Applecare Timing - Different Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Internaut, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Sorry, I didn't want to hijack the other thread as I think my question is different. When I bought my white MacBook, the advice at the time was to buy Applecare whenever but not to activate it until just before the end of the first year of ownership. So, I effectively had three years of warranty on my MacBook.

    Is this advice still good today (three years and two months later)?
  2. macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2011
    Question: do you mean effectively three year by AppleCare after your 1 year standard warranty expired? If that's what you mean, then no AppleCare starts from the date you bought your Macbook.

    So even if you activate it 6months after your purchase, it will expire exactly 3 years after the initial purchase of the Macbook.

    The explanation might be a little complex, but I hope you get my point.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Thanks for the quick response. No, your explanation is not complex. It merely indicates that things seem to have changed since I bought my first MacBook. I bought Applecare from an Apple Store, soon after I bought my MacBook and was advised that I had up to a year to activate it and that the two years of additional warranty would be from the activation date (maybe the advice was not good - it was a new Apple Store with fresh faced, possibly under trained staff).

    I suspected this would be the case...... When I bought my new iPad 2 from the same Apple Store a couple of weeks back, they insisted on activating AppleCare on the spot!
  4. macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I don't think things have changed, Internaut. I just think the person who sold it to you didn't know what they were talking about.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Well, it wouldn't be the first time that ever happened.

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