Affordable iPhone insurance for accidental damage and theft
About InsuranceForiPhones.Com After my 3rd broken or stolen iPhone (I only blame myself) it was time to find some insurance. I thought about insurance after my 2nd drop but couldn't find an affordable option. Then I found Worth Ave. Group. I paid 63 dollars for the policy, half the price of squaretrade. When my phone was stolen afterward they replaced it for just a 50 dollar deductible. So for 113 dollars, I got a brand new iPhone. Since I wasn't eligible for an upgrade with AT&T, it was going to cost 500 for a new phone! On ebay it was at least 600 for a new 16GB iPhone 3GS. You do the math! And THAT is why I started this site. Hopefully I'll save some of you from having a broken phone and no insurance!
A new app for the iPhone allows you to take better photos at night. It’s called NightCap and it actually changes the amount of exposure time when taking a photo with your iPhone. The default exposure time for your iPhone’s camera is just 1/20 of a second. NightCap changes this to a full second so more light can reach the camera’s photo sensors.
NightCap is available now from the iTunes store for $0.99. It will work on iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, and iPod Touch 4th Generation and requires iOS 5.0 or higher. .
I’ve heard lots of iPhone 5 rumors, but wireless charging is definitely a new one. A new Apple patent shows that wireless charging may be something that is a possibility for the iPhone 5.
When I say “wireless charging,” I don’t mean the wireless charging devices that are on the market today, I mean real, wireless charging. Apple’s patent shows that charging technology could be built into computers, allowing charging for any devices that are within a certain radius of the computer. In the patent, Apple talks about near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) output technology and using it to charge devices that are within a one meter range of the computer.
Apple also included in the patent a solution for those who have older computers, but still want to use this technology. They are planning on building special dongles that will plug into a USB port, and voilà, you have NFMR technology to charge your wireless devices.
Rumors say that Apple may be putting an aluminum back on their newest iPhone. They are doing this in an attempt to “go green.” The reason they want the iPhone 5 to have an aluminum back is because that makes it easier to recycle. Using recycled aluminum will allow Apple to make more iPhone 5s with less material, while at the same time doing their part to help the Earth.
In an article I found on the website All Things Digital (www.allthingsd.com) Apple sheds a little light on why there was a delay in releasing the white iPhone 4. Here is a piece from that article:
“It was challenging,” Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller said during a joint interview with CEO Steve Jobs. “It’s not as simple as making something white. There’s a lot more that goes into both the material science of it–how it holds up over time…but also in how it all works with the sensors.”
So, here’s some news that could be true…or not. No one really knows anything about the iPhone 5 yet because it isn’t supposed to be released until June. There’s been some articles saying that there could possibly be an iPhone 5 docking computer. The iPhone would fit into the laptop computer where the touchpad is located and the laptop dock could charge and sync the iPhone 5.
Check out the picture. What do you think? Real or fake? I hope it’s real!
PCMag.com just came out with an article stating the AT&T iPhone drops more calls than the Verizon iPhone. The article does mention that Verizon customers and AT&T customers are both very satisfied with their iPhones but the biggest difference is the fact that the AT&T iPhone drops more calls. To read the full article click here.
Apple has just realeased a new app into the app store. It’s called Mobile MIM and used primarily for medical imaging. The app is for the physicians who aren’t able to be in the office but have an important and urgent patient who needs a test or scan of some kind. With the Mobile MIM app, the images can be sent to the physician’s iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and he/she can view them from wherever he/she is. This app allows the physician to make a diagnosis and give the patient the medications they need, even if he/she can’t be in the office.
This app was one of the first in July 2008 when the app store first began, but the FDA ordered that it be removed. The FDA has just recently cleared this app, but says it should never be used for x-rays or mammograms because the screens of the iDevices do not have high enough resolution. They do, however, have enough resolution to view images like CT scans, MRIs, and nuclear imaging scans.
The app is available for free now at the app store. But even though the app is free, it costs to send or receive an image and to purchase software that serves images to the devices from within the physician’s institution.
iPhones are notoriously susceptible to theft and damage. As the hot smart phone of the time, they are at a high risk for theft. As the most popular and most used smart phone, they have the highest rates of damage. Therefore, you don’t want to walk around with a $600 device in your pocket without some kind of protection. There are only a few companies that provide iPhone insurance. AT&T and Verizon will not cover the phone through their insurance because the risk is too high. You may want to look into a third party insurance company to cover your phone in case of a loss. Worth Ave. Group has the most competitive pricing with the most comprehensive coverage.
You can protect your device against, Theft, Fire, Flood, Natural disasters, Vandalism, Power surge due to lightning and Accidental Damage, such as drops, screen cracks and liquid spills. And, with only a $50 deductible, you have only a little bit out of pocket should you need to file a claim. The coverage is world-wide so you are covered everywhere you take your phone, no questions asked. Premiums begin at $50 a year to make the policy affordable to matter what your budget may be.
If you are looking into other companies as well such as Safeware or SquareTrade, view this side by side comparison chart of the companies to see which one works best for you.
Regardless, whom you choose to insure your device, you will definitely want to be insured. For all you new Verizon iPhone owners, welcome to the iPhone community.
Apple was just recently granted a patent that will allow the iPhone 5 to have a solar-powered back. Apple’s patent shows a voltage converter and a solar power source that would allow the user to be able to charge the iPhone’s battery. The iPhone wouldn’t need direct sunlight to charge the battery, it would just need some kind of light source. I think a solar-powered iPhone would be a great addition to Apple’s devices. We’ll find out whether or not Apple decides to use this soon enough.