2013
Your Ticket to Avoiding a Modern Day Humpty Dumpty Tale.

Many loyal Apple users buy additional AppleCare for their desktop and laptop computers and often it proves to be a wise investment. But, as any student of fine print knows, all warranty protection – whether it's the free standard warranty or a costly extended warranty – has its limitations.

With portable devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, it's important to know if there is AppleCare protection from falls. For the standard free AppleCare service and support coverage, the simple answer is no. The warranty is designed to protect users from flaws in materials and workmanship – not accidents.

Talk to seasoned ‘geniuses’ who work the Apple Store genius bars and they will relate story after story of customers who have come in with dropped iPhones looking for a magic – and free – fix. When the appointment starts with the words ‘I dropped my iPhone,’ they know that there's going to be a problem.

AppleCare+ is available for the iPhone and iPad for around $100. It provides limited protection against drops for three years. Fixing damage on a dropped iPhone or iPad currently costs an additional $49 plus tax. Two incidents are covered at $49 each. Add the initial price of AppleCare+ and the $49 fees, and it gets expensive pretty fast. And, this doesn't even begin to deal with the time users are left without a phone.

Preventing damage caused by handling is always the smartest idea, even when users chose to buy an extended warranty such as AppleCare+. Users today are absolutely dependent on devices like iPhones and iPads for their lives; being without them for any period of time can cause real problems.

The shockproof protection of LifeProof cases prevents virtually all the problems caused by a dropped iPhone or iPad. With MIL STD 810F-516 protection against accidental tumbles built into our products, they easily survive any typical fall users experience.

Not only does this let busy folks keep their devices close at hand while they're jumping through the hurdles of everyday life, it allows mountain bikers and skiers to enjoy their playlists while they're out escaping everyday life.

Get the protection you need, because:

• Standard free AppleCare does not cover accidents
• AppleCare+ costs about $100 and charges even more for limited repairs due to drops
• LifeProof iPhone and iPads cases are MIL STD 810F-516 shockproof
• With a LifeProof case, you save money and not be caught without your iPhone