If you’re a fan of Apple products or even if you are new to the game, you’re probably trying to keep your phone, iPad, or laptop in perfect working order. Especially with iPhones, which we take with us everywhere, it’s hard to prevent the occasional drop or dent. But if you’d like to keep your Apple products in pristine condition, here’s what we recommend:
Buy the Best Case You Can
A lot of people are already hurting from buying their new Apple toys, which are usually insanely expensive. Once they pay up for that, people don’t usually want to look at the cases, screen covers, etc., and they walk out of the store with a naked Apple. This is where it all goes wrong for you.
Just do yourself (and your insanely expensive piece of technology) a favor, and pick out a case. Read reviews if you like, but pick out the one that you think would protect your phone/iPad/whatever from a long drop. There are even some cases that are waterproof, that you can drive over, etc. Pick whatever suits your needs. Get a screen protector while you’re at it, too.
Don’t be Stupid
So many people keep their phones on them no matter where they go. Newsflash: a rollercoaster is not a good place to take your phone. Don’t sit with your phone in your back pocket as you ride your bike over bumpy terrain. Don’t run with your phone slightly tucked into your small jacket pocket. Basically, act as if your phone is your child, and don’t take it places you wouldn’t want your “child” to get hurt.
nBuy the Protection Pla
Once again, after you’ve shelled out all your cash on the phone, iPad, or other Apple product, you’re probably not going to want to spend anymore. But when you buy the protection plan, either through Apple or through your phone/service provider, you’re ensuring that, even if you did break it, you can get it fixed. Do not underestimate what a pain in the behind an Apple repair is!
The protection plans range in cost, but Apple Care is probably one of the best out there. Cell phone providers tend to only have replacement options, and you pay a monthly fee and a deductible at the time of replacement. If you’re purchasing a bigger Apple item, like an iPad or MacBook, we highly recommend adding on Apple Care.
Don’t Replace It; Fix it
In the event that you do drop your phone, iPad, or MacBook, we highly recommend that you don’t automatically assume it’s ruined and eat the cost to replace it. Instead, check out Amazon or eBay’s Apple components that you can purchase yourself to fix the problem. Plenty of people replace their shattered iPhone screens, or fix dents in the casing of their laptops or iPads. If you’re not the DIY type, you can take your phone or iPad or laptop into a licensed Apple repair shop, and they can do it for you. This option is much less expensive than replacements and warranties, but it’s still pretty pricey.