Question about AppleCare.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Reminisce32, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Reminisce32

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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?
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Reminisce32

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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?
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Did you read the first bullet point in my post? It's true no matter where you buy it.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

    Yebubbleman

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    No difference whatsoever. Buy it from their online store for education and the price drops by a good $70.
     
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