Apple does it
again and the tech world has literally gone mad. With it being the 10-year anniversary
since the launch of its iPhone, it is no surprise that Apple had to brag a bit
with their latest release. They introduced the innovative Face ID technology, a
facial recognition security system, which allows you to unlock your phone with
your face. Yep; you can now unlock your phone with your face. Even in the dark.
And no, you cannot unlock your partner’s phone by using their photo or wearing
a custom mask of them. Nice try though.
only for the iPhone X, you can also have a little fun with the facial
recognition feature called an emoji. With this feature, you can bring your
emojis to life with your face and make them mirror your own facial expressions.
has finally made the switch to OLED
displays. Although Apple is a little late introducing this technology like
their competitors, it is great news for those that have been waiting for more
enhanced quality videos and photos. I am sure videographers, photographers, and
creative ones on YouTube are happy they can have their amazing quality work
saved in their pocket.
If all you do
is browse the web, check emails and Facebook, you are most likely not going to
be able to notice any dramatic difference with the new phone; however, there is
a noticeably faster difference in performance for content creation
applications. The processor is about 25% faster for performance and 75% faster
for more energy efficiency. The battery life is a whopping two hours longer
than the battery for an iPhone 7. If you currently have an iPhone 5S, 5C, or
iPhone 6 then you may notice a significant boost in the overall performance of your
favorites features is the wireless charging. Now, if you are already one of
those tech gurus that have these in your space then it is a nice add-on. If
not, then Apple will happily sell you one of their Airpower charging mats.
Few important questions
you should ask for yourself:
§ I am covered for loss and theft?
§ How much is my deductible if something
§ If I decide to cancel my warranty, what is my
§ Am I covered for liquid damage? Both spills
§ How will I be charged? One time or can I break
it up into monthly payments?
§ Will your replacement phone be the same model
as your current phone?
§ Am I guaranteed to get a replacement by a
§ How many claim replacements am I allowed?
With this new
release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, there is no surprise that companies are
fighting for your business to protect your latest and greatest iPhone. One thing
for sure is that you have many iPhone
insurance coverage options
available to you; you just have to decipher which plan will be ideal for your
custom needs. Participating phone carriers have already announced their
coverage for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X such as: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, Clear, Clear Wire, and Metro PCS.
For example, Verizon’s Extended Limited Warranty*
does not cover liquid damage or batteries, but these areas are covered under Securranty’s
wireless phone protection, who is a long time official Verizon partner. (If you
choose Verizon’s Extended Warranty but not the Securranty iPhone
Protection Plan, be sure to
familiarize yourself with the differences.)
For many, price is the most important factor in
choosing a warranty program. The upfront price you see may be great but you
have to keep in mind the deductible cost if something were to actually happen
to your device. Usually, a “cheaper” monthly fee will most likely result in a
higher deductible. Also take into consideration state laws and how they may
vary in the plan terms and conditions.
Apple Care Program:
Keep in mind that
when you purchase your iPhone 8 and iPhone X, you will have one year of
standard manufacturer warranty and 90 days (from the original purchase date)
for phone support, otherwise expect to pay $30 per call to Apple). You cannot
decide to buy Apple Care plus after your standard year has ended. Apple Care program does not cover
loss or theft.
If you chose to be
brave and have absolutely no iPhone
warranty, replacing the
cracked screen would cost $149 - $349 depending on the model. If you have a
habit of breaking your screen, then having the warranty or insurance will
provide peace of mind and protect your wallet and your fingers from having to
use a cracked screen phone. See Tablet
below a Comparison of various iPhone insurance providers.