Is Applecare Better Than Insurance. But a few months ago, apple made changes to both the plans and made them way better with cheaper replacement fees and more coverage. But so are apple devices!
Now, applecare is the prime phone insurance for iphone users. It's not showing up on walmart's website? You pay a certain amount up front—$129 for an iphone 8, $149 for an iphone 8 plus, and $199 for an iphone x—and apple will repair your device at heavily discounted rates if it breaks—even if the damage.