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Old Mar 19, 2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Applecare for 15" Macbook Pro - does it work with Retina?

Hey guys,

I've gotten a really good offer on an AppleCare for 15" and 17" Macbook Pro's.

I'm soon buying a 15" rMBP, so I would like to know if I can use that AppleCare for that?

Or do I have to buy a specific "Retina" AppleCare for the rMBP?
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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There is a specific product for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, thus your plan will not work.

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Old Mar 19, 2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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There is a specific product for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, thus your plan will not work.

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How do you get to that plan list?

Clicking your link, I just get to "AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro" ($349), and I cannot choose my product?
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Hey guys,

I've gotten a really good offer on an AppleCare for 15" and 17" Macbook Pro's.

I'm soon buying a 15" rMBP, so I would like to know if I can use that AppleCare for that?

Or do I have to buy a specific "Retina" AppleCare for the rMBP?
i just checked, when i click for retina takes me to the MBP 15" page. So yes its the same. But dont buy on ebay or something.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 04:34 PM   #5
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i just checked, when i click for retina takes me to the MBP 15" page. So yes its the same. But dont buy on ebay or something.
Yeah, that was my conclusion too. Also, this Amazon review says it works for retina: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revi...R30FRW4E9FJGWY

I'm not buying from eBay - but I got contact to one who has an unsealed box that I can collect in person for $100. When it's in a sealed box, it should be safe, right?
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How do you get to that plan list?

Clicking your link, I just get to "AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro" ($349), and I cannot choose my product?
See, I am an idiot. Yes, it is the same plan and I was idiotic enough to not check and just believed the screenshot I posted. Both MacBook Pro pictures (except that 13" thing) lead to the same page.
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See, I am an idiot. Yes, it is the same plan and I was idiotic enough to not check and just believed the screenshot I posted. Both MacBook Pro pictures (except that 13" thing) lead to the same page.
No worries! It's so unclear.

But then, I'd think it's safe to go with the 15" and 17" MBP protection plan!

Thanks guys!
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Yeah, that was my conclusion too. Also, this Amazon review says it works for retina: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revi...R30FRW4E9FJGWY

I'm not buying from eBay - but I got contact to one who has an unsealed box that I can collect in person for $100. When it's in a sealed box, it should be safe, right?
I still wouldn't do it. try to find a friend from college and save
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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I have a 15" MacBook Pro Retina , purchased in Dec. 2012.

Last month I bought my Apple Care warranty here:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...re_for_15.html


NO PROBLEMS with activation , I read the enclosed paper work , did it online , then called Apple for verbal confirmation , it was all A-OK !!

That is a good price , and I can attest , that it is good.

Why pay Apples price if you don`t have ? Simple , you don`t have too !!

Later

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I have a 15" MacBook Pro Retina , purchased in Dec. 2012.

Last month I bought my Apple Care warranty here:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...re_for_15.html


NO PROBLEMS with activation , I read the enclosed paper work , did it online , then called Apple for verbal confirmation , it was all A-OK !!

That is a good price , and I can attest , that it is good.

Why pay Apples price if you don`t have ? Simple , you don`t have too !!

Later

Gary 
Yes, why would you pay Apple's price for a product that is ONLY offered by them?

Buying a second-hand warranty would freak me out. For me, AppleCare is a binary decision.
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 01:08 AM   #11
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OK__ If I did buy a second hand warranty , it would freak me out too.

But I bought new "sealed in plastic / boxed" from an authorized Apple dealer.

I would not put the fate of a new MBP-R , in the trust of an unauthorized seller.

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