Written by: Adam Christianson
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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 584. Apple’s iPhone event. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. AirPods. Apple Watch Series 2. Buying an iPhone. Next up, new Macs? Apple doing App Store Housecleaning. Shake up in Apple Car project. iPhone “touch disease” feedback. Headphone jack removal fallout. Moving data to your new iPhone. Building a personal cloud.
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I love hearing your commentary, and after listening to the latest podcast covering the September event, I had a question. You made a comment that AppleCare+ won’t cover liquid damage, and I don’t believe that is true.
I’ve had an iPhone replaced after having it in my pocket in the pool. I checked the site just now and it still says that an incident of coverage could be “liquid damages”. Just wondering if the site hasn’t been updated yet or if they will still cover liquid damage?
You need to do a RANGE TEST with the new BEATS SOLO 3 Headphones! I got mine today, did a range test. I placed my iPhone 6 Plus on a fence post at shoulder height, and walked two blocks away, about 500 FEET before the audio of your podcast started breaking up. It was clear line of sight in a suburban neighborhood. Beats says that they use BLUETOOTH CLASS ONE, which should give 300 feet range, but ONLY WITH ANOTHER CLASS ONE DEVICE. Used with a Class 2 device like the iPhone, the range should only be 33 feet. I’m wondering if Apple’s new W-1 CHIP has something to do with this. I’m ELATED with this!!!
It sounded like u said$169 for airpods but they’re $159.
@troy Sorry for the confusion. Of course any “accidental” damage is covered by the accidental damage waiver. What I was referring to was despite the fact that the iPhone is now incredibly more water resistant AppleCare+ has not been changed to cover water damage as standard coverage (without paying the accidental damage waiver).
@Jim That’s great news on the range. Not sure what “magic” the W1 chip could perform. Seems like range extending would not be possible, but maybe.
@Dick Quite possibly I made that mistake. Thanks for the correction.