Will AppleCare cover accidental damage to an iPhone?

Episode 900 (45:58)

Manny from Sao Paolo, Brazil

No, the standard AppleCare does not cover impact damage or accidental breakage. The phone company may, however. Leo has seen Apple replace broken phones for about $200. When bringing in a broken iPhone, he should make a genius bar appointment. The geniuses have a lot of flexibility, and may be able to help depending on the situation.

If he were to get AppleCare+ for iPhone, that will cover damage. It's $99 and he'd get up to two replacements/repairs a year for about $49 a piece. But he'd really have to get it when he buys the phone.