AppleCare vs Squaretrade for iMac: What's the difference?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MrFluffums, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    I want to buy a new $1300 iMac and i'm thinking about warranties.
    What is the difference between the applecare for imac ($199) and the squaretrade warranty coverage for iMac ($179) ?

    What does it/does it not cover?
    Which one is best?
    Any other tips?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    AppleCare is the best choice. Amazon has it for $169. With educational discount you can get as low as $119.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

    Spink10

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  4. macrumors 6502

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    What country are you in? In the US, AppleCare for iMac is $169, not $199.

    AppleCare includes tech support as well as warranty extension. I think Squaretrade is only warranty.

    As for what each covers, you need to read the fine print to get a precise answer.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    I live in Canada.
     

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