AppleCare gives the insurance for your ever-precious iPhone by providing repairs for damages caused due to company faults for an additional year and also gives 90 days of free telephone support.
However, AppleCare does not provide maintenance for devices that have met an accident. But Apple under the leadership of Tim Cook is trying to change that by introducing a new and improved scheme; the AppleCare+.
According to Apple:
Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date ofyour iPhone1 and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee.2 Whether you use your iPhone with a Mac or a PC, just one phone call can help resolve most issues.
People with this package will be able to get their iPhones repaired for any accidental damages caused, may it be from a big fall or due to water seepage at just $49 for multiple damages — can only be availed twice. However, AppleCare+ will cost new iPhone buyers $99 and would have to be bought at the time of device purchase.
Looking at the price for the repair, this might not be a bad deal after all, since a new iPhone cost about $600+ depending on the model required.
The iPhone 4S‘s screen is also made of the same material as its predecessors which makes AppleCare+ all the more necessary for iPhone owners, new and old alike. This might just be a good reciprocal of the insuring your iPhone with the insurance companies.