Today started like any other day. Grabbed my phone. By the time I got to work it was the usual 30% down. Threw it on the work charger. No juice. It has been finicky for months and getting more so. Finally wiggled it to charging. Decided to open Apple app to make appointment to get it looked at. Been thinking about this for some time but today was last straw. Reason I didn't was I dreaded being without my phone for any length of time. He did offer that as an option and he would make an appointment for me. But the one he suggested and the one I took is they send me a new phone (same model and config as mine 6S 128Gb -- and new not refurbished. I asked and he said it would be new) and then I ship them back my damaged one. This is under AppleCare+ for which I have coverage until late December. Of course they have a hold on my CC in case I decide to keep 2 phones. I have 10 days from time of receipt to return old one (they include boxes and shipping labels). A couple of caveats. If they decide to be real dicks and decide that my charging issues are due to accidental damage (drops or water) I would be left holding the bill for a new phone or the repair options. I don't think this is the case as phone has been in case and not dropped too many times (I don't know anybody that hasn't dropped their phone accidentally at least once). I also think that this would qualify for the $45 damage claim that we are supposed to get 2 of. But this would all have to be fought once they get my current phone. The plus is I have no time without a phone. Got a mail tonight that it has been shipped (FexEx). I have to call my carrier and confirm it is just a matter of changing sim cards with them. Of course I only have warrentee coverage for the duration of my AppleCare plan. But the phone would be new so less likely an issue and plan would be the same in this situation as with current phone -- use carrier subsidy and get a new phone (7, 8 or X).