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Old Nov 2, 2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Question about AppleCare.

What is the difference between buying AppleCare the first day of the purchase compared to buying it a day before the 1 year warranty expires? Is there any risk in doing the latter?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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What is the difference between buying AppleCare the first day of the purchase compared to buying it a day before the 1 year warranty expires? Is there any risk in doing the latter?
No risk at all.

AppleCare
AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display
  • You can buy AppleCare any time during the first year warranty period, so you don't have to buy it at time of purchase.
  • You can check your remaining warranty and/or AppleCare coverage here
  • AppleCare will extend the 1 year warranty for an additional 2 years, for a total of 3 years coverage from the date of your Mac purchase.
    It also extends telephone support from 90 days, which is included with your original warranty, to a total of 3 years.
  • You cannot buy AppleCare again or renew it once it expires.
  • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover damage from accidents, spills, etc. They only cover manufacturing defects.
  • AppleCare+ provides some coverage for accidental damage, but is only available for the iPad and iPhone, not for Apple computers.
  • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover batteries that have worn out. They only cover defective batteries.
  • For more detailed questions, read the AppleCare Protection Plan (pdf) agreement.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:06 PM   #3
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No risk at all.

AppleCare
AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display
  • You can buy AppleCare any time during the first year warranty period, so you don't have to buy it at time of purchase.
  • You can check your remaining warranty and/or AppleCare coverage here
  • AppleCare will extend the 1 year warranty for an additional 2 years, for a total of 3 years coverage from the date of your Mac purchase.
    It also extends telephone support from 90 days, which is included with your original warranty, to a total of 3 years.
  • You cannot buy AppleCare again or renew it once it expires.
  • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover damage from accidents, spills, etc. They only cover manufacturing defects.
  • AppleCare+ provides some coverage for accidental damage, but is only available for the iPad and iPhone, not for Apple computers.
  • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover batteries that have worn out. They only cover defective batteries.
  • For more detailed questions, read the AppleCare Protection Plan (pdf) agreement.
Thank you. If I bought a mac on amazon and did not choose the applecare at the check out, could I get it later within the year or would I have to buy it from Apple to be able to do that?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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Thank you. If I bought a mac on amazon and did not choose the applecare at the check out, could I get it later within the year or would I have to buy it from Apple to be able to do that?
Did you read the first bullet point in my post? It's true no matter where you buy it.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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What is the difference between buying AppleCare the first day of the purchase compared to buying it a day before the 1 year warranty expires? Is there any risk in doing the latter?
No difference whatsoever. Buy it from their online store for education and the price drops by a good $70.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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various places offer applecare at a discount.

B & H Photo,
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...re_for_15.html

and cheaper yet:

http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi...=sku&sku=10126
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