Applecare for 15" Macbook Pro - does it work with Retina?

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  1. macrumors 65816

    jafingi

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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?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    There is a specific product for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, thus your plan will not work.

    [​IMG]
     
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    jafingi

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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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    WhiteIphone5

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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.
     
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    jafingi

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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-reviews/B002XZ08R0/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#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?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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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.
     
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    jafingi

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    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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    WhiteIphone5

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    I still wouldn't do it. try to find a friend from college and save
     
  9. Jedi, Mar 19, 2013
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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/product/582543-REG/Apple_MC247LL_A_3_Year_AppleCare_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 
     
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    tdhurst

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    Riiiiiight

    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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    Jedi

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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.

    Take care :)

    G. 
     

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